The long-rumoured collaboration between Guru and world famous Seatbox manufacturers Rive has finally hit the stores in the shape of the Limited Edition Guru Rive ST D36 Seatbox.
Both brands need no introduction as Guru has taken the coarse fishing market by storm in recent years and Rive have built a reputation for manufacturing some of the finest Seatboxes on the planet. So it comes as no surprise that the collaboration between these 2 great brands has produced something rather special.
Starting at the top of the box there is a cushion which to the untrained eye appears as though it is just an ordinary Seatbox cushion but all you need to do is sit on it for a few seconds to realise this is no ordinary Seatbox cushion. This cushion is so special it has even earned its own name, the ‘Dream’ cushion. It has been hand crafted by master saddlers in Strasbourg, and they have created an absolute gem. It strangely appears to get comfier the longer you spend sat on it so no more feeling like you are sat on a bag of golf balls after a 6hr match. Under the cushioning there is a base of Marine Ply that is not only waterproof but is extremely resilient to both movement and pressure so the chance of is warping is virtually non-existent. Embroidered with both the Guru and Rive logos on the back.
The drawers on the box have also received an upgrade and now feature much more durable aluminium fascia which have been built to last. The drawer upgrades do not stop with the fascia though, the drawer handles have also got the upgrade treatment and have now been strengthened and ribbed for better usability in wet conditions. There is a slide out cassette with carry lid under the main unit for extra storage.
The Guru Rive ST D36 Seatbox features a personalised Guru/Rive back plate finished in the signature Guru orange attached to a very classy yet discreet matte black framework that not only looks the part but is also extremely durable. Rive have completely re-engineered their patented Open Leg Brackets and addressed any past issues. They now incorporate stainless steel internals which will not miss-shape or rust, ensuring perfect smooth and easy performance every time you need to adjust the legs. The legs themselves are 36mm diameter which matches all high end Seatboxes and is compatible with the majority of Seatbox accessories available in today’s market as well as being extremely stable. They feature a 25mm telescopic insert leg so you can be perfectly level and comfortable on the bank, no matter how rough the bank is.
The high stability footplate enables the weight to be evenly distributed when standing on it and with a non-slip finish you can confidently stand up and move around without fear of slipping. The footplate also features clips that ensure the footplate is secure both when it is extended and when in transport.
The whole package is finished off nicely with a high quality cover, unique to this particular package which keeps the whole thing protected during transport and storage.
If you are in the market for a new Seatbox you really don’t need to look any further than the Guru Rive ST D36 Package, it really does stand head and shoulders above the competition. You will have to be quick though as they are a limited edition item and stocks are extremely limited across the country, so much so in fact that the majority of tackle dealers were unable to get their hands on one.