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SkyBox 16 Carbonite

16 Cubic Ft. Cargo Box

SKU: #8007335

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Get your friends in the car and your gear into a SkyBox. Versatile, yet sleek and aerodynamically designed to reduce drag and wind noise. Internal lid stiffeners add rigidity while the SuperLatch™ensures security. Quick-release mounting hardware fits most crossbars. 

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SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Product Details
  • Sleek, aerodynamic Carbonite textured lid
  • No assembly required
  • Tool-free installation/removal from vehicle
  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
  • Designed with internal lid stiffeners for durability and easy open and close
  • SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your gear is safe
  • Dual-sided opening for easy access on either side of your vehicle
  • Tapered design reduces hatch interference
  • Available in five sizes: Lo, 12, 16, 18, and 21 cubic feet
  • Hauls gear for up to 3 campers; fits snowboards and skis up to 185cm
  • Made in the USA with up to 80% recycled material
  • SKS Locks included
  • Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 36”
  • Yakima cannot ship the SkyBox 16 Carbonite to Alaska or Hawaii – please contact a local dealer.
  • WARNING for California Consumers
Product Specs
  • Weight: 47.00 lbs.
  • Dimensions: L 81.00 in x W 36.00 in x H 15.00 in
  • Minimum Crossbar Spread 24.00in
  • Maximum Crossbar Spread 36.00in
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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SkyBox 16 Carbonite

Installation Details
  • No Assembly Required
  • 10 Minute Install
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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 27 reviews
      Jason Lamp

      Getting ready to tote this roof box across country from Florida to Idaho. We used the Tesla OEM cross bars which we believe are made by Yakima as a roll up tape measure that comes with the Tesla kit is labeled Yakima. Of course the Yakima box works perfectly fine. People recommend the 12 or 16 skybox so I went with the bigger. I would have went to the 18 but worried maybe too big with the added length. Not sure how bad this will hit our range but we are about to find out. My guess is 15-20% we shall see!

      Sleek box with opening/locking issues

      Sleek box. Easy to install. Holds lots of gear. Locking system is a bit suspect. Spontaneously popped open on the Jersey Turnpike and I lost a piece of luggage. Happened again on another trip. Granted we were traveling at 75 mph into 50 mph headwind, so in essence 125 mph wind. That said, it is not reliable and I now reinforce with a strap. The bidirectional opening system is also pretty slick for getting stuff out of either side. The system is made so that only one side opens at a time as you have to lock it and pull the key to open the other side with the same key. That said, occasionally other side pops open spontaneously resulting in both sides being open and the top flopping around like a fish. Difficult to get back together. Overall, I like the box but I'm not sold on the locking mechanism.

      Hi Ken - I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. Feel free to contact our Customer Service department and we can try to get that fixed for you!


      Absolutely love this Sky Box 16. Have it now for over 5 years and is holding very well. Plenty of space for skiing trip for 4 people , camping, traveling..... I higly recommended, no regrets. Great product!

      Morgan Giles
      So good

      I’ve had this box for 4+ years. It shows no sign of wear and tear. Install is a one man job. It swallows Skis, pop up tents, camping gear, duffel bags, etc. Even if we don’t have a ton of gear with us, it’s nice to load it up and have more space in the car. It rides on our car most of the time with no noticeable affect of MPG.

      William Smith
      Great warranty.

      I originally bought the YAKIMA SpaceCadet in July 2008. It worked well for 13 years until the plastic, one of the hinges was attached to, cracked. I reported this, along with photos and proof of purchase, to Yakima and received an automated response indicating that a human response would be delayed due to a large backlog. Two months later I received an e-mail saying that a replacement had been ordered but would be another 2 months due to being backordered. A little over a week later the replacement actually arrived and was an upgrade to a Skybox 16 Carbonite. Very happy. Beyond the initial delay the only negative was the ad stuck to the Skybox. It's been very difficult to remove.

      Philip Durrett
      Perfect addition to our Outback Wilderness!!

      The Carbonite 16 is just the right size for our Subaru Outback, and combined with the Timberline Rack, makes for a system that isn't overly tall. Install was a snap. 10/10 will continue buying Yakima products

      Ronald Hernandez
      Excellent Product (wish more modularity though)

      This is a solid piece of kit. I wish Yakima made it more modular for overlanding, more compatible with aftermarket modular roof racks (ie. Prinsu, UpTop Bravo and Alpha). Meaning if they could somehow mfg. the replacements mounting brackets with something that would allow us to attach it, possible via screws, to the slide rails that would be fantastic. On that note, this is a tried and true work horse for our family and saves tons of cabin and storage space inside our 4Runner.

      Look no further

      10/10 roof box, was able to fit TONS of stuff in there while moving across the US, easy to use and easy to install as long as you have a buddy to help you get it on your roof. It kept my stuff free of dust while driving through dust clouds in Texas and it kept my stuff completely dry driving through downpours in Louisiana. You get some wind noise but it won’t bother you as long as you have some tunes going. As a bonus, everything fit like a charm when I set it off-center and put a yakima bike rack up there.

      Solid piece of kit!!

      Good quality box, easy to install. Light enough to toss around, but it's awkward shape and size make it a bit tricky solo but can be easily done. The cargo net accessory is a perfect tie down solution and has hooks aligned in the exact locations to hit the tie down points. The shipper was a little dodgy, but this is not the fault of yakima in the least and I did get everything in tact.... just not on the date their tracking indicated, and my stuff wound up showing up on two different days. This is on the freight company though. Just a nuisance is all. Box makes very little wind noise. Locking system and hinges seem fantastic!! Very pleased with this purchase.

      Great box, hate the key system

      What I hate: The key has to stay in when you open the box. If you have a large key chain with lots of keys, it would be annoying. My old Skybox 12 didn't have this annoying feature. I could of sworn my old Skybox 12 had more tie down points also. Would be nice if the lower half was dimpled also like the lid. But it's fairly quiet on the highway