YOUR STORAGE PROBLEMS SOLVED
FRUSTRATED BY HEAVY CUMBERSOME STORAGE BOXES?
If you have used the big heavy types of boxes, then you might already know they are a great strong product but that they have some disadvantages too. One of them is their baulk and weight. These types of storage cases are what is called a roto-moulded product. And for those of us becoming more aware of the amount of weight we carry in our vehicles, understand that it all counts towards our overall vehicle and trailer weight calculations. And beyond that they can be a pain to lift up into ute trays and onto roof racks.
To solve this, we designed the Expedition Box. And, we opted to use the Injection Moulding process, which would allow us to build in the features we wanted. Yes, injection moulds are much higher tech and thus far more expensive with all the precision moving parts and hydraulics, but we believe the end product is well worth it. Importantly injection moulding allowed us to be precisely in creating a robust tough box without the unnecessary weight.
PURCHASED CHEAP INFERIOR AND WEAK BOXES IN THE PAST?
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
We had tried many boxes in the past and were often frustrated by the ability of them to be belted around in the back of the truck while on a remote trip. There is nothing worse than being remote or away camping and gear has been damaged, or the weather and dust has made it onto your clothes. It’s frustrating and painful to find a fix when away. It’s the last thing you want to worried about.
Our precision injected moulded expedition boxes are made to last and last trip after trip. We back our product with a 30 day money back guarantee – because if you are unhappy so are we! We also provide a 2 year warranty on our expedition boxes for added piece of mind!
DUST AND WEATHER LEAKS
Dust and driving rain have a tendency to find their way into gear no matter how well it is packed, often spoiling or dirtying clothes and delicate electronics.
The Expedition134 boxes have been fitted with one of our key features – a custom weather seal and a matching high ridge to keep out driving rain and prevent dust leaking in. Relax in confidence that your gear will be well protected in an Expedition134 storage box.
UNEVEN FLOORS FOR STACKING GEAR
Heavy rotomoulded boxes are designed with multiple ridges and channels both across the floor and sides of the box to provide their strength. Unfortunately, this trait also makes packing them a real pain compared to a nice flat smooth floor. Food tins, jars, and bottles all will fall over no matter how tightly you pack them, often leaving you with a mess to clean up later.
The Expedition134 box was engineered and designed to have nice smooth flat floors and rounded corners to address this problem. This makes stacking and packing a super simple affair and helps keep your gear all nicely ordered.
DIFFICULT TO ACCESS CONTENTS WHEN IT’S ALL TIED DOWN
Traveling this great country of ours for any length of time nearly always means having to store some of your valuables on the roof rack of the vehicle. And with normal boxes, that always ends up with ropes or straps over the top of everything and then when you need that one item you have to undo it all.
Well, forget all of that hassle and use a box with dedicated tie-down points on the corners that allow easy opening of the box while it is still secured on the roof! No more being covered in dust and grime from pulling ropes and straps off and then having to re-tie them again. It doesn’t get any better than that.
BOTHERED BY RUST AND RATTLES OF BOXES?
It’s beyond annoying when on a long trip to a destination you hear continual tinny rattles that metal makes from those corrugations!
If you have used those big heavy roto-moulded boxes in the past you will know most of them have metal components. And if you have used them in the professional or commercial marine environment, then you’d also know that the hinges and latches rust out pretty quickly too, which is why they aren’t found much in that industry.
We solved this problem through our superior technical precision of injection moulding. This allowed us to remove all metal from our expedition products. If your using them at sea or at the beach then no need to worry about metal rusting. Importantly our boxes won’t create pain in the arse rattles in your vehicle!
WASTED SPACE WHEN NOT IN USE
A frustration of some roto-moulded storage boxes is the amount of room they take up when not in use. Roto-moulding is what allows these types of boxes to have the vertical or square walls and corners that we at Open Sky Touring used to think were necessary for ease of packing. A problem created with the vertical or square walls and corners is that these storage boxes can-not be nested when empty thus taking up valuable space in the shed or garage.
The expedition box design allows the lid to be removed and the box body to be nested inside another box body saving over 50% of the space.
Leaving your gear on the roof rack or in the back of a ute is great, but when you walk into the pub for a coldie after a long day, it would be good to know the gear inside your storage box is safe.
The Expedition Box allows for each latch to be locked. Importantly we have designed the padlock position to be under the outer rim which means the padlock won’t rub on other gear inside your vehicle or rattle on other metal.
LIDS POOLING WATER AT THE CAMPSITE!
Rain at the camp is not ideal but we all know it happens. It’s more of a frustration when the lid of your box fills with water. Usually meaning you get wet when removing the lid or your contents inside do.
We designed the lids so the water runs off and that puddle of water you forgot about from the overnight rain won’t end up on your lap in the morning.
HARD TO CLEAN
Nothing worse than a frustrating session cleaning up at the end of a long camping trip right? When you’ve been smashed all over the Cape, or just wanting to relax after finishing a long drive, you just don’t want to fight to get rid of all the dust and mud throughout your gear. One of the biggest problems with the heavy rotomoulded boxes is that annoying inside lip that keeps the dirt and muck in, no matter how much you try to hose it out.
Well, that pain is a thing of the past with the Expedition134 boxes due to the clever design incorporating that clean smooth flat floor and sidewalls with no annoying overhanging lip to trap the dirt and mud. Simply give them a hose out, wipe them down and you’re done with the cleanup.
Let customers speak for usfrom 100 reviews
Just took delivery of this product. Looks fantastic!
So good to be able to buy Aussie designed and made.
Well done guys - thank you
Had these delivered for a trip up to Dirk Harthog. Loved them. Ditched our old boxes that we had left and bought another expedition box due to the accessibility, tie down points and it doubling as a step ladder for the shorties accessing the roof rack.
Love it , it's tough , sturdy . Holds all my kitchen camp ware (butane stove, pans , cutlery, cups , essentials . I like it so much, Iâ€™m gonna get another. Itâ€™ll be easy as to tie down , stoked & Aussie made. Thanks so much!
It fits... Stanley socket set and screwdriver set, spanner roll (large), hammer (med) , 2x vice grips, Allen keys set, 2x bum wipe, a restraint bag (6x 500kg ratchets&straps), kings recovery kit, kingcrome 80amp jumper leads, a 200mm x 250mm x 150mm box with wheel nuts/studs, cable ties ect, a roll of paper towel, a large total tool breaker bar (diagonal) and wheel sockets. Plus little wires and stuff i find. Can recommend.
Excellent product, absolutely fit for purpose.
Super impressed with the quality of the boxes. Really like the way the tops and bottoms interlock for stacking. Looking forward to not having to clean the red dirt and dust out of everything the next time we go off road. Customer support has been outstanding as well. Weâ€™ll be buying more!!!
I recently purchased 2 of 55l expedition 134 boxes and well needless to say they are quite possibly the best crates/boxes on the market today. The seals on them are ridiculously strong. I tested them in a creek with all my clothes in one and submerged the box fully underwater, floated downstream and even tried to stand on it underwater only to open the lid back on land and everything was still bone dry. Not a drop made it in. Other amazing points are the fact it is 100% ozzie made and owned which makes me happy that i can support an australian business, they have a great range of colours to colour code all my stuff and the fact you can strap them down and still open the lid. These lads have really thought of everything and i now cant justify buying any other product alike due to how well these are made.
Oh and the customer service was on point as well. A higher star rating would be put if it went higher than 5.
Storage boxes are as described and very strong. Able to be sealed from water and dust. Very happy with this purchase.
They are that good we just keep buying them, now have 7. Makes camping and traveling a lot easier. Used for all purposes including water storage.
I was set up with these cracking expedition boxes. I have the set of colors and also the mixed lids so I can differentiate whatâ€™s in them. Could not recommend these enough. Tough as nails, easy to clean and being able to stack them, they take up heaps less room on the Ute. All my mates want these boxes. Bloody choice!
I bought 2 of your boxes recently, to use in our camper trailer.
For 11 years we have used (multiple ) plastic tubs bought from Big W or Bunnings. Multiple tubs because, of course, they don't last. Normal camping use has seen them crack, dust get in, even some mice in our food box once.
So I recently bought 2 of your boxes and we packed them, using 1 as a food box and the other as a kitchen/cooking gear box.
We have been on a 2 week trip to the Warrumbungle and Pilliga National Parks in Western New South Wales.
Not the roughest roads this trip, but all our camps were very dusty and the odd rodent or odd million flies.
In our boxes each time I found, food or kitchen stuff. That's it. No dust, insects or mice. How good is that! Plenty of dust on the outside of them.
The boxes also changed the way I packed the trailer. Much better! They fit in great.
We used them as seats at times, and as a footstool.
Great boxes. Very happy with them.
"The night before we tackled the border track I gotta say I'm absolutely loving these @expedition134 storage boxes. We were in a national park so we needed to bring our own firewood. I didn't want to drive 2 hours with wood strapped to the roof & I wanted to keep the weight as low as possible as my hilux is already too top heavy. So I loaded enough wood for 2 nights in these boxes and stacked them on my back seat without any mess in my car. They are incredibly durable so I had faith that even though they were fully loaded with wood they weren't going to break on my during the track. Highly recommend them"
I have a set of these boxes and from what I can say is WOW! Absolutely brilliant!! The external tie down points are a great idea, everything can be tied down on the ute and still easily access the contents in the tubs with out having to untie every strap!
I use mine for cooking gear as the cast iron hot plate and cooker can bounce around in the box and I know that the box isnâ€™t going to break on me like my previous cheap and nasty tubs! Highly recommend!
Great product. Best boxes I've had with great seals. Quick delivery. Totally recommend.
Up front, they seemed a little expensive when I looked at them on the website but I really liked the fact that they are Australian made so I went ahead and made the order and I am really happy I did. These are an excellent storage solution and premium quality. We’ve tried them out and they are definitely dust proof and securely stack on each other. We even use one as a step up to the bed in the camper trailer now so we don’t need the milk crate.