Gale Force Backpack

Take along all the essentials on your next fishing excursion with this versatile backpack.


Fish the backcountry rain or shine with the Gale Force® fishing backpack. Contoured, padded shoulder straps adjust for perfect fit and an adjustable sternum strap for secure fit. Two compartments with interior pockets for ample storage and organization of your gear. Thick foam-padded back panel with built-in channels for air ventilation. Buckle attachments for chest-pack compatibility—attach a chest pack to the front shoulder strap for use while fishing or haul it on back panel. Compatible with Gale Force Chest Pack (4H1L), Safe Passage® Micro Chest Pack (3H6X), Safe Passage Vertical Chest Pack (3H6Y), and Safe Passage Large Capacity Chest Pack (3H60). Carry handle with comfortable rubber grip. Fishing backpack in gray. 19½"H x 11"W x 9"D; 1,930 cu. in. Weighs 1.9 pounds.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 43 reviews


42 of 43 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Can't go wrong with this pack! - 7/15/2015
    By: from Woodinville, WA

    I finally retired my old standard day pack and purchased this one for my June trip to Alaska. After a week with it in the field I found that my initial concerns about it possibly being too small, having zipper operation problems or difficulty carrying rods were all unwarranted. This is a very well designed and made backpack. It was a pleasure having it on. You can't go wrong purchasing this one. Enjoy!

  • 5/5

    Throw it in the Boat - 6/15/2015
    By: from Washington, D.C.

    Great for fishing in a boat when water is a concern.

  • 5/5

    Very nice - 12/26/2014

    Backpack arrived quickly and was well packed. Seems well constructed and looks great!

  • 5/5

    The best - 12/16/2014

    This storm pack is better than i had imagined. Well constructed and will last for ever Thanks Orvis for such a nice back pack

  • 5/5

    Best Value Packs - 11/26/2014
    By: from Clearlake, CA

    I found after much research that the GF Pack and the GF WastePack were the most versatile combination on the market, the price was very cost effective, also. I am happy with both.

  • 5/5

    Perfect weatherproof pack - 9/17/2014
    By: from Miami, FL, USA

    Great size and holds 2 rod tubes! Amazing bag that more than handled tough, wet conditions in Alaska. I would highly recommend it.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Gale Force Backpack gives me peace of mind - 9/11/2014
    By: from Miami, FL

    The Gale Force backpack is by fat the best present I have gotten myself in a long time. Normally I'll be free diving, it starts to rain, and I just start thinking about how wet my underwear will be when I put them on on the end of the day. No Longer! I can now hunt fish with peace of mind, no matter what the weather is. I can be assured that my clothes, especially my drawers will be dry and toasty! This gives me extreme pleasure. This pleasure is all because I bought myself the Orvis Gale Force backpack! Simple as that. Not to mention all the extra straps that are great for holding my long fins and gear. Thank you Orvis for keeping me dry and toasty!

  • 5/5

    Your search is over! - 9/7/2014

    Just bought the Gale Force Backpack in August and tested it fishing in Alaska. Days of heavy rain and sitting in a wet boat. This pack is absolutely dry, tough, very light, and the perfect size for fly fishing. The zippers are excellent and easy to use. It is true quality, well made, and I expect it to last for a long time.

  • 5/5

    Excellent product! Very durable! - 8/7/2014
    By: from South Padre Island, Texas

    Bought this back pack for a once in a lifetime fly fishing trip to Alaska. We did lots of hiking on bear trails over tundra and down the banks of rivers. The Gale Force Back Pack was perfect for all of that as well as being an excellent boat bag when we were floating. In addition, it also worked well as my carry on luggage. Very well constructed product.

  • 4/5

    What a bag! - 5/18/2014
    By: from Vancouver, BC

    Purchased this bag October 2013 at Orvis Seattle. Excellent. Steeheading in snow and rain, this bag protected my gear. Spacious and compatible with new Gale Force Chest Pack. Only downside, the shoulder and chest straps are long and not shaped to fit a woman's torso. A common complaint often made by women fly fishers!

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