Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Boxes for winter fishing – an integral attribute of all lovers and professionals. This is a convenient organizer for the entire inventory, as well as for storing catch and, for example, transferring hot food.
The editors of the magazine studied the market in detail and selected 12 of the most the best boxes for winter fishing. Selection of products in rating produced according to the following parameters:
- volume, breakdown into tiers and compartments, convenience operation;
- reliability and quality of material;
- level of value;
- opinions of consumers and experts.
- Rating of the best boxes for winter fishing
- H-3LUX (Russia, 3-tier, 40x19x43 cm)
- Mikado UAF-002 (Poland, 4-tier, 39x30x20 cm)
- A-elita Sputnik Silver (Russia, 1 compartment, 44×41.5×27 cm)
- Rapala RIB (Finland, 2 dividers, 41x28x45 cm)
- Mikado UAC-I002 (Poland, 2 compartments, 45x38x26 cm)
- Lucky John (Latvia, 6 parts, 38x26x31.5 cm)
- Salmo PL-1R (Poland, 1 tier, 34x40x20 cm)
- Mikado ABM 317 (Poland, 2 tiers, 37x24x37.5 cm)
- Salmo 2070 (Poland, 2 tiers, 38×24.5×29 cm)
- A-elita A-Box (Russia, 2 compartments, 41.5x27x38.5 cm)
- A-elita Sport (Russia, 1 compartment, 25x17x35 cm)
- Box “Growth” steel, galvanized (Russia, 1 section, 30x19x29 cm)
Rating of the best boxes for winter fishing
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best boxes for winter fishing||1||H-3LUX||5 773 rub.|
|2||Mikado UAF-002||4 593 rub.|
|3||A-elita Sputnik Silver||3 490 rub.|
|4||Rapala RIB||4 490 rub.|
|5||Mikado UAC-I002||2 539 rub.|
|6||Lucky john||2 390 rub.|
|7||Salmo PL-1R||2 613 rub.|
|8||Mikado ABM 317||2 459 rub.|
|9||Salmo 2070||2 087 rub.|
|10||A-elita A-Box||1 520 rub.|
|11||A-elita sport||804 rub|
|12||Box “Growth” steel, galvanized||855 rub|
H-3LUX (Russia, 3-tier, 40x19x43 cm)
The first line of the rating goes to relatively inexpensive and high-quality winter box H-3LUX. As the name implies, he has 3 tiers. The largest (lower) compartment has a volume of 16 liters, and 2 others of 3 liters respectively. It’s convenient to put down large equipment like fishing rods, shabals, and food. Upper compartments ideal for small things: winter baits, sets tees, shorts, etc.
Robust exterior cladding blends in with dense aviation polystyrene foam, which not only retains heat inside, but also practically does not undergo mechanical damage. Users they say that even after 5 years of operation, it looks like new. The advantage of the H-3LUX is the location of the handle for carrying: it is made in the form of loops, as on standard camping backpacks. However, if you are uncomfortable carrying the box behind your back, you can always dismiss this handle and drag it as usual way.
- durable material of manufacture (dense reinforced fabric + aviation foam);
- keeps the temperature inside;
- has 2 small and 1 large compartments;
- can be carried behind your back, like a backpack;
- there are side pockets.
- not found.
Mikado UAF-002 (Poland, 4-tier, 39x30x20 cm)
The Polish winter model has settled on the second line of the rating fishing box with 4 compartments for storing equipment. Main The difference between Mikado UAF-002 and H-3LUX is in the materials manufacture and ergonomics of movement. The case of the box is made of painted duralumin with riveted seams, which gives the model durability. At the bottom there are special rubber pads, which prevent the drawer from slipping on open ice.
However, Mikado UAF-002 also did not do without nuances. First, metal loops on three can deliver problems. small compartments. They often fail (mobile elements weaken over time) and may be transported cling to your clothes, portable belt, etc. Secondly, the construction is very stiff and bulky. Despite the lightness (total 2.28 kilograms) carry it with a full load is pretty problematic. All this does not allow the model to come to first place, however, the result obtained is also very good.
- reliability and durability (duralumin walls + riveted seams);
- 4 compartments for storing basic equipment and small things;
- high, comfortable seat with the main foam is a cover).
- protruding hinges of small compartments, which are also often fail.
A-elita Sputnik Silver (Russia, 1 compartment, 44×41.5×27 cm)
A-elita Sputnik Silver burst into the life of domestic fishers suddenly. Inexpensive winter crate in high impact plastic liked by many users for its ease, availability heat-insulating properties and “cunning” internal design. Total the depth of the inner compartment is 37 centimeters, however it placed a box under small things like mormyshek, bait, baubles, tees, etc. In general, it is very convenient, and not so hard: The curb weight of the box is only 2.5 kilograms.
However, there are a number of restrictions that users need to read it before the purchase. It’s about reliability options A-elita Sputnik Silver in operation, namely the quality of the lid. It is locked on sliding padlocks on one side, and also has a plastic joint on the other. So: if you don’t If you’re lucky, then the first plastic joint will fail. With temperature differences and cyclic loads (opening / closing) the material accumulates microcracks in itself, and eventually collapses. If you are a little lucky, then the first the sliding clips loosen. However, this “cure” is simple lining rubber bands under them, or any other little things to create tightness.
- keeps the temperature inside;
- has a separate removable drawer for small things;
- the outer part is made of shockproof plastic;
- Lightweight and easy to carry.
- weak cover.
Rapala RIB (Finland, 2 dividers, 41x28x45 cm)
A foam thermobox with a layer of reinforced plastic has sufficient margin of safety to serve comfortably seat (can withstand up to 150 kilograms) and transport up to 40 kilogram of cargo. The continuous internal compartment is divided into 3 parts, in which can accommodate food, basic equipment and other useful fishing equipment. Naturally, the design has heat-insulating properties, so that even in extreme cold there chance that food will stay warm.
Unlike A-elita, Sputnik is firmly fixed to hinged cover, but on the other hand it does not even clamp simple sliding lock. As a result of this, when the belt breaks or slipping, the box can tip over and spill everything content. This is a significant miscalculation in a very convenient designs.
- light (1.9 kilograms) and durable (can withstand a person weighing up to 150 kilograms);
- thanks to the partitions, the internal cavity is divided into 3 parts;
- the presence of thermal insulation.
- lack of a locking mechanism for the lid – when tipping over the box may spill out all the contents.
Mikado UAC-I002 (Poland, 2 compartments, 45x38x26 cm)
Another winter box from the Polish manufacturer Mikado with a large compartment under inventory and a small panel for placing fishing with Anastasia. Made of reinforced plastic which is excellent resists blows, but without the heat-insulating properties therefore it cannot be used to store hot food.
The Mikado UAC-I002 also has one “hidden” feature. Besides the provided volume of the basket in its lid there is a secret compartment for storing fishing rods with which you can free the main part of the box for the catch. The cover is made to measure reliably and has two sliding padlock. The model can be used for the seat, but in strictly limited tolerances by weight: only 110 kilograms. It very compact and cheap, but you should not expect any outstanding durability results.
- simple construction;
- the presence of a small panel for storing gear;
- low price.
- not able to retain heat.
Lucky John (Latvia, 6 parts, 38x26x31.5 cm)
A more interesting design option for locking the lid offers Lucky John company. If you don’t look that the castle is made of reinforced plastic, then its device in the form of a wide cap The clamp looks very reliable. The very design of the winter box is not enough how it differs from the standard one: the internal compartment partially overlaps a small drawer divided into 3 sections. You can store down hooks, baits, bait, etc.
On the sides of the main compartment there is an additional tray and a pocket under belt laying. By the way, Lucky John is almost the only company which duplicated the belt with an ordinary plastic handle in the center covers. Thanks to this, the box is convenient to carry, and this is a big plus into ergonomics.
- good ergonomics (the presence of an additional handle, a compartment under belt and tray);
- reliable lid locking system;
- low purchase price.
- not too durable plastic case.
Salmo PL-1R (Poland, 1 tier, 34x40x20 cm)
Polyurethane winter box from a well-known Polish company Salmo does not claim to be high places and pursuit of segment leaders. Instead, it offers users moderate strength, carry comfort and a capacity of about 19 liters. Locking The lid comes with the usual latching pulling strap. Second the belt, according to the standard, is designed to carry the box from place to a place.
Soft constructive miss PL-1R can be called soft sides, very malleable and flimsy, if on them properly to push. The very design of the box allows you to sit on it from above (thanks to wireframe). Maximum weight however a person should not exceed 100 kilograms. Pay on these factors are of particular concern.
- the presence of thermal insulation;
- belt latch;
- frame construction that can withstand up to 100 kilogram.
- lack of additional drawers inside.
Mikado ABM 317 (Poland, 2 tiers, 37x24x37.5 cm)
Plastic Budget Winter Fishing Box from Mikado is in great demand among domestic fishermen. He has everything you need to carry fishing equipment and auxiliary things. The lower compartment is for storage large inventory, while the top allows folding small equipment in small departments.
In fact, telling something else interesting about ABM 317 is not will work out. Yes, the drawer is designed for seating, but worth doing discount on the strength of reinforced plastic in low conditions temperatures. The cover is locked with 2 not the most reliable locks, since latches on them are made of ordinary plastic. Squeeze and have to buy a new castle, or remodel an old one.
- simple and moderately reliable design;
- the presence of a compartment with 8 departments for storing small equipment;
- lightness (1.5 kilograms);
- high market demand.
- flimsy locks.
Salmo 2070 (Poland, 2 tiers, 38×24.5×29 cm)
Almost complete analog of Mikado UAC-I002 with 3 locks and about the same layout of departments on the top panel. Wherein it costs less, but it looks more solid. Main compartment Salmo 2070 large and roomy, ideal for carrying food or warehousing catch. All small things are placed on top, including fishing rods that fit in specially designated grooves.
You can sit on a drawer, with the seat trimmed with polyurethane. It soft and retains heat, but quickly deforms. About saving heat of the main container is out of the question: reinforced plastic quickly releases warm air. The rest is the perfect model box for the asking price.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- the presence of a convenient organizer for equipment;
- high-quality assembly (except for locks).
- frequent complaints about the quality of locks.
A-elita A-Box (Russia, 2 compartments, 41.5x27x38.5 cm)
We go up the price ladder and meet another A-elita brand representative. A-Box is a simplified version of all high-ranking models that offer moderate reliability and good load for 1,5 thousand rubles. We doubt that that high-impact plastic was used as material: too its texture resembles a conventional industrial polymer. However, the wall thickness allows you to not only carry it equipment, but also quite comfortable to sit (including thanks anti-slip pad).
Unlike the opponents above, the A-elita A-Box is enough bulky model. Her own weight is 2.7 kilograms, yes and, frankly, it’s not very convenient to carry. If you not If you want to spend a lot of money, then this is the best option for you.
- the presence of anti-slip pads on the seat;
- 30 liters of internal volume;
- low price.
- bulky and rather heavy box.
A-elita Sport (Russia, 1 compartment, 25x17x35 cm)
Another representative of the bottom of the fishing winter market boxes. A-elita Sport aims to be comfortable organizer to carry catch and equipment. She is absolutely not suitable for storing food, if only because at the very base case there is a cutout under the grip of the box with your hands. This is done to so that you can drag it from place to place, say, from one holes to another. Not too rational, because when something might overturn or overflow a drawer from these holes fall out. But we have what we have.
The A-elita Sport has comfortable side pockets that you can use under fishing rods or shabala. They slightly increase total volume. If you are determined to purchase a reliable model box, we hasten to disappoint you: the quality of the plastic is such that with hard fall it can go cracked.
- simple and practical model;
- the presence of side pockets;
- low price.
- not the highest quality manufacturing material;
- the presence of cutouts on the side faces of the box.
Box “Growth” steel, galvanized (Russia, 1 section, 30x19x29 cm)
At the bottom of the budget segment of the boxes there was a place for one very interesting model that unexpectedly uses a huge popularity. Factory fishing suitcase “Rost” came out distant Soviet past. In those days, similar designs were not uncommon, and were reliable for a decade to come. Stupidly expect the same durability results from current builds, however, it may compete with any member of the ranking.
The finished box has a weight of only 1295 grams – this is the lightest sample fishing box in our rating. That’s just amenities he, alas, is no different. Inside there is only one section in which you can place either a catch or inventory. If you need a very budget a solution for fishing, the “Growth” will be right the perfect find.
- extremely low price;
- reliable performance;
- the lightest box in the ranking.
- thin, bending steel;
- one section without additional pockets and organizers.
Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.