This past summer, Advanced Elements of Benicia, California, introduced their new WaterTech™ Gear line of deck and cargo bags designed to fully complement Advanced Elements inflatable kayaks and paddle boards, as well as any kayak or watercraft.
The new WaterTech Gear accessory line consists of seven models ranging in size from 3 to 60 liters, with retail prices of $24.95 to $79.99. The product line covers a wide range of applications from small roll-tops and waterproof backpacks to deck bags and duffels:
- QuickDraw Deck Bag: A contour-shaped deck top, water-resistant storage bag providing easy access to gear while paddling. MSRP $59.99.
- Deep Six Deck Pack: A heavy-duty, 30-liter, water-resistant deck bag with multi attachment points, shoulder straps and rolltop closure. MSRP $79.99.
- PackLite Roll Top Dry Bag Set: An ultralight set of three rolltop drybags in three sizes – 3, 5 and 10 liters. MSRP $25.99.
- StashPak Rolltop Dry Bags: Rugged, water-resistant rolltops with detachable straps, four d-rings and a detachable pouch for small essentials. Available in two sizes – 20 liters and 40 liters. MSRP $49.99 and $59.99.
- CargoPak: A hefty, 32-liter, water-resistant roll top pack with comfortable shoulder straps, side mesh pockets and back panel bungee deck lacing. MSRP $69.99.
- Abyss All-Weather Duffel Bag: A large, 60 liter duffel constructed from a rugged, weather-resistant PVC Tarpaulin, MSRP $69.99.
- Funk Bag: A 45-liter duffle bag designed to haul damp and dirty gear. MSRP $59.99
In conjunction with the new product line, Advanced Elements released a WaterTech Gear Application Guide, providing details on which bags work well for various applications (such as decktops, below deck, general use and storage/seating compartments) on each of their inflatables. Click here to see a larger PDF of the WaterTech Gear Guide.
For instance, the Deep Six deck pack will work well both above and below deck on the AdvancedFrame series of kayaks, but will also fit in the seating compartment of the more open designs. Additionally, the Deep Six (or CargoPak) can be used to backpack the Packlite kayak on hiking trips.
For further details on each of the bags, see our Sneak Preview: New WaterTech Gear Cargo & Deck Bags from Advanced Elements.