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YakimaSkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box

Item # YAK000O

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Item # YAK000O

Carry whatever it is that you're into.

It's not recommended that you go around picking up roadkill for your neighborhood BBQs, but if you insist on doing it, the Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Box has all the room you're likely to need. Besides, Yakima's Carbonite material is 80% recycled and extra-lightweight, so you can carry more gear (or roadside meat) without weighing your car down, and it has internal lid stiffeners and an aerodynamic design for increased efficiency and less noise. The SkyBox opens on both sides and closes tightly with a SuperLatch secure closure system, and also has an integrated SKS Lock system to keep up to three people's worth of gear safe.

  • 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 SpecsWeight
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
Part Number
Recommended Use
carrying cargo, travel
Manufacturer Warranty

Claimed Weight

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47 lbs

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more gear for your gear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

dual side entry, goes on and off easy, can put new lock inserts so all your yakima gear is keyed alike. Winner.

You need this box!

    Instead of getting a new/bigger car when my new kid was born we just got this box. We can now carry everything needed for road trips on the ample space the box provides. Installation took minutes and couldn't be any easier. Great purchase.


    With the SKS Integrated Lock System, I bought a pack of them just so that all my
    cross bars, and bike locks will be on the same key. So the question is, can I pop out the STS that comes with the product and install one from my pack? Or will I be stuck with 2 different keys?

    You just unlock the existing lock, insert the removal key (comes with a lock core pack), pull out the lock and insert the new one.

    Yakima also does lock exchanges, you don’t need to purchase locks separately if they come with the rack/box.

    Does the job

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this to replace a Yakima cargo box that I bought 8 years ago. The box would still be serving us well except that my wife didn't shut the box completely and a gust of wind ripped the lid off. Not Yakima's fault obviously. I docked one star because the latch to open the box could be improved. I haven't found a better box and I'm sure this one will last us a long time.

    Awesome Cargo Box

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is very easy to install/remove and keeps my stuff safe and dry.

    Great Box.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Easy to install on the vehicle and remove when not needed. We use this to reclaim storage lost due to our dog riding in the back of our 4runner. With this box (and some creative packing) we are able to take a family of 5 and a dog camping for week long trips. For our size family a Skybox 18 would be easier to pack, however, the Skybox 16 is a nice balance of form and function for our vehicle.

    Best Purchase Ever

      I love this box! It has become a permanent fixture on my car cause we use it so much.

      Love this cargo box

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We bought this box for a long road trip with our Subaru Outback & have not taken it off since! It was great for storing extra items like a crash pad on the trip. It is also super handy for things you do not want in the car like snowshoes or trash. Highly recommend for trips & everyday use.

      Perfect Sized Cargo Box

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Yakima Skybox 16 is the perfect sized cargo box. I was looking for a box that would carry skis/snowboard equipment for up to 5 people and would also have enough room for gear on summer road trips. The Skybox 16 definitely fits the bill for both.

      It is easy to install and take off, seals perfectly to keep the elements out, is quiet during rides, and comes with locks and two keys.

      I have it installed on Yakima round bars on a Subaru Outback and it went on easily.

      The only con that I have for it is that it did substantially affect my gas mileage. I am sure this is the case with any box, especially one of that size.

      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!