GEAR MATE 58 - UTE BIN BAG - PREMIUM EXPEDITION SPEC
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GEAR MATE 58 - UTE BIN BAG - EXPEDITION PREMIUM - BLACK (v3.2)
BAG SIZE = 380W x 550H x 240D mm (approx.) - 50.16 Litres
FRONT POCKET = 360W x 360H x 60D mm (approx.) - 7.8 Litres
TYRE SIZE = up to approx. 38".
When you're travelling you need somewhere to store your rubbish. Next you need to store it so it is easy and practical to manage; that is where a well designed, good quality bin bag comes in. There are many designs at different qualities out there; this one is made to last and made to be used regularly; with proudly Australian Made materials and craftsmanship.
We are pumped to offer you our upgraded Wheel Bin Bag v3.2!
We believe this is one of the most premium Australian Made products on the market in terms of craftsmanship and materials. This is where form and function meet and is a sign of things to come from GRABmeGEAR. Who says everyday outdoor gear can't also be pieces of outdoor art! You put a lot of time an effort into building your rig, so why not complement it with tough, practical accessories that also have style & atheistic appeal... designed on purpose.
We have listened to our customers feedback and made 8 changes tothis bag on the previous v2.0. If you're like us and love to hear the details and story behind product innovation please check out the 'Features' section for the highlights.
What we love about this bag
- Extra 60mm front pocket to separate recovery straps, rubbish or wet gear
- Soft plush outdoor carpet to help provide a protective barrier between bin and tailgate
- 3 x anchor straps - release middle when tray down for vertical stand
- Bright yellow PVC removable liner for easy empty & visibility
- Heavy-duty 680gsm PVC liner - truck tarp grade
- Bin Liner can be used away from vehicle so main bag can stay attached
- 3 x D-rings to surecure bag to vehicle, use as purchase point to open zip or tie down light gear - somewhere to hang your gloves, water bottle or jacket at camp
- Drainage hole in bottom the liner to wick moisture (open bottom flap to drain main chamber if needed)
- Yellow stitching highlights throughout bag to create something special
- Lockable zippers for lid and bottom
- UV stabilised polypropylene straps to reduce sun fade - Australian Made in Victoria
- 3 x heavy-duty GMG branded quick release metal buckles - look awesome!
- Strap keepers to fasten & secure excess straps
- Storm flap to help protect zip teeth from dust and reduce moisture in the bag from rain
- One-size-fits-all up to approx 38" tyres
- Compatible with existing wheel covers
- 15oz Dfab Black Plain Weave Canvas - Australian Made in Victoria
- Repairable (reasonable wear & tear)
- Made in Australia - Western Australia
We trust you will enjoy using this bag as much as we do and like always, if you have any ideas for improvements please let us know, we love it!
1 - If you're remote, consider burning your rubbish to reduce your load and ongoing environmental impact. Most regional centres do not recycle, it goes straight to landfill, so worth considering the trade offs. If you're not sure about that, read this article by Adventure Curated - click here
2 - To wash out the bag please use a gentle garden hose and not a high pressure hose. A light hose over should be enough and allow to dry in shade. High pressure strips the properties of the canvas and can damage other component materials.
- Some pictures of the bag may be different to the current model available. Design changes regularly occur based on feedback & performance.
- Overseas customers - please check the import duties for your country. You may receive additional shipping / Government charges on arrival which will be your responsibility.
WHAT'S THE STORY WITH THE CHANGES?
At GRABmeGEAR we are a little obsessed with continual improvement so gear is an enabler to people getting out and enjoying nature; secure in the knowledge they have everything they need just to relax and soak it up. Saving the mental space to learn something about the place they are in.
We've listened to feedback and made observations of the gear in use, to make key improvements in v3.0 from v2.0. We have also made early changes to v3.0 based on feedback and the current model is now v3.2.
1. Addition of a single deep front pocket - this larger storage area with a drain hole allows for larger items to be stored seperately to the main chamber. It will fit 2 standard recovery straps + shackles + blanket for quick & easy access. Also handy for placing wet gear to drain & dry. If you want to seperate recyclables or soft plastics that can be done. Or it can be used for whatever you need handy, be it fire lighting gear, sunscreen, tackle box etc. loads of options depending how you travel.
2. Bag Liner - to be honest we have been a bit anti-liner for sometime. Our preference was for people to use the canvas for what it was designed for and not use a plastic bag inside, just wash it out when done. What we missed is that this is not always a practical solution. You are not always next to your vehicle when you need somewhere to put your rubbish (like National Parks) and your vehicle can not always get close enough to a bin to dump through the bottom zip. So a liner has been added that you can easily remove, use and return without needing a single use plastic bag inside or aother bag to do the job. While PVC is not our preference as a material, it is a good, tuff long term alternative to single use plastic. We'll see what else we can come up with that does the same job over time, suggestions, welcome! Being bright yellow also helps you see what is inside and helps to make sure it is not left behind. It looks pretty cool matching the yellow stitching too...
3. For the Bin Bags, we have moved to Australian Made Dfab canvas which is made in Melbourne, Victoria. Dfab are an innovative company that are aiming to produce a 100% Australian Made canvas. At present, all Australian Made canvas is made from an imported 'loom state' cotton fabric. It is then impregnated by Australian Manufactuers to their unique specifications for our conditions. We love the quality feel of this canvas that improves with age.
4. UV stabilised Polypropylene Webbing straps. Previously we had been using Seat Belt style webbing and noticed that is turns white from the sun within 6-12 months of constant exposure. The strength is still there it just looks worn. We've been wanting to find a better solution for sometime and this is the next best step. At the end of the day, the Australian sun and synthetics do not play well for long periods of time so some fade is to be expected. Seat Belt webbing is weaved then dyed so the dye can leach faster. With Polypropylene the strands are already dyed black plus UV stabilised then woven so leaching is significantly reduced and looks significantly increased.
5. Storm flap to protect the binding from sun fade and zip from dust / moisture. We just noticed the standard binding used faded white, like the seat belt webbing and did not look as good. While we had no specific complaints we wanted a solution to extend the working life and appearance. The first v3.0's had premium sleeved zippers and we found a standard zipper meets and may even exceed the performance in certain environments so have returned to the standard along with a storm flap in v3.2. They are not waterproof, so some moisture may get in from driving rain; that is OK as it will drain out via the bottom eyelett.
6. Addition of 3 D-rings. There are a few reasons for this; people want to be able to secure the bag to the vehicle to prevent theft so a wire cable can be run through the D-ring and attached to the wheel. The D-ring can be used for grip if needing purchase to move the zip. They provide more storage options, particularly for extended remote travel - shock cord can be run through to secure light gear on the lid, gloves, jackets, water bottles, lights etc. can be hung when parked up for easy access. We're keen to see what people come up with so please send pics in... :0)
7. We have removed the eyelets in the base of the main chamber and the front pocket so they are as sealed from dust as possible. Removes the chance of dust entering via the eyelet and moisture can be easily drained by opening the bottom flap.
8. At GRABmeGEAR we love gear to have a high level of style to match a high level of functionality. So we have gone all out with the yellow stiching throughout the bag. This is offset so well against with black canvas and is complemented with the yellow liner. We love how it looks! It's OK to hug a Bin Bag, isn't it?
Overall we wanted something that was both a joy to use and a joy to look at. We feel you should feel good each time you use a piece of crafted gear, something that does the job and puts a smile on the face at the same time! :0)
This is a premium bag with a goal to retaining quality, craftsmanship and manufacturing in Australia. Producing a bag of this quality locally is a challenging feat that comes with some additional costs as it is still done by a person with their hands. It can be made cheaper in higher volumes with machinery we do not have available and different materials. So when you purchase a premium product like this, you are also helping to keep small batch manufacturing and skills transfer alive. We'd love to see local, small scale manufacturing move beyond survive to thrive through innovative use of design and materials to meet future challenges that we can share with the world. This is a small step towards that goal.
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Does exactly what it should, and more!By: Allan on 1 March 2022Finally, a bin bag that can be used on a dual cab Ute that doesn't have a rear mount tyre! Perfect for when you're our four wheel driving, camping, or living life on the road. One of the biggest issues we have had while travelling Australia is dealing with rubbish (ours and unfortunately other peoples' as well). Normally when we are at camp, we simply have a plastic rubbish bag tied up to a pole, or something similar. This often results in wind or animals destroying the bag and spreading the mess everywhere. While looking around for a solution we came across the Gear mate 58 – Ute bin bag – premium expedition spec from GrabMeGear. Our First Impressions Upon first opening the delivery, which came very quickly, you could tell the bag was well researched and very well built. The weight of the bag reinforced that this bag was made with good quality Australian canvas and would be built to last. The three clips on the straps have also got some amazing attention to detail and don't feel as though they will unclip on their own. Tested We have been using the bin bag as exactly that. It is somewhere to put our rubbish so that it doesn't get blown around the campsite and so we don't have multiple bags of rubbish stored inside the Ute (getting hot and smelly...yuck!) until we can find somewhere appropriate to dispose of it. We have also found that a standard 9L bucket from Bunnings fits perfectly inside the bag incase you need to transport something a little different. For us, it was a bucket of edible grapes that we didn't want rolling around the canopy and getting squished. Pros and Cons The addition of the 60mm front pocket on the bag is perfect for storing wet items, some dirty recovery gear, or even dirty coffee cups from that morning cuppa. The PVC liner on the inside of the bag makes for an easy cleanup if you do happen to put something extra dirty in the bag or have a hole in your plastic rubbish bag. Simply take it out, hose or wipe it off, let it dry (we have found hanging it on the clothesline is perfect) and you're good to go again. We were initially worried about the bag damaging the paint of the tailgate, however some plush carpet has been added to the rear of the bag to stop it from rubbing. We have recently had some rain (not as much as Northern NSW or Southern QLD), but we've been relieved to find that the storm flaps over the zips have stopped any water from getting inside the bag. If water does get inside the bag, it is designed so that the water will wick out from the bottom. The only con that we have found so far would be to have some protection on the back of the clips to stop them hitting the inside of the tailgate. However, we could always add some carpet or similar ourselves to stop any potential damage. Although we haven't seen any visible damage so far.