The 10 Best ATV Baskets

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. In remote areas, where wooded trails are more common than roads, a standard car, truck or SUV isn’t the most effective option for moving things from place to place. By attaching one of these highly capable baskets to the front or rear of your ATV, you’ll be able to securely carry the gear and supplies you need, whether for a fun outdoor excursion or making repairs around your property. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Titan Universal

2. Black Widow Cargo

3. Kolpin 53360

Editor's Notes

September 21, 2020:

Though most typical ATV baskets are quite similar, they tend to vary from model to model in a few key areas. The height of the sidewalls is one — with a taller rim, it’s easier to keep bulky items like five-gallon buckets secure and contained during transit. The fineness of the metal mesh bottom and sides is another element — finer mesh allows you to safely store small pieces, while still allowing for rainwater and dirt to easily drain.

We gave the Goplus Drop Rack a slight upgrade, noting its durability and ample capacity. Despite the fact that the Curt Carrier is marketed as a universal fit, it can be challenging to install to certain ATVs, which we’ve indicated in the bullet points.

We replaced the Black Widow Surface with a basket from the same manufacturer, though it differs significantly in design. Whereas the Surface was a standard metal rack with a mesh bottom and five-inch sidewalls, the Black Widow Cargo is a heavy-duty locking box — with reflectors on the back for some added visibility in low-light conditions.

November 26, 2018:

In a category where most models are made of steel, the Honda Great Day stood out as a high-quality aluminum option. Although it lacks substantial walls, the Kolpin 53400 is a useful basket for those who want the flexibility to mount it to the front or rear rack of their ATV.

Special Honors

Jemco XP II Made with tough, lightweight plastic, the XP II keeps all of its contents safe and dry, regardless of the conditions outside. For those worried about theft, its latches can be secured with a padlock. All of Jemco’s products are manufactured in North America.

Kemi Moto Luggage Bag Made with tough, waterproof fabric and a variety of compartments, this is a nice alternative to a typical metal rack or plastic cargo box. It includes a fold-down seat cushion, two water bottle holders, reflective strips, side handles for easy removal, and elastic straps for tying things down.

Otter Outdoors Rear With a capacity of more than 10 cubic feet, this sizable container has a sturdy stainless steel lock and a variety of attachment spots for attaching extra supplies if needed. It’s a nice choice for ice fishermen who prefer to keep rods, tackle and snacks protected from the weather, and it’s backed by a one-year warranty.

4. Titan ARFR2030

5. Great Day Mighty-Lite

6. Goplus Drop Rack

7. Rage Powersports ATVFB

8. Curt Carrier

9. Guide Gear Front

10. Kolpin 53400

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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