The Muck Stops Here

March 27th, 2012 | Posted by Pacrec in Bicycling | Camping | Fishing & Hunting - (Comments Off on The Muck Stops Here)
Photo of muddy trail

You better slop around!

Spring is sprung,

the grass is riz

I wonder where the birdies is!

Anonymous

 

It’s been a long time coming. It always seems like an eternity. But Old Man Winter is slowly starting to take a hike. Which means you’re ready to start taking yours.

With the weather slowly improving and the days getting longer, hikers, bikers and golfers who have put their favorite activities on hold are now chomping at the bit to get back to the Great Outdoors and do their thing. But just because climatic conditions are a little gentler, doesn’t mean the landscape is.

Anyone who has done any early Spring hiking knows that, depending on the location, hiking trails can take quite a while to dry out, making some areas more suited to mud wrestling than to trekking. If you’re a golfer, you know that there are water hazards on the course in April that won’t be around in August. And what mountain biker hasn’t finished an early season ride without a new racing stripe down his or her back. But is that going to stop you? No way! Whose afraid of a little mud? Not us!

Not until it’s time for the ride home that is. Who wants all those wet and muddy hiking boots, gaiters, socks, jackets, backpacks, trekking poles, golf bags, pull carts and doggie wipe-off towels inside their clean, dry vehicle? No one, that’s who! You could bag everything up in plastic garbage bags, but what a hassle. And, you still have to snuggle up to them on the ride back home.

Golf ball in the mud

Play ‘er where she lies!

That’s where a StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier comes to the rescue. Not only is a StowAway, with its 16 cubic feet of storage space and 200 pound carrying capacity a great way to haul your gear, it’s the perfect option for transporting that wet, filthy apparel and equipment home. Everything remains outside the ride. With it’s easy ground level access, you don’t have to lift all that drippy stuff above your head as you would with an inconvenient  rooftop box. Plus, there’s a built in drain plug to make the post-adventure cleanup easy as (mud)pie! (Have fun hosing out a rooftop carrier!) And if bikes are involved, the StowAway Hitch Cargo Carrier has been designed to be used simultaneously with the StowAway Hitch Bike Rack, a 4-bike and bike gear rack that can also be used separately.

So what are you waiting for? The weather’s warmer. The days are longer. Get on out to that trailhead, singletrack, or golf course and get messy. With a StowAway Cargo Carrier you can leave the outdoors outside where it belongs.

 

 

Golf with the StowAway

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Pacrec in More! - (Comments Off on Golf with the StowAway)

Whether you’re a duffer or a Tiger, bulky golf clubs can clog up your car’s interior in no time. A StowAway Hitch Carrier solves this problem by adding handy, much-needed storage space to the back of almost any SUV.

The MAX Swingaway hitch carrier is the top-of-the-line golf club hitch carrier and a hole-in-one for golfers nationwide. Equipped with all the necessary amenities– a drain plug for cleaning, a secure locking mechanism, and a swinging frame to provide easy access to your vehicle’s trunk– the MAX hitch carrier is 51 inches wide, perfect for accommodating those extra-long drivers. With a total of 16 cubic feet of storage space, the MAX will fit your shoes, balls, tees, and towels; it will even fit a full-sized cooler or two, so you can turn your vehicle’s tailgate into the 19th hole in a matter of seconds.

It’s no wonder golfers liken the convenience of our Hitch Carriers to that of a caddy (except without the required tipping).