Friday, January 23, 2015

Gear Review - Umpqua Tailgater

One of the hot products coming out of IFTD last summer was the recently released Umpqua Tailgater gear organizer.  One arrived on my doorstep a couple of weeks ago and I have to say this is a genius piece of kit for keeping your go to gear all in one spot with room to spare for waders, boots, large fly boxes, and anything else  you might want to carry along with you.  

The Tailgater will fit around most plastic totes and I opted to use mine with a Rubbermaid Roughneck 18 gallon storage box.  This all installs in a matter of minutes and mine is already filled with fly boxes and other gear for spring time warmwater kayak trips to the pond.

Features of the Tailgater include...
  • Two large bellowed fly-box pockets
  •  Four stretch-mesh pockets
  • Four all-purpose mesh pockets 
  • Coated web and daisy chain attachment
  • Tool sheath for hemostats
  • Velcro fly patch
  • Velcro and SR clip one-size-fits-all adjustability
  • Two large web grab handles
  • Made of 400D Poly Fabric
  • Featuring YKK Zippers
  • Foam fly patch

All this and the top of the Roughneck storage tote still fits securely.

The Tailgater is priced at $79.99 and available at your nearest Umpqua dealer.

Check out the Umpqua website for more information on the Tailgater and an impressive list of other gear bags.

If you're placing an online order click through to Trouts Fly Fishing as they have the Tailgater in stock and help support this website by keeping the lights on.

1 comment:

Bigdryfly said...

That looks like a great piece of gear. Nice review!