Imagine riding your ATV/UTV deep into the woods at night and all of a sudden it runs out of fuel? Wouldn’t that be a nightmare? If you ride a four-wheeler or drive a side-by-side, you should definitely carry some extra gas cans for your safety. Carrying extra fuel cans for your quad is indeed important but making sure of the fact that this fuel can’s don’t leak is of utmost importance.
There are lots of fuel cans and gas containers available on the market and in this article, we take a look at some of the best ATV/UTV fuel cans and consider various factors like pricing, ergonomics, size and ease of use.
What to look for when buying a fuel container for an ATV/UTV?
Good fuel cans must be durable. The material making up the body of the can should always be thick and high quality so that is hard to poke through and it should be able to withstand a certain amount of abuse without the need to worry about a leak.
Here are a few things to consider when buying a fuel can.
- Material: When buying fuel cans for your ATV/UTV, the material of the body is one of the most important things to consider. It should be able to withstand all the bouncing and the force in the quad and should be something that can be used for years without the need to worry about leaks. Look for a fuel can with a body made of aluminum, steel or any other durable material. But bear in mind that each has its own pros and cons. For example, the metal body is much durable and protective compared to plastic cans but tends to get quite hot when riding on a hot, sunny day. On the other hand, a plastic body has no such heating issue but the material is lighter and cheaper.
- Price: There is no need to spend a fortune on a fuel can. Spending a bit more will get you useful features such as easy-to-use filling nozzles.
- Ergonomics & Ease of Use: There are many ATV/UTV that have their fuel cap set in an awkward position which makes refilling difficult. Therefore when buying fuel cans make sure that they have a small nozzle or hose. The size of the fuel can also matter a lot, a large one will allow you to carry more fuel but then this adds weight and takes away space on your quad.
- Weight: When riding side-by-side, it is often not desirable to carry more weight. If you are someone who doesn’t like carrying extra gear then you should definitely go for a lightweight fuel can. There are many lightweight fuel cans available on the market that can also be stored easily. The only drawback of some lightweight fuel cans is that they cannot hold as much gas.
Best ATV/UTV Fuel Cans Reviewed
We are listed down some of the best fuel containers to help provide all the information you need before choosing your next fuel can.
No Spill Poly Gas Can
In our opinion, this is one of the best can fuel available. This fuel can ticks all the requirements mentioned above.
This gas can is licensed and examined to ASTM standards which guarantees protection no matter wherever you carry your gas. The tank has a good design which has a button which you can easily work with your thumb to stop the flow of gasoline. Designed with a spill-proof nozzle, this gas can will definitely save a lot of your time on the road or in the workshop. All you need to do is simply press the button and the gas starts pouring and the moment you want to stop it simply depress the button.
Another great feature that is being recently added to this fuel can is the automatic stop in the pouring of the gas once the tank is full. This is a handy feature which ensures that the tank never accidentally overflows.
Another great feature of this fuel can that is worth mentioning is the size of the can. You can easily carry it around in your vehicle. Want to know the best part of this fuel can? It is super cheap, so if you are someone who is on a budget but also wants a reliable product then this is the one for you.
SureCan Gas Can Review
The unique feature of this gas canister is the rotating nozzle. The design that Surecan came up with is really futuristic when compared to many other models. The construction of this fuel can is robust and solid.
The innovative thumb release along with the rotating nozzle will help ensure that you never spill gas ever again. The fill cap is designed with heavy gauge threads with a locking tab and you don’t have to worry about losing that cap as it is tightly tethered to the can. The lever also ensures a smooth flow of fuel. The only concern about this fuel can is it’s a bit pricey when compared to other models available.
Rotopax Fuel Pack Review
Rototrap has always been one of the favorites amongst ATV riders. The best and coolest feature of this fuel can is that you can easily attach the container to your ride which in turn leads to less usage of space so you one can carry other supplies.
Made of special plastic, the body of this fuel can is really strong and it helps prevent leakage. The fuel can has an oval or lean rectangular shape and all you need to do is insert the mount through the opening and they securely lock it.
This fuel can from Rototrap is a decent buy from a trusted brand.