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Gear stays drier than a desert.
The Patagonia Stormfront Roll Top Pack is an elegantly simple way to keep your lunch, camera, or extra sweatshirt dry when hiking through a rainforest to reach the water's edge. Fully welded seams hold rugged nylon together to give your gear true waterproof protection. Polyurethane coating on the outside and TPU coating on the inside prevent a single droplet from touching your stuff.
The roll top eliminates zippers, which means no more snagged jackets or spots for water to sneak in. Just roll it three times, click your heels, say "there's no place like the Olympic Peninsula," and wait for the magic to happen. No, that only happens in the movies, and you need ruby slippers. But, to create a watertight seal, you do roll the top three times, and then clip it closed on the side. Tighten the strap until no slack remains, and enjoy yourself without fear of your gear getting soaked.
The padded shoulder straps and adjustable waist belt are lined with 3D spacer mesh to minimize the amount of moisture between the pack and your skin. A single top grab handle makes it easy to snag this pack on the run or from an overhead compartment. Two lash points come equipped with rod tube holders. The lone exterior stash pocket isn't entirely watertight, but is the ideal place to store the plastic baggie with your ID, credit cards, and permit.
Once you've reached your final destination, attach the Patagonia Convertible vest (sold separately) to the shoulder straps. With this fly-fishing vest attached to the pack, you now have multiple drop-in pockets, zippered mesh pockets, and attachment points for all of your angling essentials.
- Designed to keep all of your valuables on the river safe, dry, and protected
- Fully welded waterproof construction keeps moisture out completely
- Padded shoulder straps and waistbelt are lined with mesh for breathable
- Exterior lash points and rod tube holders let you hike in hands-free
- Roll-top closure forms a completely watertight seal
- Patagonia Convertible Vest compatibility
- Item #PAT01HH
- Q & A
Pretty Much Awesome
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It's not cheap, but if you need a bulletproof waterproof bag, this thing is the answer. Right out of the chute I took it down a river for seven days. Rained every day, was cold and damp the whole time. Dragged it through a few airports, buses and helicopters as well. Rugged, holds a ton, keeps everything dry. It doesn't have many pockets or gadgets on it, but I think that's one reason that it does what it does so well. Very few things to go wrong.
I take this thing everwhere
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This has pack has been all that I have been looking for and more. For the past 3 steelhead seasons I've ventured into the Olympic Peninsula accepting that when the rain comes most everything in my pack would be drenched, even my sandwich. I cannot tell you how nice it is after 6 hrs of casting and miles into the National Park I can sit down and eat dry food hahaa. Its heaven! Ok ok this is just ONE PRO. The pack is also super lightweight and has both a waist strap as well as a chest strap making carrying things for a long time comfortable. It does a really good job evenly distributing the weight. I'd say my most FAVORITE feature is the roll top, it is really easy to just roll it up and go! I have a couple waterproof waist packs that are cool and do alright but 1.) They just don't hold enough and 2.) They have those super hard to open/close bulky zippers that at the end of the day you get over real quick. Also now carrying everything on my back I have more room in the front of me to cast, bend down, crawl over logs, rig up etc. without a bulky pack in the way. I got this pack last Sept 2017, since then I have taken it all up and down the PNW and west coast and even down into Louisiana for fly-fishing either walking/wading, doing a float or taking a ride on a boat. I have also used it for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hiking and in any weather is just works! Lastly whenever it gets dirty since there is no fabric I literally just take it out back and rise it off with the water hose inside and out, each time it dries and looks almost perfectly brand new. So bomb. If I was a millionaire I would buy a crap load of these and hand them out to all the homies Oprah-style.
Catch More Fish
I prefer a backpack over a vest for fly fishing and because I always think the presentation from the other side of the river is better, I get myself into precarious wading situations and as a result get wet once in a while…. My old sea to summit roll top dry pack finally tore out so I replaced it with this Storm Front. Its working well and I expect many years of use from it. Appreciate the rod tube straps—nice addition—but why not include them for the other side too??? I reused my Voile straps so I can lash a 2 nd tube or a lightweight tripod on the other side. The elastic webbing is a nice addition for keeping a wading jacket close at hand. I also rigged my landing net to attach to the lower side of pack via a net retractor and hang from the waist strap via a magnetic holder. This keeps the net really accessible when fishing and when bushwhacking through trees its not getting caught up as it did when it was behind me.
As was already asked (in 2017) but with no response, what are the dimensions of this bag? Thanks.
Hi Linda, thanks for asking! This bag has a 45L capacity and the dimensions are: 23in x 13in x 12.5in
Please feel free to call me at 801-523-4058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions!
Would the side straps hold a lightweight tripod?
The pack was of course originally designed for rod tubes, but I think it should carry a tripod just fine as well! Especially if the tripod is very lightweight, you should be good to go! If you have any more questions at all, give me a call on my direct office line and I am more than happy to help you out! 801-523-4063
What are the dimensions of this pack?