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Waterproof gear totes
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Contributors to this thread:
Sivart 05-Nov-22
tacklebox 05-Nov-22
Sivart 05-Nov-22
tacklebox 05-Nov-22
Sivart 05-Nov-22
JTreeman 05-Nov-22
Sivart 06-Nov-22
Kirkus 06-Nov-22
Kirkus 06-Nov-22
WapitiBob 06-Nov-22
Sivart 06-Nov-22
WapitiBob 06-Nov-22
cnelk 06-Nov-22
WV Mountaineer 06-Nov-22
TEmbry 06-Nov-22
WapitiBob 06-Nov-22
From: Sivart
05-Nov-22
I've been using rubber made totes for gear on extended hunts. Looking for something more durable, and maybe even waterproof, for when I don't have the topper on my truck. Any suggestions?

From: tacklebox
05-Nov-22
I bought some pretty tough totes made by plano a couple of years ago. I was chasing the same desire as you and didn't wanna spend Yeti money. lol

These have been great, the bigger ones have wheels on one end, they come in all sizes, and take a beating.

Hope the link gets ya there

https://www.academy.com/p/plano%C2%AE-storage-locker?sku=green-dark-01&gmc_feed=t&&ogmap=SEM%7cPLN%7cGOOG%7cSHOP%7cc%7cOUT%7cIM%7cNon-Brand-PerformanceMax-Outdoor-Field%7cFieldAssetGroup%7c%7c18095021516%7c0&gclid=Cj0KCQjwk5ibBhDqARIsACzmgLSXfC-XVIDAdN6bT2DiKNIGs2z_1SiQEGZ8LIh8dQqw87C6bkGG5bgaAhK9EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

From: Sivart
05-Nov-22
thanks, are they waterproof?

From: tacklebox
05-Nov-22
I dont know that I would submerge them in the lake but they keep things dry in the truck bed in even the heaviest downpour.

The lids have a nice deep lip that goes down over the sides and plenty of secure latches to keep them on tight. I cannot recall without checking, and I'm not home, whether or not there is an actual rubber seal on them. I don't think there is.

They've seen a few 1000 miles now in the back of the Tacoma, many times in pretty bad weather and I've always had dry gear. Far, far superior to the Rubbermaid totes I used to use which I would nearly always end up having to duct tape the lids and or bag my clothes to keep things dry.

These also make pretty handy / sturdy little tables around camp and the like. They are strong enough to sit / stand on.

From: Sivart
05-Nov-22
thank you sir. Gonna try them out.

From: JTreeman
05-Nov-22

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I looked at those Plano ones at Acadamy a few weeks ago, I decided they weren’t what I was looking for. I don’t see these at the time, They have an actual seal and look a little more quality to me. Might be worth a look. I do not own, so no first hand knowledge.

—jim

From: Sivart
06-Nov-22
Damn, that looks like a good option too.

From: Kirkus
06-Nov-22

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If you don’t need something too large, the MTM Case Guard crates are incredibly sturdy and incorporate an O ring in the lid – maybe look at the ACR12-72

I have several of the ACR8-72 crates and they can handle a ton of weight

From: Kirkus
06-Nov-22

Kirkus's Link
If you don’t need something too large, the MTM Case Guard crates are incredibly sturdy and incorporate an O ring in the lid – maybe look at the ACR12-72

I have several of the ACR8-72 crates and they can handle a ton of weight

From: WapitiBob
06-Nov-22

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I've used these for decades; dust proof and water proof.

From: Sivart
06-Nov-22
Who makes them, Bob

From: WapitiBob
06-Nov-22
Rubermaid I thought but bought a cpl at sportsmans too. I'll try and find a source.

Remington Weathertight Storage Tote

From: cnelk
06-Nov-22
I’ve started using kayaking dry bags for gear. Easy to roll up to compress to the amount of gear/clothes you put them. Tough, Packable and easy to transport

06-Nov-22
I use the Plano. No complaints. I bought them about 7-8 years ago and I’ve never gotten anything wet.

From: TEmbry
06-Nov-22
Rafting gear bags are the ticket for me. Easy to pack, can roll up and store away when not using, easier to fly with, lighter weight, and can use for Alaska hunts as bush pilots hate hard totes.

From: WapitiBob
06-Nov-22

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Gonna use this next year.

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