Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN




COTSWOLD AQUARIUS DLX

£15.99
Measuring 14.5 x 10.5 x 3.3 cm this simple but effective cool bag will appeal to many a pike angler and has a capacity to carry more than enough deadbaits plus an ice pack. The satchel style single compartment has a flap which is secured with two Velcro pads and incorporates a single quality zip to the slightly padded, fully insulated and lined compartment which unfortunately isn’t the easiest to clean. (Also available The Aquarius Delux Cool Bag £34.99)
SCORE: 26/30


NASH COMPACT

£25.99
Measuring 40 x 25 x 20 cm this compact cool bag is ideal for the piker. The three-sided zipped lid offers easy access to a good sized main compartment plus an outer zipped pocket is ideal for oils and flavours. There’s a fully insulated easy wipe-clean inner, heavy-duty made-to-last zips throughout, tough durable material, hard wearing water-resistant base, neoprene carrying handles and luxury neoprene shoulder strap (non-detachable).
SCORE: 26/30


GARDNER XL BAIT BUCKET

£24.99
Unique collapsible bucket with a diameter of 32 cm and a height of 32 cm incorporating high quality zips on the lid for easy access to a slightly oversized inner compartment for the general pike angler. Fully insulated inner including thick foam base which secures the Ice-Gel freezer Block that’s included, plus there’s an additional pocket to the inside of the lid for an additional ice block. Removable Easi-Clean and fully washable lining eliminates bait contamination to the fully waterproof polyester material. Comfortable foam tubular carrying handles and heavy-duty waterproof base.
SCORE: 27/30


30PLUS IQ BOILIE/BAIT FRESH

£13.99
Measuring 35 x 33 x 2 cm this simple but effective cool bag will appeal to many a pike angler and has a capacity to carry more than enough deadbaits plus an ice pack that can be placed within one of the two loose internal pockets. The satchel style single compartment has a flap with is secured by a strip of Velcro and incorporates a single quality zip to the fully insulated and plastic covered compartment, which is easy to wipe down. A little bit bigger and it would have scored an extra mark.
SCORE: 28/30


TRAKKER NXG CHILLA

£29.99
Another compact cool bag which measures 37 x 25 x 24 cm. It’s well suited to carry a selection of deadbaits. The three-sided zipped lid offers easy access to a good sized main compartment plus three outer pockets, two mesh style and one zipped, ideal for oils and flavours. Fully insulated it has a removable ‘easy-clean’ PVC inner. There are quality zips throughout, the material is tough and durable, but there’s no hard wearing base. Comes with neoprene carrying handles and a removable padded shoulder strap.
SCORE: 27/30


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GREYS PROWLA

£29.99
Measuring 34 x 33 x 20 cm this compact specially designed pike deadbait cool bag is difficult to fault. It has a decent zipped main compartment with an outer zipped pocket for oils and flavours. Plus it comes with a moulded plastic inner container with a Greys Klip-Lok sealable lid for your deadbaits, which is easily washed and replaced. The Prowla also comes with a Cool-style lined inner, quality zips throughout, stylish cosmetics plus a water resistant fabric base with rubber feet to prevent water absorption. There’s a carry handle and shoulder strap too.
SCORE: 30/30

NOTE: All products tested November 2011. All prices correct at the time of going to Press. Angler’s Mail do not take responsibility for price or product changes or current availability.

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