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Go where the fish are still wild.
Stocked trout were fun to catch when you were a kid, but your appetite to catch wild and colorful fish has only increased over the years, so load up your Simms Large Waypoints Backpack with all the gear you need to access remote waters and hook into some wild and native fish. Simms designed this pack with backcountry fishing in mind, so it has a lightweight design and aluminum frame to support heavy loads. A great pack for big days in places like Alaska or British Columbia, or accessing remote mountain trout streams in the Western US, New Zealand, or Patagonia, this large version of the Waypoints offers dual access points through the tops and sides, as well as a front rod tube holder to free your hands up during the hike into the river. The Catch & Release shoulder straps are compatible with any Simms Waypoints chest pack, so you can go ahead and leave this pack on once you're ready to start fishing.
- Internal aluminum frame
- Vented back panel
- Catch & Release shoulder straps
- Top zipper access
- Side U-zip access
- Rod tube sleeve
- Top zippered accessory pocket
- Side compression straps
- Removable waist belt
- Item #SMM006I
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 130lbs
The pack was a little bit smaller then I initially thought, but am very happy with it for a day pack! You can fit so much in it. My favorite things are the side zipper so you can get to the bottom of the pack without taking anything out. And the part that touches your back doesn't touch your back, so your back stays sweat free! Really nice solid frame
This bag is awesome! i use it all the time. keeps all of my fishing stuff in there and has plenty of pockets to keep all of my stuff organized and easy to access when i need something. great bag!
Great fishing specific backpack
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 165lbs
This pack is reminiscent of the osprey atmos/exos/talon line, in that it is a super lightweight aluminum frame pack with a vented back panel. It almost looks like Simms took the Exos 34 and added some fishing specific features, and i love every bit of it. Centralized rod tube. Compression straps that have velcro wraps at the end so your line doesn't get tangled up. Internal pockets inside the main pocket for fly boxes and reels. Outer pocket for leaders/tippet/floatant etc. And best of all (if you need more space) Simms 'catch and release' system with the chest pack. This pack is listed at 30L but it packs much bigger. Combined with the chest pack and you can bring everything including the kitchen sink. Also has a hydration sleeve and hook for your camelback.
I previously used the Osprey Talon 22 as my fishing pack. It served its purpose, but after using the Waypoints there really is no comparison. 4.5* for design and function, 0.5* pending its durability.