Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 9 reviews
9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great bag -
By: jrzfly from Medford, NJ
Everything is right with this bag: good price, water resistant, light weight, and storage pockets within. Perfect for saltwater fishing when your getting sprayed in the surf or any other fishing when there's rain in the forecast. Other bags are big and uncomfortable, this bag seems just right.
Gale force -
Best pack I've ever owned. Has kept everything in it dry through multiple rainstorms and is extremely durable. All of the zippers, forceps holder, and spots to put a zinger are in the perfect location, you will not be disappointed with this product. Thank you orvis.
great pack -
I was looking for a replacement for a traditional vest....chest packs didn't work for me....this was recommended by a friend, ....2 large pocket areas...a bit of a challenge for organizing,...but can hold everything plus for weather situations,..took me a few trips to arrange things the way I wanted, but there are many options for accessories...I was torn between the traditional versus water proof pack, but after 2 days fishing in the rain, I'm all for water proof!...so I now have it "personalized" to my style and I think it is great...
Wonderful Pack -
By: NNCC from San Jose, CA
Top 25 Contributor
I used the previous version of this pack and didn't like it much... not very ergonomic or laid-out as well. This is a huge improvement. A lower profile and more ergonomic makes it more comfortable and the zippers are placed in better positions for easier access. I use this exclusively for surf fishing and waves have yet to penetrate the bag.
Nice product...buoyant too! -
By: onthefly1 from Plano
I fell in the White River over the weekend attempting to free a rainbow that was snagged on branch. I was almost within reach of the rainbow when I went completely under. To my surprise, the Gale Force Sling Pack had enough captured air in it to keep me buoyant until I could gain my footing. An hour later after everything had dried out I was back in the water throwing streamers. I don't believe the sling was built for life saving, however, on that day it passed the test!
Great pack!! -
By: Ghost22 from Clinton Twp. MI
if i could change a few minor things this pack would be the pack they bury me with. With that said it is the closest thing ive come to perfection for my fishing style. I took this pack into the salt surf fishing on a red flag day. Waves were crashing over me and it was submurged often. I was surprised that thou there was some water in the pack it was very minimal... (I may aswell have been swimming under water with it) This pack is a great size and very comfortable. There are mesh pockets for storeing items however i feel it could be setup a bit more efficently. I do wish there was another tippet loop like the safe passage sling pack and also more zinger locations. I can overlook those minor faults and say unequivically i love this pack. I own the Fishpond west water backpack that i pack extra gear in to keep in the drift boat but the pack i have on me at all times is the Gale force sling. You will not be disappointed that you bought it.
surprised by the room -
By: hutzz73 from MD
I was lucky enough to win this sling pack at a recent TU chapter meeting raffle. I was surprised by the room and the functionality of the pack. I generally use a lanyard when fishing ,but decided to use only my new sling pack my last time on the water. I was surprised that it worked so well for me. It's comfortable as well. I can vouch for great water resistant qualities. While entering the river I slipped a little and a "sit down" on the bank. The pack wasn't totally submerged but it got wet enough:) All my gear inside was fine and dry. The pack also stood up well to the light rain shower that day. My only complaint would be that I wish it had a better spot to hang a tippet holder.
Perfect for me -
By: lespaul from CT
Top 10 Contributor
I also own the guide sling which has more room but can be heavy after a day on the river. This is water resistant and also has less room but has plenty for a day on the river. It's lighter and slimmer. Has compartments inside for leaders, and tools. Waiting to see if it holds up under extreme or significant water exposure. So far I love it!!