Graduate Steel Footlocker Trunk 32x18x18.5"
DISCLAIMER: The Graduate Footlocker is one big trunk. Check with your camp before buying it!
This trunk can withstand 800 pounds of pressure! Armored in our traditional steel exterior, the Graduate boasts incredible construction and doubles as a table, bench, stepstool, and a dresser, since campers usually ‘live out of’ their trunks during their summer stay.
With a cavernous interior to work with, you’ll have no problem packing in all your camp clothes, gear, and other supplies for camp stays that last three weeks or longer. C&N Footlockers are endorsed by more camps than any other trunk! If your camp can accommodate one this big, the Graduate is your trunk for camp.
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 on the topic of packing containers for camp: “You want something really sturdy, not the budget trunk you might get at a big box…store, but something you stand on because that’s what kids will do at camp and they don’t want to fall through.”
Yes, there are plenty of cheaper options than a traditional steel trunk. That’s because a C&N Trunk is more than just a container for your child's belongings. It’s a symbol of the summer camp experience—a tangible reminder of the memories made and friendships formed. It’s an investment that will continue serving your child 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, your camp trunk makes a cool addition to your bedroom! Store seasonal clothing, valuables, and keepsakes until 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: 153L (5.4 cu ft or 9,331 cu in)
- Internal Weight Capacity: 125lbs
- External Weight Capacity: 800lbs
- Weight: 32lbs
- Exterior Dimensions: 32"L x 18"W x 18.5"H
- Interior Dimensions: 31”L x 17”W x 17.5”H
- Trunk Lid Height: 4.125”
- Trunk Base Height: 14.375”
- Linear Measurement: 68.5"
- 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
Awesome Product and Service. Very well made and fast service.
I was nervous about spending the money on these, but you can see this is built to last. No regrets!! It's something I like seeing in my boys' bedrooms.
The price difference between this trunk and the sad cardboard ones everyone sells is beyond justified! It is heavy, solid and beautiful. We got a big onw, and it is really roomy! I wish I had known about them years ago.
All components are very well made and everything closes and fit very nicely. Highly recommend this size if you need something large and solid.
We are full time RV travelers! I have THREE Everything Summer trunks that travel with is our rig. They are GREAT for storage in a tight space, they provide seating, and have survived Americas roads!!
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.