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Overall: 4.4 / 5 based on 14 reviews
14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Gale Force Waist Pack -
By: HookedOnOrvis from Ottawa, Canada
Just received waist pack this week and immediately headed to the Salmon River in Pulaski to catch the end of Steelhead. Water was high and fast and of course these were great conditions to test the Gale Force. After about an hour came the "slip". Saved the rod, no damage to self, but I ended up in water to past my butt. Gale Force did what I bought it for...kept everything dry. Perfect. It is smaller than other packs, but I don't want that much weight on my hips and I only have a few precious items to keep dry anyway. Invest in some Orvis convertible waders and there's another great waterproof pouch in the waders. Good spots for accessories...biners for wading staff, fly patch, zingers, etc. This pack is a great and reliable fishing partner.
Best Waste Pack for your $$$ -
By: Sieg from Clearlake, CA
I found after much research that the GF Pack and the GF Waist Pack were the most versatile combination on the market, the price was very cost effective, also. I am happy with both.
Buy it! -
By: OntarioFlyOutfitters from Rochester, NY
A great waist pack for every type of angler. I love the fact that it's water resistant. This pack will stay dry when wading in high water situations and heavy rains. I have owned them all and this pack is the best. Inside construction could be better by way of more pockets and dividers. Buy it!
Nice little pack -
By: Andrssonevn from Baltimore, MD
This is a great little pack for spending a few hours on the river. Holds all the essentials plus has room for a sandwich and small bottled drink. I've had it for nearly two years with no problems. It doubles as a chest pack or waist pack.
verify size -
this bag is listed 385 cu in the similar simms bag for same price is listed af 384 cu in. is approx. 1.5 times the capacity
Gale Force -
By: Leita from Raleigh, NC
I own the backpack and chest pack. They are great for a full day on the water when the weather can change in an instant. I pack my rain gear and extra tackle in the pack, and the tackle I am using in the chest pack. It is a great system!
Another great product. -
By: TLSchiavone from Phoenix, AZ
Top 250 Contributor
My new ORVIS GALE FORCE WAIST PACK is perfect for my day trips on the water. It's the right size for bring what I need while fishing away from the rest of flyfishing gear in my truck. Everything is kept dry and I can find things with ease with the inter net pockets.
Works Well -
By: Castaway from North Ga
Top 50 Contributor
There is nothing wrong with this pack....it does what it says- "stay dry". The only issue I have is that it could be a lot bigger. You can only fit a few small fly boxes or a couple medium size ones in it and then there is not much room left over. Orvis needs to make a larger size and keep this one around for people who want a small hip pack.
Almost right -
By: Streamline from UK - not the Yukon!
Just back from a trip to the Hat and McCloud rivers where I used this for the first time. On the plus side it has a good amount of space without being too bulky. It held all my bits and pieces including 2 medium sized fly boxes without trouble. On all occasions, except when I stepped in a big hole and completely submerged it, it did seem to keep everything dry. (I also found you can wear it like a sling pack when the water is really deep) On the negative side I think it could have been thought out a bit better. On the stream I was twisting it around so it was in front of me for fly changes etc. The Velcro fly keeper patch on top is too small, not "fluffy" enough and is close to your body - it should be on outside edge or on the side in my view, so I lost a lot of flies before I worked out what was happening. I think inside there needs to be more pockets. The one large mesh pocket and 2 smaller ones are just about enough to keep tippet, forceps etc. but then there's no place for leaders, floatant, Top float etc. and I ended up with a lot of things all mixed up under my fly boxes. I don't like the strap/belt clip, it just about works but one time the strap ran completely through the clip when I was adjusting it and the bag dropped off. I will modify mine to stop this happening again. Overall it is a useful bit of kit and I will be using it instead of a vest in most situations in the future. I will however be adding a new fly patch and some internal modifications to better organize my stuff inside it.