If you’re looking for a waterproof stash bag that can take the punishment, Fishpond’s Thunderhead Submersible Duffel is what you need. Perfect for the canoe or kayak, even better in the drift, raft, or fishing boat, this bag is shred-proof, indestructible, and can survive a wet exit — even the unintentional kind.
The Thunderhead Duffle (get it for $300 at Backcountry) straddles the line between a boat bag for fishing and a dry bag for kayaking or rafting. Made of 840D recycled nylon with TPU welded seams, the Thunderhead can take the serious abrasion that sitting in the bottom of a gritty watercraft can dish out, because it’s solidly reinforced in all the key areas that will take the most abuse, like the bottom. Made of 840D recycled nylon with TPU welded seams, the Thunderhead can take the serious abrasion that sitting in the bottom of a gritty watercraft can dish out, because it’s solidly reinforced in all the key areas that will take the most abuse, like the bottom. It can also handle inadvertent drops in the water and sloshing around in the bottom of the canoe.
Across the top of the spacious bag is a TIZIP Submersible cargo zipper that is easy to pull, to quickly access critical gear efficiently. The Thunderhead also comes with an over the shoulder strap that allows it to be easily portaged when the time comes. The handles are braided climbing rope and the bag has daisy chain webbing for lashing rod tubes or extra gear. The bright Day-Glo orange also allows you to find the bag quickly when you need it, and won’t let you forget it on the trail.
Fishpond has built its brand around high-quality durable products built with an eye on environmentally friendly materials and sustainable use, and the Thunderhead Duffle exemplifies that ideal. In fact, it won Best Eco-Friendly Product at the 2016 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show.
Paddling and fishing trips can be extremely hard on gear — particularly those items that aren't supposed to get wet — but the Thunderhead Duffle by Fishpond can not only take the abuse itself, it can protect your water-sensitive items as well. A worthy choice for the hardiest of backcountry enthusiasts.