Without doubt the most versatile tackle pack in Simms entire line-up, the Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack is a moderately sized tackle pack that makes a perfect gear warehouse for trout bums, steelheaders, and saltwater junkies everywhere. With moderate volume, plenty of compartments and flaps, good carriage and ventilation, the Chest/Hip pack can house a few fly boxes and hoards of tippet, split shot and other terminal tackle in a manageable way. If you want to buy one pack, this is it.
Simms Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack
1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon shell with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish
Utilizes ballistic fabric to offer extra abrasion resistance in high-wear areas
Light grey interior lining for better visibility
Internal digital camera, iPod, PDA pockets
Molded foam front pocket holds large fly boxes
Retractor docking station
Quick-stash stowing station houses strap system
Easy-pull adjustment system eliminates traditional line catcher hardware - pull, click & fish
Tuck-away adjustable waist belt
7 Liters, 440 cubic inches, 11"x8"x5"
Easy, Light, and Convienant
3/19/2013 2:29 pm
Got this about two weeks ago and i can truly say it's probably the most convenient pack ive used, i can stick my nalgene in the bottle holder and has enough room and pockets to store all my stuff. i like that i can rotate it around my body to keep it out of the way, and the fly box compartment is a nice hard material. i also like if i am wading in a deep pool i can bring the pack up as a chest pack and keep it out of the water. i also put the simms retractors on it for my nippers and forceps and they work great on there too, just not a fan of the purple cord they have in them, but that has nothing to do with the function or this pack. overall, if you're looking for a small pack that will hold all your goodies, you wont be disappointed.
3/19/2013 2:28 pm
I picked this up at my local fly shop on a whim. This thing is awesome! It has plenty of storage and is incredibly comfortable to wear. The biggest advantage I see aside from looking much better than a traditional vest is the ability to visually see everything you have stored while on the water. I like not having to fumble through deep pockets like you have on most vests. Having everything just below eye level makes changing a fly or tying on a new line incredibly efficient. My friends were jealous because Simms even thought to include a mesh drink holder on the side allowing you to stow a cold beverage of your choice. I do wish it had a built in fly box but I believe Simms does make another model with this feature. I would recommend to anyone.
3/19/2013 2:27 pm
After using vests for many years I decided to try a hip pack. This pack is awesome. Everything you need is right there.Should have bought one of these many years ago.