Trasharoo Review

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While overlanding, you will inevitably produce some trash, that without a spare tire trash bag, like the Trasharoo, would sit somewhere within the cabin or perhaps not very safely on the rooftop rack.

Although the product is not a novelty, yet many overlanders just starting to realize how useful an external trash bag can be. In fact, it has versatile functions, as you will see it below in our detailed Trasharoo Review.

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While overlanding, you will inevitably produce some trash, that without a spare tire trash bag, like the Trasharoo, would sit somewhere within the cabin or perhaps not very safely on the roof rack.


  • Hassle-free storing of trash during a trip
  • Versatile usability
  • Adjustable contraption for easy installation
  • Sturdy, durable construction
  • Drain holes
  • Can be installed on tire sizes from 29” to 40”


  • Prone to theft if loosely installed
  • The bag can be low when installed and lower when filled up
  • Color can fade


By its name alone, we can already guess the specific purpose of the Trasharoo. However, the features of the product make it worthy of consideration.

The Trasharoo is not just an oversized knapsack because the material is made of high-quality 900 denier canvas, therefore, it is sturdy and durable for the long-haul.

This special sack can carry a load of up to 50 pounds and can also fit a 30-gallon trash bag.

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It’s an all-weather bag that can withstand the piercing sun rays and the pouring rain. The interior coating is water-resistant and therefore suited to handle all sorts of trash and debris.

It is equipped with drain holes at the bottom to let out trash leaks or liquid drippings.

Installation is easy with adjustable straps to complement tire sizes from 29” to 40.”

The straps are adjustable with strong buckles to latch to the mounted spare tire and keep it securely in place.

Functionality goes beyond trash storing as there are plenty of uses depending on the need. The vehicle backpack adds storage space for other must-bring essentials, like recovery gear.

It is available in four color choices (black, tan, green and camo) to blend with vehicle color.

The color might fade in due course due to exposure and normal wear & tear but the functionality will remain.

Trasharoo Review

As happy customers noted, the top flap cover of the Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag zips up nicely and buckles down tightly.

The capacity was found more than enough on a usual overlanding trip.

We find it an important feature that the bag is washable. Simply wash and clean after use. Strap it back for the next road trip.

Trasharoo on a Jeep Wrangler

One complaint raised against the Trasharoo is the installation. Some say the chances of the bag disengaging from the spare are possible. The adjustable straps are there to tighten on the spare completely.

Once you’ve adjusted the straps and found the suited locking position for your tire size, it’s a breeze the next time.

Also, it’s inconceivable to imagine a burglar preying on a bag loaded with trash.

If it’s latched firmly, it would take some effort to snip it away.

Generally, the consensus among satisfied users is essentially the usefulness of the Trasharoo.

Apart from performing its principal duty as a trash bin for the outdoors, it can serve several other purposes: storing wet suit or surfing gear, storing muddy hunting gear, hauling a  light bundle of firewood or charcoal to your campsite, hauling dirty sports equipment, just to name a few.

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Conclusion – Trasharoo Review

Simply put, the Trasharoo serves a real need. Dumping trash has been an ongoing concern off the road and on campsites while overlanding. The product would help to eliminate that problem and more.

Off-roaders and campers can tidy up and clean their mess without hassles. Essentially, the product promotes clean living too.

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  • TREAD LIGHTLY - You can haul away all the trash you accumulatea weekend and maybe even make the trails a littler cleaneryou go.
  • HIGH QUALITY - Made from high quality 900 denier canvas with wide buckles and a heavy-duty attachmentyour existing external spare tire.
  • LARGE CAPACITY - Packin, packout. Carriestolbsweight and fits a standardgallon trash bag for easedumping.
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT - The Spare Tire Trash Bagtreated with a water-resistant interior coating and has drainage holesbottom for unexpected leaks.
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Ferenc Elekes has been a devout Overlanding enthusiast for many years. During that time, Ferenc has explored 75 countries on six continents, with overland travel involved in 40 countries on three continents. From his trusty 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a roof-top tent, he’s blogged about experiences that can only be found in the remotest regions on Earth. Along the way, he's gained in-depth knowledge of the novel challenges overlanders encounter and practical ways to meet them. On his website, he shares informed opinions about everything from the best overland gear to how to get a vehicle unstuck. Ferenc has also written for Ih8mud, the Expedition Portal, the Overland Journal, and he is often invited as a guest to outdoors-related podcasts.
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