Storage Wars: UTV Bags And Storage Options
There's a lot
you can do with a sport oriented side-by-side: rip dunes, trail
hop, rock crawl, mud bog, or just load up the family in the
four-seater and go for an afternoon putt. One thing these vehicles
aren't really known for however is having a copious amount of
on-board storage. Whether it's the Can-Am Maverick, Polaris
RZR, or Yamaha YXZ, you might find a small center console with
a couple cup holders, a cubby or two, and a small glove compartment
but that's about it.
These vehicles aren't intended to haul around a ton of stuff, but a few extra pockets here and there would be great; thankfully there are plenty of storage solutions that can easily be installed/fitted to your ride and provide convenience and peace of mind. Below is a few of our favorite bags and storage options for UTVs.
You may be familiar with PRP Seats and their high-quality UTV
seats, but did you know the company also has as line of storage
bags as well? One of their most popular bags is the
[mageProductLink sku="098-e36-x" title=""]Front RZR Stock Door Bag
with Knee Pad[/mageProductLink] ($65.00). As the name implies it
fits the stock half doors found on the two- and four-seater RZRs
XP1000, 900XC, and S 900 models. The bags are made from durable
vinyl coated polyester with a carbon fiber pattern exterior. With
their angular shape the bags fit perfectly on the inside of the
stock door frame and mount in place using the stock bolts that
secure the door skins to the frame and a strip of Velcro. You can
use these bags with the stock half door skins or the full-length
door skins. The zippered pocket keeps all your items secure and the
padded portion sits in the perfect spot to protect your knee from
banging against the door. The bags are available with blue, red,
white, black, orange, or yellow piping. If you own a 4-seater PRP
offers Passenger Door Bags ($65.00, part# 098-e40-x) that also come
with a knee pad. The front and rear bags are available in left or
right side and are sold separately. PRP makes door bags to fit
other RZR models and certain Arctic Cat models as well.
A lot of people add aftermarket doors to their RZRs and to accommodate those people there's the RZR Universal Door Bag ($55.00, part# 098-e31) from PRP. Made from the same materials as the other door bags, these bags offer a much larger storage capacity than the Stock Door bags and feature a smaller pocket on the inside for your keys, wallet or cell phone. They come with adjustable straps that have grommets mounted in the ends so that you can tailor them to fit the inside of your door frame. Once you determine where the straps will route to they are secured in place with the door skin bolts. While there's no dedicated knee pad, there is a thin layer of padding backing the carbon fiber front. If you've installed the PRP RZR Doors you can pick up the Door bag with Knee Pad for PRP Doors ($85.00, part# 098-E38-X).
Leave your Baggage at the Door
Nelson Rigg has recently
entered the UTV storage market with its Rigg Gear Adventure line of
products and they too have door bags for the RZRs. They offer
[mageProductLink sku="204-rg-001" title=""]Upper Front Door
Bags[/mageProductLink] ( $99.95), Upper Rear Door Bags ($89.95,
part# 204-rg-002), and[mageProductLink sku="204-rg-001l" title=""]
Lower Door Bags [/mageProductLink]($89.95) to fit a variety of RZR
900 and XP 1000 models. The bags are made from top quality UV
treated, water resistant Tri-MaxÂ® Ballistic Nylon with Fibertech
accents, and feature reverse coil, oversized, rubber coated
zippers. The bags are quick and easy to mount/dismount via the
attached Velcro straps and Velcro strip secured to the backside.
What many people will appreciate about these bags is that unlike
the PRP bags, these are sold in sets, making them much more budget
The Upper Front Door Bags measure: 23 Â½" L x 11" W x 2" D and hold three liters per side. The Upper Rear Door Bags measure: 20 Â½" L x 11" W x 2"D and also hold 3 liters per side. If you've got the Polaris Lower Door Inserts installed on your RZR then you'll definitely want to pick up the Lower Door Bags. The nice thing about these bags is that they can mount to either the front or rear door lowers. They measure 24" L x 9" W x 2.5"D and are very spacious with 7 liters of storage capacity per side.
All Rigged up
Another great piece of luggage from the Rigg Gear Adventure series
is the [mageProductLink sku="204-rg-004" title=""]Rear Cargo
Storage Bag[/mageProductLink] ($129.95). Made from the same
materials as the door bags, this bag is designed to fit in most RZR
cargo beds and measures 41 1/2"L x 8"W x 20"H. There are four
zippered storage areas, one on each side and two in the center. The
center/main area provides 58 liters of storage and features a flip
down shelf to create two individual sections (upper and lower
storage compartments) to keep your gear separated if needed. Even
though the bag spans the length of the cargo bed there's still
plenty of room to carry additional gear. The bag can be secured to
the rear of the roll cage or the cargo bed via the adjustable
straps and various D-rings. As with the other Rigg Gear accessories
this bag comes with a lifetime warranty.
If you want to get serious about storage for your RZR and want
something extremely rugged then you may want to opt for Polaris'
[mageProductLink sku="2876439-070" title=""]Lock and Ride Cargo Box
[/mageProductLink]($249.99). The box is made from injection-molded,
UV resistant, polyethylene and has a storage capacity of 65 liters.
Basically this piece is like adding a trunk to your RZR. The box
features weatherproofing under the lid to keep all your gear dry
and you can use a pad lock to help keep your items safe from
nefarious hands. The Lock and Ride Cargo Box fits in most RZR cargo
beds and even though it takes up the entire bed space, the unit can
quickly and easily be removed/installed.
Rotopax is well known in the offroad industry for its various fluid
containers and mounting systems. Many people don't realize aside
from fuel storage, Rotopax also offer dry storage options like its
[mageProductLink sku="049-451-2112s" title=""]2-gallon Storage
Pack[/mageProductLink] ($84.95). The heavy-duty plastic container
measures 17 3/4" L x 13 1/4" W x 3" H and with its clam shell
design and secure hinges you can carry quite a bit of gear.
Convenient carry handles make it easy to carry the storage pack to
and from your UTV and with the unique molded design you can stack
multiple Rotopax on top of one another. Rotopax offers a variety of
mounting accessories giving you several options when it comes to
securing the pack to your UTV.
Make use of the wasted space in the rear corners of your stock RZR
XP1000 roll cage with the Polaris Side Bag ($129.99 each, part#
2879518). The bag mounts to the interior rear of the cab frame with
Polaris' Lock and Ride technology and four Velcro straps. Zippers
on each side of the bag allows for the bags to be mounted on either
the left or right side of the vehicle. On the inside is a zippered
interior pocket to keep smaller items secure and elastic straps to
hold a few tools.
A dry bag is a great solution if you want a simple storage solution
that can be tossed into the back of your UTV and quickly secured.
Firstgear recently came out with a line of dry pak duffle bags in
various sizes that could come in very handy in a pinch. There's the
Firstgear Torrent 25 Liter [mageProductLink sku="310-7279"
title=""]Waterproof Duffle Bag[/mageProductLink] ($59.95), Torrent
40 Liter Waterproof Duffle Bag (79.95), and Torrent 70 Liter
Waterproof Duffle Bag ($89.95). The bags are constructed out of
extremely durable PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) tarpaulin fabrics and
that have been precision cut and sonically welded to ensure optimal
seam integrity, strength and durability for the rigors of
offroading. There are D-rings and webbing straps scattered
throughout the bags that make it easy to secure the bags to the bed
or passenger areas of your UTV.
If it's frosty trailside beverages you seek then look no further
than the 30 quart Polaris Northstar Cooler ($279.99) The cooler
measures 18.3"L x 17.3" W x 24.4" H, is made from UV resistant
polyethylene, and features 2" thick insulation to keep your food
and beverages cold for hours on end. Sturdy rubber latches and
aluminum hinges ensure the lid stays sealed closed, molded tie-down
points make it easy to safely transport the cooler in the cargo bed
of your UTV, and easy grip handles enable you to lift and carry the
cooler from place to place.
AO Coolers offers a great selection of ice chests that can be
tossed into the back of a side-by-side. The nice thing about these
coolers is that even the largest one, the 48 Pack, still leaves
plenty of room in the bed of your UTV to carry other items. The
soft-sided coolers are great for taking with you on offroad
excursions or camping trips because when you're done using them,
they can be packed away. AO Coolers are available in a variety of
sizes: 12 pack, 24 pack, 36 pack, and 48 pack in an assortment of
colors (royal blue, silver, black, and camo, carbon silver and
carbon black). AO Coolers states that these ice chests have twice
the insulation as standard soft-sided coolers and hold ice for 24
hours in 120-degree heat. The bags have removable shoulder straps
and have clip down ends for securing the coolers in place. Besides
the main cooler compartment the bags also have a zippered side
pocket to store things like keys, wallet, and other items.
The[mageProductLink sku="272-0048-b" title=""] 48 Pack AO
Cooler[/mageProductLink] ($89.95) measures 21" l x 13" W x 13" H
and can store 48 cans along with 15-20 pounds of ice.