Railblaza StowPod – Storage Pod Product Review

Reviewed by Yak Gear Brand Ambassador Todd Hart

As a Yak Gear Brand Ambassador, I got the opportunity to test out the Railblaza StowPod prior to its release.  It’s a simple but very handy item. I’m an avid coffee drinker and an early morning riser/fisherman. I always seem to spill my coffee in my kayak on those early mornings so I was instantly won over.

The item is designed to be used with the patented Railblaza StarPort system. With StarPorts all over my Hobie Pro Angler 12, now I was stuck. Where should I mount the item? With all the room provided by the Hobie Pro Angler series, there are just too many options. Time to experiment!

Railblaza SidePort Base with a Railblaza Adjustable Extender
Railblaza SidePort Base with a Railblaza Adjustable Extender

Pictured above, I used a Railblaza SidePort Base with a Railblaza Adjustable Extender.

If you don’t have a Railblaza side mount base you can also mount it to a standard Railblaza StarPort Deck or Flush Mount Base directly onto the Hobie mounting board or any other accessory mounting boards. This would give you about the same positioning.

You can also mount it to a standard Railblaza StarPort Deck or Flush Mount Base directly onto the Hobie mounting board.
You can also mount it to a standard Railblaza StarPort Deck or Flush Mount Base directly onto the Hobie mounting board.

I also mounted it using the standard Railblaza StarPort Deck or Flush Mount Base on the front hatch located at the bow. This was a bit too far away for me to reach.

I also mounted it using the standard Railblaza StarPort Base on the front hatch located at the bow.
I also mounted it using the standard Railblaza StarPort Base on the front hatch located at the bow.

I then decide to try mounting it in some locations which would be out of the way of my fishing area. I used two Railblaza RailMount 19-25’s, one on each side of my seat.

The positioning on the Hobie rails seems to be a nice location. Using two of these Railblaza RailMount 19-25, I could chose a side for the StowPod and a side for my GoPro camera mounted on my Railblaza Camera Boom 600 Pro Series.

The positioning on the Hobie rails seems to be a nice location.
The positioning on the Hobie rails seems to be a nice location.

It about time someone came up with a simple much needed solution for holding the lures, pliers, and most importantly my morning coffee!

For more on the Railblaza StowPod, check out the Railblaza Walk Around video below:

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