I’ve had my GARB from NB Expeditions on my trailer spare, used hard, since May 2018. Designed and made by a couple military guys in New Brunswick.
On my trailer spare since May 2018. That’s twenty months and around 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 of desert borderland in West Texas.
I stay out for months at a time and like gear I can depend on without worry.
I put the GARB on my trailer spare the day after I got it twenty months ago and have never had to adjust it once. Seriously.
I’ve loaded it with all kinds of stuff, though it usually holds returnables on one side and non-food waste trash on the other. (They now make it as one large interior pocket.) I’ve kept 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 the guys at NB Expeditions have been great; in design, communication, and 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 GARB 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 GARB 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 country 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.