Yakima MegaWarrior Cargo Basket

Introduction to Yakima MegaWarrior 

Yakima MegaWarrior rooftop cargo basket is particularly designed to help store a lot of items that are in awkward shape and size, which won’t fit inside a box and also inside the car.

MegaWarrior provide tremendous flexibility in helping you carry all kinds of gears and stuff like bikes, skis, boats, kayaks and canoes.

If you have a larger size car like an SUV and looking for a rooftop storage, then the Yakima MegaWarrior fits the bill more than any other baskets available.


Amazon RatingReviewed ByReviewed DatePrice
Roof Racks CentreFebuary 3, 2016$$$ 

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Design And Appearance

MegaWarrior cargo baskets are much more practical and viable alternative for the cargo boxes. The MegaWarriors are built using heavy duty galvanized steel to be resistant to any weather conditions.

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Source : yakima.com

These cargo baskets are designed in such a way that load bars in both the front and back sides allows you to attach various Yakima accessories like bike racks, ski racks and etc.

Also the MegaWarrior offers a lot of flexibility and option to carry all kinds of gears and stuff on top of your vehicle. It provides complete freedom and also frees up a lot of space inside your vehicle.

On the appearance side, there is not much to talk about like the cargo boxes, as the baskets are just about the load bars, tubes and screws. But Yakima has taken care in making the cargo baskets as much sporty and trendy as possible.

With the custom wind fairing provided in the cargo baskets, the noise and vibration are reduced to a greater extent.


MegaWarrior is a storage solution designed specifically for people who have bigger cars and bigger luggages. One can mount all kinds of loads with not much of the chaos.

Listed below are the major features of the product :

  • Built using heavy duty steel to withstand all weather conditions.
  • Corrosion resistant as the baskets are powder coated.
  • Easy loading and unloading of items.
  • Specially designed to be versatile to fix all kinds of Yakima accessories.
  • Ideal for people with SUV’s and Vans and who needs to load gears that are tall and wide.
  • Using a MegaWarrior Extension can further expand the capacity by 40%.
  • MegaWarrior is designed to fit into any round, square and many kind of factory racks.
  • Detailed instruction manual with step by step instructions provided for mounting the basket on top of your vehicle.
  • Use a cable lock to secure all your gears.
  • Also the baskets can be secured by locking them with the roof rack cross bars using Yakima Locking Brackets.
  • MegaWarriors are good for mid and full size SUV’s.
  • Yakima provides lifetime warranty for the cargo baskets.


Weight Capacity130 lbs
Capacity35 lbs
Dimensions52" x 48" x 6.5"
MaterialGalvanized Steel
Recommended UseTravel


While buying the MegaWarrior rooftop cargo basket,  Yakima provides alongside a detailed instruction manual on how to mount the cargo basket on to your vehicle.

Manual guide are clear with step by step instructions alongside images to help you install the cargo basket by yourself.

There is no need of any special tools, as all you need is a screwdriver and a tape measurer. If you follow the instructions clearly, you can mount the MegaWarrior within 10-20 minutes time, all by yourself, without requiring an extra hand.

But if you do have one more person to support, you can definitely complete the task in less than 10 minutes.

All you need to do is first fit the MegaWarrior tubes first and attach the appropriate knobs to tighten them. But care should be taken that the support brackets are not fixed at the unstable points, which will make the basket move along the cross bars.

Fix the cover brackets on the support brackets and tighten it using bolts and knobs. And all Yakima accessories need to be only attached to the front of the megawarrior basket.

Finally, make sure everything is secure by tugging at the basket.

Cargo Capacity

The bigger the SUV’s calls for bigger carrying capacity and MegaWarrior does the job very well with its monstrous cargo capacity, that can help you carry all kinds of gears and stuff needed for your weekend trip.

MegaWarrior with dimensions 52″ x 48″ x 6.5″  allows you to carry stuff, including bikes, kayaks and skis etc., up to 130 lbs.

When coming to larger load carrying capacity, you can either load 4 bikes or a kayak and 2 bikes or just a single canoe or mount up your favorite Yakima Big Powder Hound along with 2 bikes or just load a bike along with 3 kayaks.

But care should be taken that the rack weight limit is exceeded.


  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Weather resistant.
  • Constructed using galvanized steel.
  • Sturdy, durable and lightweight.
  • Noise and vibration are considerably reduced using custom fairings present in the basket.
  • No problem attaching Yakima bike racks, Yakima ski racks etc., onto the basket.


  • Hurts gas mileage a bit


Yakima MegaWarrior Stretch Net

Secure all your belongings from being thrown out of the top, using Stretch Net, which will bind together all the load.

yakima megawarrior stretchnet


Yakima MegaWarrior Extension

If you are planning to haul some heavy luggage not possible with the cargo basket, then you can go in for a MegaWarrior Extension to get an additional 40% carrying capacity.

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Yakima Locking Bracket

Care should be taken not only to secure your gear but also need to cargo basket, by fixing it with the rack cross bars.

yakima locking bracket


Even though there is only a single disadvantage with the product, no one can question the various facilities it provides to the buyer.

Yakima MegaWarrior is the ideal cargo basket for people with mid-size and full size SUV’s.

Many people have given good reviews about the cargo basket and it comes as a boon to people who need really mammoth cross bars to haul some ultra-heavy luggage.


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