Gear Review

5 5

The "Yak" 16S Is Everything I Expected +

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

From the moment I placed my order to delivery, everything ran seamlessly and like clock work, thanks to the good people at Backcountry.com. After delivery I mounted my new Yakima 16S on the Yakima Whispbar that I originally purchased for my mountain bike.Installation couldn't have been easier. All it took was five minutes and sliding the Whispbars to the desired length.
I'm an independent contractor working in the oil& gas pipeline business living in Florida. I travel to assignments for extended periods of three to six + months, so I need to take along my clothes (for whatever climate), a portable office, some essential kitchen gizmos, and a few creature comforts and maybe a bicycle, fly rod or upland hunting equipment. After delivery and uncrating, I mounted the carrier on top of my 2006 ML-350 in five minutes. The only adjustment was to slide the Whispbar and using the built in fastening system developed by Yakima , clamped it down to its desired length.
Having never used a rooftop carrier before, I drove around for a week to see how I liked it.
It was completely quiet, secure and with no clue whatsoever that anything was on top of the car. Only when you got out of the car you were visually reminded that there was a Yak Box on top.
I'm looking for ward to my next assignment and the use of my 16S. This time I won't need to leave something behind for lack of space. I give this five stars.