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DescriptionThe hip pack advantage lies in the way it rides. Its non-cumbersome location on your lower back equals more chest-thumping double-hauls to the far bank, while convenient waist-level access keeps all your nuanced fishing items close at hand. Now, thanks to RF-welded seams and an outer polyurethane UV shield, when the sky weather turns awry, consider Dry Creek™ your official water-resistant, weather-tight retaliation.
- Water-resistant, non-corrosive zipper top closure—weather-tight, not submersible
- 3D external pocket & internal organizer pockets with elastic closure
- Two Retractor docking stations & accommodates Super-Fly Patch accessory
- 420-denier double-coated polyurethane nylon
- Capacity: 6 Liters, 384 cubic inches
- Dimensions: 12" x 8" x 4"
- Weight: 16 oz
- Product Care
Little Parts from the YKK® Fastening Products Group create The Big Difference for our customers — fastening solutions intelligently integrated with the finished product to provide the highest quality, most durable gear. The Little Parts — zippers, metal buttons and snaps, and Nylon buckles — all earn the YKK® brand. The Big Difference begins with their obsession to ensure that every individual component renders maximum value to the finished whole. That commitment instills quality and value into every product. Simms utilizes fasteners built to withstand the harshest environments and YKK® provides the best solutions to meet those needs. All Simms outerwear features nylon YKK® zippers to minimize corrosion and provide high performing, durable wear. www.ykkamerica.com.
- Another Blown Zippper Review by MM
OverallI purchased this pack gainst all of my guide buddies' warnings about the zipper failure, but I heard a rumor that Simms fixed the design fault. I used it for about 40 days before the zipper pulled apart from the bag... junk. I should have listened to my colleagues. Not worth the money for something that can't be depended on.
Montana Fly Fishing Guide
(Posted on 5/20/13)
- everything gets wet when I wade deep Review by chromebright
OverallI use this pack for steelhead fishing in N. Calif. Unfortunately the zipper extends too low on the sides of the pack and water leaks in through the ends of the zipper when I wade as deeply as I usually do. I've used it once and will be offering it for sale on eBay. I found a roll top pack at LLBean that I'm going to try instead. I just called Simms Customer Service and they readily admit their Dry Creek Pack is not submersible. It is a bummer to have to take everything out of the pack and dry it after each trip. If I carried a cell phone or camera those items would definitely have to go into their own plastic bags.
(Posted on 3/19/13)
- Would be the perfect pack IF.... Review by You'll never wade alone
Overallthey just made the waterproof zipper that YKK makes rather than the water resistant one they use now. Heck, I'd pay an extra $50 for the same exact pack (which is, by the way, perfect in every other regard) with a waterproof zipper. Please, Simms, save my non waterproof stuff when I take a dunk by adding a new zipper
(Posted on 2/15/13)
- Good Product Review by Trout Slayer
OverallThis product is good. The only complaint I have is it doesn't stay up on my waist. The pack flops back unless I use the shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is another complaint for me. The strap constantly slides down. Before I go out and wade the river I find the perfect position for my pack, as soon as I am in need of sliding the pack to my front for tool retrieval or what have you, the shoulder strap un-adjusts and I have to start over from scratch. Other than that the pack itself is a great product.
(Posted on 1/31/13)
- Good, could be better Review by Benny- Cleveland, OH
OverallSo, this is a good pack, for 100 bucks it is hard to go wrong with it. My main complaint about this pack is the waist belt. It is very flimsy. There is a strap that is meant to be worn around your shoulders, but I think that kind of defeats the purpose of a hip pack, If I would have known a shoulder strap would be necessary to keep the bag in correct position I probably would have gone with a chest pack instead. Other than that I have had no real problems with the pack, just don't fall in the river! Things will get wet in a hurry!
(Posted on 7/16/12)
- Best pack I've tried... Review by maccadon3000 - Columbus, OH
OverallThis is the best pack on the market, in my opinion. First off, I have tried the best that Fishpond (Guide Pack) and William Joseph have claimed, and used each for a few years. Then, being a gear junky, I bought this on a recent trip to the Au Sable and fell in love. First of all, I realized how much extra crapola I had in my previous, larger waist packs. Now I have everything I NEED, not everyting I can think of. Not to mention it is highly water resistent and comfortable. I found the Guide Pack by Fishpond to never sit correctly on my waste. This doesn't flop over like that did. The thing is built like a tank, also. Very sturdy. Simms, this is a great product I hope you don't discontinue.
(Posted on 7/16/12)
- Wade pack Review by Capt Matt - East Norwalk, CT
OverallI fish the beach and have found this to be the best beach wading pack. I have been using it for 4+ years and its gone thru a few generational changes but still is great. Liked the older version with 2 exterior pockets but now only has one which is still ok. The interior can be removed as needed and I can fit 3 large fly boxes a spare spool or two and then my mini camera. Its the perfect size, not too big like most saltwater packs and not tiny like some of the flats packs. I use a small waterproof bag for cameras and keys since when i catch a wave or wade too deep it does get wet. Overall I have 2 of my own and keep 2 others on hand for clients when I guide them on the beach. Great product and worth it!
(Posted on 7/16/12)
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