Gear Review: Plano Z-Series Waterproof Tackle Backpack

What is it?

Plano Z-Series Waterproof Tackle Backpack

What sets it apart?

Plano continues its reputation for providing innovative tackle storage options with a roll-top, buckle-secured backpack. Sling style shoulder straps are fine for short walks, but swinging side to side, this unbalanced format has an awkward, catch-prone consideration. Plano keeps the gear centered with dual padded straps and maximizes comfort with a padded sternum strap and pads on the backpack’s rear surface. The design includes a quick access sleeve pocket and an expandable side pocket for water bottle, cellphone, keys, etc.

How do I use it?

Made from a rugged, coated waterproof PVC fabric with welded seams, Z-Series Tackle Backpack’s zipper-less rucksack design provides quick access to the tackle trays, tools, spare line, scale/measuring stick, etc. In wet conditions, the complete watertight seal keeps interior items dry. With two 3700 Stowaways included, the backpack features molded in exterior attachment points and adjustable straps for a travel rod, rain jacket, etc.

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Angler’s insight:

Plano has designed a good option for space-limited co-anglers, as well as those casual shore fishing, hiking/camping trips when you may need your hands free to carry rods (or a rod tube), other gear or tow a canoe or kayak to the water’s edge. And considering the family fishing angle — it's a home run. With tackle, rain jackets and snacks tucked into one convenient container, dad or mom can easily manage the essentials while walking and holding young anglers by the hand.

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