There comes a time when the BCFing fun is over, and we all need to get back to work. Although none of us like the idea of swapping out casting for forecasting, getting back into the swing of things is simply a part of life. At BCF, we have stacks of gear perfect for every stage of the workday. From the moment you leave the house in the morning till knock off time, here's our favourite back to work gear!
Starting the day
Starting the day the right way is top priority for everyone no matter if you're an office warrior or a top-notch tradie, and what's a morning without a coffee! While some of us are lucky enough to work gentleman's hours and can move a little slower in the morn, for others it's go time as soon as the rooster crows. This is where a good coffee mug is worth its weight in gold, allowing you to enjoy that warm cuppa while you're on the move. Thermos and YETI® both have epic insulated mugs and bottles that ensure cold or lukewarm coffee is the last thing on your lips. Once you've gotten the coffee situation sorted, the next thing to think about is getting any work essentials to and from the job. Backpacks make the perfect solution here and also help keep your hands free. Now before you run out that door there's one thing you shouldn't forget, your water bottle of course! Staying hydrated all day long is essential and having bottle that keeps your water icy cool all day long is a huge win. Fill it up with cold water the night before and be good to go for the day.
On average we spend 90,000 hours at work over our lifetime (10.2 years). That’s a significant part of our lives and one we should make as fun as possible - BCFing FUN in our case! There're a few essentials we think will go a long way in doing just that, from being comfortable in what you're wearing to enjoying what you're listening to, it all plays a part. while work uniforms may be a little out of your control, having the right accessories is certainly not. For anyone working outside, sun safety should be a top priority and a straw hat provides great coverage. Pick up a pair of sunnies and slap on some sunscreen, and you're well on your way to keeping the sun at bay. Last but not least, who doesn't like cranking some of their favourite beats! It's an easy way to lift your mood, just don't start singing in the middle of a work meeting. Blaupunkt can sort you out with this one.
Lunch time, you beauty! 30 minutes for you to take it easy and enjoy a feed with no customers or issues in sight. Whether it's a trip to the shops or a trip to the icebox you can get a fresh meal and a drink no problems, but if you're looking to save a few bucks the latter may be a better option. Depending on whether you want the bells and whistles that come with a fridge/freezer or the simplicity and reliability of a cooler, the choice is yours. Many tradies have jumped on the fridge/freezer band wagon in recent years and added one of these crackers to their ute tray, not only making for a choice lunch box but the perfect addition to the camping kit also. If you're looking for a go-anywhere lunchbox, then a soft cooler is the way to go. If you're on apprentice wages a Wanderer soft cooler is a top pick, but if you're looking for the best money can buy the YETI® Hopper is a soft cooler that's HARD to beat. The ColdCell™ Insulation provides unrivalled cooling capabilities and the HydroLok™ Zippers are the toughest and best performing waterproof and leakproof zipper on the planet - talk about a lunchbox on steroids!
When the workday is done and dusted there's nothing better than being able to jump straight back into the BCFing fun! Forget about driving home to pick up the fishing gear, with the help of a few convenient storage boxes and a handy travel rod you're locked and loaded for a date with the fish. Hopefully that same cooler that kept your lunch cool as a cucumber has enough room spare to hold a coldie or two as you watch the sun set, and by throwing a bit of fishing gear in your backpack you’ve got a makeshift tackle bag - voila! If fishing isn't your cuppa tea you can always head on down the beach, the park, or anywhere else you'll find BCFing fun for some #FridayArvoFeels!
There you have it, our best gear for the workday. Whether you're looking for that morning pick-me-up or for the Rolls Royce of lunchboxes, we've got you covered. Now, gear up and get back to work legends!