NOCQUA Holiday Gift Guide '16

With the holidays swiftly approaching, we’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the ever-difficult question, “what do you want for Christmas?”  It’s always a difficult one, but fortunately, the NOCQUA team put our heads together to help you out this year.  Just keep this holiday gear guide handy the next time your favorite gift giver starts asking about present ideas and you’re sure to have one heck of a time on Christmas morning.


The Goal Zero Nomad 13 Solar Panel is the perfect way to charge all of your devices on the go, no matter where your adventures take you! Waterproof and durable, just the way we like it. And with our Solar Ready adapter, it’s also an easy way to recharge your Pro Power Kit on those multiple day fishing expeditions. This solar panel hardly takes up any space in your backpack and more importantly, it works. We’ll be the first to tell anyone asking, there’s a reason why Goal Zero is one of the most commercially celebrated solar panel companies out there today.


Everyone knows that there’s never enough time for all of the fishing you’d like to do, so maximize the time you do get to spend on the water with this touch screen beauty. An internal GPS antenna and advanced sonar technology means you get to your honey hole to find the action quicker and get on the bite more efficiently. It goes without saying that any Lowrance device is going to be scary accurate, allowing for picture perfect views of the important stuff without allowing the sophistication to overwhelm the user experience. Even better, power it up with a 10ah Pro Power Kit for hours of enjoyment from your kayak.


Whether you’re icing down today’s catch or tonight’s beers (or both, that’s cool too), Orion Coolers are built for the job. Add a few RAM Mounts accessories to the YakAttack GearTrac lining the sides, and you’re all set to plug and play. To setup our favorite rig, you’ll need an X-Grip to mount your cellphone and a LevelCup to keep your adult beverage upright. By the way, we’re partial to the 35 quart in BlueFin, but you truly can’t go wrong with any size or color pattern.


While this guy sports the highest price tag on the list, we absolutely think that the hours of enjoyment are 110% worth every penny. We have Jameson on record claiming that he would give up walking if he could OneWheel everywhere. Billy likes to handle the warehouse while chugging around on the OneWheel. This electronic balance board will turn heads to the point that you’ll need to stop teaching people how to ride it just to have enough battery to get home. All you need is a little balance and a sense of adventure.


It is our strong belief that all of the best things in life should be able to handle a bit of water. With LifeProof, we can include cell phones on that list. And while it’s nice to be able to unplug once in a while, it’s also important that you’re able to tell your wife that you’ll be late to dinner…again, or to be confident pulling your phone out to snap a picture of that awesome catch (CPR guys, you know how it is).

Add in a NOCQUA USB Adapter and charge your phone on the go with your NOCQUA battery!


As most of y’all would know, moving electronics and wires from storage to car to kayak and back again can really put a damper on things. YakAttack’s CellBlok will save you some time when you mount your fishfinder to this versatile battery box. Organization is key, and with enough interior space to house all of your wires and power source (read: Pro Power Kit!), you’ll finally have a remedy for the headache. Just mount to some GearTrac, and you’re all set to hit the water.


EJ would be remiss if we didn’t throw in his favorite new jacket, especially since the weather in North Carolina has finally dropped to a new low for the year. We’ve been huge fans of Kühl for a few years now, as they make some of the most thought-out, but not overly engineered (sound familiar?), pieces of apparel on the market today and the Alpenlux is no exception. Incredibly warm, but not bulky, the two tone fleece creates a great mid-weather jacket and under-shell layer. On the colder days, EJ has been pairing the Alpenlux with his tried and true Burr Jacket.

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