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Storage Review


Hard to Kill, the Bass Mafia Bait Coffin
 

Date: 2/3/13
Tackle type: Storage
Manufacturer: Bass Mafia
Reviewer: Zander






Total Score: 8.00 - GREAT

Introduction:
When is a utility box more than just another typical utility box? Crank up the personality and durability tenfold and you get the Bass Mafia Bait Coffin, a new take on the popular 3700 form factor. The Bait Coffin is designed to store a wide variety of baits with a fully configurable internal divider system and also includes additional features like enhanced corrosion resistance and waterproofing.

 

Bass Mafia Bait Coffin Specifications

Material Plastic
Size 3700 size - 8.5” x 14.25” x2”
Colors Red/Black
Features Durable construction, waterproof, corrosion resistant, 48 compartments (pre-populated)
MSRP $27.99

   


The Bass Mafia Bait Coffin is a very unique looking utility box

Impressions: The Bass Mafia Bait Coffin may share the same dimensions (8.5” x 14.25” x2”) as traditional 3700 size storage box but it sure doesn’t look like one. The Bait Coffin makes use of much thicker plastic and is reinforced on all sides of the box and through the hinges.


The Bait Coffin features a reinforced construction and is branded right on top with an attractive logo

The rear hinges feature metal pinions and extra-large connectors but this beefy construction is just the beginning, the most striking feature is no doubt the color of the box itself. With a bright red top and equally bright center dividers paired with a black bottom construction this is one box that will not get lost in the sea of storage sameness.


On the bottom of both our boxes the label looked like this

The Bass Mafia Bait Coffin features branding on both the top and bottom of the box with a logo that combines the profile of a treble hook, brass knuckles and a classic machine gun. We purchased two boxes directly from Tackle Warehouse and observed that the bottom label was not flat on either of the boxes, and if we pressed on the label we could feel a rough protuberance underneath. We peeled the label back and found a poorly cut remnant of the original mold. In order for the label to fit all the way down in this recessed area this element really needs to be cut or sanded down further.


Underneath we found the reason why. This really is not a big issue and is cosmetic but still not something you expect in a premium product

The Bait Coffin is also billed as “virtually indestructible” and is designed to be both waterproof and corrosion resistant. Inside anglers will find 48 compartments which are fully adjustable, including the cross dividers.


There are an assortment of different dividers and the good news are they are all pre-cut and populated. This box comes ready to load

In the lab we found the dividers to be both easy to remove and replace and one of the nicest things about this box is that all the dividers already come fully populated, no tedious cutting of plastic dividers prior to using this box. Like the outer walls of the box itself the dividers are also thicker and stronger than those found in traditional 3700 boxes so they stay in place better, even when the box is fully loaded up with tackle.


Not your average hinges

The thick walls of the box do add up in weight and the Bass Mafia Bait Coffin weighs more than standard boxes, a lot more. The Bait Coffin feels heavy in hand, even before it is loaded up with tackle, and weighs in at 2lbs. 6oz., now that is what we call a serious box.   


Time to see what the Bait Coffin can do in the field

Next Section: Time to put the hurt on this box


 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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