Gear Review: Moose Utility Big Horn Rear Rack Bagon Apr 15, 2013
If you’ve spent very much time on an ATV accessing your favorite stand locations then you probably understand the love/hate relationship that comes with cargo racks, ratchet straps and bungee cords. In some cases (rare) everything that you are taking with you into the timber will strap down perfect and doesn’t move during the entire trip. Other times (often), you must stop every hundred yards or so in order to re-tighten something, rearrange gear and equipment that has shifted due to bumpy terrain, or turned completely around and searched for something that has fallen off.
On top of all of this, it always seems like disaster strikes at the most inopportune time; like when you’re heading out in the pre-dawn darkness to your favorite stand and you’re running a few minutes late. As a result of these routine occurrences I have often considered rolling my ATV off the side of a steep West Virginia hillside. However, that isn’t a realistic option and since I can’t rightly afford to replace it with a new, more convenient side-by-side, I’ve done the next best thing….discovered a better way to carry all of my gear while on an ATV.
Over the years, I’ve often thrown my bowhunting paraphernalia into various bags and then strapped the bags to my ATV. And while that does work to some degree, protecting and accessing my equipment was typically a nightmare. Mainly because the bags offered little in protection and when I needed something it never failed to be buried at the bottom of my bag. Thus, everything had to be removed in order to locate one item, or worse, it would be found broken or damaged at the end of a long hunt or ride. Well, I can say with confidence that those days are gone. The Big Horn Rear Rack Bag by Moose Utility offers hunters a better way to arrange, protect, and transport all of their gear.
With an overabundance of storage options, Moose Utility has developed the perfect carrying system for all of your hunting gear…..The Big Horn Rear Rack Bag.
The Big Horn Rear Rack Bag is a premium cargo system with riveted straps and carrying handles that turns your ATV into a cargo-hauling dream machine. Measuring 34" L x 20.5" W x 11" H, the Big Horn is constructed of only the finest materials which are combined to create a rugged, water-resistant fabric case (available in black or Mossy Oak Break-Up camouflage) which resists the elements and cleans up easily with a damp cloth.
The bag is very ridged and mounts easily to your ATV's rear rack; mounting straps and detailed instructions are included. On top of the bag is a tough, oversized zip-top flap which provides easy access to a large storage compartment underneath. Not only can you haul a load of traditional gear inside, the insulated storage bag can also double as a cooler which is great for keeping food and drink hot or cold during early spring and summer scouting sessions, or any other time temperature is a concern. (ATV parts and accessories)
Inside the bag you will find movable internal storage dividers, a key clip, and two zippered mesh pockets. This feature allows you to customize the way you store and access your cargo; much better than simply throwing everything into one bag. The Big Horn also has 2 internal mesh storage pockets (one with a security zipper), that help you further organize your cargo.
Special dividers inside the Big Horn can be repositioned; allowing you to customize the storage arrangement to fit your needs.