So, I get stuck plowing (in my driveway of all places) and my friend breaks my 2" strap. That won't happen again.
I just opened the box, and I thought I was getting a basic heavy duty bag to store my recovery tools in. Nope. Two outside pockets for gloves, shackles, etc., an inside pocket for a sheave, and the large pocket has a velcro attached inner liner to hold water, snow, mud and make it easy to clean. I am VERY impressed for the money.
It would have five stars if there was a handle on the cover in addition to the shoulder strap.
I am hardcore when it comes to offroad, I have two 20 foot chains, a thirty foot recovery strap, multiple shackles, other recovery gear and my winch control, tree saver plus more all stored in this bag. I wouldn't want to carry it far cause it's HEAVY! This bag takes the beating though.
This bag is roomy and tough. The side pockets are great for gloves or shackles. The buckles are supper heavy duty. It's nice having all my vehicle recovery gear in one well-thought out bag. The bright orange with reflective trim is nice so you can easily locate the bag at night. While there is a nice shoulder strap, a carry handle on top would have been nice.
I wound up filling it with mostly Smittybilt, 2" x 20' strap, 2" x 30" strap, tree strap, #2744 Snatch Block (way cheaper and 9 lbs lighter than ARB 9000), 2 hitch pins, 30" heavy chain and a 3/8" quick link from Home Depot, 2 shackles from poison spyder (Pretty yellow), package of 12" black Zip Ties to tie up the straps (2 ea), 5" or 6" side cutters for the zip ties, tie downs in 2 Ziplock freezer bags, tri-fold shovel from Walmart, LED Headlight from Costco and 3 extra AAA batteries in a sandwich bag. It all weighs 30 lbs, not too bad. There is extra room one more strap or whatever else I forgot. I shortened up the carry strap which makes a decent handle. For around $200 I am happy if somebody gets stuck, or if nobody gets stuck.
I was tired of having my revovery gear loose and disorganized. Bought the ARB bag since I have never been let down by their products. My initial impressions of the bag were beyond what I was expecting. Very good quality bag. Thick material, quality adjustable buckles and great stitching. I fit all my straps, shackles, gloves, and snatch block inside.
What can I say... ARB says it all. Top quality, tons of room and compartments for organizing your recovery tools and needs. Got my shackles, jumper cables, tow and tree straps, snatch block, gloves and other bits all nicely organized. Great purchase.
This bag was most certainly designed by someone who knew a lot about off roading...
The enter section is actually two parts, you have the large rectangle that is the body of the bag, and then in the center there is a large compartment that appears to be waterproof, so that center section is big enough to hold two rescue straps and one tree hugger
On the trail when you are done using straps and such, you just put them into this center section and it lifts right out, making it easy to handle the dirty straps and go rinse them out
On top of that it has two end pockets that are roomy and equally well built
I use one pocket for a spare d ring shackle and a snatch block and the other end for a pair of leather work gloves
It also has a nicely padded strap to carry it with
Great quality, solid build and heavier materials than I expected. One side pocket will hold 2 shackles. That leaves the other side for my receiver hitch shackle bracket and shackle. In the center compartment I was able to put my 10' tree saver and a 30'x 3" strap. There is a divided compartment for a snatch block that holds a 20 x 2" strap and the snatch block. The front compartment will hold the winch line dampener or if your using a synthetic winch line you can use that spot for a line extension or chains
I was reluctant to buy a bag this expensive but i'm not disappointed in the least with my purchase.
I love this bag, stores all my recovery gear. Has a shoulder strap which is convenient if your gear/bag is heavy like mine. Well made like all ARB products and it seems like it will hold up for years of use. The arrangement of compartments means I have somethings stacked and occasionally have to dig things out, which is slightly inconvenient, but if you arrange things right you can minimize this.