I'm using it for the first time tomorrow, so we'll see how it works out. I packed it tonight, and I'm really pleased with how much it holds. I have in it my first aid kit (in one of those clear Sterilite tote bins), an anti-sweat sheet, a wool cooler, a dress sheet, two stacked 8-qt. pails with my bathing supplies, my tall boot bag w/boots, towels, saddle pads, extra reins and girth, and a full set of tall shipping boots. I could still put some more in there if I tightened up how I have things packed.
I had been looking at the Stanley rolling tool chest, but when I saw this I thought I'd like it better because it's more of a "trunk" size and it's sturdy enough to sit on.
Just thought I'd share. You never know who might be looking for a good bargain...
My best friend has one exactly like that, but with wheels and a retractable handle, that she's used for years and she's a hunter. She absolutely loves it, and it was a fraction of the cost of one marketed to us spendy equestrians.
I've been looking for something big with a lock - my tack stuff is right at the door to the tack room and I end up missing things and then finding them in the weirdest places (my tail brush was in the indoor arena once?) so I know people grab stuff to borrow. I don't care so much if they put it back. I know what I'm doing tomorrow!
I have one to store horse blankets in. If I fold them in half length-wise and then roll them up like a sleeping bag, I can fit 6 heavyweight blankets + a few misc coolers + extra leg straps. I'm thinking about getting another for tack stuff so I can throw a saddle in there for shows. Right now I have a smaller rubbermaid one from Wal-mart that has lasted me for years, but I can't fit my saddle in there.
The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.
I have truly loved my Stanley trunk, wheels, pull out handle, etc. But, it sits outside my horse's stall and the flip clasps on the front are rusting rapidly. That and they are all keyed alike are the only downsides.