The Wilderness Systems Kayak Konsole has become an immediate classic. New hinged hatch with built in cam levers creates a dry seal. Simply flick the recessed levers and the hatch pivots open on a stout hinge, providing easy unhindered access to contents. The lid stays attached to the Konsole, no needing one hand for the hatch cover and the other for everything else. To close, flip hatch lid down and flick the cams to closed position. Universal cup holders accommodate everything from travel mugs to 32 oz bottles. Recessed mounting surfaces for rod holder mounts and a mesh pocket conclude the generous list of features. Will fit most recreational kayak cockpits and secures via bungee cord under the rim coaming.
Solid construction - fits a Pungo 120 very well. The water-proof hatch is very difficult to close and open; I tried a bit of grease to ease the closure/opening - did not make much of a difference. If the hatch loosens-up during use, I would rate a five. If not, a solid four and I will likely just leave the O-ring out.
Didn't fit my 12' Pamlico really well, so I had to modify the console to fit more securely, trimming off some of the plastic, enlarging the coming openings. Now it fits great. I added a Scotty raised rod holder, so its great as a fishing console. The large cup holder even fits a 32oz Nalgene. The dry hatch is a very snug fit and can be a little difficult to open one handed, but snug means water-tight so I'm okay with that. All around a great product.
Wilderness Systems Kayak Konsole with Dry Hatch: This unit is really great! Very handy for quick gear item access and keeps the "splash" off in cold wx 'yaking. It fit my Pungo 120 perfectly. For my wife's Pungo 100, the hatch covers part of the cockpit gunwale padding, so I radiused the panel corners a little bit to keep it from wearing the pads. Easy to trim...file, utility knife, etc.
The kayak console was exactly what I wanted and it came as expected with no problems or difficulties or surprises.