Safe Passage® Kit Bag

Organise and protect your equipment with our fishing bag.



Spend less time worrying and more time fishing. Tough, coated Velocity nylon, water-resistant zips, and a Dry Storage top pocket make our new Safe Passage DS kit bag the driest on the market. Redesigned rod holders and interior mesh pockets securely stow your equipment; moulded sunglasses storage pocket keeps shades safe. Non-corroding zips. Rain fly keeps entire bag protected from water in transport. Reels and other contents shown not included. In forest. 14½"L x 9"W x 9"H, 1,175 cu. in.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.0 / 5 based on 23 reviews


18 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Perfect Bag! - 3/4/2011
    By: from Fox Island, Wa.

    I use this on my kick boat on the rivers. It has plenty of room for all my fly's, tippet, extra reel, plus all the other "stuff" that you need to go on a 8 mile float. At the end of the day you can bundle everything up and put your rod all in one safe place as you clean up and stow your boat. Very nice!

  • 2/5

    Zipper failure - 2/22/2011
    By: from Montana

    One side pocket zipper failed the very first day I used the bag. The dry pouch zipper failed within a month of using the bag. I sent it back to Orvis for replacement. Time will tell if i just got a lemon or the zippers on these bags are indeed junk.

  • 5/5

    Look! One Hand - 11/4/2010

    Finally, everything in one bag and my rod tube doesn't roll around the boat. Generous storage well organized.

  • 4/5

    Just the Right Size - 10/3/2010
    By: from California
    Top 100 Contributor

    I've been using my bag for just about a year now. Before I got it, I was constantly thrashing through may duffle bag looking for the little this thing or that. Now that I have the Orvis bag, everything fits in one of the special pockets. (Now all I have to do is remember what pocket I put the stuff in.) It has got a lot of pockets. Some of the pockets have pockets. It holds a lot of stuff. It's a little like Mary Poppins' bag. Everything fits in it. Some of the other reviewers complained about it absorbing water. The bag works great in California where it rarely rains in the Summer. I don't really know what to do with the rainfly. It just uses up a pocket. All in all it is a nice bag. Even though I haven't gotten it wet, I would agree with the other folks and say it is not good for wet applications. (I leave mine in the car and carry the stuff I plan on using in my vest.) The designers really got the size and layout correctly. Now for price... At a hundred and thirty bucks, it is expensive. I got mine as a gift. I couldn't pay that much. And, the rumor is that Orvis is redesigning the safe passage gear for 2011. I would hold out for a sale.

  • 5/5

    Organize at a glance - 9/29/2010
    By: from Mendoza , Argentina

    This bag is absolutely comfortable and e-z to organize in a few minutes, with mesh pocket that allows to find almos everithing in few seconds. From rod to tippet everything has it´s own place in it.

  • 5/5

    By: from glasgow scotland

    great back well designed for a keen fly fisher and very versitile great back once again nothing but quality

  • 5/5

    Great bag for the boat - 7/4/2010
    By: from Newtown, CT
    Top 250 Contributor

    For the past two seasons this bag has been my bag that I've used in the car and it keeps things well organized during trips to the river. This year I also pressed it into duty during drift boat trips and it has done well in carrying all the stuff I've needed onto the boat. The rain cover is key for when summer storm whips through. Stores all the gear plus snacks, plus a water bottle. Perfect!

  • 4/5

    Great organizer - 7/3/2010
    By: from Houston, TX

    Great bag to take on that weekend trip when you want all your gear or extra room for other items. Has 10+ little pockets to organize stuff plus a room for larger boxes or your lunch. Have not air traveled with this bag so have no opinion on how it works as a carry on.

  • 1/5

    Zipper Troubles - 6/4/2010

    This bag was exactly what I wanted until the main zipper went on the 2nd day out. Looked to get it fixed but it's waterproof structure prohibits easy repairs, so now I'm stuck. Totally disappointed with the this purchase. Long time Orvis equipment user, first bad experience.

    Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
    Posted: 10/26/2010 4:52:43 PM

    We appreciate our customer's feedback and are reviewing these quality concerns. Our goal is to make sure it is absolutely right. You can always shop with confidence at Orvis—everything we sell is backed by our unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • 5/5

    Your New Favorite Bag - 11/27/2009
    By: from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
    Top 10 Contributor

    I bought this bag on sale at a loca Orvis store and it is not only my favorit bag, it is one of my favorite pieces of all of the fly fishing items on own. It has the perfect number of pockets for every group of fishing accessories you own. I keep my leader spools in one of the front pockets, my weights and indicator boxes in another front pocket, my fly boxes (and I have a lot) all inside. It even has a special pocket just for my sunglasses. It also has a dry pocket for your wallet, etc., and a little snap hook to hold your keys. One of the nicest features is a rain cover for the bag that is tucked in a back pocket - just unzip and fold out a custom sized rain fly to pull over the bag.

Learn More

Safe Passage Luggage

With its unique combination of rugged durability and sport-inspired styling, Orvis Safe Passage Luggage is designed to keep your clothing, valuables, and gear organized and safe. Exclusive polyurethane-coated Velocity nylon fabric and trim made of tough ballistic nylon and abrasion-resistant Hypalon® in wear-prone areas all work together to create luggage that can take you anywhere on earth. Plus, each piece in our exclusive Safe Passage collection is loaded with features that frequent travelers demand: easy-packing designs, snag-free nylon zippers, and water-resistant pockets for wet or muddy gear.

Easy Care and Cleaning

Cleaning Safe Passage fabric is easy: just gently wipe with a sponge using a mild detergent and warm, sudsy water. Additional stain-resistant products, such as Scotchguard™, may be applied if you choose.

Designed for Lightweight, Durable Travel

Originally designed for technical fishing travel, Safe Passage Luggage incorporates lightweight, state-of-the-art designs and features to let you travel worry free anyplace on the globe. Whether you find yourself jetting from New York to Paris or hopping a floatplane between remote fishing camps in uncharted wilderness, you can count on Safe Passage Luggage to keep your gear safe and dry.

Packing Tips

Packing Light
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips on packing light.
Dave Parker of Orvis Travel gives tips for packing light.
Here at Orvis, we put our travel clothing and luggage to the real-life test every day. Our Orvis Travel staff and product developers log thousands of miles a year to bring you the very best, most authentic travel experiences and gear.

With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels:

  1. Cotton/synthetic-blend fabrics are easy to wash and dry on the road.  If laundry service is a given, our pure cotton wrinkle-resistant shirts are a great choice for travel too. If you pack enough shirts for three days, you have enough for a week.  Also, plan to buy a shirt or two at your destination. It's one way to take home a practical souvenir.
  2. Choose a bag made of ballistic polyester cloth. They are strong, yet light in weight. If you start with a heavy bag, it's all downhill from there.
  3. Think about colour schemes when you pack. Make sure everything you bring is in the same palette, so it all matches.
  4. Think layers. Instead of a single heavy jacket, for example, take light layers that can be added and subtracted according to the weather. For cool climes, take a base layer of merino wool, then a synthetic/cotton-blend shirt, a fleece vest, and then an outer layer shell to stop rain and wind.  For cold climates, use a warmer base layer and a thicker fleece with long sleeves.
  5. Ship ahead. It sounds extravagant, but if you're going to a single place where you need a lot of gear (e.g., waders, fly rods, skis, etc.), it’s wise to ship it. Shipping services have good tracking systems, and you'll know where your bag is ahead of time. (I'm doing this for an Alaska trip in August. Who wants to carry waders?)
  6. Think ounces. Take the smallest container/amount of toiletries possible, especially if you can replenish at your destination. There’s no need to take 16 oz. of shampoo for a one-week trip. Get a couple of small, refillable plastic bottles, and fill them at home before you go.
  7. Stay organised. Use polyester bags or large, clear freezer bags to compartmentalise. Put all the socks in one bag, etc. Knowing what you have helps you avoid over-packing.
  8. Download a book to your mp3 player.
  9. Unless you're a professional photographer, take the smallest digital camera you can. The picture quality will still be excellent.
  10. Wear your biggest/heaviest shoes on the plane and pack the lighter ones.
  11. Don't forget to ask about rental gear before you pack. Some fishing lodges have everything you need, especially if they're Orvis-endorsed.

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