FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks

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…

FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks

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.

FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks

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.

FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks

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.

FB18: Küat gets a Grip on roof top ski racks

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.

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Bobby F
Bobby F
4 years ago

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED!!!!!

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Beautifully made, no doubt, but very few people transport their skis exposed like this anymore, at least in my grimy road PNW part of the country.

ChrisC
ChrisC
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Rooftop boxes are pretty sweet, but if you don’t have anywhere to store it during the warm months and/or if you don’t have a vehicle with space inside, then a rack is still the only option. The PNW may be different but, in my experience, racks still dominate in the Rockies.

Tom
Tom
4 years ago
Reply to  ChrisC

I can see that. Less rain, less worry about crapping up your skis. I grew up in MN, where roof racks also seemed to work just fine, and are super-easy to store, as you mentioned.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Grew up in NY I now live in texas so I get to ride 12 months out of the year and my snowboards gather dust in storage but I never remember these style of racks causing damage. If I recall the big plus for the overhead boxes was being able to throw all your wet crap up there after a day on the slopes and keep your interior clean.

caliente
caliente
4 years ago
Reply to  Tom

I’m in the PNW and used my ski racks this weekend. A box would be nice, but they are super expensive, and too big to store well in the off-season. Maybe when I have more space and money, but for now, the racks have their place.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago

ERMAGHADDD THIS AINT SKI RUMOR!!! Just kidding these racks are gorgeous and look quite functional; as much as it hurt to spend the pesos for my Kuat hitch rack 2 years of being on my car later I can confirm that it was worth every penny.