Product Development: WaterTech Gear

Uniquely designed to integrate with Advanced Elements kayaks, as well as just about any other watercraft, the WaterTech line of gear bags have many distinctive features to serve a number of needs. With waterproof construction, multiple pockets, d-rings, lashing points, and reflective paneling for low-light visibility; each bag has crossed over into many uses outside paddlesports such as skiing, mountaineering, and travel in places with unstable weather.

Originally a very disjointed collection of gear bags that served a generalized purpose, Advanced Elements' gear bag collection as a whole lacked unity, strong brand identity, and most importantly, did not integrate well with Advanced Elements' kayaks and SUPs. It was this catalyst that led to the development of the WaterTech Gear Bags. While the "bones" of each bag came from pre-existing designs, each were altered in numerous ways such as sizing, features, and function to best integrate with Advanced Elements kayaks and SUP's. Additionally, color choices and stronger branding were implemented to unify the line into a cohesive family.

Features of theDeep Six Deck Pack
Deep Six Deck Pack
Deep Six Deck Pack

A heavy-duty water resistant deck bag/day pack, the Deep Six provides a series of attachment points and straps to secure gear anywhere and, with a roll-top opening, it’s easy to load and unload. Other features include cinch flat shoulder straps for snag free travel, a front zip pocket for essentials, and reflective paneling for low-light visibility.

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CargoPak
CargoPak

A heavy-duty waterproof cargo bag with a roll-top opening for easy gear loading & unloading; the CargoPak features include a set of comfortable shoulder straps, mesh side pockets, back panel bungee lacing, and reflective paneling for low-light visibility.

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StashPak Roll-top Dry Bags
StashPak Roll-top Dry Bags

Providing durable waterproof protection for gear, the StashPak roll-tops are built to survive harsh conditions. Both bags provide detachable straps for easy portability, 4 d-rings for securing anywhere, and a detachable pouch for small essentials.

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Abyss All-Weather Duffel
Abyss All-Weather Duffel

Ready to swallow gear and protect it from the elements no matter the destination, this 60 Liter duffel features a rugged weather resistant PVC Tarpaulin construction with an extra wide opening for easy loading. Other features include an interior mesh pocket for small items, cinch flat shoulder straps for snag free travel, and reflective paneling for low-light visibility.

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PackLite Roll-top Dry Bag Set
PackLite Roll-top Dry Bag Set

Designed for ultra lightweight on-the-go dry storage, the PackLite roll-top dry bags come as a set of three sizes to provide a number of dry storage options.

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QuickDraw Deck Bag
QuickDraw Deck Bag

Designed with adjustable attachment straps and d-rings, this deck bag is equipped with a water resistant zipper, an interior roll-top removable liner, and bungee lacing. The QuickDraw’s semi-rigid contoured shape provides visibility when accessing items, making it a handy companion when out on the water.

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The Funk Bag
The Funk Bag

Designed to deal with all of that wet, sandy, funky gear, the Funk Bag’s PVC Tarpaulin bottom keeps damp and dirty gear from making a mess while the PVC coated mesh top and side walls allow ventilation so that gear doesn’t build up that all too familiar “funk”. Other features include a water resistant side pocket for small items such as keys and a phone, a removable shoulder strap, and a reflective panel for easy low-light visibility.

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