Going on 8 years and my boxes are a good as the day I got them. Once I finish up my COVID-19 projects, I'll order 4 more. I still have not installed the metal latches I bought, the plastic ones have given me zero trouble.
I got the steel latches for a few of mine. I was hoping that they wouldn't fall out as easily as the plastic ones. They work pretty good, but you still gotta stay on top of them because they can still fall out.Going on 8 years and my boxes are a good as the day I got them. Once I finish up my COVID-19 projects, I'll order 4 more. I still have not installed the metal latches I bought, the plastic ones have given me zero trouble.
I have both Wolf Pack and Cub Pack boxes.Has anyone used both the wolf and cub packs and have a preference for one or the other? I'm building a sleeping platform and it will be able to fit either two wolf packs or four Cub packs.
Thanks for your thoughts about the boxes! I am trying to simplify my pack out and I feel like the smaller boxes will prevent me from bringing too many unnecessary items. I just have to see if my recovery gear will fit into a cub pack.I have both Wolf Pack and Cub Pack boxes.
I purchased the Wolf Packs first, half with the regular lids and half with the tall lids. I like them much better than the Action Packers, Plano boxes and milk crates they replaced. I purchased several sets of metal latches to replace the plastic latches that came on the boxes but just as others have reported the plastic latches have yet to break.
I purchased my Cub Pack boxes when I purchased my '06 Jeep LJ in 2017. The Wolf Packs wouldn't fit where I needed them to fit in the LJ, but the Wolf Packs remain in use in my Xterra, most recently on a 3-week overlanding trip in Baja California.
There have been several times that I wished my Cub Packs were slightly larger to make it easier to pack certain items, but in general they work just as well as the Wolf Packs and there is definitely an advantage to a Cub Pack being lighter and slightly easier to handle than a filled Wolf Pack.
My Xterra jammed to the top with gear before leaving on an extended trip to Moab, showing two Wolf Pack boxes:
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My jeep packed and ready to go, showing two Cub Pack boxes:
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I like the idea of a Flat Pack as my kitchen box. I noticed that the newest version has storage pockets underneath the lid which could be used for spices, dish soap, utensils etc.I use both boxes also, agree with RBills re: size. But I prefer the Cub Packs for the easier to operate lid latches. Plastic or metal, it seems I’m always beating my fingers up trying to unlatch the Wolf Packs. YMMV. Of note, I also use and recommend the soft-sided flat packs from Front Runner; they also fit inside the Wolf Packs if desired.
When closing the latches you don't put on the bottom of the latch, you push on or above the ribs in the middle of the latch and it closes super easy with no pain! It actually says 'push' on them but it's really, really hard to read. Took me about 6 months of ownership and sore fingers to learn that haha. I've never had a problem unlatching.Most of my latches broke pretty quickly, the ones that are still there sting my fingers. I also find the wolf size is either too big or two small; I’m sure that’s the case with any container. They’re still great containers but a bit overpriced for something that isn’t waterproof in my opinion.
FWIW, I received an order from Front Runner last week within a reasonable time from order date.I went to order them from Front Runner, and I guess they're not shipping right now d/t the virus thing. Anybody know of a place that has them for a good price (they were about $33 each on the Front Runner site), and in stock and is shipping?
I may have been on their Africa site. Will try again.FWIW, I received an order from Front Runner last week within a reasonable time from order date.
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I'd like something right about the size of the Wolf Packs but a bit more heavy duty, and with nicer latches. 2 similarly-sized Pelican cases come in at around $160 each.I just spent almost $100 for two of these things ($98.02 to be exact with shipping). We'll see if they're worth it compared to the Action packers I've been using for years. I hope so after just spending almost $100 for 'em.