Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 13 reviews
13 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Better than I anticipated -
By: caddis44 from NY
Have not used my vest while fishing since I acquired this chest pack. It has enough room for several fly boxes, tippet material, extra leaders, floatant, candy bar. Even the magnets, which I initially thought made little sense, are helpful.
I purchased this product for my son to use while fishing. He already had a bigger pack but this was very convenient on shorter trips. Works great and has a lot of room for how compact it is.
Excellent Chest Pack -
By: VtDrifter from Luxembourg
Picked this up at the Orvis shop in Chicago last Feb and have been using it all year including a one week fishing trip. It's a top quality bag that has enough room to take everything you need for a day's fishing and it doesn't get in the way when fishing. Only two negative points are: The magnet for the forceps holster is too weak to hold them in place when bending over to revive a fish (splash!) If you stick the fly patch on top of the pack then expect to lose flies The first is resolved with the addition of a zinger and the second by putting the patch inside the first pocket so no big deal. Overall I would say this is the ideal chest pack for the person who takes the minimalist approach to fly fishing.
By: SirTroutzor from Detroit, MI
Picked this up at my local Orvis to replace my original cheap chest pack. The quality of the Orvis pack is outstanding. This pack is just big enough for a couple hours on the stream or lake. I like to go backcountry and it is just the right size to toss into my backpack or daypack. My take: +Magnetic tool catch +Forcep/plier sheath +Spare waist belt included +Fly-bench +Good materials, good zippers +Small and out of the way. -Magnetic tool catches sit at a downward angle, doesn't always catch larger heavier tools like forceps. -Limited space for fly boxes. Medium sized double sided is about the max. -Only holds a couple spools of tippet. -No room for extras like a landing glove, sunblock, bugspray, etc.
By: rjhfish from Woodstock GA
Have used it several times. Works better than anticipated on stream.
Great Quality -
By: Katie15 from Snohomish, Wa
Chest pack was made of quality materials, every pocket has a great purpose! I was hoping I could use as a sling pack too so it wouldn't get in the way when I'm spey casting but it swings around and is difficult to use for anything but a chest pack. But you can't find a better chest pack!
Most Useful Purchase -
I purchased the fully loaded version, which completed my collection of supplies. The supplies are all of great quality and easy to use. The bag itself is just the right size for what I needed, It fits all of the fully loaded supplies plus a cellphone and mini wallet (just for ID and liscense). Basically anything you need for a morning/afternoon of fishing. Anything past that, you will probably need a backpack to accompany it.
What a great Fly Bag -
By: BiggBeniii from WPB, Fla
I you are looking for a Fly Bag that is not too big and to use as a day bag, this one is the one. I use it three ways; as a small bag for in the boat, as a bag hooked directly to my waders, and as a bag hooked to my auto inflatable life vest. And of course at it is sold with the shoulder/neck straps. (I put two snaps on the back of the bag by the releasable straps, install the other side of the snaps to my waders near the straps and did the same on my auto inflatable life vest. I can fit all in need to a single day or the weekend. Great size bag.
Absolute Top-Notch -
By: lespaul from CT
Top 10 Contributor
This is the best small chest pack I have found on the market. Great design, not too much space but just enough. Perfect. Even has a waist belt for wide or small waists. Could not ask for more!! 6 Stars!!
Love it -
By: Fishvol from Tennessee
I was looking for a small chest pack that had enough room for a day on the water. This is it. Plenty of room for a fly box and other essentials. The loop for my net was also what I was looking for. The magnets on the sides to keep my nipper and pliers out of my way were a nice surprise.