Tackle Talk Waterproof Hip Pack Recommendations

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    I am looking at purchasing a waterproof hip pack and am wondering if anyone can provide first hand opinions on what’s good and what’s not. I don’t know if I like the idea of the waterproof zips with the early iterations of zippers being very hard to open and close, requiring a two handed operation.

    I have been looking at the OPST Rainforest waterproof Hip Pack and the Simms Dry Creek Roll Top Hip Pack for the non zippered options and the Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack or the Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Lumbar Pack for the zippered variety.

    There are a lot of non-waterproof hip packs around, and I like the look of the Fishpond Switchback Wading Belt System but would prefer a waterproof option.

    Good points versus bad points would be appreciated.



    Darren from Untamed Flies and Tackle did a review of the Simms Dry Creek Z pack on his website.


    I bought one on his recommendation and agree with his thoughts on it being an excellent piece of kit. Fully waterproof, comfortable and practical.

    He’s a nice man to buy one off as well.




    Peter Gibson

    Have you looked at the Patagonia Stormfront? I have one of the rucksacks in that range, and its very good quality indeed!



    mitch aka 2 fish

    if you want the very best look at ‘sagebrush dry gear’.

    spoiler: and you do want the very best.


    and I can organise a seppo middleman, no wuckers. lemme know.






    Jeez Shawn . . . ,

    You got my ‘juices’ going then.  Breathless, I got onto the website and searched ‘sling’ and ‘sling pack’ and lo . . . . nothing . . . , not a thing, zilch, nought, blanc, diddly-squat, nada . . . sweet Fanny Adams

    My juices dried up. At this age, who would have guessed? 😉

    I thought Woody, one or two others and I might have kept them afloat for another season.

    Still lookin’, Mitta

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    mitch aka 2 fish

    this is the worst f forum in the f world.


    when you google sagebrush dry gear look at the ‘catalog’.

    I tried to break up a link but this f forum doesn’t play well with others. asshats.





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