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Xi-Box 36 Compact

Xi-Box 36 Compact - Big capacity, small footprint.

If you fish a lot of natural venues then long walks over rough ground, often with styles and other obstacles to overcome will be nothing new for you. Transporting a big seatbox in these conditions can be a real challenge, so given the choice, I prefer a more compact box such as the Xi-Box 36. The compact design of this box, plus its reduced weight, make it ideal for natural venues. 

Although the box is smaller the 36mm legs mean that it is incredibly stable and I have never felt compromised when fishing on soft or steep banks, thanks to the six telescopic legs that have oversized mud feet, keeping me really stable. The inbuilt spirit levels are another useful feature, enabling me to get the position of the box spot-on. 

As you would expect, the box is supplied in a great tray configuration for natural venues, with a full range of trays and other accessories available enabling you to customise the box to your needs. 

One other factor that is worth noting is that if you regularly travel with a friend the smaller size of this box means that you can get two, plus all your other gear, in the back of a regular estate car.

Rory Jones

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36mm legs all round make for a very stable box on any kind of bank.

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Get the perfect seating position with the independently adjustable height.

The Xi-Box 36 Compact is top of the Xi-Box range. It has been designed to have a small “footprint”, so easier to fit in a car, carry, or use on platforms than traditional cassette style boxes. The design is very strong and rigid with 36mm legs and specially designed clamps. The top frame of the box can be height adjusted to maintain a comfortable seating position if trays are added or removed.

The Xi-Box 36 Compact features :

• 36mm telescopic legs with hinged mud feet for total stability

• Sliding footplate

• Secure non-slip locking systems with large easy-to-grip knobs

• Fixed mesh tray on bottom frame for under-box storage while fishing

• Spirit levels and adjustable seat height for total comfort

• 2 x 3cm plus 1 x 6cm side drawers

• 1 x 4cm plus 1 x 3m tray units

• Additional trays available

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The extra large hand wheels make adjusting the box very easy.

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The box has a cassette-style foot plate that retracts under the frame for storage.

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The spirit levels are a nice touch for ensuring the box is spot-on level.

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Extra large adjustable mud feet give maximum stability.

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The box comes with plenty of storage, but extra draws can be added if required.

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Targus Seatbox Review

Targus Seatbox Review

Some time ago I switched over to the Browning Targus Seatbox, and to say that I am impressed with it would be an understatement. It is a really fantastic piece of kit. I am not a small bloke, but this box, with its sliding footplate, is absolutely rock-solid. 

I have been fishing here at Decoy Lakes at 14 metres all day and the box just doesn’t move, making fishing long so much more comfortable, with no rocking or movement. 

The frame is a really chunk ‘Z-style’ design that is super-stiff and gives loads of room to add trays both above and below the frame. It is a cassette-style box, so you can fit up to five trays below the frame and as many as you need to get the right height above it. I’m a tall guy and I use two shallow and one deep tray on top of the frame to give me the right seat height, less than I have used on other boxes, which I like. I would rather be able to mi and match the trays I have in the cassette system below the box, than have to use them to get the seat height right. 

Really chunky 36mm legs are fitted all round and these are all double-extending, ideal if you are faced with uneven banks on rivers and lakes. The big handwheels make tightening up the legs  easy as they give you plenty of grip. 

A small detail, but one that I have come to appreciate, are the spirit levels on the back and side of the frame. These make getting the box set perfectly level so much easier and ensure that I am sitting properly every time. 

All in all, this is a fantastic box that ticks all the boxes for me. 

Jon Whincup

4. Plenty of room for the casette system

Plenty of room for the casette system

7. Integral spirit levels

Integral spirit levels

2. The Targus Box fitted with the Xitan X Shelter Side Tray

The Targus Box fitted with the Xitan X Shelter Side Tray.

8. Large handwheels on the legs

Large handwheels on the legs

6. Strong 'Z' frame

Super-Strong ‘Z’ frame.

5. Super-stable 36mm legs all round

Super-stable 36mm legs all round

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Polesafe Double Pole Sock

My Sphere Zero-G F1+ pole is my most valuable piece of kit and protecting it is paramount, as the punishment it’s put through during a match can take its toll. The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is an essential piece of kit that gives me peace of mind and improves efficiency too.

The butt ends of my pole are easily protected with the Xitan EVA Pole Caps that come in a range of different sizes. These are fantastic as they replace those irritating hard plastic caps that not only keep falling off, but only protect a small part of the pole. The Xitan EVA caps stay on and offer much more protection.


Protecting the thinner, more fragile ends whilst constantly unshipping can be dangerous, yet this pole sock is different from the more conventional mesh style sock as its made from joint friendly EVA which eliminates snagging, and any further damage to worn or chipped joints as they move inside the sock. As the name suggests, this sock is two sided and deep allowing multiple sections to be fully protected and the standard screw attachment makes fixing easy.

Filipe Passeira


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The Polesafe Double Pole Sock is ideal for single or double shipping, as it has two padded sections.

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The soft padded material of the pole sock really helps protect expensive sections.

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The Polesafe Double Pole Sock makes holding pole sections when you ship back safe and secure.