Dry Creek Day Pack - Sterling

Dry Creek™ Day Pack



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One-day excursions can feel like mini-marathons when it comes to covering long distances in short time. Lighten your load and push farther with this nimble 27-oz. water-resistant, ultra-comfortable pack, featuring padded shoulder straps, lumbar back support, removable rod straps, and secure housing for everything from electronics to your second set of unsoaked clothing.


  • Main compartment features zippered closure – weather-tight, not submersible
  • Fully adjustable aeromesh padded shoulder straps and lumbar back support
  • Removable rod straps
  • Zippered water bottle/rod holder pocket, exterior 3D expandable front pocket, small internal security pocket and expandable mesh interior pocket
  • 420-denier double-coated polyurethane nylon
  • Capacity: 19 Liters, 1,173 cubic inches
  • Dimensions: 11.5" x 17" x 6"
  • Weight: 27 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.


Customer Reviews

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Disappointed.... Review by NW Gear destroyer

NW Gear destroyer 1/29/2014

My pack just didn't last... My right shoulder strap parted at the stitching so it left me with just one strap ,it was somewhat waterproof more like water resistant . I love simms gear wear it from head to toe I would have expected a much more quality product ...

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Please contact us at [email protected] or 888.585.3570. We have repair technicians that will evaluate the pack and recommend next steps.

(Posted on 1/29/2014)

Reinforce the bottom Review by Canadian Arctic

Canadian Arctic 8/12/2013

Design is perfect except that it only lasts a year, maybe two because the bottom fabric wears out and lets water in. Add some reinforcements to the bottom of the pack and this is the best bang for the buck in waterproof packs ever. Love the design, I can cram so much in here its great. wallet and keys in the rear pocket, GPS, SPOT unit and granola bars in the front pouches, leader, bobbers and camera in the front zip, clothes, fly boxes, DSLR, beer in the main compartment. Definitely the most versatile daypack I've ever had, just can't quite take the abuse!

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email [email protected]

(Posted on 8/12/2013)

really practicall bag love it. Review by Derek

Derek 7/31/2013

Love the dry creek day pack, awesome for just bringing a couple things with you on the river and perfect size, not to big that i actually fish while wearing it at times and it doesn't bother me casting etc. Have had my camera in the bag during big rain's and it has stayed dry. I try to make sure the zippers meet at the side and not on top to avoid possible leaking through where the zippers meet.

(Posted on 7/31/2013)

Everyday Use Review by JR

JR 6/27/2013

I use this pack 5 days a week here in the Northwest (very wet) for the past 6 months and has not failed me yet. I do like it but alittle high on the cost.

(Posted on 6/27/2013)

Great but with one vital reservatiion! Review by Wangler

Wangler 6/4/2013

This bag is perfect in just about every way except mine leaked because the two zips butt up against each other leaving a gap for water to get in. Why Simms didn't use a single waterproof zip like the Patagonia Stormfront I just don't know. I don't like roll-tops, they are just not quick and easy to get access to the contents. If Simms fixed this I'd but another one as its size and overall comfort to wear are ideal.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the straightforward review. At Simms, we are always looking for ways to improve our products, and hearing from our customers is a great way to find out how we can build better gear. To talk to us or provide more feedback, ring us at 888.585.3570 or email [email protected]

(Posted on 6/4/2013)

It Leaks Review by Chilean

Chilean 11/8/2012

The zipper leaks badly. It is comfortable and good for misty/light rain/streamside but in Chilean Patagonia downpours and splashy drifts it performed poorly and left me w/ wet gear. Buy the roll top which I had and was bulletproof. I lost it and bought the zip top which I now regret.

(Posted on 11/8/2012)

Nice Pack Review by Mike

Mike 11/8/2012

I've used this pack in some serious weather while fishing for Steelhead and Salmon and it performed very well by keeping my gear dry. It's also a comfortable pack to wear when loaded with layers of clothing that come off as the day wears. My criticism of the pack is it is not overly technical. The interior pockets are not the most functional. There are two long narrow pockets that are basically useless, because you can't put items in them and retrieve them without turning the pack over to shake them out. The zipper pouch inside as well as the larger pouch inside is good. However, this pack definitely contemplates some other sort of storage place for spare tippet spools, leaders, etc. I don't wear a chest pack. The two side mesh type pockets that I use for water bottles are of marginal construction. Time will tell if they last. They unzip quickly and do not stay zipped very well. In short, a solid pack to keep gear dry. Rides high on the back to give you plenty of deep wading that waist packs don't provide. Zipper is not 100% waterproof (it can not be submerged), but waterproof enough to keep your gear dry in a soaking day of rain. Zipper also starts high on the pack which enables you to wade over the bottom of the pack without the risk of water entering the zipper.

(Posted on 11/8/2012)

Good Pack Review by Allan Campbell - Eureka, CA

Allan Campbell - Eureka, CA 7/17/2012

This is a good pack. It stays waterproof in both heavy rain and standing water in the bottom of the drift boat. However, the deployable side pockets are made of a snag-prone, fragile material. After only one season, the pockets are both ripped to the point that one isn't usable. The main compartment is very burly, and even overloaded (25+ lbs), is comfortable to lug around all day. I trust this pack to keep expensive camera equipment and tackle dry in all conditions.

(Posted on 7/17/2012)

Keep them dry and safe! Review by Jacques Heroux - Moncton, NB, Canada

Jacques Heroux - Moncton, NB, Canada 7/17/2012

I used the Dry Creek Day Pack all summer to carry my fly boxes, digital camera, lunch and gear during my fishing trip on the Miramichi Rivers and the Restigouche River. it is especially nice on a rainy day or in my 26 feet strip canoe on the Restigouche.

(Posted on 7/17/2012)

It Works! Review by Fishdog - Chimacum, WA

Fishdog - Chimacum, WA 7/17/2012

I used this pack during one of the coldest, wettest summers I've experienced in twelve vyears of guiding in Southwest Alaska and it performed brilliantly. It did everything Simms promised and kept the things dry that I needed to keep dry, also organized and accessible.

(Posted on 7/17/2012)

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