We recently bought a Yakima SkyBox 16 to loft on top of our Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. The Yakima SkyBox 16 is a roomy roof storage box. We purchased a rooftop gear storage for two reasons: One, we have way to much gear. Two, we like to sleep in the back of our car during roadtrips and with all the gear shoved back there it was really difficult. Okay, and a third reason, it was cheaper than buying a truck or a camper van.
Why we picked the Yakima SkyBox 16:
Kenon’s criteria for a roof storage rack were: waterproof, spacious, transferrable to other roof racks, secure (has a reliable locking mechanism).
Finally, it was in our price range. We bought it off of a buy, sell, trade site from a nice lady who took really good care of it. We had narrowed our search down to a few similar boxes and we found this and one other in our price range. This was the roomier and also better kept option of the used options we found.
Why we love it:
It is incredibly easy to attach to the roof! We followed this YouTube video. It took just a few minutes to get it all lofted and secured.
It is very roomy. We can fit our ISLE Explorer paddle board, a tent, multiple duffel bags and a few extras all inside at the same time.
It is easy to access. It opens up wide, stays open on its own, and the bottom lip is shallow. This makes it easy to see what is inside and retrieve even heavier items.