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Review | 2015 Fatyak Kaddy Storage Pod

The ever-helpful and customer-focused team at Fatyak contacted us to see whether we would like to try out their brand new Kaddy storage pod for their brilliant Kaafu Kayak.

We've been waiting for some time for the inclement British weather to favour a few hours spent out at sea to try it first-hand and on the one day we seem to have had the perfect conditions - blue sky, calm ocean and a warming ray of sunshine - we had a prior appointment. The next day: rain, wind and a bleak grey sky looming overhead. Fortunately, there was an opportunity to take some photos the day before!

So, our review takes place on dry land with the hope for better weather conditions - and a revised review to follow. As we approach the middle of May Summer is, surely, on the horizon.

First Impressions

We requested a black Kaddy, to compliment the vibrant orange of our Kaafu, but a wide range of colours are available to match your kayak; or contrast with it.

Our initial impression was how light the Kaddy is and weighing in at 2kg, it is easy to lift in to the back of a vehicle, with your other kayaking equipment. Alternatively, it could be pre-installed on the Kaafu before the kayak is roof or trailer mounted. Whichever method you chose, its light weight, coupled with balanced carry-handles, make it extremely easy to manoeuvre.

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Key Features

As we have come to expect with Fatyak products, the Kaddy is well-made and well-proportioned. A durable, one-piece rotationally moulded and compact unit with no joints, meaning that the only area that has any potential for water-ingress is through the hatch opening. There are four high-quality deck loops on the topside of each corner and the moulded-in fittings provide excellent leak-protection. The deck-loops are ideally located for attaching equipment, in addition to those which are already an integral part of the Kaafu design. The carry handles could also aid with getting back on to the Kaafu from the water or possibly, even assist in a rescue situation as hold-points, if you needed to tow someone to shore.

Removing the large and watertight rubber cover from the pod (which is attached to its interior by cord, so it will not be misplaced), reveals a wide and capacious hold which has a range of uses. Yes, you are removing the option of the open, bungee-corded storage well that the Kaafu comes with as standard by fitting the pod, but you create a safer environment in which to store your equipment; and most importantly, it stays dry, with no exposure to the elements.

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