The Space Station Compact XS, latest to join the Preston Innovations stable of seatboxes, is – as the name suggests – tidily proportioned and able to fit easily into the back of most hatchbacks.
The stylish box sports a contemporary graphite-style finish and, cosmetics aside, you get an easy slide footplate and a totally new pole seat that will hold the butt securely in place while you fish.
Ultra-stable leg blocks feature space saving inward facing handwheels, and two of the non-marking anodised square legs have threaded end in which to locate pole socks, rod rest heads and other accessories. The box is fully compatible with all existing Preston add-on units.
There’s enough storage space to satisfy even the most squirrel-like collector of pole paraphernalia – two fixed winder trays (slider winders provided), a pre-partitioned full width deep side draw, and a slide-out 100mm deep storage unit beneath the top section to house larger items such as feeder and float boxes, catapults and reels.
The Compact XS really does deliver without taking up unnecessary space in your car.