- 1-gallon Armadillo Bag weighs just 13 oz
- 2-gallon is 1 lb
- 3-gallon is 1.25 lbs
- 5-gallon is 1.5 lbs
DIMENSIONS (flat, filled)
- 1-gallon = 10″ wide x 16.5″ long x 3” tall
- 2-gallon = 12″ x 20.5″ x 4”
- 3-gallon = 13.25″ x 24.5″ x 5”
- 5-gallon = 15″ x 29.75″ x 6”
DIMENSIONS (rolled, empty)
- 1-gallon = 2.5” diameter
- 2-gallon = 3” diameter
- 3-gallon = 3.5” diameter
- 5-gallon = 4” diameter
Backed by Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials or construction for original purchaser.
Developed as solutions for overland travel, off-road 4×4 exploration, expeditions and other extreme use, Armadillo Bags are named after the tough desert dwelling armadillo (Spanish for “little armoured one”) that rolls into a ball to defend itself. Rugged expedition-ready Armadillo Bags are designed for the safe temporary storage and transport of a broad range of essential automotive and powersports fluids. When empty, Armadillo Bags can be rolled up or packed flat for convenient storage, and they weigh a fraction of rigid plastic and metal containers which remain the same size whether full or empty.
Employing a two-layer construction, Armadillo Bags feature an RF-welded inner bladder contained within and protected by a highly abrasion resistant sewn Cordura® outer sleeve. Webbing and rubber-molded handles provide easy anchors to hang the reservoirs while filling and installing the included pour spout, and to grip the bags while dispensing liquids. Webbing daisy chains run the length of Armadillo Bags to prevent them from sliding out from under tie-down straps. The included plastic pour spout conveniently stows away in a pocket on the outer sleeve.
Each inner reservoir is individually pressurized and tested at the factory, and finished Armadillo Bags are subjected to multi-point random testing and inspections. Although allowed usage depends on local laws, rules and regulations in the countries where Armadillo Bags are used*, and it is the customer’s responsibility to use Armadillo Bag products accordingly, the materials themselves are compatible with hydrocarbon fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet, as well as coolant, hydrocarbon based lubricants and other automotive and industrial fluids. Armadillo Bags are not intended drinking water, however washing and coolant water may be temporarily stored and transported in Armadillo Bag Liquid Power Reservoirs.
* NOTE: Armadillo Bags are not portable fuel containers as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state and federal agencies. Armadillo Bags are NOT intended for fuel storage or transport in the USA.
Jeremiah – Overland Pioneers –
Being able to stay on trail longer and not take up valuable space makes the Armadillo bag the perfect option. Strap one down to any surface and roll it up once’s it’s empty. Reinvented the wheel on this one!
Mark Carter –
A great fuel bag and I have a unique use for it – I roll it up small and carry it in my gyrocopter when flying around the UK and Europe. It gives me a handy container when I need to to walk to a fuel station to fill up. I didn’t give it 5 stars because I think a few small improvements could be made:
1. The spout could be of stronger material (similar to Rotopax).
2. The filler cap ought to have a lug on it so that it can be attached to the bag by a cord – to avoid accidentally misplacing it when in use (&/or provide a spare filler cap?).
3. The pouch for the spout is nice but it means it doesn’t roll up as tight as I would like – not sure if there is a solution!
Mike Honsberger @leucadiacruiser –
I’ve been an avid devotee of the liquid power reservoirs for a couple years now, with most of my miles being logged in Baja. After years of carrying Scepter cans – which take up the same space full or empty, I switched over to two 5 gallon Armadillo bags. If you’ve travelled in Baja, you know gasoline and diesel frequently aren’t where they’re supposed to be, and then you find a tienda selling it from behind the shop or on the side of the road. This is where I take out the liquid reservoir, fill up, and I’m on my way. Once I get to camp, empty the Armadillo bag into the tank, roll ’em up for storage and know I’ll be able to get back to pavement.
Nate Anderson (verified owner) –
Great product! We use our 5 gallon Armadillo Bag for long or over night trips. The convivence of having the extra fuel on board, in a strong and secure container is super handy! The handles and loops are well made and make anchoring easy. After emptying the bag, you just roll it up and tuck it away until you need to fuel up again. I will not be carrying the hard sided fuel containers any longer. The Armadillo Bag pours and empties much easier than the hard sided fuel containers as well. Our side by side group is switching over to these quality bags!