Before I get into the nitty gritty of this product review - including turning my kitchen into a 'feed zone', let me just share how stinkin' cute this product is!
Now I can get down to business. Tamara from Head 2 Hoof reached out a few weeks ago and offered me a product, the Buck-It Cover, to try out and see what I thought of it. After some debate over the 8L size and the 20L size, both of which are available customized, I went with the smaller of the two. I knew I had a trunk coming, and my current locker wouldn't have space for the bigger option. Upon deciding my size, I then proceeded to have a total blast on the Head 2 Hoof customizing platform.
Here is one of my many variations I went through before going with my final version.
You can add monograms, and fun colors for free, or your logo (after a small digitizing fee of $65). In my experience logo-ed purchases like that tend to be barn wide, so we all just divide the price among our purchases.
I admit I was not the most exciting Buck-It Cover out there - you have to see some of the really clever ones on their Facebook page here. But I love me some purple and grey!
The 20L size customized Buck-It Cover will run you $69CAD ($52.4USD), the 8L will run you $59CAD ($44.85USD). If you are someone like me who has always had a plain black bucket that looks identical to everyone else, it may or may not grow legs and walk away when you are not paying attention, this customized aspect is a great addition. I can see myself using it both as a feed bucket or a handy grooming bucket at the shows I'm hoping to hit up in 2019.
I also think that people who travel quite a lot, or are avid trail riders will find a lot of value in these buckets as they have 4 different straps designed to "hook" around or onto anything. My husband was playing with it here, and it's hanging on my oven, but it also would be great around a sturdy tree, post etc. out on the trail.
Setting up your bucket is quite simple, there are instructions with each Buck-It Cover and we managed to do it in under 5 minutes while juggling my fussy 3 month old. So trust me, it's simple. And the velcro feels very strong and I can see it holding up long term. Since my last 8 quart bucket disappeared into the void that is my garage, I actually used the Buck-It Cover without the velcro for a week before I bought a new permanent bucket for it to cover. The neoprene slips right on and looks really great.
US buyers should we aware that some stores here sell only 8 quart buckets, and so there is a tiny big of excess towards the bottom where the Buck-It snaps together. When I mentioned my experience with this, Head 2 Hoof has gone back to edit that aspect, so if you were to order now, you may have no issues.
If you are looking for a great way to show off your fun style, unite a barn at shows, or make the most of your situation out on the trail, I would absolutely recommend the Buck-It Cover. Now, everyone go play withcustomization feature, it is pretty great.