Recognize this scenario? Time to load the car for the family trip. Ah crap, we over packed! Get the extra cargo capacity you need with the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Cargo Box.
Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Cargo Box Features
- Capacity: 11 cu ft (311 liters)
- Ski load Capacity: 5
- Snowboard Load Capacity: 5
- Dual-Side Opening
- Push Button Opening
- SKS Lock Core Included (with key)
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 89 in x 24 in x 15 in
- Weight: 38 lbs
- Price: $349.00
Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Cargo Box Review
The Yakima Rocketbox Pro 11 Cargo Box is the mid-size choice in the Rocketbox line and it’s the most economical. Technically it has the smallest capacity, however, it is longer than the Rocketbox 12.
The “Pro” in the name refers to the upgrades to the line from previous models. It comes with features like for dual-side opening, a push button latch, and an upgraded bar connection system. The exterior is also more sleek in appearance.
The Rocketbox Pro 11 is good sized box. It’s long enough to hold skis and has enough capacity to haul a bunch of gear. I’ve been able to fit three pairs of skis, poles, and a snowboard in it at the same time with room to spare.
If you purchase it through the mail you will have to assemble the box yourself. Have no fear it’s a straight forward process. Yakima does provide easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and there is a short video available on Yakima’s website as well. One thing to note: the keys are taped to the box, not inside with the other parts. Took me a few to find them.
The roof mounting system has been changed up from the previous Rocketbox line. The old style was a combo knob and camming lever to secure the clamp. The new style is just a red knob. Adjust the clamps forward or back and then tighten. This simplifies the system. I will say though, if you take your cargo box on and off frequently the new system won’t be quite as efficient.
One big benefit is the Pro 11 is dual-side opening. Gone are the days of only mounting the box on the passenger side of the car or having to walk around to load/unload. It also comes with a push button to make opening easier. It features a more narrow profile so you can actually fit other attachments on your roof rack with the box on. It will also fit round, square, and factory crossbars.
To facilitate the dual-side Yakima has employed pivoting hinges on the inside. They are made of plastic and it seems this could be a potential point of failure. Chances are unlikely but it’s worth noting. You’d either have to really yard on the lid or use it excessively.
All in all the Rocketbox Pro 11 is money. I’ve been using it all winter and it’s been a trip saver. Well worth the investment.
- Dual-side opening
- Can fit a ton of gear
- Great Price
- Some assembly required (only a negative if you don’t like putting stuff together)
Great box, good versatility, most economical choice in the line. It’s been a trip saver for me.
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