5-GALLON GIANT LOOP GAS BAG

Giant Loop is a popular name in adventure off-roading. The company has a variety of products, like packs and such. Most were made with adventure motorcycles in mind. Many of those products easily carry over to 4×4 quads with their handy racks. Fewer of the products are an easy switch for UTVs. We recently obtained a Giant Loop 5-gallon Gas bag. We have often had excursions where more fuel would be handy, but we had honestly not considered carrying that fuel in a bag until we tried the Gas bag.

Giant Loop is a popular name in adventure off-roading. The company has a variety of products, like packs and such. Most were made with adventure motorcycles in mind. Many of those products easily carry over to 4×4 quads with their handy racks. Fewer of the products are an easy switch for UTVs. We recently obtained a Giant Loop 5-gallon Gas bag. We have often had excursions where more fuel would be handy, but we had honestly not considered carrying that fuel in a bag until we tried the Gas bag.

This is a product that makes sense for quads or UTVs. It comes in 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-gallon sizes, and the one we tested is the 5-gallon model. Any time you are on the highway, there are specific laws about fuel containers. The Gas bag is “intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off-road and closed-course competition racing events.” We traveled to riding areas with the fuel in approved containers, and added fuel to the Gas bag at the trail head. If we did not use the fuel, we put it back in the approved container or poured it into the gas tank of the truck or our UTV for travel.

SURPRISINGLY EASY

We found the Gas bag easy to fill. It has heavy-duty soft handles at the top and bottom, and two full rows of sewed loops on the top. It is no trouble to carry, and there are plenty of tie-down options. Each bladder is individually pressure-tested. There is a lot of work in the construction to ensure that there is no leakage, and that the outer part of the pack is tough enough to shrug off wear.

Our bag worked perfectly, and with the optional $10.95 spout, it pours as well or better than any fuel container we have ever used. We used care, but there was never one drop of fuel spilled when filling the Gas bag or while emptying it. It is impressive how tough the outer covering is. It doesn’t appear to wear at all.

The Gas bag is not cheap. They start at $149.99 for the 1-gallon Gas bag and run up to $299.99 for the 5-gallon unit. On the other hand, it is very convenient, and especially if you don’t always carry additional fuel with you.

There are other, and perhaps cheaper, ways to carry fuel when you ride. However, the Gas bag is light, flexible and conforms to the odd shapes. That is handy if it is fastened atop other items you are carrying. With all the rows of loops on top, you can also tie light items on top of the bag. Find out more at Giant Loop: (888) 358-8347, www.giantloopmoto.com.

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