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Zipperless design of Plano’s NEW Z-Series 3600 and 3700 Technical Tackle Bags eliminates frustrating failures

by: Ben Rand, Plano Synergy Holdings

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Z-Series 3600 Tackle Bag
Photo by courtesy Plano
(Sep 1, 2016 - Plano, IL)  Fishing is supposed to relieve stress, not bring it on. So it’s a real buzzkill when the salt-splashed, sun-soaked, stress-stretched zippers on your tackle bag finally say uncle. Plenty do, either locking up or failing outright, while leaving their owners stressed out and scratching their heads over what to do with the high-dollar tackle bag that just died before its time.

“Zippers are the weak link in many poorly-designed tackle bags,” says Plano Synergy’s Director of Brand Management - Fishing, Ryan Olander, who points out that most anglers aren’t willing to pay the increased costs associated with super-premium zipper systems that are by no means failsafe and don’t always solve the problem. “Replacement zippers are neither desirable nor practical, so our team is constantly designing solutions that remove or minimize the sources of stress around any zipper we incorporate into one of our products.” And in the case of Plano’s NEW Z-Series Technical Tackle Bags, those solutions involved removing the zippers altogether. Eliminate the zippers. End the frustration. Problem solved.

Both 3600- and 3700-size Z-Series Technical Tackle Bags employ a clever, gusseted top that opens fast, while closing neatly and securely with durable HDPE buckles. Tried and true Velcro closures get the nod for both ample side pockets, as well as on large front and rear mesh slip pockets. The result is a durable, splash-proof, worry-free, workhorse of a tackle toter that provides ample storage for up to four 3600- or 3700-size StowAway Utility Boxes, plus loads of other angling essentials.

Stress-relieving, zipperless designs aside, Plano’s Z-Series Technical Tackle Bags boast a bevvy of additional innovative features that will place them lovingly at home on the deck of any drift boat, technical skiff, bass boat or center console.

A new, high-performance Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) waterproof fabric defies the elements and allows for easy care, while a vivid, light orange finish prevents overheating and delivers high-speed aesthetics.

A breakthrough bag deserves an advanced foundation. Both 3600- and 3700-size Z-Series Technical Tackle Bags ride atop Plano’s all-new Utili-Tackle Rail System Base – an innovative, waterproof bottom design with raised corners and over-molded rubber feet that prevent sliding on all surfaces while slightly elevating the bag and contents above standing water. The integral Utili-Tackle Rail provides multiple tie-down points to secure the bag in transit or during rough conditions, while also facilitating fast attachment of multiple accessories.

NEW Plano Model No. 119936 Z-Series 3600 Technical Tackle Bag
Failsafe zipperless design
High-performance TPE-coated waterproof fabric
Light-colored exterior avoids overheating
Gusseted top closes neatly and securely with buckles
Two side pockets with Velcro closures
Front and back mesh slip pockets with Velcro closures
Plano-exclusive Utili-Tackle Rail System molded, waterproof base
Four 3600 size StowAways included
Product size: 14.00” x 8.00” x 8.50”
MSRP $69.99

NEW Plano Model No. 119937 Z-Series 3700 Technical Tackle Bag
Failsafe zipperless design
High-performance TPE-coated waterproof fabric
Light-colored exterior avoids overheating
Gusseted top closes neatly and securely with buckles
Two side pockets with Velcro closures
Front and back mesh slip pockets with Velcro closures
Plano-exclusive Utili-Tackle Rail System molded, waterproof base
Four 3700 size StowAways included
Product size: 18.00” x 10.00” x 11.00”
MSRP $94.99

Into fishing more and worrying less? Of course you are. So fish clean with the most reliable tackle bags available. Protect your passion with the technological superiority of Plano’s NEW Z-Series 3600 and 3700 Technical Tackle Bags; two innovative new zipperless, splash-proof tackle storage solutions that let you carry everything you need, while leaving your troubles behind. Learn more at www.planomolding.com.

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Z-Series 3700 Tackle Bag
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