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Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box


Item # YAK000O

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Item # YAK000O

Bigger when you need bigger.

Have you been considering upgrading to a wagon or one of those mega-SUV things? Don’t do it—just install a Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite cargo box. The SkyBox is huge, easy to use, and easy to pop off your car when you don’t need it.

The SkyBox is made with a Carbonite lid that’s tough, lightweight, and 80% recycled. It even has internal lid stiffeners that add strength and make the box open more easily and uniformly. It also opens from both sides of the car for convenience, and installs without tools. The SkyBox is big—accommodating skis and snowboards up to 180cm, and it’s compatible with round, square, or aerodynamic crossbars.

  • Carbonite (80% recycled) textured lid
  • Internal lid stiffeners
  • SuperLatch secure closure
  • SKS Integrated Lock System
  • Dual-sided opening and tapered rear for easy access
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Tool-free installation
  • Fits snowboards and skis up to 180cm, gear for up to 3 campers
  • Fits round, factory, aerodynamic, and square Yakima bars

Tech Specs

Carbonite (up to 80% recycled)
81 x 36 x 15 in
16 cu ft
round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
Locks Included:
yes, SKS lock cores
Claimed Weight:
47 lbs
Part Number:
Recommended Use:
carrying cargo, travel
Manufacturer Warranty:

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I see the review says up to 180 cm skis.
But the dimensions look like it could handle a little more... I have a pair of 190 cms. Would they squeeze in?

Hey Mark,

Yakima quotes this as being able to carry skis up to 185cm. You could angle you 190's in there. But, it will be a little awkward, as you may have to put them on top of your other gear.

More questions? Just call or email me, directly.

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the best for traveling! It is completely sealed so you don't have to worry about water getting inside. It is super easy to load and holds a ton of stuff.

Make a HUGE difference

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So when it come to cargo boxes size totally matters. I saw the 12 and thought it was way to small so we went with the 16! I'm so glad that we decided to get the bigger box! It's huge! I'm so stoked to use it this winter and not get my car all scratched up! also for camping this summer so we have more room for the dog and other camping essentials! Installation was a breeze if you already have bars on your car (Rav4) and not to mention that the color of the carbonite is super sleek so it doesn't look tacky when it's on your car! the material is way strong and durable. Also did I mention that it is super areo dynamic? so great on gas. There is a hit on MPG but not by that much! Pics are soon to come! I would totally recommend this topper if you are looking to maximize carrying stuff from one place to another!