Bypass the hassle of drilling or hardware, protect your gear and transport your fishing rods securely in the bed of your pickup truck with the Portarod. Easily installed, the Portarod can be removed just as quickly. Created with truck-owning fishermen in mind, the Portarod is fully adjustable, fits nearly every truck and is available with three, four or five rod holders—individual rod holders are available for a custom fit. The adjustable ratcheting crossbar expands from 53 to 84 inches to fit most make or truck models, doesn’t require drilling and prevents from causing permanent damage to the bed of your truck. The angle of the rods while in transit can be altered to allow access to low ceiling entryways such as garages, tunnels or a restaurant drive-through. Portarod locks can also be added to protect the rods from theft. MSRP starts at $115; portarod.com

Nathalie Gouillou, Southern Exposure July 2015