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  • Easy handling central locking system; built-in Same Key System lock cores help keep your gear secure
  • Dual-side opening eases access to your gear; box pops open with a push button for ultimate ease of use
  • Aerodynamic box attaches to your Yakima car top rack (not included), so your car's interior stays comfortably roomy
  • Compatible with Yakima Whispbar® racks, round and square bars, and most factory racks (not included)
  • Roof box is made from up to 80% recycled ABS plastic; articulated, levered arms support the side-opening lid for easy loading
  • Flat bottom is the most versatile design for fitting both narrow and wide crossbar spreads
  • Rapid-fire assembly of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 12 roof box is simple—no tools required

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Best Use Travel
Box Opening Dual Side
Gear Capacity (L) 340 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 20,736 cubic inches
Ski Load Capacity 0
Snowboard Load Capacity 0
Length 4 ft. 10 in. inches
Width (in.) 36 inches
Height (in.) 16 inches
Weight 30 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I read a few negative reviews on here about this model, but haven't found any of them to be true based on my expereience. Yes, the material is very light weight, it's designed to be. ABS plastic is very strong and light, exactly what you want for such an application. I've been driving with this on for hundreds of miles and have had no issue with leaking or the front lip/gap forming, as some people have reported. I think for those folks, it may have to do with how the rack is configured on the roof. My RocketBox sits on the rack with the rear elevated about 1-2 inches higher than the front, and I think this makes the difference, especially at high speeds. Amazed how much stuff I can pack into this thing....would highly recommend!
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strike 2 I had to return the first RocketBox because I could not open the lock on the right side of the box. Neither could the REI specialist. Now the replacement RocketBox is having problems and will not lock or unlock on the left side without a lot of fiddling with the lock, pushing on the box cover, etc. The lock on the right side does not exhibit this problem. The key does not remove from the lock cylinder when the lock is in the unlocked position, I think this is normal. I will likely return this product and shop for something that is more reliable.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes a small car bigger I bought the rocket box for use with my 2012 Focus for carrying camping gear. The quality is better than other boxes in the price rang and is easy to take on and off. Being able to access the contents from either side is a great feature. There is some wind wander from strong cross winds but not to bad, and it is aerodynamic. I had it shipped to the store to save 60$ shipping and was advised to call the store for pre-assemble prior to pickup, which I did. I was told when I picked it up no assembly was required. Assembling the unit in the parking lot in cold windy weather with picture only instructions for the first time was not fun. The assembly I admit was easy once you have done it once, but I would advise insisting on pre-assembly or taking it home in the shipping carton and doing it in your garage.
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does what it says. We used the roof box for a two week road/camping trip this summer (2012). With my wife and two children we needed the extra room for our luggage and camping gear. We stored our camping gear in the roof box so we only had to access it when we were setting up or taking down on the camp site, and it worked well except the catch was not very positive and I wasn't always sure that the lid was secure. However it wasn't possible to lock the box, or remove the key until the lid was secured, so I wasn't ever a worry that the box would fly open whilst driving along.
Date published: 2012-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING Drove from Washington DC to Denver CO with the entire family, dog and cat. Needed extra room for luggage. The RocketBox worked perfectly. Easy to load and didn't move a bit during wind on the entire 1700 mile trip. Highly recommend it to anyone who needs a cargo carrier. We have a 2009 Honda Fit which was installed by REI.
Date published: 2011-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give yourself extra space! We needed the extra room for our gear. After much exploring, we ended up at REI. So glad that we went there. Staff was very professional. Spoke with us about our needs and vehicle to make sure we had correct unit. Sales Associate took cargo carrier out of the box and explained how to use the item. Carrier is light weight. We used it for our vacation in August and had no problems or concerns!
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love at first trip I can tell that this model may not be quite as sturdy as the more expensive models. However, it was perfect for our needs and fit far more than I had expected. I was impressed by its light weight, leading to easy installation. I could very easily do it myself (6'2) and took very little time. Truly a lifesaver for making a small hatchback into a family road tripper.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Product. this was the first time I had ever used a "cargo Box" cartop carrier. Unfortunately, because of the rear radio antenna on my SUV - I had to settle for the Yakima rocketbox Pro 12. It was difficult to put on top of the car/the right side lock was difficult to operate and then subsequently broke internally whereby only one side would open. The front of the Cargo Box came open while traveling on I-40, two of my pillows were ruined as it was raining at the time, water and road grit don't mix. My 11 year old grand daughter said it right - She called it "POJ" A piece of Junk ! We had nothing but problems with it and wound up securing it with Bungee Cords so that the lid stayed shut. Even the REI people admitted that other people have reported problems with this particular model. My wife spent half of our vacation stressed up/looking up thru our sun roof to see if it was coming open or was staying on the car ! I stopped to tighten the screw down wing nut clamps on the inside at least 10 X during our 2 week trip. What a terrible product, Never again!
Date published: 2013-06-27
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Will the Yakima RocketBox Pro 12 Roof Box fit my 2009 Honda Accord EX V6? If so, what type of rack do I need to buy? Could you please specify all pieces I will need? Thanks.

Asked by: fpskojak
Yes, the RocketBox Pro 12 will work on your 2009 Honda Accord. If you currently have nothing on the roof, you will need the following parts in addition to the RocketBox: The Q Clips above are sold in one pair. For your vehicle specifically, you need to select 65Q(1) and 102Q(1) from the dropdown box
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-27

Do I need racks for this to fit my 2015 subaru forester, which came with roof rails? Thanks!

Asked by: MN82
Yes, you will need a rack system with crossbars. To find out what is needed, enter your vehicle information here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will this work on 2016 Honda CRV EX? Yakima RocketBox Pro 12 Roof Box

Asked by: jobel
​The RocketBox Pro 12 Roof Box should fit your 2016 Honda CRV EX. To ensure that the cargo box fits your vehicle without contacting your hatch, measure from the center of your vehicle's front roof rack crossbar to the point where the roof meets the hatch. If that measurement is greater than 40 inches, the cargo box will fit your vehicle without contacting your hatch.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-26

Will the Rocket Box Pro 12 fit a board measuring 143 cm?

Asked by: jtcircus
The box is approximately 155 centimeters long.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will I be able to mount this on a 2007 VW Rabbit with original OEM crossbars, which are Trapezoid-ic in shape or do I need to purchase special attachments?

Asked by: NPK
Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Yakima Fit Guide:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-18
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