Companion Steel Footlocker Trunk 32x18x11"
Think twice before you buy this trunk! It’s not very big, but it might just become your very best travel companion! There aren’t a lot of people who need a trunk this size, but we offer it because we’re EVERYTHING Summer Camp and we offer trunks for all different accommodations. It’s fairly rare, but if the bunks at your camp sit too low for our next size up, then go with the Companion. It’s compact to fit in places where our other trunks can’t... a unique size for unique situations.
For roughly a weeklong camp stay, pack and transport your camping gear and other camp supplies in the C&N Companion Steel Trunk. Trunks tend to serve as makeshift dressers too as campers tend to ‘live out of’ them throughout their summer stay.
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More than just valuable storage space, this trunk is built with the same solid construction and traditional steel exterior as the rest of our steel trunks—ready to hold its own against the rugged world of summer camp year after year. While it will only give you an 11” boost, you can stand on this trunk, use it as a surface, or a bench. It’s nothing short of impressive, but this trunk can withstand 800 pounds without being crushed! That’s why our camp trunks are endorsed by more camps than any other trunk!
On the topic of camp trunks, camp expert and co-author of ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’, Dr. Christopher Thurber had this to say: “You want something really sturdy, not the budget trunk you might get at a big box…store but something you can stand on because that’s what kids will do at camp and they don’t want to fall through.”
Built of a solid 3/8”, cabinet-grade plywood, we armor our trunks in steel and dress them in nickel-plated hardware including four crush-proof corners and a slew of clamps to provide structural integrity. Other trunk hardware includes the two basic wire loop latches that secure the lid to the base, the center handle and latch, the two double-wide side handles, two back hinges, and the lid stay on the right side which keeps the lid from falling too far back and damaging your trunk or falling down too fast and hurting your hand.
Yes, you’ll spend considerably more on one of our trunks than you will a plastic tote or cardboard box. That’s because a C&N camp trunk is an investment that you’ll get a world of use out of far into the future. The trunk YOUR child takes to summer camp could very well be the trunk THEIR child takes to summer camp.
After camp season comes to a close, your trunk makes a nice addition to your bedroom! Store seasonal clothes, valuables and keepsakes, or just keep your camp gear inside your trunk until next camp season rolls around!
Like memories of camp, this trunk will last many years into the future for your child to look back on with nostalgia, bring to dorm rooms, first apartments, new homes, and eventually pass on to their children. Our trunks are an investment that your family can use for generations to come…
Traditional U.S. Steel
Our trunks boast a steel-clad protective exterior sourced from the historic Rust Belt of western Pennsylvania—a community that was forged around the mighty steel mills of the early 1900s. Our traditional steel exteriors are far more resilient than the vinyl or fabric coverings found on other trunks made today. Yes, steel costs more to make, but our 35 years of experience has shown us that steel is best.
More Accessories than Anyone Else
You’ll get the most out of your camp trunk with our exclusive trunk accessories like the Wheel Away System, the LidMate Organizer, the Glide & Go Tray, and more. We’re happy to install these pieces here in our factory or they can always be added onto your trunk at home with ease. Check out our trunk accessories by clicking here.
Our Lifetime Warranty
Are you planning to ship your trunk through FedEx, UPS, or an airline, as many summer campers do? No other trunk company will warranty many of the shipping damages that may occur. We do. Aside from small scratches and dents, your trunk is protected under our Lifetime Free Repair Warranty—no questions asked.
For $40 round trip, we’ll bring your trunk back to our factory, make all the repairs, and ship it back to you. All repairs are done for free. You just pay for shipping. Whether your child simply tested the limits of our rugged construction or your trunk fell out of an airplane, we’re going to fix it. If you prefer to have the trunk picked up at home, there will be an additional $10.
- Made in the USA
- Constructed from Solid 3/8" Cabinet-Grade Plywood
- Traditional Steel Exterior Storage Trunk
- Baked-Enamel Steel Sheeted Exterior
- Nickel-Plated Steel Hardware and Steel Trim
- Fastener-Free, Smooth Interior
- Storage Capacity: 85L (3 cu ft or 5,184 cu in)
- Internal Weight Capacity: 125lbs
- External Weight Capacity: 800lbs
- Weight: 24lbs
- Exterior Dimensions: 32"L x 18"W x 11"H
- Interior Dimensions: 31”L x 17”W x 10”H
- Trunk Lid Height: 4.125”
- Trunk Base Height: 6.875”
- Linear Measurement: 61"
- Interior Handle Measurement: 6"
- 35 Years of Proven Quality, Construction, and Customer Satisfaction
- C&N Lifetime Free Repair Warranty (Shipping Cost not Included)
- Care Instructions: Clean with Mild Soap and Warm Water
Well made, appealing color, and this size fits well under our bed. It’s short enough to slide under easily but makes the most of the space. Shipped well-packed and quickly. We’re using it for storage at home, not camp/travel, and it works great. As noted on my review of the organizer, the adhesive on its Velcro is weak, but after reinforcing it with some short screws & washers it works great.
I love the Box is nice color is yellow which was my mistake instead of orange but team was accommodating
Our trunk arrived with damage. The company was quick to replace!
Camp Trunk Buying Guide
A lot summer camps hail the footlocker trunk as their preferred packing container. But what size will suit your camper best, specific to his or her camp stay? You’ll want to consider a few different factors before making your decision.
First, get the right bed height for the bunks at camp. You might be able to find this on your camp information packet but, if not, don’t be afraid to call up the camp for answers. Generally trunks under 14” work for most camps.
Second, consider the amount of camp clothing, gear, and supplies you need to pack. Just because your child is going to camp for three weeks doesn’t mean you need to pack clothes for three weeks, many camps have laundry service. Follow your camp’s packing list.
Third, consider what size clothing you’re trying to pack. After all, a dozen Youth Small Tees won’t eat up as much space as a dozen Adult Larges. The lists above will give you a good idea of what can fit inside each of our trunks. We used a combination of Youth Large and Adult Small clothing to create the lists. Our camp trunks are all 32” long and 18” wide, the only difference is in the height of trunks.
We designed with size in mind! Our smallest trunk means that it costs the least and weighs the least. It also means that it’s the least expense when travelling on airlines. Most campers that use this trunk attend a camp with very low bed heights or consistently travel to camp via plane.Happy Camper
By far the most popular of our camp trunks, the Happy Camper is the safest choice. Why? Because it works! Sized right for pretty much any camp, the Happy Camper can do no wrong. 75% of our footlocker sales are Happy Campers. It’s also the model for our latest creation, Designer Trunks, which are made with the same size and design of the Happy Camper.UnderGrad
If your camp offers the available space, then the UnderGrad is a great size trunk for you. This trunk fits a bit more gear than the Happy Camper. The additional packing space provides for a little wiggle-room too which makes living out of the trunk a little more convenient.Graduate
If your camp has no height restrictions, then go as big as you can with the Graduate. For campers who are looking forward to a lengthier camp stay at a camp without laundry service, this is the trunk for you. The Graduate also offers excellent future use at school if college is coming up soon after your summer camp days.