Headwaters™ Guide Hip Pack

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Streamlined, ergonomically-inclined, and built with a bulldozer blade’s worth of versatile storage, Simms’ Headwaters™ Guide Hip Pack is the largest hip pack in the lineup. Features include a molded front panel that safely stows a grip of gear and opens into a large workbench for convenient stream-side use. The main zippered compartment has an internal divider for simplified organization, while stretch mesh pockets bolster the pack’s chaos-conquering powers. Load it up and lug it far thanks to a ripple-foam, cushioned waistband and a stretch mesh water bottle pocket located at the bottom of the pack—designed to balance weight.


  • Ergonomic molded front panel keeps gear secure & creates a large workspace when opened
  • Main zippered storage compartment has internal divider with 2 pockets in 1 with stretch mesh organizational pockets in each
  • Fully contoured, cushioned waistband with zippered pockets
  • Stretch mesh water bottle pocket at the bottom of the pack for balanced weight and easy-access
FABRIC TECH: 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR
CAPACITY: 8 liters, 488.19 cubic in.
DIMENSIONS: 9” x 11” x 5.5”

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best pack ever!!! Review by dreaminsilver
picked one up this last weekend- save your self the time and just buy one, this thing is unbelievable-everything is literally at your finger tips and you can wear it for 10 hours and hardly know you have it on... the Velcro on the inside should be a little better to hang on to the float holder and tippet holder, other then that the thing is a 10!!

(Posted on 4/7/15)

The best pack with a few minor issues... Review by Brett
Best pack in the industry. I guide 75% of the time walk/wade style, so I go through a fair number of packs, and am always interested in the next best thing. Well, the headwaters is the best, tons of storage. Page style setup is awesome but,,, what happened to the velcro on the inside? That stuff couldn't hold up an empty bottle of gink, let alone tippet spools. Needs to be stickier/real deal velcro. The holder for the bottles themselves are suspect. Lost a bottle of dry dust pretty quick when velcroed to the outside of the pack. Consequently I used a piece of paracord for a tippet holder, on the outside of the pack, located on the hip/side, horizontal in orientation to avoid hang ups from typical vertical tippet ''t''. Bottles of gink and dry dust are watched carefully or put inside the g4z pockets now. Could also use more storage on the inside where the velcro is located.

(Posted on 4/13/14)

Not a suitcase, but plenty of space Review by Jon
First off, The options on the market for a pack large enough to hold everything you need while guiding is slim. I always have a hard time with packs that just dont quite hold enough. After some configuration of contents, everything I need fits well into this pack. I love the little features inside of it..from a little tippet holder to and awesome lumbar support. This pack is super comfortable and sits well on the body. Probably the best Ive found yet, at a great price too!

(Posted on 4/8/14)

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