Tackle editor Marc Coulson selects his pick of the new Thinking Anglers luggage range...
1) THINKING ANGLERS COMPACT CARRYALL
As with all of the brilliant Thinking Anglers luggage, it’s designed with travelling light in mind. Compact, sleek and with plenty of additional features, this is a carryall for the angler with efficiency in mind and not the ‘kitchen sink’ brigade.
Four external pockets, one on each side as well as top and front, add capacity while the hard base makes for a sturdy and robust bit of kit that will cope with the rigours of regular time on the bank.
A large, detachable strap completes the package but it sits perfectly on a barrow so you may not need this at all.
2) THINKING ANGLERS TACKLE POUCH
Another really well-thought-out product with efficiency in mind, the long pouch houses multiple compartment boxes inside as well as 12ins rig board on the other side.
In between each section sits a central divider with zip pocket, ideal for storing smaller, flatter packets and suchlike.
THINKING ANGLERS SLIM QUIVER
Yet another product that is compact, not overly burdened with additional extras and designed with the mobile angler in line.
The tiny, 4ins-wide central compartment will take a landing net and pole while on the exterior it will cope with three made-up rods, ideally in conjunction with reel pouches.
3) THINKING ANGLERS COOL BAG
Similar in style to the Compact Carryall, the Cool Bag is the ideal size for short sessions or the angler who doesn’t take masses of food.
The size is ideal for a two-pint plastic milk carton to stand upright, avoiding the risk of spillages, and there’s still plenty of room for other food and drink.
I really do like this, one of the best cool bags I’ve seen in a while.
THINKING ANGLERS WET NET BAG
As much as I love the fact it heralds a capture of a carp or two, the stench of fish slime in your car is not something that sits well with the missus or any future passengers.
A wet net bag, therefore, is a must and this waterproof version with drawstring top is ideal.
Trust me, this might seem like an insignificant product but I would class it as an essential.
4) THINKING ANGLERS EXTENDABLE TIP TOP
I’ve had one of these for more years than I can remember, Thinking Anglers being the first to produce them, which is testament to the firm’s forward thinking ethos.
Far better than two separate protectors, which I used to lose for fun, the elasticated version is ideal for rods of all lengths and remains in place in transit.
I have one of these on my spod rod, for example, and it’s proved priceless on many occasions.