Most people will want some sort of chair when they are fishing as well as a box to keep their bait and other equipment in. Combining the two can be a really space-efficient solution. It means that it will take up less room in the car and where it is stored between fishing trips as well as being more compact when you are on a trip. However, before you buy one, it is important to know what you should be looking out for. There are lots of different ones and so it is good to think about what the differences are and which might suit you the best.
It is really important to find out how much it weighs because you will need to carry it. Remember there will be things inside it as well, which means that it will weigh even more once you are using it. Think about what you will be able to manage to carry.
It is worth looking at the design to see how stable you think it will be. This might also be influenced by its size. Larger legs and a sturdy frame could make a big difference. They will help it to be more stable on the ground when you are sitting on it. They may also influence how long-lasting it is as a flimsy build may not stand up to long term use.
Storage Size and Design
It is important to find out how much storage room there is. Think about all of the things that you want to put in it and whether there will be room for them all. Also consider how it is designed, whether it has drawers, sections etc as it can be useful if you can organise things easily.
It is good to think about whether there is a carry strap or how else it will be transported. This will make a big difference to how easy it will be to transport as well as how comfortable it will be for you.
It is really important to think about the size of the seat as well as how cushioned it is. While you could take a cushion to provide extra passing, it will mean you have more things to carry, so if you can find a seat that will be comfortable to start with, this will be a big advantage.
Most designs will have a footplate and you will need to be happy that it will be a good one. You need it to be strong and also non-slip so that it is safe for you to use, so compare the various designs with this in mind.
This is not the most important consideration, but there are choices of colour in some models and others just come in the one. It could be important to you if you want to stand out or blend in and so could be worth a bit of thought.
It can be very tempting to pick an item because it is bestselling. You may think that because a lot of people have already bought it, it will mean that it is a great item to have. However, be wary of this. Just because it sells well, it does not mean that it is the best for you. Think about what you need in a seat box and whether it meets your personal requirements. It is important to also realise that it might be the best selling because it is well advertised or stocked by lots of retailers or just a well-known brand but that does not necessarily mean that it will be the best.
It is really important to make sure that you set your budget before you start shopping. It is a good idea to work out what your maximum spend is. This is because you could otherwise end up setting your heart on something which is just too expensive for you to afford. So, get this established before doing any research.
Value for Money
It is also worth being aware that you need to look for value for money. It can be tempting to think the most expensive will be the best quality and the cheapest will be the best value for money, but this is not right. You need to think about the cost in relation to what you are getting for the money and think about what offers the most for what you are paying. Buying a cheap item could be a problem as it may be poor quality and not last but spending too much could mean that you pay a lot for a brand name and do not get much in exchange.