Are you a fishing or boating fanatic? Is your Made in USA Bison Cooler always at your side? If so, these American-made GatorStep Performance Traction Pads are the best accessory for you. Turn your ice chest into the perfect casting or standing platform for all those days on the water. These dark rum-colored, durable pads provide a nonslip surface perfect for all marine applications as well as awesome customization.
Proprietary 3M adhesive that won't shrink and is easy to apply
Factory applied Shield with UV inhibitors resists sun damage and stain resistance
Highest quality EVA available lasts longer, cleans easier and stays soft longer
Proprietary lamination technology with multiple color layering for better aesthetics
These cushions only fit the GEN 2 Bison Coolers. You can tell these apart by where the "Made in USA" embossed logo resides on the front of the cooler. GEN 2 Coolers have Made in USA in the front center of every cooler.
At its price-point (the price goes up as the cooler gets larger), this upgrade was a tough pill to swallow. I pulled the trigger, and I am happy that I bought it. The cooler is designed to have this pad on top, and if I did not buy it, the cooler would look incomplete. Also, since the cooler could be used as a seat, stool, footrest, you name it, I wanted to make sure it was as safe/nice as it could be. After all, this cooler is an investment.
I went with brown. Like I stated in my review of the cooler, the color grew on me. I have an Olive cooler with a Tan top. I think grey would have been too grey for my color scheme. The pad came installed, which I was happy about. I would not want to mess up installation myself. It is also clearly custom made with high quality material. It is not super soft, which is fine. It is a thin, high density foam that will serve its purpose for traction and a bit of comfort... and looks. Time will tell how it holds up, but I would imagine that it will do well if not left in the blazing sun 24/7/365. I am also confident that if something happens to it, Bison's Customer Service Department will step up to the plate.
Would I buy one for my next cooler? Yes.
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Rated 5 stars
2 years ago
Great top, very elegant. enough traction to stand up on while boat is in water. Both colors look great.