Safe Passage Angler's Day Pack

Fly fishing packs from Orvis provide room for all your important accessories.


Our new eco-friendly Safe Passage® Day Pack is the perfect pack for the backcountry angler. Compatible with the Micro Chest Pack (3H6X), Vertical Chest Pack (3H6Y), and Standard Chest Pack (3H60). Chest packs can be attached to front shoulder straps while fishing or attached to back of pack while hiking. Streamlined form is designed to minimize fly line snags. Adjustable perforated mesh shoulder straps and tension-curved back panel with frame sheet keeps pack off the wearer's back for maximum comfort. Easy-access side mesh pockets. Large main compartment with small zippered front pocket. Insulated cooler compartment. Hydration bladder compatible. Compression straps to hold rod tube. Fly fishing packs in slate blue and digital camo. 18"H x 12"W x 9"D; 1,944 cu. in. Weight: 2.3 lbs. Imported.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 22 reviews


22 of 22 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Best ever! - 11/13/2014
    By: from Ariss, Ontario, Canada

    I have now been using this pack for 10 months. It is amazing and comfortable! I wear it 100% of my fishing time and I think it helps my posture having it on. I fish full day excursions mainly but I will wear it even for a short session. I decided to write the review because it has been the BEST purchase to date. I have packs vests etc and nothing beats it. Reasons being,the separate lower cooler compartment, IT KEEPS BEER COLD for a whole 8 hours!(If put in really cold) Lol. Second being I can now carry so much cold weather gear. My buddy fell in last week and he was frozen! I had a base layer and a sweater vacuum sealed in the bottom! Third being I can carry the "I may need this" gear(which can make your day), and still pack a lunch. Also I use the straps to carry tippet and snips and need for a vest anymore. The only wish I have, is that they offered accessories for the clips that's not being used if you don't strap on other packs. I made my own. And that they don't take advantage of the straps for forceps and such... Still by far a 5 star purchase, Especially for the serious angler and guide.

  • 5/5

    The Ultimate Day Pack - 10/29/2014
    By: from Ewa Beach HI

    When you think of "Day Packs" usually it's simple, "enough to get by with" just a place to carry your extra stuff. The Safe Passage Angler's Day Pack changes that. Feature rich, my favorite is the Tension-curved back panel that keeps the pack off of your back. I bought the pack with the intention of using it for hiking streams and rivers with my buddy in California, but, I've been using it regularly here at home in Hawaii wading flats fishing for bones and trevally where keeping cool is real important. It carries all I need and more in complete comfort!

  • 4/5

    Great purchase - 10/16/2014
    By: from Atlanta, Ga

    I was looking for a good fly fishing backpack to take with me out West and to take on longer day trips here in the N. Georgia mountains. It has plenty of room, connectors, and you can clip extra waste packs to it. Also, the insulated compartment for lunch is really cool. The only feature that I wish had been added is an extension for the pockets that hold the fishing rods so that they aren't sticking up so high to avoid hitting trees & bushes....

  • 5/5

    Safe Passage Angler's Day Pack - 9/18/2014
    By: from Lebanon, NH

    This is the best item I have purchase for fly fishing! Now I can go out on my motorcycle and carry my and gear and not worry about losing it on the road. I can see my rod in rear view mirror and everything else is in bag or strapped behind me on seat!

  • 5/5

    packer - 6/27/2014

    This back pack was a great purchase .great to have while hiking back into the mtns and looking for all the great trout.

  • 5/5

    best pack i have ever owned - 6/2/2014
    By: from Clinton, TN

    this pack is great it is lightweight simple never slides of your shoulders and keeps things dry or cold if needed. i am a bigger guy too and this pack fits perfect its large enough to keep some of my bigger tackle setups as well as a spare set of clothes and my wadding boots when i am moving to different sections of the river its a must for hike and fish type anglers

  • 5/5

    Great Pack for all day fishing!! - 4/19/2014
    By: from Shenandoah Region, VA

    This pack fills the bill on so many levels. I've used it on numerous trips. It is especially good when it comes to the backcountry streams. It is all day comfortable and has enough volume to hold everything you need and a lot you don't. The "cooler" in the bottom can keep sandwiches and drinks cool all day and having that weight low is good for your center of gravity and stability. There are also provisions for a hydration bladder if you so choose, nice touch. I use the vertical chest pack along with it and it works great. You forget you have it on until.... and this is the only problem. The rod tube holders are really nice except for the fact that they allow the rod tube to stick up too high and snag on the inevitable tree branch or stream bridging log. I would like to see the lower rod tube pocket extended so it would drop the rod tub down to head level. In the meanwhile I've taken to just securing the upper rod tube strap through the tube handle and that solves it. Other than this small improvement I think this pack has been one of my best equipment purchases. I love it!

  • 3/5

    expensive and smaller than I thought - 4/4/2014
    By: from Northern California

    It's a well made pack, no question. I recommend it but only if you have cash to burn. It's expensive for what you get. I'm going to keep it... but I'm slightly annoyed because I expected more. I expected it to be a bit larger and I would like it to have more pockets to access from the outside. I would also like it if it had locations to attach zingers on each shoulder strap. On its own, it's really just a back pack without any of the nice fishing-specific components that I would expect from an "angler's" pack.

  • 4/5

    Small but well made. - 3/31/2014
    By: from Covina, CA

    I purchased this angler,s day pack for my son-in-law so that we could use it as a carry on. The day pack turned out to be very small, causing me to return it for a larger back pack. The angler's day pack is great if you just want to carry a few items such as water an a snack. Like all Orvis items I found the day pack to be well made.

  • 4/5

    Close to Perfect - 3/22/2014
    By: from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
    Top 10 Contributor

    This pack is the closest to my idea of an ideal pack, with a couple of exceptions. Rather than detail all the positive elements, which the other reviewers have done well, I would like to make my suggestions to Orvis as to what small changes they could make that would make this the best selling pack of all time. First, start with the understanding that people that wear packs typically do so for two reasons - first, because they expect to spend a fair time on the water, and they want to have enough supplies, food, fly boxes and maybe a spare reel/spoul or two; and second because we hate having anything in fron of us except a lanyard. The problems with most packs are: (1) you don't have anyplace in front to keep a single fly box (so you have to take your pack off just to access your fly boxes (probably what inspired the sling pack)); and (2) most nets attach with a D ring, which results in the net swinging into your head or face whenver you bend over. So here is how to make the perfect pack. First, attach a very thin case horizonally on the front belt - just big enough to hold a full size fly box and some spare tippets. The case should have some places on the outside to slip in forceps, etc. That way you have everything you need to fish in front of you, and the only time you need to take off your pack is to access your lunch, rain gear or change to a sinking line and swith out your dry fly box in front with your streamer box. The other monmumental feature would be to add a tight sack over a portion of the back of the pack, where you can slip in the your net with the handle sticking out of the top, so you can just reach back and grab the handle, but without the net hitting you in the face when you bend over. If Orvis wants the specific design, call the Manager - Rich at the Orvis Store in Royal Oak Michigan, and have him call me. We talk new designs all the time.

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