Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 17 reviews
17 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good water resistant waist pack -
By: Blackout356 from Catskills
I purchased this pack because I found that my chest pack was getting in the way when fighting bigger fish such as Steelhead. I also own the Gale force back pack and have had a good experience with it. I like this pack because it is pretty water tight and roomy. It will adapt to the back pack by clipping into the neck strap clips where the chest pack would clip on the back pack. You would probably only do this in very high water but it's nice to have the option. It has one larger interior pocket and two smaller ones for some organization. It has a exterior pocket as well. It could use a bit more organization but it works. I can fit two water tight 200+ fly boxes a tiny midge box, a leader wallet a bottle of floatant, xink, dry fly powder, a few bags of small shot, multiple thingamabobers in a little plastic ziplock and some miscellany.
Great Pack, but..... -
By: SithlordFlyFishing from Inwood, WV
I bought the waist pack to go with the backpack for hiking treks in the Shenandoah for native brookies and battling the spring weather as well as to use solo for the around the corner lakes and ponds in WV. I am an XXL guy, 44-46 waist and the straps do not extend big enough for me to buckle by about 6 inches, but if you put it with back pack and shorten everything up it is a really workable tandem for a larger guy. I contacted Orvis customer service and was transferred to a couple of specialists as I wanted to see if I could get some extra large Male and female buckles and the smaller ones to along with some large and small nylon so that I could rig my own extenders and attachments. But my questions were never addressesed and I was never gotten back to by customer service as I was told I would be.
good stuff -
By: blackpaw from Chickamauga, GA
The bag is lightweight and comfortable.It's right sized and fully waterproof.Perfect for flats wading and does not restrict casting.
Gale Force Waist Pack -
By: HookedOnOrvis from Ottawa, Canada
Just received waist pack this week and immediately headed to the Salmon River in Pulaski to catch the end of Steelhead. Water was high and fast and of course these were great conditions to test the Gale Force. After about an hour came the "slip". Saved the rod, no damage to self, but I ended up in water to past my butt. Gale Force did what I bought it for...kept everything dry. Perfect. It is smaller than other packs, but I don't want that much weight on my hips and I only have a few precious items to keep dry anyway. Invest in some Orvis convertible waders and there's another great waterproof pouch in the waders. Good spots for accessories...biners for wading staff, fly patch, zingers, etc. This pack is a great and reliable fishing partner.
Best Waste Pack for your $$$ -
By: Sieg from Clearlake, CA
I found after much research that the GF Pack and the GF Waist Pack were the most versatile combination on the market, the price was very cost effective, also. I am happy with both.
Buy it! -
By: OntarioFlyOutfitters from Rochester, NY
A great waist pack for every type of angler. I love the fact that it's water resistant. This pack will stay dry when wading in high water situations and heavy rains. I have owned them all and this pack is the best. Inside construction could be better by way of more pockets and dividers. Buy it!
Nice little pack -
By: Andrssonevn from Baltimore, MD
This is a great little pack for spending a few hours on the river. Holds all the essentials plus has room for a sandwich and small bottled drink. I've had it for nearly two years with no problems. It doubles as a chest pack or waist pack.
verify size -
this bag is listed 385 cu in the similar simms bag for same price is listed af 384 cu in. is approx. 1.5 times the capacity
Gale Force -
By: Leita from Raleigh, NC
I own the backpack and chest pack. They are great for a full day on the water when the weather can change in an instant. I pack my rain gear and extra tackle in the pack, and the tackle I am using in the chest pack. It is a great system!