Buyers Guide: Sports Equipment Storage

Whether you are a sports professional or amateur, many types of sports often involve various types of costly and often bulky equipment, clothing gear and supplies.  In particular, sports and outdoor activities, such as bikes, ATVs, fishing, snowboarding, skiing and golf, can be quite expensive and require adequate storage of all the related equipment. In this case, you may find that a dedicated outdoor storage unit will be ideal to keep all the sports equipment together.

Suitable storage facilities may be especially useful to sports and leisure centres, community centres, nurseries, schools and colleges, sports and golf clubs as well as for homes with enough outdoor storage space.  However, the main factor that will help you to make your decision will depend on the type of sports equipment that needs to be stored.

Here, we will give an overview of the key points to look out for a range of different outdoor sports activities and their storage requirements.

ATV/ Quad Bikes

Quad biking is great for those who like an exciting adventure outdoor sport.

Quad biking is great for those who like an exciting adventure outdoor sport.

Quad biking is a popular sport for those who enjoy the speed, freedom and the thrill of the ride.  But this popularity has a downside, with Quad bike theft increasingly common in the UK.  Because of this, quad bikes are known as “hot property” by the UK police.  So when getting an ATV, always make sure you have considered your bike security options

Size: The main concern here would be if the dimensions would be suitable to store your vehicle.  Look at the height of the unit, as well as the width and depth.  Shelves and hooks are an additional benefit to store your vehicle accessories.

– Accessibility – Look for units with easy large double door access, with ramps if possible in order for you to be able to drive your vehicle straight in

– Security:  With the number of quad bikes being stolen rising by 83% last year, make sure you have maximum security for your off-road vehicle.  As well as standard chain locks and ground anchors, a metal ATV storage unit would provide the most security.  If your existing garage or storage unit does not come with a robust security locking system, consider investing in additional locks and alarms to protect your property.

Power supply – An electric supply for recharging your vehicle and accessories is a bonus, so look out for any units, which have a power, supply option.

Ventilation: This would be quite important; your ATV needs somewhere cool and dry especially after being driven.  Be careful about wooden sheds as they may not be as safe as metal sheds, and are susceptible to damp and rotting over time.  In comparison, metal storage units are rust and weatherproof.

Asgard’s RecommendationThe Quad Bike Storage Unit

Fishing

Tha Catch of the Day!

Tha Catch of the Day!

Any keen angler will know how valuable fishing rods, reels and accessories are to the sport so need to be stored properly when not in use.  The main concerns for Fishing tackle storage would be the following areas:

Horse riding is great fun for all ages.

Although owning or caring for horse may be geat fun for people of all ages, Looking after horse usually means plenty of equipment – horse tack, clothing, including the bridle, saddle, bit, girths, cinches, saddle pads, lead ropes, halters, whips, stirrup irons and stirrup leathers, horse boots, the list goes on!  The main concerns for horse tack storage would be the following areas:

– Size:  This would depend on what you intend to store in the storage unit, so make sure you consider a sizable storage unit with plenty of storage space.  Check the height of the unit, as well as the width and depth before you buy.

– Storage – With so many different equipment, organisation is key.  It might also be worth checking to see the unit comes with additional saddle racks and shelving to ensure your equipment is stored safely and securely.

– Security:  As your equipment may be left outdoors in the farm or field, make sure you go for a Storage Unit that offers you maximum security. It is worth checking to see the security level on the storage unit before you buy.  We would recommend you to choose metal storage units as they can provide the most security, compared to wooden sheds.  If your storage unit does not come with a robust security locking system, consider investing in additional locks and alarms to protect your property.

– Ventilation: A Horse Tack storage unit will come in handy when storing a range of horse riding related gear and equipment.  Keep in mind that saddles, bridles and stirrups, and other items made of leather needs storing somewhere dry with a good circulation of air, as sealing it in an airtight box will cause condensation and mould.  This is especially important when storing in wooden sheds, as they may be susceptible to damp and rotting over time.  On the other hand, opt for galvanised steel metal storage units that guarantee to be rust and weatherproof.

Asgard’s Recommendation – The Trojan Horse Tack Storage Unit

♣ Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter Sports are cool!

Skiing and snowboarding and other winter activities tend to be seasonal sports, so unless you’re one of the lucky few who ski year-round, there comes a time at the end of every winter season when skis and boots must be tucked away in storage. Properly storing your snow gear in the off-season in a safe and protected manner will help you the following winter with equipment ready and prepped to hit the slopes.

Size: The main concern here would be if the dimensions would be suitable to store all your bulky snow equipment, as well adequate shelving and hooks to maximise the storage space available.  Look at the height of the unit to store your skis upright, as well as the width and depth.

Security: Winter sports gear is often quite expensive, and the combined costs of all the equipment will often add up to more then you think.  So it’s worth checking to see the security level on the storage unit before you buy.  We would recommend you to choose metal storage units as they can provide the most security, compared to wooden sheds.  If your storage unit does not come with a robust security locking system, consider investing in additional locks and alarms to protect your property.

Ventilation: Due to the nature of the sport, most equipment is quite hardwearing and durable.  However, before storing it for long periods of time, ensure it is clean and dry before putting it away.  This is especially important when storing in wooden sheds, as they may be susceptible to damp and rotting over time.  On the other hand, opt for galvanised steel metal storage units that guarantee to be rust and weatherproof.

Asgard’s Recommendation – The Trojan Skiing/Snowboarding Storage Unit

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Caravan Site Storage – Reviews

The Asgard Caravan Storage Unit – Latest Customer Reviews

I am highly delighted with my purchase. The order was dealt with in a highly professional manner and delivered within the timescale.“The Asgard gas storage cabinet arrived as promised.  Good build quality and the brown paint finish looks perfect against the natural stone wall. I would definitely recommend this product

The erection of the shed was completed by extremely competent staff”.

“A very professional installation from a very professional company”. 

Caravan Site Storage Unit

Caravan Site Storage Unit

“Outstanding value for money”  “So much better than my old plastic unit. For a little bit more money get a metal unit which will last for years, why bother with plastic?”    “Delivered on time and complete”    “I was impressed by the size and weight, so easy to put together”  

Time for a Barbeque Party?

Are you planning a BBQ party?  With the Football and Wimbledon season in full swing, are you making the most of the lovely summer weather in the garden?

Everyone is rolling out their grills and dusting off the patio furniture. Summertime is meant for backyard gatherings with great food and drink with family and friends.  Whether its steak, chicken, ribs or veggies, barbecuing is a fun and easy way to make a delicious fun meal and keep your friends and family coming back for more!

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Summer garden BBQ party – you’re invited!

Safety check – Before you plan your party and invite everyone round, make sure you are fully prepared.  If you are using Gas for your Barbeque, you will need to check that the gas bottles will be stored safely and secured to prevent any accidents.

The best way to store gas bottles is in a robust metal storage unit, such as the Asgas 38 gas bottle storage unit.  Built from weatherproof steel, the Asgard gas bottle storage range is available in 3 different designs to suit the three most popular gas bottle sizes.

Asgard Gas Bottle Storage

Asgard Gas Bottle Storage – Handy for BBQ’s

All of our gas bottle storage units have been designed in conjunction with Calor gas and are the only units on the market to be selected as Calor Choice products.

Security check – Without realising it, the costs of BBQ equipment do add up; with a BBQ grill, gas bottles, patio heating, garden furniture and lighting equipment, we recommend that they are kept locked away when they are not being used.  The best way to store them would be in a secure outdoor storage unit, such as the Asgard Classic metal storage unit, which will ensure they are kept safe and dry until the next BBQ party.

Asgard Classic outdoor storage unit

Store all your expensive garden equipment and BBQ safe and secure in the Asgard Classic outdoor storage unit.

The Asgard Classic Garden Storage unit provides high security outdoor storage of expensive garden equipment and furniture.  Built with a thick, heavy galvanised steel panel construction and large double door access, the Classic metal shed is an ideal store for all your high value garden equipment.  Fitted with a strong 5-point locking system with Loss Prevention Certification Board approval (to level 1), you can be assured this storage unit offers excellent garden equipment storage security.

If your planning a BBQ party and need some recipe ideas and help with setting up the BBQ grill visit the website from Calor Gas BBQ website here.

Don’t forget to get yourself the coolest new BBQ gadgets this summer at http://bit.ly/BBQmust-haves – Your BBQ party wont be complete without it!

For a full range of secure metal storage units for your garden visit our website now http://www.asgardsss.co.uk.