STREET SMART: URBAN ANGLING GETS ACTIVE
A growing worldwide interest in one’s health, wellbeing and physical fitness has led to the emergence of a new breed of active anglers. These anglers are hitting the streets in search of urban fishing opportunities, while at the same time enjoying some fresh air and exercise.
Rapala’s recently released Urban Series of bags, packs and other luggage devices is designed specifically for these technical street anglers.
The Urban Classic Sling Bag is Rapala’s modern take on its highly successful Sling Bag, with a few new inclusions and modifications to benefit urban anglers.
The Urban Classic Sling Bag features a stealthy digi-camou print that can be found on all Urban Series products from Rapala, as well as a quick-draw plier holster and comfortable 3D back panel on the shoulder sling.
The bag swings to the front for easy access, just like the original Sling Bag does; it includes two main compartments complete with two 3600-size tackle boxes as well as other pockets and retracting holders to store your smaller tools.
Rapala offers a slightly smaller version of the Urban Classic Sling Bag known as the Urban Sling Bag. This smaller, more compact soft-sided sling bag holds only one 3600 tackle box, instead of two like its larger brother. The bag includes a compartment for a 10in tablet as well as a touch-screen compatible pocket on the shoulder for your phone, making it the ideal choice for any city-locked angler looking to have a quick fish before work, in their lunch break or after work.
There’s plenty of additional space for essentials such as pliers, cutters, jigs and leaders.
The 25-litre Urban Backpack with detachable hip belt is your all-in-one everyday backpack. The main compartment opens fully for easy access to the multiple organiser pockets inside. A separate zippered back pocket fits a 14in laptop or a 2-litre hydration pack, while a moulded EVA hard case on the front protects your sunglasses and other valuables.
The Urban Backpack is littered with various attachment points on the outside for your many tools, and comes fully equipped to hold and transport two rods, one on each side of the pack. The detachable hip belt can be used in unison with the backpack, or detached and used entirely on its own. A ventilated 3D mesh back support with adjustable chest and waist straps secures you to your Urban Backpack with the utmost comfort.
The 20-litre Urban Messenger Bag allows you plenty of room to carry spare clothing and general items while still offering quick access features that every agile angler demands. This makes it a great choice for gym/fishing enthusiasts, or as a sports/fishing combo bag.
Just like the Urban Backpack, the Urban Messenger Bag has various attachment points on the outside for your tools, a moulded EVA hard case pocket for sunglasses, a rod holder system on both sides and a very comfortable 3D mesh, adjustable padded shoulder strap.
The final two packs that complete Rapala’s Urban Series luggage offering are the Urban Hip Pack and Urban Vest Pack; both of these are designed to maximise your fishing equipment storage in a compact space.
The Urban Hip Pack, as its name suggests, keeps all of your essentials on your hip, within immediate reach. It includes many of the previously highlighted features that are found throughout the series. The Urban Vest Pack is a full-featured fishing vest with an integrated backpack that allows you to store and manage your essentials on your chest, while keeping extra supplies on your back.
If you’re a mobile angler looking for the best solution to carrying your tackle with you, then look no further than Rapala’s Urban Series.