WoodGaiter Wood Carrier & Overland Utility Mat – How to Pack Wood When Camping
High Road Adventure Gear’s WoodGaiter: Packing Wood Easy and Clean While Camping, Off-Roading or Overlanding
STACK IT. WRAP IT. PACK IT.
Simple as that.
The WoodGaiter is the way to wrap up, pack in and store wood in the vehicle for your next adventure. The design of the gaiter style works to wrap around pieces of chopped wood, cinching down around on the sides containing all that mess and splinters that could get in the vehicle.
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High Road Adventure Gear, based out of the USA, are handmade and built out of the necessity to be well-engineered, functional, and durable.
Why I Chose WoodGaiter
Plastic storage bins help contain the mess, but have a predefined geometrical space and not quite ideal for irregular sized items like chopped wood. Bins also cannot collapse down when empty, taking up valuable space inside the vehicle.
Canvas bags are another great option but are still limited to the size and how much you can fit through the zippered mouth of the bag itself. Zippers can also be a fail point, which could break or get stuck after abuse.
The WoodGaiter’s design is simple; the open roll concept is great for irregular pieces of wood, either expanding or contracting with the amount of wood stored. While it’s made for the pre-cut “boxed” wood you can pick up at most any store, leaving the paracord ends opened, allow you to wrap around longer pieces of wood as well.
Ease of Use
Unroll the WoodGaiter, place your wood inside the mat, then roll up the ends. Snap the clips, pull tight on the webbing and then cinch down the ends.
The inner kindling bag perfectly also fits commonly sourced bagged kindling sizes. It has the ability to cinch down and is velcro-backed for easy removal from the WoodGaiter.
The exterior also includes two small Velcro pockets for storing the excess length of the paracord when cinching down.
For strapping down, or carrying, there are 3 loopholes around the exterior of the WoodGaiter.
The thick webbing strap is comfortable to hold and carry when loaded. Each end has a large carry strap allowing you to carry even with the bag open, to move your wood load around camp.
Utilizing the straps, the WoodGaiter can also be stored and transported to an external mounting surface as well such as a roof rack.
Features & Specs
The WoodGaiter features include:
- Capacity: Over 2 pre-packaged bundles of wood plus full kindling bag
- Flat Dimensions: 30” width x 58” length
- Kindling Bag: 20” width x 12.5” length
- Body: Heavy-duty, marine-grade, vinyl-coated polyester tarp
- Side Panels/Kindling Bag: High abrasion nylon packcloth
- Webbing: Marine-grade polyester
- Cinch Cord: Type III Paracord
- Hardware: Mil-Spec clips (field Replaceable, free life-time replacement)
Highroad Adventure Gear also suggests it can be used as:
- maintenance/utility mat
- recovery mat
- tent entry mat
- shower floor
- or for creating a clean workspace
Really, the possibilities are pretty endless as it is a multifunctional durable piece of material, that could be used for just about anything.
Overall I am very impressed with this wood carrying bag.
Well, not quite a bag.
I honestly have been waiting for a product like this for a long time, I have been sick and tired of storing wood inside the vehicle. As a product, it checks all my boxes, it’s multi-purpose, minimalistic, durable and made in the USA.
The WoodGaiter solves one of the most ongoing problems when packing up for a trip and is going to be one of the first pack in the 4Runner for my next adventure.
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