Bag it this winter
Galaxy Brands is a proudly South African company that markets a variety of unique brands and associated products, one of which is a “plastic” bakkie/ trailer bag called the Trail-O-Zip or Cab-O-Zip (TOZ for short).
TOZ bags are lightweight, very strong, fitted with handles and will protect various goods against the harsh African climate (sun, wind, rain, as well as dust and even hail). The bags were originally developed to serve as multi-purpose hunting/ meat transport bags and have a variety of special features. They are light, easy to carry, strong and durable. The bags are also affordable, water resistant, dustproof, hygienic and easy to clean. TOZs are provided with heavy-duty zips and also have a moderate insulation effect – they will keep meat cool during short journeys. These handy bags can even be used as field stretchers in difficult terrain (tested with carcasses of up to 100kg) to carry and recover game.
If not used to transport your meat back home dust-free, a TOZ can also be used to protect other transportable valuables such as clothing, foodstuff and general personal items.
There are two options available in the TOZ range; the TOZ 1, which is a large bag that is designed to fit into the load bin of a single-cab bakkie or a six feet and bigger trailer (size: 2 200 x 1 200 x 1 000mm) and the TOZ 2, a medium-size bag that fits into the bin of a double-cab bakkie or six feet and smaller trailer (size: 500 x 1 200 x 800mm).
The TOZ bags are exclusively manufactured by Covergard (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. Covergard has been around since 1994 and is recognised as a leading manufacturer of waterproof protective bags and covers. Their products are stocked by various renowned retailers throughout the country. TOZ bags are made from the highest quality HDPE material and are quality tested and checked.
The TOZ bags are currently not available in SA stores and can only be purchased on-line! To order your TOZ bag today at the special promotional price of R995 for the TOZ 1 or R895 for the TOZ 2, VAT and free delivery inclusive anywhere in South Africa, use the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Use the REP CODE: GB0 followed by the option TOZ(1) or TOZ(2). (I.E. GB0-TOZ(1).
Koos Barnard, editor of SA JAGTER/HUNTER, used the TOZ bags on a number of hunting trips and here are his comments: “I have used the TOZ bags on three hunting trips and two road trips, during which time I have travelled on dirt roads for about 300km. On route to my hunting destinations I put all of our bags, including camera bags and groceries inside a TOZ and all our stuff arrived dust-free at our various destinations.
“To load carcasses we simply took the TOZ right into the cold room, opened it, packed in the meat, zipped it up and carried the load to my bakkie by using the handles.
“On our return trips we transported the carcasses of nyala, impala and warthog in the TOZ 2 and had no worries about dust getting to our meat. Upon our arrival we removed the carcasses, and simply hosed down the TOZ to get rid of a few drops of blood.
“This lightweight bag is now a constant companion whenever my wife and I do a road trip. With our bags and other valuables zipped up inside, the TOZ also offers a bit more security by hiding whatever we have in the back of our bakkie. I am sold on the TOZ and recommend it to all who travel regularly.” * For more information on Galaxy Brand products, visit www. galaxybrands.co.za