Plano Waterproof Stowaway Utility Boxes
High Expectations - Low Quality
I was so excited to try these. I needed a new watertight jig box to keep water OUT, and one for plastics without bags to keep moisture IN. The product looks great, and feels great - but as you can see in my images, the plastic has cracked on the top of one... I've had this for less than 2 months, AND it's been in the garage.
I am really, really disappointed in the quality of the product I received. There is such potential with this concept. I always default to buying Plano - but at this point I'm looking for alternatives.
July 18, 2013
I started organizing my fishing compartments on my boat. I bet I had 200 bags of soft plastics in the boat. When I removed all the bags some had gotten water in them and I had to throw them away. Since then I have purchased 15 of the Plano Waterproof Stowaway boxes and have organized my soft plastics in them by type. The great thing about them is that the latches are heavy duty and they have a very tight water seal with a gasket. I fished a couple of days last week and it was so easy to get baits out . I even marked on the top edge of each box what was in it so I could see it before I removed the box from the copartment. There great.
March 29, 2011
As a kayak fisherman I got two of these to keep my tackle dry should I flip over. In theory that's great but Plano needs to address the issue of tying these down so they're easier to access. Right now, the box does keep my gear dry however there's nowhere to put a D-ring to hold it onto my kayak so I guess if I flip out I'll at least be able to see it floating and recover it. That's my only complaint with this. The first generation ones had a lip that a D ring could be put on with using a drill bit that didn't compromise the integrity of the waterproof compartment. This newer slimmer design doesn't afford that option.
March 1, 2011
Perfect Yak box
I am a yak fisherman exclusively and this is the perfect yak box for me. The latches make it a bit of work to get in and out of but it is watertight, the baits are clearly visible though the sides and it fits just right in my crate. Wish I had tried this box before I bought the others that I have. As the others fail they will get replaced with this box.
November 3, 2014