The Monster Truck in Boreal (conifer green) Ruff Stuff. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Boreal (conifer green) Ruff Stuff. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Boreal (conifer green) Ruff Stuff. The Monster Truck in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Monster Truck in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic shown from the side. The Monster Truck in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Coyote (tan) 525 Ballistic. The Monster Truck in Nebulous Grey (dark grey) 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Nebulous Grey (dark grey) 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Nebulous Grey (dark grey) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Black 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Black 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Black 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Mars Red (red) 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Mars Red (red) 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Mars Red (red) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic shown from the front. The Monster Truck in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic from the side. The Monster Truck in Alphaviolet (bright purple) 525 Ballistic shown from above. The Monster Truck in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic. The Monster Truck in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic. The Monster Truck in Logic (pale) Blue 630 Recycled. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Logic (pale) Blue 630 Recycled. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Logic (pale) Blue 630 Recycled. The Monster Truck in Nebulous (medium) Grey 630 Recycled. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Nebulous (medium) Grey 630 Recycled. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Nebulous (medium) Grey 630 Recycled. The Monster Truck in Seapine (forest green) 630 Recycled. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Seapine (forest green) 630 Recycled. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Seapine (forest green) 630 Recycled. The Monster Truck in Mayura (turqoise green) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Mayura (turquoise green) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Mayura (turqoise green) 1000 Cordura. The Monster Truck in Canary (yellow) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Canary (yellow) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Canary (yellow) 1000 Cordura. The Monster Truck in Red Blend (wine red) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Red Blend (wine red) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Red Blend (wine red) 1000 Cordura. The Monster Truck in Orange-152 (construction orange) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Orange-152 (construction orange) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Orange-152 (construction orange) 1000 Cordura. The Monster Truck in Olive (olive green) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Olive (olive green) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Olive (olive green) 1000 Cordura. The Monster Truck in Beaver Camo (green, brown, black, and yellow in a camoflauge pattern) 1000 Cordura. Profile shot of The Monster Truck in Beaver Camo (green, brown, black, and yellow in a camoflauge pattern) 1000 Cordura. Above shot of The Monster Truck in Beaver Camo (green, brown, black, and yellow in a camoflauge pattern) 1000 Cordura.
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Monster Truck

$70.00

The largest of the three Truck tote bags. This is probably the largest size of tote bag that's reasonable.

38 liters (2325 cu. in.)

Mayura 1000 Cordura
Aubergine Ballistic
Black 525 Ballistic
Burnt Orange Ballistic
Constellation Ballistic
Coyote Ballistic
Deep Blue Ballistic
Nebulous Grey Ballistic
Ursa Ballistic
Wilderness Ballistic
Logic Blue 630 Recycled
Nebulous Grey 630 Recycled
Seapine Green 630 Recycled
Canary 1000 Cordura
Orange 152 1000 Cordura
Olive 1000 Cordura
Red Blend 1000 Cordura
Beaver Camo 1000 Texturized Nylon
Boreal 1000 Texturized Nylon
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Description

The Monster Truck is a great tote for when the universe tasks you with carrying a lot of stuff: it’ll swallow it all whole, like a boa constrictor swallowing an elephant.

The Monster Truck is, as you might expect by the name, a bigger version of the original Truck. Comparing it to the original, we can tell you that the Monster is wider and deeper, though not taller. Fully loaded, a person of average height can still carry it by hand or on their shoulder. However, depending on the contents, one might want to consult their chiropractor first: at 38 liters of volume, one could easily fill it (say with river rocks or beach sand) so that it’d be impossible to pick up. We’re not sure why you’d want to do this, but if you did, rest assured the fabric, handles and stitching would take it in stride. A more prosaic and hopefully more plausible load might be a large motorcycle helmet and two gallon jugs of milk, or a week’s laundry.

The front and back pockets of the Monster are wide enough to carry a large cookbook or tablet; you could slip an average 13” laptop or the big iPad Pro in either pocket as well, though whether that’s a good idea or not (there’s no padding or secure closure) is up to you.

Like the original Truck, the Monster is divided into three capacious compartments: these divisions can help keep, for example, wine bottles upright, but also can help you to control the center of gravity by loading the middle compartment with the dense, heavy stuff. Or keeping the dog toys separate from the people food separate from the baby’s stuff . . . whatever makes sense as you load and use your Monster.

Otherwise, it’s the same as the other two Trucks (original and tiny Pick-Up): it’s a multipurpose carryall bag, and that means it'll haul groceries of course, but it might also become your go-to beach tote, laundry bag, work/tool bag, or gym bag. You’re likely to find more uses for a Truck than you ever thought possible, and it's a joy to load as it stands up on its own.

The design and layout of all the Trucks will look familiar to those who know our bags: they’re all based upon the& Moveable Feast grocery tote. We saw that folks were using the Moveable Feast for more than just groceries, and how they appreciated its organization and utility. What if we made a simplified version of the Moveable Feast, removing some the grocery-specific features? How about making it a bit bigger? A bit shorter and shallower, to allow for longer handles so we could carry it over the shoulder? We made some prototypes, tweaked them a bit, and then made some more prototypes; we tested them ourselves and gave some to friends to use. The feedback was all good—and not just from the users, but from the baggers at the local co-op as well: the Truck was easy and intuitive to load up, and seemed to swallow far more than anyone expected. Like our other carryall tote bags, all the Trucks have über-comfortable Poron® padded handles. A plastic stiffener in the center compartment adds stability to the load; you can fold the bag loosely around the hard bottom when necessary.

Materials

Handles

PORON® foam handles

Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin components

Specs

Dimensions

20.0" (w) x 12.6" (h) x 12.8" (d) / 510 (w) x 320 (h) x 325 (d) mm

Weight

525d Ballistic: 1 lb, 5.8 oz / 620 grams
1000d Cordura: 1 lb, 4.7 oz / 590 grams

Volume

2325 cubic inches / 38 liters

Handle Length

22" / 560 mm

Total O-Rings

5 (3 in the main compartment, 1 each in front and back pockets)

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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

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Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Warning: You will run out of grocery bags at home

Awesome capacity and really is about the biggest size that one can carry comfortably. Durable. Great bright color. Used primarily for shopping and worthy of the nice comments from check out clerks. My only complaint is that I no longer have grocery bags at home to carry things because I never leave the store with them anymore.

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My favorite bag for everything.

I have four monster trucks. I bought my first one because I’m familiar with TB quality and reviews saying how handy they are. When I bought it, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. Another tote? Really? Soon after my first monster truck I bought another, and another, and another.

I use them for *everything*. It’s my best grocery bag. The grocery clerks always comment on how simple and effective the design is.

It’s my best car bag. Everyone in the house (including the dog) gets a bag. You can pack whatever you want, but it must fit in the bag. The MT size and shape means it fits perfectly behind seats/on the floor, and they all pack perfectly in the back of my Outback (with room to spare) without obstructing my view. If you have other TB bags, you might know what I mean. The MT also packs in the car well alongside the Aeronaut.

I used to use LL Bean totes for this purpose, but the lower weight, cut of the top of the MT (hide under the arm, lower on the outside so you can grab things), compartments, and structured but flexible MT material are far superior.

It’s also my casual go-bag. To the park? MT. To the dog wash station? MT. Sleepover? MT.

Unlike others, I don’t find the MT is too big. Sometimes I don’t fill it up all the way, but more often than not, I use the space — especially at the grocery store. In fact, I bought and returned the classic truck in favor of the MT.

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The best baby bag!!

This bag has been so useful for carrying all of our baby's stuff in an organized manner. It has made finding what we need in a pinch much easier. One section for wipes, diapers and spare clothes, another for milk, snacks, and eating accessories, and the last one for sunscreen and his hat. One bag and we are good to go at the park or just to have in the trunk or backseat to be prepared for anything!!

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Even the cashier complimented it…

Just received one and unsure why it took me so long to get one. Will be used as a grocery bag in a city where I need to walk. It fit all my groceries comfortably, was so great to pack with the different sections and even the cashier was gushing about how great it was. Wish the straps had a mechanism to stay together when on your shoulder but the padding makes it much more comfortable than I was expecting. Just get one. You will not be disappointed!

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Great Haul Bag

Holds SO much. Structured, stiff floor keeps bay upright even with full packs. Great haul bag!

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