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.
Useful! Hods my coffee or water bottle, fish hooks, etc. I do put my cell phone in the hatch, but only after first putting it into a water tight bag, because this hatch is NOT water tight. Also, I often scrape my shins on the sharp edges when I get out.
I have the WS Pungo120 and the Kayak Console. The issues I have with it are the sharp edges and the size. I constantly scrape my shins getting in and out of the kayak. But this spring when kayaking a fast moving river I got caught and flipped the kayak on a downed tree in rushing waters. The console basically filleted my shin! Nothing worse then river water in an open wound!! Anyway I have epoxied rubber tubing to the console and it has helped.
I like the konsole on my Pungo 140, very convenient. However, the downward plastic edges to the left and right of the front pouch is too low. I scrap my shins when ever I get my legs in. I'm 6'2". I plan to cut them back a bit and add a small section of split rubber tubing to each side to smooth out the sharp edges. Also, the top hatch does not seal very well. Always wet inside. I used Armor-All on. the gaskets, helped. Can be taken on/off easily.
I'm using this on my Pungo 120 and love it. It provides a useful deck and forward storage compartment for my phone/keys, etc. Love it!