Plano Dry Storage Boxes
Great for gear you must keep dry
This dry box stays dry, and it is the perfect thing for keeping wallets, cell phones, cameras and any of your other gear dry while out on the water. I've had mine on the boat in a downpour, and it stayed dry inside.
Only the large compartment is protected and stays dry, the upper compartment on the lid will take on water, so don't keep cash or stuff like that up there. Anything you want protected must be in the lower compartment.
The smaller box is easy to stow in most stowage areas under seats or inside compartments on most boats. This is nice to keep on board.
March 14, 2008
Didn't work for me
I wanted a dry box to keep my wallet, cell phone etc dry, and this looked just the ticket. I especially liked the separate 'wet' top storage compartment.
However, on trying it out, I found out that it leaked like a sieve. The catches didn't close the lid down tight enough to engage the seals, and the casing side flexed too much to hold against the seals.
If you want a box that'll keep the rain out this will do, but it won't keep the water out if left to fall on its side in the bottom of the boat.
September 1, 2010
Had one Plano box and two Action Products dry boxes in my boat's locker during a heavy rainstorm. The entire locker flooded and all three boxes were underwater. The Action Products boxes contents were COMPLETELY dry. The Plano box was filled to the brim with water. Of course, that was the box that had a bunch of my electronics devices in it. I was not a happy camper. Removed the Plano box from my boat and am replacing with another Action Products box.
May 28, 2008
I thought this would be as advertised, a dry box. Kept my calls, shells, two-way radios, matches, and extra gloves, socks, and fleece cap in the duck blind. High water flooded blind and latched box, ruined my day! The sides of box flexed, took on water like a sponge. Check it out before you buy, the o-ring doesn't even touch the lid to form a seal.
Bass Pro took back no questions asked.
December 22, 2009