The Can-Panion Cup Holder allows you to take your favorite beverage along in any sit-inside kayak or canoe that comes with or without cup holders. The Can-Panion Cup Holder easily attaches to the side of the kayak's cockpit rim or the canoe's gunwale to give you that much needed cup holder.
Great little cup holder. It keeps my water bottle right in front of me in my Wilderness Tsunami. That's important here in the Florida heat. For smaller diameter bottles you need to use a coozy with it. Don't expect it to hold open bottles or soda cans without spilling. You must have a lid.
It is too big for a can to fit snuggly but it still fits in just has room to move around. It clips on but not too sturdy. I had to screw it into my kayak so it wouldn't tip and move on me. For the price it does it's job, but it could be improved.
The can-panion has a few major weaknesses that make it a no-go for me. The first it that is of too large a diameter. Even a 1lt bottle of water flops around in it. Second, the curled clip does not fit the coming of my kayak (Necky Looksha) snugly. The result is that the holder hangs at an angle, which is then exaggerated when you add your water bottle. High lean angle and a bump of the knee leaves your bottle on the floor of the boat. Finally the size makes it awkward to avoid when getting in/out of the boat. It is a good idea but needs improvement. Given the price, there is little ground for complaint, but my can-panion is on a garage shelf.
This cup holder fits beautifully and works beautifully on the side of a Ural motorcycle sidecar!! There is a rolled edge, so it snaps over that to hold it tightly. Finally don't have to have water bottles rolling around my feet. Thanks!