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Old Town x YakAttack Collab | 13x16 Color-Matched BlackPak Pro's

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Old Town YakAttack BlackPak Collab - Color Matching Kayak Fishing Crates

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are able to announce this brand collaborate between Old Town and YakAttack. Kayaks and kayak fishing have some similarities to custom cars, ATV's, and motorcycles in the way that users want to customize their watercraft so it is an expression of their personality and meets the needs of how they fish on the water, and these new BlackPak Pro’s do just that. Old Town just released a set of 13x16 BlackPak Pro’s color matched with their Ember, Marsh, and Steel Blue kayak colors. The Ember pairs nicely with their new Fire Tiger color that was announced earlier in the week. The 13x16 size BlackPak was the original size and our best seller. This size includes four rod tubes and has the ability for the lid to be setup where it opens on either the short or long side helping maximize the compatibility with the most kayak models. Below you will find examples of each color BlackPak Pro and the corresponding kayak color, 13x16 BlackPak details/specs, and info on where to purchase. 

Old Town YakAttack BlackPak Collab - Color Matching Kayak Fishing Crates Ember, Steel Blue, and Marsh

The original BlackPak Pro was brought to the kayak fishing market about a decade ago and we leveraged the 10+ years of using the BlackPak and gathering feedback from kayak retailers, anglers, and our staff to elevate and redesign the BlackPak to new heights while remaining true to the product foundations of an angler focused, well thought out, and customizable crate. The updated BlackPak Pro was released in 2022 and 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. 

YakAttack x Old Town Ember BlackPak Pro

BlackPak Pro vs. the Original

  • 25% lighter in weight than the classic BlackPak
  • Designed around 3700 sized tackle boxes (Plano Edge and Bass Mafia)
  • Hinged Lid with built-in noise-damping features
  • Secure latches
  • TetherTube Rod Holders with built-in rod leashes
  • Easy assembly
  • GridLoc 2D Panels offer extreme customization

Old town sportsman autopilot 136 with matching yakattack blackpak kayak fishing crate Ember

Size and Weight

This product 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.

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.

YakAttack x Old Town Steel Blue BlackPak Pro

Hinged Lid

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.

Rod Holders

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. 

Old town sportsman autopilot 136 with matching yakattack blackpak kayak fishing crate Steel Blue

Tankwell Security

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. 

YakAttack x Old Town Marsh BlackPak Pro


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.

Old town sportsman autopilot 136 with matching yakattack blackpak kayak fishing crate Marsh

Product Specs:

  • 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”
  • 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

Where to Purchase

The three color-matching Old Town x YakAttack Collab 13x16 BlackPak Pro’s are exclusively sold directly through Old Town’s website. Here is the  LINK to learn more.