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Fox Explorer Barrow Deluxe Review

Fox Explorer Barrow Deluxe Review

Based on the original, and incredibly popular Fox Explorer, this barrow features many improved upgrades to some key areas.

Designed so anglers can ‘fish off the barrow’, which is one of my favourite methods on large waters, makes the Fox Explorer Deluxe barrow enjoyable for mobile anglers.

Let’s jump into what makes this barrow so impressive!

The first real test of any barrow I review is stability!

Once stacked, and I mean fully stacked, and locked into position using my trusty barrow straps, I began to set off.

The large pneumatic wheel ran true, and the wobble was to a minimum – which was a good start!

I decided to pause for a closer look, and to catch my breath and began investigating the frame.

Made from a strong high tensile steel, according to the specifications, this barrow looked strong enough to me.

Moving on, and as I made my way into a nice looking swim I began unpacking my barrow as I had arrived quite late for this 24-hour session.

Once unpacked, I could now take a better look at the Fox Explorer.

The barrow legs seemed strong, whilst the spiked mud feet pierced the heavy mud – which certainly would stabilise my tackle when I loaded up to go home Tomorrow!

Squirrelled away underneath, I noticed a quick release wheel system.

I really liked this idea, as it meant I could quickly remove the wheel if I needed to hurry home.

As for us anglers, barrow space can be taken up quickly once you’ve lugged your bedchair and luggage onto it.

The Fox Explorer does have plenty of compartments for storing your bait, waders and other essential extras.

As I was only here for 24 hours, there was plenty of space left over for longer sessions.

Are There Any Other Features I Should be Aware Of?

The shape is also slightly longer than the original, the compartments are wider and you can also remove the handles, a standard feature may I add.

Meanwhile, the front barrow rack can be adjusted to your liking, perhaps allowing you room for a couple of low-level bags or a single Fox Voyager under-barrow bag like I did!

Did I mention that Fox state this carp barrow is compatible with all Voyager/Camolite luggage?

Anglers that wish to store bits of tackle that can be accesed quickly, then the side access zips and a removeable shelf allow for this.

Therefore, any other large carp luggage does not need to be unloaded evey time you spot a potential stalking area!

The Fox Voyager Luggage Collection fits together perfectly with this barrow.

Amazon actually stock the full Fox Voyager range at decent prics, some of which you can find here.

What Else Is There?

Furthermore, the Fox Explorer Barrow can switch into ‘session mode’.

For example, by simply adjusting the front rack will allow space for your bedchair.

You can retract, turn the low-level bag around, giving you a better balanced barrow system.

Packed with features, it packs down pretty well, with it easily able to fit in a small boot!

Included are two Universal Barrow Straps that fit around and over the barrow via looped attachments on the frame itself.

Fox Explorer Deluxe Barrow

Fox Explorer Barrow Video Review

Fox have released a helpful video to give you a quick idea of all the features.


Carp anglers that like to mix up there bankside time are really spoilt with this well thought out carp barrow from Fox.

Thank you for reading our Fox Explorer Barrow Deluxe Review!

If you want to know more about choosing a carp barrow, feel free to check out our ‘Best Carp Barrow Reviews‘.

This includes the Trakker X-Trail Gravity, Nash KNX Barrow and the mighty Carp Porter MK2!

If you own the Fox Explorer Deluxe Barrow, please drop us a comment below – we’d like to hear from you!

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