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Dry Creek™ Hip Pack



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The 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.


Customer Reviews

16 Review(s)

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perfect Review by caddisbendian

caddisbendian 1/1/2015

I purchased the dry creek hip pack when it first came out ,now Simms has all these other packs that I want . But I'll have to wait till this one wears out, which will be never. It is a very well made product and when I need to work on my leader I just swing the hip pack around and lay my fly rod on top and do the work that needs to be done. Simms I buy all your products, and your warranty is out standing, you take care of all my needs if something happens which is almost never. Just keep making good stuff, myself and the rest of the planet will purchase your product. thanks Kevork Bendian

(Posted on 1/1/2015)

Nice size but water resistant coating flakes off Review by Cut Throat

Cut Throat 7/8/2014

Bought this as a general purpose bag for fishing and hauling around my wallet, phone, keys, etc. After about a year and a half, the water resistant coating on the bag started to flake off and now the bag looks defective and doesn't resist water at all. this bag hasn't been exposed to outdoor elements very often but yet the coating has flaked. For the price, seems like the quality could be better.

(Posted on 7/8/2014)

meh, decent but not amazing Review by BRvalley

BRvalley 6/26/2014

Naming this pack 'dry' creek is hilarious...

I had high hopes for this pack, wish I read these reviews first. It is advertised as weather resistant but it is NOT...fishing all day in rain this thing just collects water, even with the zippers pulled all the way to the side, disappointing. Even the front little compartment collects rain water. You certainly cannot wade in deep water, and you cannot have this bag sitting in the bottom of a drift boat. Worst of all, it holds all the water it lets in...I had to put a few rivets in the bottom to drain the water.

The belt does not stay tight and does not rotate freely around your waist, due to where the padding transitions to the belt strap. The little bottle holder is useless, not a fan of the snap buckle when it's cinched tight with cold fingers/gloves

Dear Folks at Simms - please make a truly water proof waist pack, truly water proof is key, charge an extra 50 or 100$, anybody buying simms products can already afford it anyways since your stuff ain't the cheapest...make the belt seamless so it slides around your waist easily, ideally with a T lock or similar buckle


(Posted on 6/26/2014)

10 star Review by caddisbendian

caddisbendian 5/30/2014

The simms dry creek hip wader is by far the best pack ever . I can store all my fishing needs , and it fits perfect . Ive had the hip pack since it first came out on the market and not one problem, and if it ever wears out , witch I don't think it ever will I will purchase another dry creek hip pack. it's perfect, thanks.

(Posted on 5/30/2014)

Not waterproof Review by Matt

Matt 5/29/2014

Just like many of the other reviews state, this pack is far from waterproof. The zippers are not submersible so if you ever wade above your waist (or wherever the pack is) prepare to get everything inside it wet.

Honestly I think you would be better off with a pack that doesn't even have the facade of being waterproof. At least that way the water would empty out and it would dry quicker. With this pack, once water gets in it doesn't come out unless you turn it upside down and drain it.

Really just a poor design if you ask me. I would not recommend this pack to anyone.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks for the feedback Matt. You are correct, this pack is not waterproof, it's water-resistant. If the pack is submerged water could get in through the zipper.

(Posted on 5/29/2014)

EXCELLENT GUIDE PACK! Review by Johnny Ryall

Johnny Ryall 5/26/2014

I am a guide in Maine, i bought this pack about 2 years ago, after retiring my hot, heavy vest. It took me a little while to get used to, I now love it. i can stuff all my fly fishing gear into this pack for a day on the water. It has just enough room to carry all of the essentials. I also had an issue with the sling, just like other reviews but somehow I have gotten used to it. I like its sleek exterior, it goes through the brush well and can be stuffed into a dry bag for transport on the boat.
Your gear does get wet in a deluge, but what doesn't? It all has to be dried out anyway! I have found it is a good chance to clean out your pack and reorganize. This is a very simple pack that does the job very well. There has been many times I have forgotten to close the pockets after rigging up, and somehow nothing falls out. Please do not discontinue, I will definitely buy another one when I am done beating this one!

(Posted on 5/26/2014)

"Wet Creek" hip pack Review by Mt2Sound

Mt2Sound 5/17/2014

Love the size and the simplicity of the pack. I fish for salmon and steelhead in the very wet winter months of western Washington and thought this pack would be great to keep gear dry while wading. Not the case whatsoever! This is my second one because the last one was replaced under warranty. First trip with the new one and my hip pack turned into a water bowl that has to be emptied after every outing. Water"proof" zipper please. I think I would really like that pack. Also would be nice if the belt would stay tight after adjustment. This pack is a flop, unfortunately.

I wish I had just purchased one of the Headwaters packs with no expectation of water resistance. \

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks Mt2Sound. Please contact us at [email protected] or 888.585.3570 and we'll see what we can do.

(Posted on 5/17/2014)

not so good when you wadering or fishing with the water at your waist Review by Matyfon

Matyfon 5/8/2014

"I 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"
Absolutly right, in large patagonian rivers doesnt work, the product makes water by the zipper.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Hi Matyfon,
Thanks for your feedback. We have a repair center in Bozeman, Montana. We would be more than happy to take a look at the pack and recommend a solution. Drop us a line at 888.585.3570 or [email protected]

(Posted on 5/8/2014)

Poor Design Review by Scottie

Scottie 12/21/2013

The pack itself is great well designed, but both the waist straps and the over the shoulder straps suck, After steely fishing for the first day I got back to the cabin pulled out my knife and cut of the waist straps.
Sadly the over the shoulder straps are not much better but managed to fix it so they would not slide, I would like to get my hands on the people that test these products, 2 simple fixes to the straps and it would be perfect.

[Response from Simms Customer Care Team]
Thanks Scottie. Please contact us at [email protected] or 888.585.3570. We are always looking for ways to improve our product and would like to hear your suggestions. Much appreciated!

(Posted on 12/21/2013)

Another Blown Zippper Review by MM

MM 5/20/2013

I 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 5/20/2013)

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