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

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

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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. Lowest Prices for the best ski and snowboard racks from Yakima. Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier - Locking - 6 Skis or 4 Boards - Black part number Y03096 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Yakima Ski and Snowboard Racks - Y03096

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

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)

Y03096 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y03096 Installation instructions

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yakima FatCat EVO Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima FatCat EVO line of locking rooftop ski and snowboard carriers. It's available to hold six skis or four boards, in silver, with part number Y03097. It's also available in black, to hold six skis or four boards with part number Y03096. Or, if you'd like the smaller version that holds four skis or two boards, you can pick it up in black with part number Y030953. So. here's what our FatCat EVO looks like when it's installed.

It's going to allow us to carry up to six skis, or four snowboards, or up to four skis, or two snowboards, depending on which FatCat EVO you buy. A few things that set this carrier apart from the rest is one, the double joint hinge here on this one side.When it's closed over your gear, it actually raises up, making it have an even fit all the way across the carrier. This is going to keep your gear a lot more in place. Another great thing is, you have the option to raise it up about 2 1/2" on one side to accommodate for skis with tall bindings. This is also beneficial for if you have a lower profile roof rack setup.

It can prevent your bindings from coming in contact with the roof of your vehicle causing harm. Here you can see the black EVO 4 in place. As you can see, we're not able to carry as many skis along with our boards, but with it being smaller, it frees up more room on our crossbars for other accessories. The EVO 4 has all the same features as the EVO 6, it's just smaller. I've gone ahead and taken off the gear so we can take a closer look at the carrier.Here on the inside, like most ski carriers, you're going to have that same rubberized cushioned padding to protect your skis and prevent them from moving around.

Here on the inside of the EVO 6, you're going to have about 34 1/2" of usable space. On the EVO 4, you're going to have about 23" of usable space. It features large buttons on the ends that can easily be opened with gloves or mittens, so we can access our gear. Those same large buttons feature locks so no one can access or steal our things. The silver has an anodized finish.

The black has a mirrored finish. Both are going to be aerodynamic, and made out of an aluminum construction. The universal hardware is going to allow it to be attached to your round, square, arrow, elliptical, and most factory roof rack systems. The clamp has a rubber foot and a rubber coated strap.That way, it'll help grip your roof rack system and it won't scratch or harm the finish. The clamps have a unique design to where they cannot be removed from your roof rack system unless the carrier is open, and the lever on the inside is in the unlocked position. This prevents anyone from stealing it. With the carrier installed on our roof rack system, it's going to add about 4 3/4 of an inch to the height. The EVO 6 measures about 40" long. The EVO 4 measures about 28 3/4 of an inch long. When comparing this to the Thule SnowPack Extender, the SnowPack has an advantage because the arms telescope away from the base of the carrier, making it way easier to load and unload your skis. Another advantage that the SnowPack has, it uses a speed link mounting system, which makes it a tool free installation.The whole system is going to feature a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now, we've already got the rear one installed on our Yakima JetStream roof rack system. Let's go ahead and do the front one together. To get started, since we're going to be installing it on the Yakima JetStream roof rack system, we're going to be using the clamp style. Now, will also work with your Yakima round or square bars with the included adapters. If you prefer to mount it using the t-slot method, you'll need to pick up that kit sold separately with part number Y03098. Let's go ahead and open up our ski carrier, using the button on the end. With it opened up, we'll locate the single hole on the hinged end here.We're going to take our first clamp and put that through, so to make it easy we can turn it on its side. We'll be coming up through the bottom. Now you'll notice on the bottom here, we've got a little V shape there. We'll need to line up the V shape here on our clamp. That way we can put our bolt through. Hold it in place with our hand, and here on the other side you can see our bolt has come through. It's like a flat washer. You put that in place, and then we'll thread on our lever. Now, we're just going to get this loosely installed for now just like that. Here on the front, we've got two options. It looks a little bit different as they're elongated holes, and here it is on the bottom. You'll just want to use whichever one works best for your application.On some roof rack systems you don't have as much usable space, so you'll want to go with the one closest to the rear. Yours might be different. In ours, we're going to be using this one here. Now when we install our clamp on this side, we just want to make sure that our strap is going the same direction as the other. Then, just the same as we did before, on this side, put our flat washer and our lever. Now we're ready to install it on our roof rack system. We'll want to make sure that our carrier is open, our lever is up, and that our strap is undone. Now we can put it in place. We want to be sure that we line it up with our other carrier. Now we'll take our strap. We'll feed it underneath and fit it into the notch here. We don't want to close it up just yet, and we can do that for both sides.Now, just inside our clamp, we've got a little gray knob. By turning this clockwise, it's going to help draw in our rubber strap. That way, when we close it up, it has a nice tight, snug fit. If it still feels loose, you can tighten it up a little bit more until you've got a nice snug fit. Now, we need to make sure that our carrier has the right angle on top. Each one of our clamps has a pivot to help contour the shape of our roof. We just need to make sure that it's level with our other carrier. Once that is done, we can take our lever, turn it clockwise to tighten it up, and then we can fold it over. What I'm doing here is I'm just checking it, to make sure it's going to have a nice snug fit when I close it up. We can repeat the same process on the other side.You can install your ski carriers anywhere along your crossbar you want, to accommodate your other accessories. The one thing you need to be sure of is that your crossbar spread is between 12 and 36", depending on the length of your skis. Now with our carriers installed, let's go ahead and load up some gear. I've got two snowboards here. I've just got them stacked, and put them on first and push them all the way to the other side. Next I'll load up some skis. With all of our gear loaded up, now we can close them. Then, we'll lock them up. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima FatCat EVO line of rooftop ski and snowboard carriers.

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (23 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.

- Y03096

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. 248969


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

Daniel - 05/08/2017


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Only used it to hold fishing rods so far and it does that very well. The soft rubber cushion prevents any scratches. 671845

- Y03096

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. 426048

- Y03096

First off...you can't beat the service of etrailer.com. 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 etrailer.com service is fantastic. I have purchased products here before and will do so again. 233662

- Y03096

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. PROS: 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). CONS: 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. 452736


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.

Dean - 11/21/2018


- Y03096

Quick shipping and great product!! 642569

- Y03096

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. 590476

- Y03096

Recieved this product and looks fantastic on my new forester. Installing was a breeze and delivery was quick and fast 560798

- Y03096

Great ski carrier. Easy to install and simple to use. 429000

- Y03096

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. 330414

- Y03096

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! 330128

- Y03096

a great carrier built by a solid company sold by a great company 329322

- Y03096

Quick delivery, great resources on the site. Their site really helped me make an educated choice. I highly recommend. 328713

- Y03096

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! 322141

- Y03096

The product was easy to install and fit our 2012 Honda Pilot perfectly. Highway noise is minimal and holds 6 pairs of skis. 236264

- Y03096

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. 181362

- Y03096

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. 171095

- Y03096

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. 138302


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.

Scott L - 06/30/2015


- Y03096

Fast shipment, good price, and quality product. 61158

- Y03096

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 28241

- Y03096

Great Service Product arrived on time and free delivery was a bonus every little helps. Thanks Alan 4637

- Y03096

very pleased Great Prices, Fast shipping... I'll continue ordering from etrailer 4034

- Y03097

Review from a similar Yakima EVO 6 in Ski and Snowboard Racks

Great product and fast shipping 675212


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  • Fit of Yakima FatCat EVO 6 on the Rhino-Rack Vortex RS 2500 Roof Rack
  • The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero crossbars are 3-1/8 inches wide, and the Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Ski/Snowboard Rack # Y03096 will fit crossbars up to 3-7/16 inches wide. Therefore, the FatCat 6 will fit the Vortex Aero crossbars perfectly. The roof rack you mentioned is available in a black finish as part # RRRS502B or a black and silver finish as part # RRRS502. I'd recommend the 38 inch fairing, part # RRRF2. I've looked though our customer reviews for the different length fairings, and...
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  • Yakima Corebars Compatiblility With Yakima Snowboard/Ski Rack
  • There is an option for a Yakima Ski and Snowboard Carriers that is compatible with Corebars without any adapter needed. The Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Skis or 4 Boards # Y03096 is designed to fit all the various styles of crossbars including the Yakima CoreBar Crossbars like # Y00421 without adapters needed.
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  • Roof Mount Ski Carrier for a 2015 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • You will need to measure the width of the crossbars on your 2015 Subaru Outback to determine if the Rhino-Rack ski carrier # RR576 will fit. The carrier will fit on bars up to 3-1/8 inches wide. Rhino-Rack does not provide fit information for this product as far as factory roof racks go so measuring is key. Yakima does provide fit information and they indicate that the FatCat EVO 6 carrier, # Y03096, is a direct fit to the OEM crossbars on your 2015 Subaru Outback.
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  • Replacement Yakima Roof Rack Key
  • Thank you for the picture, it always helps to be able to see what we are talking about. Yakima puts different codes on their keys so there isn't a universal key that will work. Unfortunately, the key code is on the side of the lock so you will have to remove the lock cylinder to figure out what the number is. If the previous owner of your Audi happened to leave the roof rack unlocked, we are in luck. Yakima has a Replacement Control Key # Y8007835 that will allow you to remove the unlocked...
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  • Will Yakima FatCat 6 Fit Factory Crossbars of 2015 Nissan Murano
  • Yes, I confirmed with Yakima that the FatCat EVO 6 Ski and Snowboard Carrier # Y03096 will fit the factory cross bars of a 2015 Nissan Murano.
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  • Will Yakima FatCat EVO Ski Carrier Fit Thule AeroBlade Crossbars On 2012 Hyundai Sonata
  • The Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Roof Mounted, Locking Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part # Y03096, will fit crossbars that have a maximum dimension of 3-7/8 inches wide or 1-1/4 inches tall. The Thule AeroBlade roof rack crossbars measure 3-1/8 inches by 1-1/8 inches so the # Y03096 should not have a problem fitting the AeroBlade.
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  • Using the Yakima FatCat Evo 6 with Rhino-Rack RSP and the Yakima SmarT Kit
  • The FatCat EVO 6, part # Y03096 can use Yakima's SmarT Kit, part # Y03098 to fit to your Rhino Rack RVP's, part # RRRVP27 T-Channel slot. I recommend tightening the T-Screws as tight as possible to make sure that the carrier seats onto the bars.
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  • Does Yakima FatCat EVO 6 Fit Factory Crossbars of 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • I checked with Yakima and they have confirmed the fit of their FatCat EVO 6, part # Y03096 on the factory crossbars of your 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek so we can guarantee the rack will fit and work well.
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  • Yakima FatCat EVO or Thule SnowPack for for Yakima RoundBars
  • For your application I recommend using the Yakima FatCat EVO, Black # Y03096 or Silver # Y03097, over the Thule SnowPack, Black # TH7326B or Silver # TH7326, because the FatCat EVO has a piece of rubber on the top of the mounting feet to help keep it in place while the SnowPack is only a plastic piece. With that being said, most (if not all) ski carriers will rotate some on round bars when the skis aren't installed. The rubber piece on the FatCat EVO will help minimize the movement but...
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