Out of space? Enter the Sky Box 16.
- New lid design is 50% stiffer for less rattling and easier opening
- Super Latch Security provides a safe and secure closure
- Quick-Installation hardware easily attaches to any roof bars and most factory racks
- Aerodynamic shape reduces drag and wind noise
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Do you ship to Canada (Nova Scotia)?
If yes What would shipping charges be?
How long would shipping take?
Do you know if any duty is required for shipping across border?
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We can ship to Canada, but unfortunately not all brands. Here is a complete list of our restrictions:
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just bought my yakima skybox 16s the "s" Stands for short and is truly the only difference between this box and the SkyBox 18.
I fit 5 snowboards in this box with room to spare.
Installed in 10 minutes in the parking lot of Backcountry.com's warehouse here in SLC and couldnt be happier with the look and space this box provides.
Its practically silent on top of my 06 Pathfinder and I haven't noticed and MPG loss.
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback with factory...
I have a 2008 Subaru Outback with factory side rails, without crossrails. What do I need to get to be able to use the Sky Box 16?
This is the box that I have on my 2000 outback. I think the side rails are slightly different on the newer generations, but for my setup I have 4 RailGrab Towers (http://www.backcountry.com/yakima-railgrab-tower), and a set of round Yakima crossbars, I think they might be ~48" but not positive. The size of those that you'll need will depend on if you plan to put anything else on your roof (I also have a bike rack up there, so I needed some wider bars). Also, you'll probably want a 4-pack of SKS cores to secure the bars to your vehicle.
will this fit a 2012 honda pilot without...
will this fit a 2012 honda pilot without blocking the rear hatch and moon roof?
It'll sit over the moon roof, but it'll still be able to open. As to the back, there's usually quite a bit of leeway in how far forward you can mount it to let the hatch open. I have a friend with a slightly older Pilot and a box (not sure which model) and he doesn't seem to have any issues with it.
This box has been great!
I love that it opens from both sides, making my gear easy to reach. I purchased it with the intention to us it primarily for snowboards. I decided on this instead of something snowboard specific because it is versatile and can be used year round for various things. I?m also very impressed with how dry it keeps its contents, I even took it though the car wash and was thoroughly impressed. Great job Yakima! Worth your peso!
Is this too heavy for the roof rails on...
Is this too heavy for the roof rails on my 2008 coleman saratoga folding tent trailer?
Depends on how much stuff you put in it. But my step dad has one on his coleman trailer and it holds it just fine.
Will the Yakima skybox 16 work on a 2007...
Will the Yakima skybox 16 work on a 2007 Camry? Is there enough room for a couple bike racks? I have the bike racks , could this be attached to the bike rack bars, or would that be to much weight and width for the top? Thanks Ron
This was my first big camping trip, the box accommodated gear for two adults and two big dogs with separate tents. It was easy to secure to my Nissan Rogue's factory roof rack with cross bars. It did touch the spoiler but no biggie. The ease of use and added cargo room was worth it.
Short Base, Awesome Cargo Box
I bought this to replace an old Rocket Box that was forcibly removed from the top of my car. Perfect for me. Wider and taller than the Rocket Box which I thought was a bad use of space, but shorter so It doesn't hang over the front or back of the car. I can fit everything for my family and I in the box, leaving room in the back of the Outback for the dog. Very easy to take on and off if you desire. I can do it by myself with no problem. The new levers used to tighten the clamps on the factory bars are a blessing. Less sound and wind resistance. No more rattling, and just a small amount of wind noise when no music is playing. Overall perfect and exactly what I need.
Time to Relax
I've been looking to get a roof box for my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon for some time now and my two requirements were that it fit my skis and that it fit my crashpad (not at the same time). It turns out this was the perfect box. It will fit any of my skis up to 186cm without any tweaking and it will fit my crashpad, an Organic Full Pad (36in x24in x8in. folded) without any problem. There is little to no windnoise when driving at highway speeds and so far I haven't noticed a major drop in gas mileage at all. It was very easy to install (with the help of a friend) and goes on and off easily for when I am not using it on my factory crossbars.. The latch mechanism and the general "hand feel" of the plastic is also very reassuring and certainly stiffer than older models I have used on friends' cars.
Write your question here...Will this sky...
Write your question here...Will this sky box fit my 2007 tahoe z71 with factory crossbars? with out rail grab towers?
Yes it will fit with no problem.
Will this fit a 2002 4runner (3rd generation)...
Will this fit a 2002 4runner (3rd generation) without interfering with the rear hatch?
Yes, as long as you have it placed towards the front to where the rear hatch will clear it.
I just returned my Yakima Sky Box 16 after it popped open for the second time in a few years. Coincidently, this occurred while crossing bridges both times and we lost lots of gear both times. Also, the lid popped off the hinges after while packing it during a blizzard at Alpine Meadows. Yakima has not even given me the courtesy of a response from so-called customer service.
On to Thule.
Does anyone know if the sky box 16 can fit...
Does anyone know if the sky box 16 can fit skis that are 185s?
Does the 2008 Town & Country & 2008 Honda...
Does the 2008 Town & Country & 2008 Honda Odyssey use the same clips?
Hi, yes this box will fit both vehicles if they already have the factory cross bars...
could this thing be shipped into canada
could this thing be shipped into canada
I have a 2011 Honda Pilot Touring with...
I have a 2011 Honda Pilot Touring with factory rack and crossbars. Will the Skybox 16 fit without interfering with the hatch? I want full access to the cargo area of the vehicle.
Yes, the SkyBox 16 will fit to your factor crossbars and will not interfere with the rear hatch. If you would like to check out the other roof cargo recommendations from Yakima, you can scroll to the top of this page and click on the Yakima configurator.
It didn't fit my 2012 Pilot with factory rails and crossbars. According to the Yakima Hatch Interference guide, you need 52" from the centerline of the front bar to the hatch seam - there's only 50" on the Pilot. I was very disappointed.
I bought this about a month ago (originally purchased the new version, as shown in the picture, then ended up returning it and getting an older version used for several hundred $ less) and have been very pleased with it. My first trip was skiing with 3 friends: it held my skis plus 3 boards, 4 pairs of boots, and my poles. The second trip was back-country skiing with a group of 13: I fit 7 pairs of skis, 7 pairs of poles, 3 pairs of boots, and 3 sleeping pads. Skis that are 185cm+ don't fit very well, but they can be squeezed in diagonally if necessary. The next trip was snowshoeing with a group of 13: I fit ALL 13 PAIRS OF SNOWSHOES PLUS FLOTATION TAILS! AND POLES! It was pretty amazing. Finally, it holds car-camping gear for 4 people. As you can see from the picture, I drive a subcompact hatchback. This box allows me to carry gear for 4 upstairs so that I actually have room for 4 inside, plus I can still open my rear door fully. I have not noticed any wind noise up to 75 mph and the mileage reduction is about 4 mpg (but is partially just from the extra weight of people and gear, it would probably be less on a bigger car. I go from 39-40 highway to 34-35).
My only complaint about the box is its weight, since the box alone is nearly half the weight I can carry on my roof- but I guess if it were lighter it wouldn't feel as stiff and secure. Also, because of the weight I need a friend to help put it on. With 2 people it takes about 30 seconds to place it on the rack and tighten down the clamps. The first fitting took maybe 15 minutes.
I lucked out finding this box used, but it is worth full price. It basically turned my subcompact car into a small SUV in terms of storage, for far less than buying a SUV!
I have a 2010 CX-9 with factory rack and...
I have a 2010 CX-9 with factory rack and cross bars I would think this should be ok?
Yep, should be good to go