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Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - Black

Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - Black

Item # Y03096
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This aerodynamic snow sport carrier lets you transport 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards on your roof rack. Oversize push-button lets you open carrier easily. SkiLift system accommodates tall bindings. Includes universal mounting hardware and locks. Great Prices for the best ski and snowboard racks from Yakima. Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - Black part number Y03096 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks - Y03096

  • Roof Rack
  • 4 Snowboards
  • 6 Pairs of Skis
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Yakima
  • 40-1/2 Inch Long
  • Clamp-On
  • Board/Ski Lock
  • Adjustable Height

This aerodynamic snow sport carrier lets you transport 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards on your roof rack. Oversize push-button lets you open carrier easily. SkiLift system accommodates tall bindings. Includes universal mounting hardware and locks.


  • Locking carrier lets you transport 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards safely and securely on your roof rack
    • Doubles as a fishing rod carrier in warmer months holding up to 8 rods
  • Aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag
  • Oversize push-button lets you open the carrier easily, even while wearing gloves or mittens
  • Integrated SkiLift riser lifts one side of the carrier to accommodate skis or snowboards with tall bindings
  • DoubleJoint system expands hinge to secure thicker skis and boards
  • Soft rubber molding ensures excellent grip without scratching your grear
  • Universal mounting system enables quick and easy installation on most crossbars
    • SmarT-Slot Kit 2 (Y03098 - sold separately) lets you mount carrier in your crossbar's top channel
  • Same Key System (SKS) lock cores secure your gear to the carrier and the carrier to your crossbars
    • SKS cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima products keyed alike
  • Aluminum construction is durable and corrosion resistant
    • Mirror black finish creates a sleek, stylish appearance


  • Carrying capacity: 6 pairs of skis, 4 snowboards, or 8 fishing rods
  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-7/16" wide x 1-3/4" tall
    • Minimum crossbar height: 5/8"
  • Crossbar spread:
    • For skis and boards under 67" long: 12" - 24"
    • For skis and boards over 67" long: 12" - 36"
  • Weight capacity: 92.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 40-1/2" long x 5-1/4" tall x 3-3/4" wide
  • Weight: 12.75 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Skis and snowboards may need to be stacked base-to-base depending on their width.

Yakima 8003096 FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Dimensions

8003096 Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Locking Rooftop Ski, Snowboard, and Fishing Carrier - 6 Skis or 4 Boards or 8 Fishing Rods - Mirror Black

Replaces Yakima Y03088 (8003088)

Installation Details Y03096 Installation instructions

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Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Pairs of Skis or 4 Boards - Black - Y03096

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (36 Customer Reviews)

This aerodynamic snow sport carrier lets you transport 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards on your roof rack. Oversize push-button lets you open carrier easily. SkiLift system accommodates tall bindings. Includes universal mounting hardware and locks.


Just got my Yakima Fatcat EVO 6 ski carrier (black finish) and I am stoked. Note that this is different than the Fatcat 6 (non-EVO, previous generation) carrier. This is my first ski carrier, but I and/or my kids ski about once a week at Alta and Snowbird when the lifts are running, so I expect it to get lots of use.

Etrailer shipping was fast and item was packed in a sturdy secondary box.

1. I love the sturdy build and quality finish of the carrier.
2. The design allows many micro-adjustments to fit to your vehicle and to fit the skis. For instance the spring-loaded hinge on one end and the lock on the other end can naturally accommodate different thickness skis.
3. Carrier has a usable width (i.e. width of skis side by side) of 32.75 inches (832 mm). For those that are not skiing on 75-mm-wide skis from 30 years ago, this carrier might actually allow you to fit 6 pairs!
4. Separate mounting brackets for aero or for square/circle cross bars. The aero brackets fit securely on my Acura/Honda OEM cross bars. The flat part of your skis will be about 3 inches (76 mm) above your cross bars.
5. A built-in lift bracket that lifts by an additional 3 inches (76 mm) the hinged end of the carrier, if you have really tall bindings (I don't think I'll need to use it).
6. The aero brackets use a rubber coated steel strap to wrap under your cross bars. This strap has a quick release cam on one end that can be operated when the carrier is not key-locked. This means you can remove or install the carrier without tools in about 4 minutes, once you've done the initial install-related tuning. While the carrier seems sturdy enough to leave on the vehicle all winter, I expect I'll only install it on ski days. This feature really sets this model apart and for me was its biggest selling point.
7. Yakima packages the carrier in a nice-looking sturdy cardboard box with a flap lid. I can fit the two parts of the carrier in the box, with the brackets/straps still installed, for convenient storage (see picture).

None so far, though I haven't yet actually hauled skis up the mountain! After this ski season is over and eTrailer asks me for a follow-up review, I'll let you know. I'm also thinking about seeing if the ski carrier can be attached to my small hitch-mounted cargo carrier. That would make loading and unloading the skis easier than on the roof.



The Fatcat EVO 6 worked great all of last ski season in Utah. I routinely carried 2-5 pairs skis. Even though it is relatively easy to install/uninstall, I decided to leave it on the roof rack all winter, and it held up well. Only complaint is that sometimes the key-locking mechanism would be stiff. Otherwise was convenient and durable.


First can't beat the service of I was looking for a ski rack for my son's 2012 Subaru Impreza with the factory roof rack (base model not the sport). I could find no reviews of anybody installing one of these on one of those. I took the plunge and will say that I am very happy with the outcome. The installation is a bit tricky and four hands help, but after the first one was installed we had the hang of it and the second one went on very quickly. Even with the expedited shipping this rack was about $50 cheaper than the Subaru ski rack. Again the service is fantastic. I have purchased products here before and will do so again.


Overall a great product. Instructions were easy to follow and set up was a breeze. The clamps fit well in the roof racks and look sharp. I put my snowboard in the clamps and couldn't get it to slide around or budge so they hold tight. Would recommend to friends.


Excellent product. Easy install on a 2003 Honda CRV. Very easy to load and unload Skis and Snowboards. 1 year of use and still great.


Recieved this product and looks fantastic on my new forester. Installing was a breeze and delivery was quick and fast


I have a Chevy Silverado with a short bed and a DiamondBack cover and needed a way to securely carry my fishing rods on my way to and from my boat storage location. These fit the bill perfectly.

Scott L.


After a year, the racks are working perfectly. I just got back from a trip to the Keys and they carried 8 rods perfectly. Easy to install on the truck and securely transports the rods.


This was my first purchase from eTrailer and I have been very pleased with my new rack and the service provided. Setup was easy and only took me about an hour start to finish. I just got back from a long drive to and from Killington Vermont (about 1,000 miles round trip) and although I was nervous pretty much the entire time, the boards didn't budge an inch! Most of the trip was on fairly major highways and I was going 70-75+ mph. For most of the trip there were four boards in the rack (no issues at all) and for the very first hour and very last hour I was in the car by myself and my board didn't move at all when it was in there by itself. With the weight of four adults, all of our gear and the boards on top we averaged 23.1 mpg which is exactly what I averaged over the last 2,500 miles before the trip so fuel efficiency isn't really affected too terribly much. 10/10 would buy again and would recommend to a friend. Only time will tell if these will hold up over the years but they certainly made a good first impression.


Great rack. We took it off after last season and it was very easy to put back on this season. We've held boards on the racks over 15 times in the last year and have had no problems with it. My only note to the manufacturer would be the lock. When trying to lock the mounts, if you have 4 boards on there you have to put alot of effort to lock the rack which makes it seem as though the key will break in the lock. Has not happened yet, though.


Happy overall. Easy to install - no more than 15-20 min. Has key to lock equipment. The only small issue - it is noisy when driving, however I mounted it on top another rack, so that could be the reason.


Just got these installed for the 2023 season. Easy assembly


perfect fit not that much wind noise


Only used it to hold fishing rods so far and it does that very well. The soft rubber cushion prevents any scratches.


Easy to install! Seems like decent quality. I searched the internet for the best deal, and etrailer was the cheapest. Very quick delivery too. Overall pleased, and would buy from etrailer again!


Stayed attached as my sport rack flew off my car!!
So I would defiantly say this thing is DECENT


We have been using this for our wakeboard, and it works very well. It was easy to install, and it is easy to load and unload the wakeboard.



Exactly what we needed. Easy to attach and remove, and it keeps our wakeboard secure.


My son is very pleased with his Yakima Rack. Glad HE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE ! Iam back on line to order his bike attachments.


Low profile. Love these.


I bought this ski rack for my wife's Mazda CX5 . It works GREAT!! Easy install, no parts missing, and as always the best price!, Anywhere period!


Great ski carrier. Easy to install and simple to use.


Quick delivery, great resources on the site. Their site really helped me make an educated choice. I highly recommend.


The product was easy to install and fit our 2012 Honda Pilot perfectly.

Highway noise is minimal and holds 6 pairs of skis.


Quick shipping and great product!!


They were just what I was looking for. I was impressed with the expedition of my products. I will be visiting etrailer regularly.
Thank you



very pleasedGreat Prices, Fast shipping... I'll continue ordering from etrailer

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