Chris Grech

Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media.

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July 29, 2016

Gear Keeper Micro Retractor Super Zinger with Carabiner Clip

by Chris Grech

Protect your pliers, scissors and more — and keep them at-the-ready with the all-new Gear Keeper Micro Retractor Super Zinger with Carabiner Clip (Model RT5-2106) by Hammerhead Industries. Anglers at this year's ICAST show in Orlando, FL were the first to see the new product, which packs a whole lot of bells and whistles into a tiny package, making it the toughest zinger on the market.

Hardcore anglers can tell you, whether you are standing in waders in waist-high water or balancing on a small boat, in those final moments before landing your fish, there's no time to wonder if you can get to your gear. You need security in knowing you can grab your tools and not worry about where they went after use. Trust the new Gear Keeper Micro Retractor Super Zinger with Carabiner Clip, a solid and reliable mounting system featuring a super strong Spectra line which has a hefty 50-pound break strength. The durable line extends 36 inches to allow full arm extension and retracts beautifully, employing the company's renowned saltwater-proof patented flushing system that works to clear sand and debris from the unit.

The RT5-2106 Micro Retractor Super Zinger locks onto your clothing or just about anything with a carabiner clip, and has a patented Q/C Connector System specifically designed to allow anglers to quickly and easily connect and disconnect their gear. Precision made and built to last, the durable retractor is constructed with stainless steel spring and hardware. As with all the company's products, the retractor is "Hammerhead Tough" and protected with a money-back guarantee. Three Mounting Options include Snap Clip (RT5-2101), Threaded Stud (RT5-2102) and Spring Clip (RT5-2103).

The original Gear Keeper system was engineered specifically for SCUBA diving literally born out of a need to secure items in situations when hands are otherwise occupied. Gear Keeper systems are now available in more than 3,000 configuration options and used in applications from hiking, fishing and hunting to law enforcement, military and trucking.


July 12, 2016

TackleWebs Hook and Loop Cup Holder

by Chris Grech

It's the middle of summer and there comes a time when we need our beverage of choice to be readily available. If you been on the water enough you know that can be a challenge at times. The new TackleWebs Hook and Loop Cup Holder brings an end to plastic folding cup holders that retain water, rot in the sun and crack when they are bumped.

Large enough to hold a 30-ounce tumbler, the Hook and Loop Cup Holder is made from marine-grade, weather-resistant materials and can be easily attached to most flat surfaces and installed in tight spots. The cup holder comes ready to install with easy peel and stick marine-grade hook-and-loop fasteners which eliminate drilling into hulls and the need for back access for through bolts. Just clean the mounting surface, peel off the adhesive cover and press to the mounting surface. Unlike unreliable suction cups that warp and lose their hold within a short period of time, the adhesive on the back of the hook and loop fasteners contains proprietary glue that will adhere securely to almost any surface. The marine-grade glue will last for years even in the harshest, wettest conditions.

Although its primary purpose is to hold cups, the patent-pending design of the TackleWebs Hook and Loop Cup Holder allows water to drain from the cup holder, which makes it ideal for other objects like cell phones, wallets, sunglasses, keys or pliers.

The Hook and Loop Cup Holder weighs less than three ounces and features a compact design that allows it to be installed just about anywhere inside a boat. Whether it is on the side of a center console, inside of a windshield or the underside of a console, the new Hook and Loop Cup Holder from TackleWebs is a great addition to any boat. It even works well attached to your ATV, cooler, favorite chair, or just about anywhere! With a modest price, there is no reason not have multiple cup holders strategically placed in your boat, vehicle or shop. Made in the USA.

TackleWebs also makes a bunch of other great products so check out their site!