The original hard-sided kayak crate just got better. A lot better. Introducing the completely redesigned BlackPak Pro.
The result of intense collaboration and more than a year of R&D and design, the BlackPak Pro is fully riggable and boasts a hinged lid, 25% weight reduction, and best-in-class functionality. Enhancements include many things you might have expected, as well as some true-to-the-brand features that no one saw coming.
Size and Weight
The BLP-PRO-13X16 is 13” x 16” x 13” (L,W,H) and weighs in at 7.6 lbs. without TetherTubes and 9.2 lbs. with the included four TetherTubes. The BlackPak Pro also comes in two other sizes, 13”x13” and a 16”x16”.
Construction and Assembly
Injection-molded from UV stabilized polymers, the BlackPak Pro will last for many years, even in harsh marine environments. The ultra-stiff panels utilize a rib structure that offers exceptional rigidity with minimal weight, while their interlocking joints ensure an intuitive, frustration-free assembly process. Interlocking GridLoc panels utilize a tongue and groove edge design to make assembly a breeze. Just press them together (they won’t fall apart during assembly) and install the (included) stainless steel screws using a simple screwdriver.
The water shedding lid with fully adjustable hinges allows you to go from freely pivoting to a sticky setting that maintains the lid position when you let go of it, while integrated overtravel stops keep the lid within reach and limit it to a manageable angle. Sound dampening rubber bumpers ensure quiet closing of the lid, and the unique CatchLatch retention system secures the lid in a simple but surprisingly functional manner.
The included four TetherTube rod holders with integrated but easily removable hook and tether systems ensure your rods stay put if things go wrong. Caged attachment points on both sides of the tube offer multiple hook points, and the oversized hook design is sized to attach directly to the shaft of your fishing rod if desired. The TetherTube rod holder mounts to the GridLoc panels using at least three of the four standoff pads, enabling several vertical positioning options. Mount them high for rods with long butts, or mount them low to elevate the BlackPak Pro into the HighNDry position. Additional TetherTubes are available for purchase as single and two packs.
Rubber feet offer noise dampening and isolation, while Omni corner brackets enable multiple hold-down methods. They are designed as attachment points for YakAttack OmniHooks (four of which are included), generic hooks, carabiners, or simple bungee.
Optimized for a wide variety of tackle boxes, including Plano 3700, Plano Edge, Bass Mafia Bait Coffin, Flambeau, and many more.
The key to customizing and accessorizing the BlackPak Pro lies in the highly revolutionary GridLoc 2D mounting system, which offers a plethora of attachment points on the inside and outside of the panels. This gives our design team a platform for which they can design a myriad of dividers, holders, and other attachments. Development of these accessories is already underway!
- 4 Rod Holders with built-in rod leashes
- Optimized for 3700 sized tackle boxes
- Fits five 3700 tackle boxes
- Hinged lid with secure latches
- New lightweight construction
- GridLoc Mounting Platform located on every panel
- Rubberized feet and built in noise dampening features
- Internal dimensions (L, W, H) – 11.9” x 14.9” x 11.75”
- External dimensions (L, W, H) – 12.94” x 15.94” x 13.3”
- When measuring your kayak's tankwell add 2.75" for every side you intend to attach TetherTubes
- 7.6 lbs. without TetherTubes and 9.2 lbs. with the included four TetherTubes
- Build for use in harsh marine conditions
- Includes stainless steel hardware
- Made in the USA
- Built for Life Guarantee
- SKU: BLP-PRO-13X16
I am so proud this was made in the USA! the instructions and illustrations were excellent. Even I couldn't screw it up! The finished product exceeded my expectations and I can't say enough about the utility and superb design work of it. I read a review or comments somewhere else by people who said it seemed lot to pay for something for which a milk crate would suffice, and I say go ahead and enjoy your milk crate and money savings, because I'm enjoying my Black pro fishing crate. I did have reservations about paying 150.00 for it, but no more, and I'm pretty tight with my money!
LEGOS for adults here. Imagination is your only limitation. I ran two horizontal tether tubes off the sides and a rotogrip park-n-pole on the lid for my Leverage Net. I assembled this after work on a Friday night. Upon waking Saturday morning I was making tweaks to it that I thought of the night before while in bed. If you can think of it you can do it here. While it no doubt holds more tackle than a river angler will need for a couple of years it also plays perfectly for me being able to store winter safety essentials as well. If you think that your present crate system cannot be improved or that you are not missing out by not having this I assure you that it doesn’t get better than this. After 40 years in the paddling game and using a lot of systems this is essential gear. Easy to follow assembly even for me. I’ll end up with a second.
Incredibly well made and sturdy, goes together very smoothly and is by far the most functional crate I have ever owned. Replaced my Plano v crate easily and weighs half as much while doing more. Can’t wait for more accessories to come out for it