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830 and 860 Touring and Sport are designed for cars with shorter roof lines such as station wagons, crossovers, and small to medium sized SUVs. The shape of Skiguard ski and cargo boxes are designed to follow the features found on modern cars; curved and teardrop-shaped. This results in a highly aerodynamic rooftop cargo box that helps reduce wind noise, reduce drag, and subsequently help you save on fuel. The only difference between the 830 and 860 is the overall length, and the 860 is usually recommended to those who want to carry longer gear such as Nordic and Giant Slalom skis or fishing rods.
The design, which incorporates the roof rack crossbars into the box, enables Skiguards to sit closer to the roof than any other rooftop cargo box on the market and results in the lowest overall height and best looks available. And as bonus it helps you maintain access to those low overhead garages. Take a look at https://www.skiguard.com/
height-measurements/ for details about your car.
The difference between the Touring and Sport models: The Touring model is designed with tunnels through its bottom half for the cross bars to pass through. The idea is to improve the aesthetics while at the same time reducing the amount of noise associated with the roof rack by having only nice smooth surfaces for the wind to pass over. The Sport model has longer “cut-outs” in its bottom half, allowing for a wider range of cars and roof rack assemblies to be used. The cut-outs are deep enough to sufficiently “hide” the cross bars from the wind flow between the car roof and the bottom of the box, and also ensures a nice low profile fit.
Features include a forward opening top lid that allows for excellent access from both sides, and a locking system mounted on the back-left side of the box. Gas charged lift supports will open the top and keep it in the open position.
Skiguard 830 T/S Specifications:
Length: 214cm (84.25'') - can carry skis up to 205cm
Width: 88cm (34.65'')
Height: 30cm (11.81'')
Volume: Approx. 470 L (16.6 cubic ft)
Weight: Approx. 25kg (55 lbs)
Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester