UnderGrad Steel Footlocker Trunk 32x18x16.5"
The C&N UnderGrad Steel Footlocker Trunk
Destined for greatness, the C&N UnderGrad Steel Camp Trunk is built to last through the years! The only steel trunk available in 20 dazzling colors, pick the one that’s a perfect extension of your camper’s personality!
We recommend getting as big of a trunk as you can, so if your camp DOES allow a trunk this big, you can future-proof yourself a bit and get more storage space with the UnderGrad. It’s ideal for longer camp stays—between two and three weeks. Pack all your camp clothes, gear, and other camping supplies with tidy efficiency and assured safekeeping in this large camp trunk.
We stand behind and on top of our footlockers
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.
Camp expert and co-author of ‘The Summer Camp Handbook’, Dr. Christopher Thurber had this to say the trunk you take to camp: “You want something really sturdy, not the budget trunk you might get at a big box department store but something you can stand on because that’s what kids will do at camp and they don’t want to fall through it.” We know it sounds crazy, but this trunk can withstand 800 pounds of pressure! That’s why our camp trunks are endorsed by more camps than any other trunk!
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. In fact, the trunk YOUR child takes to summer camp could very well be the trunk THEIR child takes to summer camp.
Outside the camp season, this camp trunk makes a cool addition to a bedroom! Store seasonal clothing, valuables, and keepsakes until the next camp season comes 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 total 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 any 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 here, 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: 133L (4.7 cu ft or 8121.6 cu in)
- Internal Weight Capacity: 125lbs
- External Weight Capacity: 800lbs
- Weight: 30lbs
- Exterior Dimensions: 32"L x 18"W x 16.5"H
- Interior Dimensions: 31”L x 17”W x 15.5”H
- Trunk Lid Height: 4.125”
- Trunk Base Height: 12.375”
- Linear Measurement: 66.5"
- 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
Splurged on this for my son to take to college so he could have lockable storage. We were expecting a classic steel sheet cladding, but it's a sturdy wooden box with some kind of plasticized foil (about the thickness of a piece of paper) on the outside. Also the foil has a pebbled texture to it, which is not visible in any of the website photos, and it's not actually adhered to the box, but is floating and always has bubbles under it. The wood on the top of the box arrived damaged/flawed, and has a raised bump that makes the foil cladding look especially crappy. This was not remotely the quality that we expected for the price. Wish we had been able to return it, but he needed the locking storage and we didn't have time to find something better (or at least more reasonably priced).
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with the UnderGrad Steel Footlocker Trunk. We truly value your input and would like to make things right. Please reach out to us at 1-800-535-2057 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is here to address your concerns and find a satisfactory solution.
Regarding the construction, the steel cladding is secured with double-sided tape to allow the trunk to adapt to changes in temperature and humidity without warping.
We appreciate your understanding and look forward to assisting you.
Great quality, fast shipping. Love it
It is a beautiful trunk but there are scratches in the top of it
Thank you for sharing your feedback on the UnderGrad Steel Footlocker Trunk. We're sorry to learn about the scratches on the top. To help us better understand the issue and find a suitable resolution, please send photos of the damage to email@example.com. We are here to assist you and look forward to resolving this matter to your satisfaction.
We shipped my daughter's trunk home from camp and it arrived in horrible shape. It didn't stand up to shipping. One whole side is broken, two of the corner pieces have come off and a wheel was lost in transit. The broken side is so bent (the wood inside is split is vertically) that it won't close properly. At such a high price, I was hoping this trunk would be tough enough to withstand shipping, but I was very disappointed.
We're truly sorry to learn about the damage your daughter's trunk sustained during its journey home from camp. We understand your disappointment, and we want to make this right for you. Kindly send us photos of the damage to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us assess the situation more accurately, and we'll then provide you with viable options to resolve the issue.
Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to address this matter. We're committed to ensuring a positive resolution and look forward to assisting you further.
Amazing quality! The color is beautiful, we loved them so much that we ordered 3!!! Summer camps here we come!
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.