I'm going to do a two part review on this product, Part I is the product upon purchase, how it looks, feels, value for money etc and Part II will be a review after it's been put to use in the 'field'.
The product in question is a 316 Stainless Steel rod holder designed to be mounted in the gunnel of a boat and these are your traditional rod holders.
First impressions are very good, well finished polished 316 stainless steel, black PVC rod liner with a UV resistant heavy duty cap to keep water out when not in use. I was particularly impressed by the durability of this cap, it's heavy duty unlike some of the cheaper thin rubberised material found on other rod holders which wear out and fade after a few seasons.
As with all proper rod holders, this has a securing pin at the base to hold your rod in place and prevent it from turning whilst in the holder. The pair I got have a 30 degree offset so that I can keep the tips of the rod closer to the water and create more of a flat lined spread. Attwood make these units in 0, 15 and 30 degrees.
Aside from the vertical offset, you can create a horizontal offset when you mount these on your boat by installing them facing slightly outwards so that your rod tips will be aiming outside of the boat. This gives you more room in the spread, especially if you have other rod holders.
They were well priced at $55 available from West Marine, with a lifetime warranty.