If you’re lucky enough to live in a spot where both cycling and skiing are a way of life, there’s a good chance you already have a roof rack on your vehicle. And if you’re looking for a better way to carry your skis, Küat will soon have a new option for you. In typically beautiful Küat fashion, their new Grip ski carrier looks good enough that you may want to leave it on all year…
To be available in 4 and 6 ski models, the Grip features a latch handle that should be easy to operate with gloves. Küat points out that these are true 4 and 6 ski racks, meaning that no matter what type or width of ski you’re carrying, they should be able to fit.
Along with the simple opening latch, the Grip also features a sliding tray which will make it easier to load and unload your skis from the side of the vehicle.
The mounts use an adjustable cam buckle system that will clamp to most cross bars, and the kit will also include T-Channel mounts for the larger aero cross bars. Both the mounts and the ski rack are lockable with keyed-alike locks for additional security.
Built with extruded aluminum bodies, the Grip will be available in three colors – most likely those shown here. Available this fall, the Grip 4 will sell for $319, while the Grip 6 will be $349.