- A signature zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam for convenience
- Two generously sized main compartments stash plenty of gear
- An adjustable compression strap system gives you a comfortable fit
- Padded, breathable air mesh backing for comfort
- Accent webbing and climbing cord loops for attaching tools and accessories
- Two mesh water bottle holders (bottles not included) carry your refreshments
- Internal pockets help keep your small essentials organized
- Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 9.5in (27.9 x 17.8 x 24.1cm)
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I've got a fishpond chest/backpack and have been a fan. In the summer, it's just to hot in Utah, so wanted to give a hip pack a whirl. Super impressed with this pack. Plenty of pockets for 2-3 small to medium boxes, tippet, leaders, weights. Room for water bottle(s) on the side. Plenty of clips for accessories (nippers, float, forceps). If I'm going deep or pack it to heavy and I can use the neck support. Super adjustable on the hip belt and comfy. Can easily be spun around and doesn't feel like it's going to fall off my waist. Big fan. Solved my heat problem in the summer, but don't feel like I'm under packed. If you're brining a fulls days gear (jacket, lunch, etc), you're not going to fit it in here, but that's not what a hip pack is for.
I'm thinking about transitioning from a...
I'm thinking about transitioning from a vest to a hip/lumbar pack. Would this be a good pack to start with? I have chest waders, but rarely go in above my waist. What do you do when you need to go through deeper water, just remove the pack and carry it?
Fishpond has been turning out great hip packs for a while now and the Waterdance follows suit. Hip packs are a personal thing for sure, but they all provide many of the same features and comforts that a vest does not.
For one, it is much more compact and allows for better temperature regulation in hot temps. The waist belt portion of this pack is really nice because it provides great breath-ability while still maintaining the support needed in the hips.
Usually when crossing deeper waters with a hip pack, most folks will unbuckle the waist straps and put one under the armpit and the other over the shoulder while tightening down the wait belt just under your neck on your chest. This lets the pack sit as a sling on upper part of the back.
I would also take a good look at the new Ledges packs from Umpqua, they are pretty sweet and would be a great choice for someone looking to get an alternative to their vest.
- Gender: Male
I spent a lot of time trying to decide between this pack and the Patagonia Stealth Hip Pack. Both are fantastic products. This pack gives you a little more room than the Patagonia and is a little more comfortable to wear (though if you're wearing waders, it won't matter a whole lot...more an issue if dry wading). A major plus of this pack is the zippers - heavy duty and easy to open and close. The Patagonia pack has smaller zippers and they are often more difficult to open and close. I also like that the shoulder strap pad is fixed in place on this pack whereas it slides on the Patagonia and often moves into a non useful area of the strap. The one thing I wish this pack had that the Patagonia has is the small zip pouches on the waste belt. Perfect for keeping floatant and other often used items in without having to spin the pack.
Can't go wrong with either pack. Huge fan.
way better than a vest
Switched to this pack last summer from a pack/vest style pack. I originally thought I needed to carry more, but this pack keeps me more organized plus it has plenty of room for all the gear I need on me while guiding. One of the best things about this pack is it keeps you cool. Fishing vests and other packs can be hot to wear in the summer, but this pack leaves your upper body free and cool. Also, you can get around great when this is all you have on - climbing under/over things and hiking longer distances is a breeze in this. Also, anything made by fishpond has bomber zippers and fabrics. Holds up very well.
Look like you know what you're doing
okay...buy this pack for it's day-trip perfect amount of space, (cough) "water bottle" holders, and back-saving hip or chest versatility. It's just an added bonus that pretty much anything Fishpond produces makes you look like an instant pro. Well worth the few extra bucks for a dependable, well-constructed lumbar pack.
Vests are so last year.