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Equipment Review: Plano’s One-of-a-Kind V-Crate

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Oct 20, 2017

Helps kayak anglers fish clean


New for 2018, the Plano Kayak V-Crate takes ‘yak-friendly waterproof tackle storage to the ultimate level. Designed to fit in the rear cargo compartment of almost any fishing kayak, this clever, unobtrusive two-piece design securely stores and protects fishing tackle in a unique V-shape that makes accessing essential tackle items from the cockpit an easy proposition. Each angled tackle storage bay holds two large 3700-size StowAway tackle trays, secured by a quick release rubber strap. The V-Crate provides ample space for an assortment of larger items in the center module’s open bulk storage. Load it up with gear, and you’ll still find room to store your lunch.

Finished in a subtle two-tone gray with red accents, the compact V-Crate is built on an elevated base that is – you guessed it – the size of a milk crate. The main unit can be quickly detached from the base for ease of transport with the built-in, folding handle. It’s also hinged. Tilt the main module back to access your phone, wallet or other valuables inside the base’s waterproof compartment, or adjust the V-Crate’s overall profile by hinging it backward for low clearance situations. The super versatile V-Crate also features a side rail system that allows for easy attachment of accessories, including rod holders.

Plano Kayak V-Crate:

• Model No. PLAM80700

• Unique V-shape provides easy side access – especially for those with limited mobility

• Each side holds two StowAway utility boxes

• Angled fit and rubber straps keep sides secure but open for easy viewing

• Large, open bulk storage in center module

• Waterproof compartment in base secures valuables

• Unit hinges backward to accommodate low clearance

• Side rail system easily attaches rod holders and other accessories

• Compact, elevated base (milk crate size) fits most kayak models

• Detach main unit from base for easy transport or stowing

• Four #23750 3700 Series StowAways included

• Product size: 26”L x 16.2”W x 18.1”H

• MSRP $119.99

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