Flambeau Marine Dry Box 1409
The cheaper version of Plano's Marine Box
Flambeau Marine Dry Box 1409 Review
The 14 Inch dry box in the Marine line from Flambeau is a great little dry box for all sorts of outing, be that boat, kayak, fishing or anything that means you may come into contact with water. The box size is 15.125" x 7.875" x 10.125" which makes it ideal for Kayak fishing especially so if you have a trident series of Ocean Kayak as it fits neatly in the storarge area behind the molded seat and can be kept in place by the bungee cord on the kayak.
Flambeau 14 inch Marine Dry Box Construction
The Marine Dry Box is made from hard shelled plastic which means it wont rust. The case itself is hard and has a heavy duty black plastic lever lock which keeps the flip top lid closed. The lid opens in two ways, first you can unclip the lid by the handle to reveal a few small sotrage compartments. I dont know how dry these remain as there is no watertight seal on this part. It would however be a great place to store lures for fishing.
Secondly, unclip the lid using the lever lock and the entire lid hinges off to the side, inside is a plastic tray which lifts out allowing you access to the entire box. Now this area is watertight as there is a rubber o ring which seals the lid to the box. Inside the box you could keep all of the items which you need to keep dry, or anything else that will fit.. On my Kayak, my mobile, camera and some fishing bits go on the main compartment. One word of warning if you use these on a boat. They will get wet inside if opened on the water and for that reason I would put valuable electricals in seperate dry bags to be safe. If you keep it closed it will stay dry!
Flambeau 14 Inch Marine Dry Box Verdict
We aquired ours for just £13.99 on eBay. They are made in the States and I believe are similar to the Plano Marine Dry boxes. The Plano series are a LOT more money and whilst I have not tried one expect they are no better at keeping things dry. If you are after a cheaper version for whatever you need it for then my advice is to try the Flambeau range first. For £13.99 you really cant go wrong.
We have given the Flambeau 14 inch Marine Dry Box 4.33 stars out of 5. A must buy.