Gale Force Backpack

Take along all the essentials on your next fishing excursion with this versatile backpack.


Gale Force packs are designed to handle the worst weather, a dunk in the river, or a trip overboard. Unique polyurethane-coated nylon fabric is heat/RF welded and combined with water-resistant, noncorrosive YKK zippers to produce the Gale Force line of packs and bags. All bags are highly weather resistant and very durable, ideal for use where exposure to water is inevitable—such as every time you go fishing. Fish the backcountry rain or shine with the Gale Force® fishing backpack. Contoured, padded shoulder straps adjust for perfect fit and an adjustable sternum strap for secure fit. Two compartments with interior pockets for ample storage and organization of your gear. Thick foam-padded back panel with built-in channels for air ventilation. Buckle attachments for chest-pack compatibility—attach a chest pack to the front shoulder strap for use while fishing or haul it on back panel. Compatible with Gale Force Chest Pack (4H1L), Safe Passage® Micro Chest Pack (3H6X), Safe Passage Vertical Chest Pack (3H6Y), and Safe Passage Large Capacity Chest Pack (3H60). Carry handle with comfortable rubber grip. Fishing backpack in gray. 19½"H x 11"W x 9"D; 1,930 cu. in. Weighs 1.9 pounds. Imported. (NOTE: The Gale Force Backpack is designed to protect against any normal water event, but is not airtight and not intended for prolonged submersion.)


Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 34 reviews

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33 of 34 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    What a bag! - 5/18/2014
    By: from Vancouver, BC

    Purchased this bag October 2013 at Orvis Seattle. Excellent. Steeheading in snow and rain, this bag protected my gear. Spacious and compatible with new Gale Force Chest Pack. Only downside, the shoulder and chest straps are long and not shaped to fit a woman's torso. A common complaint often made by women fly fishers!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Travel Bag - 2/10/2014
    By: from Lessburg, Virginia

    Purchased to take fishing but last week used as my carry on bag for a trip to California. These days airlines make you pack like a survivalist if you are going to try to make it in and out of an airport easily. Put my computer, all my reading material and a few snacks in this bag and easily stowed it under the seat in front of me.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Strong - 2/7/2014
    By: from Chicago, IL

    I needed a durable multi recreational use backpack, this definitely fit what I needed. You can see the craftsmanship blended well with the technology used to manufacture it. Finally, its very light which was another important consideration.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Awesome piece of kit - 1/17/2014
    By: from Oxford, Pa

    Used this on a flats trip to the Yucatan. Was large enough for what I wanted as carry on lugagge with room to spare and then performed flawlessly on the boat carrying everything I needed for a day on the water. Contents stayed bone dry despite a couple of very wet days and an accidental dunking! I would highly recommend this backpack to anyone even if not a fisherman.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Boat Bag - 12/28/2013

    This is a great combo travel pack / boat bag. Protect lunch, gadgets, extra gloves, rain jacket, etc. from the spray.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Gale Force Backpack - 12/16/2013

    This is the second back pack that I have purchased for my husband who is a very serious fisherman. The first backpack lasted three years--rain, winds, international travel, snow, ice etc. It finally wore out after consistent use and kept all of his fishing "stuff" dry no matter what the elements. He fishes approximately 70% of the days each year so this back pack was put to the test. The mere fact that he asked for a replacement tells me this is THE back pack for a rough, tough, no bar elements kind of fishing man.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Good Product - 10/10/2013
    By: from Pennsylvania

    Just got this pack and used it once. I was able to wade without worrying about my belongings getting wet. Fit well, looks nice, and had ample room for fly boxes, snacks, a water bottle, and a jacket.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    does the job - 10/3/2013
    By: from Gloucester, MA
    Top 250 Contributor

    I use the gale force backpack when I have a trip on a boat. It keeps everryhting dry and fits everything i need. the outside pocket is great for phone camara or other items i want quick access to.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Fine pack - 9/9/2013
    By: from Lower Gwynedd, PA
    Top 10 Contributor

    Earlier in the year I got the sling version of this pack and that is fine for most outings. With Fall approaching I decided to get this pack and found that it is entirely adequate to carry waders, boots, lunch and more. The video sold me on this Gale Force fabric and I can say, from two trips to the rainy Ausable river that the pack is bomb proof...and black fly resistant.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great waterproof backpack - 8/15/2013

    I love the amount of space inside the Gale Force backpack. The small outside pocket is great to keep flies that are easy to get to with out having to dig.

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