Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 17 reviews
15 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The Real Deal -
By: Wharfe from Williston Vt
Simple, light, functional and by far the most practical sling pack I have seen or used. I'm a lefty and use this no problem. No extra bells or whistles keep this light weight but with plenty of room for all you need on the water. The big thing is the material though - waterproof when wading so many slings hang low, you wade deep and everything gets wet. Not here, as long as you don't go up to the zipper everything stays dry. For really deep wading swing on to your front, zippers are up and you can wade deeper than is wise! A rare combination of pure simplicity and function - love it!
My new favorite Saltwater sling pack! -
By: LochFisher from Ontario, Canada
I use the Guide sling pack for freshwater river-fishing, but just used this fully waterproof sling-pack for saltwater Redfishing the Texas Gulf Coast. It worked great, keeping all my gear secure and dry. The only thing missing from the Guide Sling Pack is a Water Bottle pouch. So I had to store my water-bottle inside the larger back zippered pouch. So Orvis could improve this product by adding an external water-bottle pouch, identical to the one on the Guide Sling Pack. Then I would vote it 5-stars. For now, it gets 4 stars.
Not as expected -
By: Whataday from Catskills, NY
Purchased the Galeforce Sling pack as an alternative to fishing vest. Pack did not fit well even with full tightening of straps. Maybe just not for my frame. Don't try to hang a net on the rear loop as it hangs directly behind your casting arm (right handed.) Not to much to this pack for organizing multiple fly boxes, just two zippered pockets and a few mesh compartments. Can not say it's not waterproof. Overall disappointed and returning.
Waterproof Bonus -
By: Samaki from Nairobi, Kenya
I had the earlier excellent Orvis sling pack but it surrendered to battery acid .This Gale Force one won't survive an overturned car battery but will survive water fantastically, and it's reassuring to know that the load on my back is safe from waves and rain. It'd be perfect if it had a couple of more externla rings to hang assorted onjects on. But overall it's greatl and a really useful piece of kit.
Unfair Reciew -
It is really unfair to write a bad review when the information states this is made for right-handed people. Of course it wouldn't work for someone who isn't right-handed.
This bag delivers what it promises -
By: txoutdoorsman from Plano, TX
I wanted a waterproof bag, and that's what I got. The zippers aren't as easy as "normal" zippers because these are designed to be waterproof. Everybody carries electronics of some sort with them - which is why I got this bag in the first place. I've practically swam across some sections of river and everything stayed dry.
Great Purchase -
By: hookedgr8 from Laurel Highlands, PA
I bought this as a gift for a friend and he absolutely loves it! He said he can't believe how many compartments there are. He can't wait to use it!
Misses the Mark -
By: Obviiousman from Northville Mi
The idea of a waterproof pack would be great if it were more ergonomically correct. 1. The pack is only made to wear over the right shoulder. This does nothing for a left handed person. 2. The D ring for the net is on the from of the bag instead of the back. 3. The torso belt will not fit around a normal size person. (I am not that big and it doesn't fit me 4. The zippers cannot be pulled one handed. This resulted in a broken zipper. The pack was returned to Orvis.
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.