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Yakima FatCat 6 Ski/Snowboard Rack

Yakima FatCat 6 – specially designed to hold powder skis

Skis are just getting fatter and fatter these days and that is why Yakima came up with the FatCat 6.  Made to accommodate wide skis and snowboards, the FatCat 6 can hold up to 6 pairs of super fat skis (or 4 snowboards).

Just mount the FatCat 6 on your vehicle’s factory installed crossbars or your Yakima base system, load up your skis rest assured that there is plenty of room between your car roof and ski bindings, lock, and head up to the ski hill.

The FatCat’s low profile design helps cut down on gas usage, plus those aerodynamic nesting arms look pretty sleek on top of your car modestly shouting “Yes, I ski!” to passersby’s.  Compatible with Yakima’s Single Key System, you can lock the FatCat with the same key you use to lock your roof rack towers.

The quick & dirty:

REI: $209.00
Amazon: $189.51

Why they rock:

  • Big push-button opening makes it simple to operate even with gloves onIntegrated binding lift gives you optimal clearance between car roof and bindings
  • Low-profile design with aerodynamic nesting arms slices through the wind to help cut down on gas usage
  • A unique internal hinge system allows FatCat to remain low and compact while carrying fat skis and boards
  • Easy installation with included hex wrench means you’re on your way to the slopes in no time
  • Universal attachment system fits round, square and most factory racks right out of the box
  • Lockable with included SKS locks and keys

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

The FatCat is pretty styling. It is a good choice for tall cars that need a low profile rack.  But what’s best about the rack is that it can hold so much stuff.  No need to worry about fitting your fatties up there on powder days – this rack is built to fit the fattest skis out there.

Also check out the new Thule Universal Pull Top Ski Mount, the rack has telescoping arms that allow the rack to slide to the side of the car for easier loading.

Don’t know how to choose the best ski or snowboard rack?  Check out our guide on how to choose the best ski rack.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
REI: $209.00
Amazon: $189.51