Wilderness Systems Announces New Accessories for Kayak Anglers

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Customizable options include a new feather-light life jacket and a heavy-duty kayak cart

GREENVILLE, S.C.

Wilderness Systems, the industry leader in kayak fishing innovation, today introduces a dozen-plus new accessories designed to enhance kayak anglers’ experiences on the water.

“Wilderness Systems accessories give anglers new ways to customize and outfit their kayaks to meet their individual needs,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems. “Our accessories are prized for their premium quality, enhanced performance and innovative designs.”

PFD

Wilderness Systems collaborated with Astral, a premium lifejacket brand, to create a feather-light PFD specific for the needs of expert anglers. The Wildly Fisher, $159.99 USD, strikes the perfect balance between protection and comfortable breathability thanks to the unique ThinVent™ back design for use with high-back fishing kayaks.

Multiple front storage pockets keep tackle well organized and at anglers’ fingertips. Reflective trim on chest, shoulders and hood adds visibility. Exclusive features include a stowable rain hood in the neck collar, tool organizer and a beverage pocket.

Transportation

Wilderness Systems makes transporting kayaks easy with its new Heavy-Duty Kayak Cart, $174.99 USD. Built with marine-grade, high strength, heat-treated aluminum alloy, the cart boasts superior strength and is capable of carrying kayaks up to 300 lbs. The large 12”, airless wheels feature rubber tread for superior traction and the ability to roll easily over rough terrain and sand—and with the promise of never going flat.

Secure the kayak to the cart with two 10” straps for added security. The cart’s low center of gravity improves stability while the bunk style cradle system’s adjustable width provides a custom and secure fit.

Gear Storage

The new Kayak Krate, $149.99 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.

Gear Attachments

Wilderness Systems’ new Rapid Attach system features patent-pending technology that allow users to easily swap accessories from one base to another. The one-handed accessories range from a 12” Flex Arm to a camera mount and phone grip. All accessories can be inserted through the top of the SlideTrax for easy set up and removal.

Additional new accessories in the 2017-2018 Wilderness Systems accessories collection include:

Gear Storage:

• Mesh Storage Sleeve & Water Bottle Kit, $39.99 USD

Gear Attachments:

• Rapid Attach Base (Pair), $24.99 USD

• Rapid Attach 1" Heavy Duty Ball Mount with Base, $24.99 USD

• Rapid Attach 1.5" Heavy Duty Ball Mount with Base, $32.99 USD

• Rapid Attach 6" Flex Arm without Base, $19.99 USD

• Rapid Attach 12" Flex Arm without Base, $36.99 USD

• Rapid Attach Cylinder Clamp, $29.99 USD

• Rapid Attach Camera Mount without Base, $34.99 USD

• Rapid Attach Phone Grip with Base, $42.99 USD

• Rapid Attach Paddle Holder with Base, $37.99 USD

• Rapid Attach Visibility Flag & Light with Base, $89.99 USD

• Radar/ATAK 140 Stern Mounting Plate, $54.99 USD

• A.T.A.K. 120 Stern Mounting Plate, $54.99 USD

• A.T.A.K. 120 Bow Mounting Plate, $54.99 USD

Anchoring:

• Anchor Trolley Kit, $39.99 USD

Silent Traction:

• Silent Traction - Tarpon 130X, $99.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Thresher 140, $99.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Radar 115, $99.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Radar 135, $99.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Tarpon 120, $99.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Large Bow Hood Cover for Thresher & ATAK 140, $29.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Small Bow Hood Cover for ATAK 120, $29.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Oval Orbix Hatch Kit (includes bottom too), $29.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Round Orbix Hatch Kit (includes bottom too), $24.99 USD

• Silent Traction - Generic DIY Kit, $34.99 USD

About Wilderness Systems®

Innovative award-winning designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. 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 angling 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 Made in the USA brands, at WildernessSystems.com and join the Wildy Community.

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