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 us becoming more aware of the amount 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 precise 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
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.
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OPEN SKY TOURING REVIEWS
Ordered this box after seeing so many positive reviews of the Expedition 134 box. And it doesn't disappoint! What an outstanding, Australian made product. Not only is it tough and durable it looks the bomb as well. Will be getting another one for sure! Can't recommend enough.
Recently bought a pink storage box after buying 3 last year. It’s just as tough and perfect as my previous ones. I’ll continue buying these awesome boxes to go into my new trailer project.
Great product! Love using them and would highly recommend to anyone
Easy to use, and great value
Great product and well made
Does just what it says on the box! (bad dad joke there...) Great to now have 3 of these in my collection.
Survival Snake Bite Kit™
Purchased the Expedition 134 to use for the wife's scent hound business. The dogs are used to find truffles, so not only does the box store all the harnesses and other dog gear, any booty located also goes into the box, safe and secure. Great product indeed..
Great kit. Saw on Pat Calligan’s show and immediately bought. This will definitely save a life from snake bite. The pressure bandage has markers to show how tight to wrap. So clever.
One of the best products I have used in my forty plus years of camping very well made and waterproof. It’s a pleasure to do business with a great Aussie company.
Survival Snake Bite Kit™
Very happy with the boxes. Def can hold adult standing on lid and solid latches. Easy to hose out and dust and water proof for 4WD trips!
I am impressed with the rigidity and quality of the box. it's worth every cent!
These boxes are exactly what I wanted! Delivered on time, great quality and great price! Thanks Open Sky team!
This is my 5th box and they’re fantastic. Will be the replacement for my drawer system in my Landcruiser to keep weight down. They are the ideal combination of size and manageable to handle when full.