In a short space of time, Matrix, the match angling arm of Fox International, has built up an impressive portfolio of boxes, including last year’s hugely popular Silver edition of the Super Box. For 2016, two new models will spearhead the New Year, topped by the deluxe Super 36.
Built around a similar lightweight aluminium mainframe, with the same gunmetal finish and tough high-impact back panel as used in the original Matrix Superbox 1, the new 36 retains the same proven Matrix clip system and interchangeable drawer units. These can be added both above and below the mainframe, thus allowing the height of the box, to be tailored to suit your individual needs.
The real innovation, though, comes in the form of the box’s six wide-diameter 36mm legs which have been constructed with 25mm telescopic inners. These give the 36 an impressive rock-solid stability on any type of terrain.
Sliding underneath the chassis is a no-nonsense chunky non-slip footplate, and all fittings are of the new snag-free variety. However, it’s what’s in the mainframe that will be of most interest.
Starting at the top, the 36 features a padded pole seat complete with retaining strap and a padded carry strap, plus a built-in spirit level.
Underneath this is the upper storage module consisting of a deep cross drawer, while below the frame is a 90mm deep unit for big tackle items.