- Buyer's Guide
I stumbled upon Radius Outfitters a few months. On first inspection, this case struck me as something that would be useful for organization while camping/off-roading/overlanding. A semi-rigid body covered in a 1680D Cordura, designed to take beating on and off the blacktop.
The case can be used with or without dividers, so you have options to carry anything from a camp stove to camera gear to any number of snacks that you might need in your travels. They have three different sizes of the gear box, the 3000, 3500, and 5500 ranging in capacity from 30-55 liters (hence the names). But let’s think inside the box this time and see what it is all about.
Who It Suits
Do you need a storage solution for your vehicle? Well, then these boxes are probably for you. In all honesty, these could be used for storage for just about anything, but since they are all over $200, they are more suited for situations where you would use them quite regularly.
They work great in vehicles because the bottom of the box has hook on it so it can attach to the carpet of a vehicle and not slide around. I’ll pick up a few for the back of my wife’s car for all her art supplies and such. If you need to be able to organize your mess kit for camping or any other camp items, the dividers that come with these cases are very helpful for organizing.
Who It Doesn’t
Since these boxes start at $219, they are not great for a general storage solution. I wouldn’t buy a bunch for garage storage or just leaving around the house. Since the boxes are not a hard case or waterproof, the environment and goods stored should be considered before using them.
The Radius Gear Box is full of a lot of good things. When not in use, the case can be broken down and stored flat so as not to take up room.
It is modular in that you are able to use the dividers to build the case out as you need to. The exterior of the gear box has expandable pockets to store smaller items, and the handles are nice and sturdy, so even when the case is full, the straps don’t pinch your hands.
If you choose the case with the Fidlock buckle, the gear box stays closed, so if it does happen to slide off of something in the vehicle, the contents won’t spill out. One minor added feature is the plastic divider placer. This small piece of plastic allows you to get the dividers set in place without battling the hook and the sides of the case.
The Not So Good
While the case is sturdy, and you could pack items on top of it in the vehicle or at camp, the case is not strong enough to stand/sit on. If you tend to use a camp case to stand on or toss them around, this might not be the case for you. As I mentioned before, the case is not waterproof at all, so depending on where you are, this case might bring you issues on that front.
Overall I would say that this is one of my new, simple, go-to products for vehicle storage. The fact that these gear boxes can be secured to the carpet in the vehicle is something that I enjoy. No more groceries or supplies sliding all over. The ability to move the panels around for storage means that these are great for various items of different shapes and sizes.
The cases are well built and lightweight, with some quality thought and design behind them. While the price might seem high, these are quality products that will last for quite a long time.
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