New & noteworthy outdoor accessories
Check this cool kayak box, cold keeper, super sealer and stillwater rower
With the tough, water-resistant Kayak Krate ($190.99), kayak anglers can say goodbye to that old milk crate for stowing gear. The main compartment, complete with removable dividers, can accommodate larger gear and tackleboxes, while smaller items can be stowed in the lid. Other features include four rod holders and universal lash-down points.
Learn more: Wilderness Systems, 1-888-525-2925; www.wildernesssystems.com
Durable, leakproof, compact and versatile, Yeti’s soft-sided Hopper Flip 18 cooler ($402.91) promises to keep drinks and food cold for days, thanks to its closed-cell rubber foam insulation. The cooler shell itself is made of Yeti’s proprietary Dryhide, a high-density fabric that’s waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures and UV rays.
Learn more: Yeti Coolers, (512) 394-9384; www.yeti.com
By quickly removing air and moisture, VacMaster’s heavy-duty PRO305 suction sealer ($349) promises to keep wild game safe from freezer burn for up to three years, and fish for up to two. Fully automatic, the countertop unit can vacuum-pack and seal your favourite cuts in a matter of seconds. It comes with a variety of bags, as well as a replacement seal bar and vacuum chamber gasket.
Learn more: Cedarlane Culinary, 1-866-313-5898; www.cedarlaneculinary.ca
Handmade with Kevlar and anodized aluminum, this one-person Chironomid fly-fishing boat by Pincher Creek, Alberta’s Cunningham Boats ($3,300) is perfectly suited to small lakes. Stable, lightweight, comfortable and fast, the watercraft come with oars, outrigger pontoons, rod holders and a proprietary anchor reel system.
Learn more: Cunningham Boats, (403) 627-9865; www.cunninghamboats.ca