The Hobie Hatch Cooler is a multi-functional cooler that's made to fit your Hobie Pro Angler, but would also be excellent for any Hobie kayak or SUP! Its shape fits perfectly in the Pro Angler 14 forward bucket or the PA 12 forward compartment without the bucket. It features lots of capacity, multiple mesh stowage pockets, carrying handles, and shoulder strap. Lined with Vinyl that has welded seams to help retain moisture within the cooler, zipper access, foam lined for insulation. This is truly a beautiful cooler! Can be used as a cooler or cargo storage bag too!
This is a great accessory for any Hobie owner. I've used it to store and carry gear. I've used it as a fish bag and as an ice chest to store food and drink. The shape is designed to fit the front hatch of the Pro Angler which helps better utilize available space and keeps gear more organized. Though I realize that many of you will say that just about any soft sided cooler will work at half the cost, I still recommend the Hobie Hatch Cooler. It just looks cool.
quality is excellent but is it a well fit for the Hobie Pro Angle 12, NO due to the rod tubs being in the way and not allowing it to be fully expanded so you have to due a little squishing to get it just right but then its not easy to unzip but for me it will do just fine knowing that I bought it for a fish bag not a cooler. Have not tested it yet with ice but buy looking at it I don't think ice will last long in it not very thick.So glad I new it was going to be a fish bag :) Great for the back of the pro angler.
Went for fishing for 4 hours on a sunny day with temps in the mid-60’s and half the ice had melted. I wonder how it will perform when the temps reach into the 90’s and higher? Workmanship was high quality. Conclusion: An expensive cooler with insufficient insulating qualities.