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  • 15 cu. ft. is perfect for hauling gear for up to 3 campers; it will fit snowboards and skis up to 215cm long
  • Aerodynamic, low-profile design allows your car fit into tight parking garages with the box still on
  • The SkyBox Lo Carbonite Cargo Roof Box is made from up to 80% recycled ABS plastic
  • Designed with internal lid stiffeners for added rigidity
  • SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base and your gear is safe
  • Quick-release mounting hardware fits Yakima round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars
  • Dual side opening conveniently allows the box to be opened from either the right or left side
  • Rear of cargo box tapered for improved hatch clearance
  • SKS lock cores are included with the Yakima SkyBox Lo Carbonite Cargo Roof Box

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Best Use Travel
Box Opening Dual Side
Gear Capacity (L) 425 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 25,920 cubic inches
Ski Load Capacity Unavailable
Snowboard Load Capacity Unavailable
One-Handed Opening Yes
Length 7 ft. 8 in.
Width (in.) 36 inches
Height (in.) 11.5 inches
Weight 52 pounds
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Amount of Storage in a Low Profile Box This unit is long. It fits good on my Mazda CX-5. I needed a low profile box as i have an awning in my driveway, which this cleared nicely. Anything taller, it wouldnt have cleared. The box fits well on top of my Mazda, however, there is a bit of overhang in the front, which jeopardized gas mileage. Drove out to Illinois from NJ, and gas mileage was around 26/27 mpg on the highway, when usually its around 31. With the lower profile of the box, room becomes a bit of a problem trying to stuff suitcases and what not into the roof box. Also with the Lo, you lose 2 (on each side) mounting points for tie downs. In the LoPro, it had 4 (on each).
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit for Forester I needed a box that would fit inside a garage. This does. My garage door has a 7' clearance. This measures at about 6'10" on my Forester. I packed ski gear for 5 adults and the 5 for a trip to Tremblant. (The 5 adults were crowded for the 90min they were all in the car.) It had no problem with the hotel garage @7'2" and I could unload it inside. I didn't try the downtown Montreal garage @6'10" posted. Gas mileage dropped from my normal 26.5 with snow tires to 23.5 driving 70 with all that load.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from '15 Subaru Forester XT Perfect Fitment on my 2015 Subaru Forester XT Touring. No interference with my rear hatch gate. Have tracked mpg's for a year with the box and have found zero impact. The box is part of my daily-driven set up. The low profile box is the only one on the market that fits on my car while parked in the garage. The low profile does NOT hinder internal cargo space. I am able to fit 4 snowboards (each in their own board bag), two pairs of boots, a fully stuffed backpack and small items like a waxing kit and snow chains, all in one load. I've also carried golf clubs, camping gear, folding chairs, et cetera in the box. Of course by leaving it on for daily use I do give up the panoramic sunroof. I am tall enough to stand on the car floor and reach into the box, but since cargo space is so abundant I often carry a folding step stool to make loading/unloading quick and easy. The step stool also helps protect from anything scratching the car. The width of the box again is a perfect fit for the '15 Forester. The dual-side opening is another thoughtful design feature I utilize for convenience. Solid investment and perfect accessory for the active lifestyle. Expands the cargo capacity while protecting the interior/exterior of the vehicle, and makes it easy to spot in the crowded parking lot. [Two Thumbs]
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit on my BMW X5 This is my second experience using a roof box. I also have a Thule Ascent 1100 which is now on our other vehicle. My vehicle is the one used for outdoor activities and road trips and we needed something that had more room than our prior box and still maintained a low profile for parking garages. The yakima Skybox Lo met all of our criteria. The look is much nicer and sleek then our Thule box and it is well constructed. I like the carbonate look with the dimples. What really stands out for us is the ease of installation on the roof and how you can lock down the adjustable feet on the track separate from the clamping mechanism. This makes it so much easier to put back on the next time. On Thule you always had to re-adjust the feet every time you put it back on the roof which was more an annoyance and frustration over function of the mechanism. Overall we are pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cargo Box I borrowed SkyBox 16 from my coworker for Christmas trip to Big Bear. I was great to have all my skiing gear out my trunk. But I notice that if I got one of these cargo boxes I could not drive into my garage. SkyBox Lo Carbonite fixed that problem fit on Forester 2015 and fits in my garage. THERE IS NOT TO MANY CARGO BOXES THAT CAN DO THIS.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better box than my first one Had a Skybox 12 this is much better for me. I only put skis in it so the low profile works better. Rear latches seem to need extra pushing on the rear of the box to work.
Date published: 2017-01-27
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Hello - we have a 2008 Toyota 4Runner Limited - with spoiler thing on the back. I've read/heard that this can stop the liftgate from opening all the way. Could you check if it it indeed will fit onto the 4Runner 2008 limited ? Thank you - Kevin

Asked by: Kevin
Here are some instructions to determine if this cargo box will fit your vehicle. If your crossbars are adjustable, move the front bar forward as far as it will go. Measure from the center of the forward bar to the open hatch at the level of the top of the bars. This cargo box will fit without interference if the measurement is at least 57 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-07

Does this fit a 2017 Mini Countryman?

Asked by: Colleen
As of April 2017, Yakima has not determined what will work on this vehicle. Please contact Yakima for more information.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27

Hi, can I use this box on OEM Honda Element 2003 roof racks? Or do I need to buy a Yakima base rack?

Asked by: Benpfree
The mounting hardware does fit factory crossbars so you do not need to purchase a roof rack from Yakima.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-22

How many skis and/or snowboard will this box fit? Also will it fit on the crossbars of a 2001 Xterra?

Asked by: JayOutdoor
​Yakima does not provide a specific recommended number of skis and snowboards their boxes can fit: rather they provides length, height and width measurements (shown in Specs) so you can determine if your specific gear will fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-19

I have a 2016 Subaru Outback, will this box fit and will the hatch open. Thanks!

Asked by: Garyg763
​This roof box will fit the factory crossbars on your 2016 Subaru Outback. We recommend measuring the distance from the center of your front crossbar to the rear hatch seam of your vehicle. If the measurement that you take is less than 57 inches, the box will not impact your rear hatch.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-08

What is the inside height?  How tall of a box could be carried?

Asked by: Sscott
The interior height of the SkyBox Lo Carbonite Cargo Roof Box at it's highest point is 11 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-12

Height is listed as 11.5 inches.  Is that from bottom of clamp that sticks down or installed height above vehicle cross bar?

Asked by: mm934
The SkyBox Lo Carbonite Cargo Roof Box measures 11.5 inches from the bottom of the box to the top, excluding the clamps. So the box would be 11.5 inches taller than the crossbar on your vehicle.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03
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