2021 Feb / I’ve had my Spare Tire Bag from Adventure Trail Gear (formerly GARB) mounted to the spare tire on the back of my expedition trailer, used hard, since May 2018.
Designed, developed, and made by active Canadian Armed Forces member Nick Scott, who makes it under Adventure Trail Gear in New Brunswick, Canada, this bag was previously sold as the GARB (Garbage And Recycling Bag) through NBX Trail Gear in New Brunswick.
It has been on my trailer spare, exposed to all weather and road conditions every single day since May 2018. That’s going on three years as of the update to this review, and well over 40,000 miles of every kind of road and environment and weather one can imagine; from the salty coast of Maine to the Smoky mountains of East Tennessee; from the swamps and bayous of southern Louisiana to the wild humidity and salt air of the Gulf of Mexico; and the biggest test, the raw and unfiltered sun and rugged trails of seventeen weeks straight of desert borderland in far West Texas.
I stay out for months at a time and like gear I can depend on without worry. I put the Spare Tire Bag on my trailer spare the day after I got it almost three years ago and have never had to adjust it once. Seriously.
I load it with all kinds of stuff, depending on need, though it usually holds returnables on one side and non-food waste trash on the other. The Spare Tire Bags from Adventure Trail Gear are now one large interior pocket. I’ve kept full gallons of spring water in the bottom and hauled firewood with it.
I keep gloves and trash bags in the pockets. I like that it has several places to stash things. I love that it has built-in D-rings for attaching the corners of trash bags to keep them open. Instead of tying the bags to the corners, I use small stick toggles like one might on a corner of a tarp or rainfly.
I use it every day.
Of all the vendors I’ve dealt with peddling new products, I have to say both Adventure Trail Gear and NBX Expedition have been great; in design, communication and response time, and high quality of product.
#noaffiliation, #notsponsored – I just love the product, paid full price when they first started producing these, and believe in these guys.
It’s a great bit of kit.
I keep gallon jugs under the bag on one side and fill the other side with returnables/recyclables. Each side will hold two fifteen pack boxes of 12oz cans side by side, two tall.
My Spare Tire Bag is honestly one of the few pieces of gear that gets used every day, whether set up for basecamp like this, quick one-night stops on the trail, or rolling on the interstate for days. You can see the Spare Tire Bag doesn’t sag and has not faded appreciably.
They have it in a range of colors.
Here’s an image I took in Aug 2019, after it being in the weather and on the road all over the United States for fifteen months:
It could use a good cleaning and spray after all this time with some 303 Fabric Guard Protectorant.
I should have done that this past spring.
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