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Zuca All Terrain roller cases haul gear where the road ends

The Zuca All Terrain hauls gear on and off road and doubles as a seat
The Zuca All Terrain hauls gear on and off road and doubles as a seat
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
The retractable handle extends from 23.5 in to 51 in
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The retractable handle extends from 23.5 in to 51 in
Unlike your average travel carry-on, the All Terrain has large, air-filled tires
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Unlike your average travel carry-on, the All Terrain has large, air-filled tires
Extend the handle and pull your gear over dirt, rock and more
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Extend the handle and pull your gear over dirt, rock and more
The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
The standard All Terrain comes in several colors and retails for $275
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The standard All Terrain comes in several colors and retails for $275
Luca showed the All Terrain at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
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Luca showed the All Terrain at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
Zuca aims the All Terrain at hikers, campers, hunters and other sports enthusiasts that spend time in the wilderness
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Zuca aims the All Terrain at hikers, campers, hunters and other sports enthusiasts that spend time in the wilderness
The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
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The all-new Zuca All Terrain roller bag
The Zuca All Terrain hauls gear on and off road and doubles as a seat
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The Zuca All Terrain hauls gear on and off road and doubles as a seat

Outdoorsmen (and women) looking to drop their backpacks have a number of new alternatives for hauling gear into the wild. New personal trailers and roller bags, like the Armadillo and Trailpod, have been popping up in recent years, pulling gear weight off the back and putting it in tow. Zuca adds the new All Terrain, a burly, aluminum-framed roller with large, knobby tires and a hunger for rough, open spaces.

It's not hard to imagine the disaster that would ensue if you tried rolling a traditional wheeled carry-on over anything rougher than a short stretch of driveway gravel between blocks of sidewalk. The wheels would get stuck; the fabric might rip; and you could quickly end up with your clothes strewn all over the forest floor.

Zuca, a California-based carry-all and accessories company with more than a decade in the market, has determined to give outdoor enthusiasts a carry-on-style bag that not only holds up to the outdoors but lives and breathes outdoor adventure. The company aims its new All Terrain gear roller at campers, anglers, climbers, disc golfers, beach goers and backcountry skiers, as well as globetrotting adventurers.

The retractable handle extends from 23.5 in to 51 in
The retractable handle extends from 23.5 in to 51 in

In place of small skate wheels, the All Terrain rides on large, all-terrain pneumatic tires set on a 22-in (56 cm) track. To make those big wheels easier to deal with during transport and storage, Zuca includes a quick-release system for removal. Zuca says that the tires are ready for "any terrain," but we think you'd probably prefer to stick with the traditional backpack in deep sand, sticky mud, thorny brush or drifted snow.

The All Terrain's rugged construction extends up from the wheels, where an aluminum alloy frame hugs the removable, water-resistant 1000D polyester bag. The frame is designed to support up to 300 lb (136 kg) and doubles as a seat or small workbench when the wheels come to a stop. The telescoping grab handle makes the whole thing comfortable to pull, and two integrated adjustable cupholders keep your beverages snug.

The All Terrain measures 23.5 x 22 x 19 in (60 x 56 x 48 cm, H x W x D) with the wheels on, handle down. The handle extends that height up to 51 in (130 cm). Zuca lists the weight of the whole package (frame and fabric bag) at 13.5 lb (6.1 kg). It does not meet FAA regulations for carry-on bags.

Zuca showed the All Terrain at last week's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. All Terrain models are available now at specialty retailers and on Zuca's website for US$275. Zuca plans to expand the line with activity-specific models like the $295 All Terrain Disc Golf Cart, which includes storage inserts specifically for disc golf.

Source: Zuca

4 comments
pmshah
I browsed through the image gallery. It looks like the firm's advertising promotion. There is not one image that shows how the wheels would be stowed once one reached the destination or while it was being packed !!!! How utterly stupid !!! $ 275/- ? I could rig one up from any pram in the junk yard for under $ 10.
MarylandUSA
Carts like these are often called beach carts. Most are more horizontal, but all have wheels that are designed to roll easily over sand.
Bob Flint
The company aims its new All Terrain gear roller at campers, anglers, climbers, disc golfers, beach goers and backcountry skiers. Anglers, what a fishing rod, won't fit in that. Climbers, they usually travel with next to nothing, maybe water. Disc golf, really maybe two or three types, strap to your belt. Maybe beach goers, but even then can't carry your towel? Back country skiers, again were would the skis be attached. What sort of crap do you think people will schlep with this heavy awkward box on wheels?
unklmurray
Bob,its' not like you to be such a ''Naysayer'',It doesn't matter where the product is being aimed at......It looks like a well made little cart,If I was to travel like most people I know do then this cart would be perfect for ''Hitch-Hiking'' and or for "Hopping a Freight Train''.......granted it has been a few years since I last road a Freight Train,Their accommodations sure leave a lot to be desired,But still I would have welcomed this cart the last time I did......I didn't see a price but you get what you pay for!!.....I give it a 8+...............LOL :-)