Customizable options include new kayak storage systems and electronic support tools
GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 2, 2016) – Wilderness Systems, the industry leader in kayak fishing innovation, today introduces an extensive array of new accessories designed to elevate kayak anglers’ experiences on the water.
“Wilderness Systems is committed to providing our customers with new ways to customize and outfit our kayaks to meet the individual needs of every fishing enthusiast,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems.
Power & Lighting
Wilderness Systems’ first-ever Flex-Arm LED Light, $69.99 USD, redefines what a light can do in a kayak. Featuring a 2-foot flexible yet stable plastic arm, the LED light can be precisely aimed anywhere: vertically for visibility, towards the deck for workstation lighting or bent into the water as a fish attractant. The 300 lumens light is exceptionally bright with adjustable beams of green, white and navigational green/red filters. It is easily powered by battery or USB. The light also features dim and strobe options. Anodized aluminum casing protects from the elements, and a quick-connect attachment system on both the top and bottom of the flex-arm allows for easy installation into SlideTrax™.
The intelligently designed Lithium Battery, $124.99 USD, is a refinement beyond the heavy and cumbersome marine batteries of the past. Lightweight (14 oz.) and water-resistant, the Lithium Battery not only excels in form but in function as well with multiple output options to charge a phone and fish finder simultaneously, superior efficiency (6 high-capacity cells), power and amp hours (15 Ah). The compact design conveniently stows in most kayak hatches.
Keep the Lithium Battery charged all-day, even while underway with the new Solar Panels, $99.99 USD. Small in size, but large in power, the rigid Solar Panels are waterproof and feature a built-in charging meter and a modern USB connection. The Solar Panel’s 6” flex arm attaches to SlideTrax allowing you to angle the panel for maximum sunlight, quickly install, or remove when transporting your kayak. The panels themselves fold up for compact storage.
The new Kayak Krate, $124.99 USD, sophisticates the tankwell storage experience with a superior functional interface and sleek look never before seen in a fishing gear storage crate. An open main compartment accommodates larger gear and tackle boxes and features removable dividers for detailed organization. Smaller items can be stowed in the secondary lid storage. Functional and durable inside and out, the Kayak Krate is blow-molded, water resistant, is easily lashed within a tankwell, and comes standard with three rod holders.
The future of live baitwells has arrived with the Thrive Baitwell, $299.99 USD. The Thrive Baitwell is engineered to integrate with most sit-on-top kayaks and features a unique flexible hose system to draw water from any scupper in the rear tankwell, while a pump simplifies the input/output cycle. Modern and functional, the Thrive Baitwell boasts a compact lithium battery that is chargeable by USB. Stylish and strong rubber latches secure the spring-loaded lid, and the unit is easily transported with comfortable carry handles. Three rod holders come standard for a seamless transition from baiting to fishing.
Additional new accessories in the 2016-2017 Wilderness Systems line include:
- Helix PD™ Pedal Drive, $1999.00 USD
- Lithium Battery Cradle, $19.99 USD
- Through-Hull Wiring Kit, $19.99 USD
- Fish Finder Install Kit, $54.99 USD
- Custom Dry Bag, $179.99 USD
- Catch Cooler, $149.99 USD
- Mesh Storage Sleeves, $14.99 - $24.99 USD
- SlideTrax Tool-Less Tie-Downs, $21.99 USD
- Retractable Tether, $19.99 USD
- AirPro MAX Lumbar Support, $34.99 USD
Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader for 30 years. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks and accessories, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, at www.wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community.
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