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Yakima Big Powderhound Ski/Snowboard Mounts

    Yakima Big Powderhound Ski/Snowboard Mounts

    Carry up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards on your roof rack with this newly redesigned, affordable and easy-to-use Yakima Big Powderhound classic mount.

    • $169.00

    Item # 796468

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    • 1-button access makes it simple to operate even with gloves on
    • Soft rubber pads gently cradle skis and boards
    • Integrated binding lift gives you optimal clearance between car roof and bindings
    • Easy installation with included hex wrench means you're on your way to the slopes in no time
    • Universal mounting hardware fits round, square and most factory crossbars right out of the box
    • Lockable with included SKS locks and keys
    • Yakima Big Powderhound mounts cannot be removed from crossbars when closed and locked
    • Usable pad length = 22.5 in.

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    Rated 3.1818/5 based on 11 reviews
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromCheap but not that good. This ski rack is pretty difficult to install. Even after putting them on several times on my 2010 Outback, I still can't manage to do it in much less than 30 minutes. Ideally this would take no more than 15 minutes. It would probably go faster with two people but it shouldn't require two. Also, the locks don't fit very securely within the plastic (yes plastic) housing. It is pretty easy to move around the whole lock mechanism when locking and unlocking the rack. The locks themselves should be integrated with the rack and shouldn't be a user install-able component. Also on my set, one of the locks can no longer be twisted into the locked position so I am not even protected. You really need both locks to work for it to be effective since it would be very easy for someone to open one rack and simply slide your skis out of the other rack. I'm sure I can fix this, but after so few uses, I should have to fix anything. Basically, I wish I had bought something else.
    Date published: 2012-03-08
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromWorks great Read the directions and it's easy to install. Fits with no problems on my 2011 Subaru Forester (stock aero bars). I just installed it in pouring rain, in the dark, under 20 minutes.
    Date published: 2011-12-31
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromgreat product I was a little difficult to install, but probably due to the cold weather. Otherwise this is a great product.
    Date published: 2012-01-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromgood Works great, the list on the box did not include my car, 04 honda pilot for compatibility with this rack, but it fits great.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromThis product is awesome! This product was super easy to install and very easy to use. I used it for constant snowboard trips and it hasn't failed mein any way yet.
    Date published: 2012-10-11
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromworks great This product is a great product. It may take a little time and patients to install but if your jacked about winter it will be an enjoyable process. It is technical to install because its theft proof. I don't have any complaints on wind noise myself. they are installed on a Toyota 4runner. ive driven up to 80mph with no extra noise heard. The only issue Ive found after seasons of use is that the handle need to be pressed in just a little bit for the lock to engage. but besides that this rack has served me well. I am buying a Yakima bike rack for my hitch.
    Date published: 2011-02-05
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromPoor attachment system. The attachment system was horrible. I am disappointed in what has been an excellent manufacturer.
    Date published: 2013-12-13
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromLots of Wind Noise This rack was a pain to install and made a ton of wind noise (over 45 mph) on my Subaru Outback 2010. I returned it, and purchased the Thule Universal Flat Top 6-Ski Carrier. It was a lot easier to install and it made zero wind noise at any speed. I am much happier with the Thule.
    Date published: 2010-12-29

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