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Simms Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack

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Simms The Simms Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack is the multi-tool solution to all your fishing needs. This versatile pack offers 440 cubic inches of storage and weighs only 9.2 ounces. The Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack can be worn as a chest pack or a hip pack, adapting to any wading conditions you may face. The use of heavy-duty 315 HT Nylon Auto Airbag fabric offers extra abrasion resistance in high-wear areas, perfect for those who spend a lot of time on the water. In addition to chest or hip wearable options, it magnetically melds with the Headwaters 1/2 Day Pack or the Headwaters Day Pack thanks to Simms exclusive Catch and Release modular system.

Standard features of the Simms Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack include:

  • New, lighter weight design with improved comfort, volume and interior access solutions
  • Magnetic Catch and Release modular system functionality
  • Robust 315 HT 100% Nylon Auto Airbag fabric is lightweight and indestructible
  • Durable water repellent (DWR) finish
  • Improved back panel and hip belt are more comfortable, breathable and anatomic
  • Molded front pocket with improved pockets and functionality
  • Sleek design lessens line catch points
  • 7 Liters, 440 cubic inches, 11" x 8" x 5"
  • Imported

We carry the Simms Headwaters Chest/Hip Pack in the Dark Elkhorn and Catch Camo Dk Gunmetal colors.

Dk ElkhornCatch Camo Dk Gunmetal
Dk ElkhornCatch Camo Dk Gunmetal
Customer Reviews
Ontario, Canada
 A Lightweight and Well Designed Hip-Pack
Pros: Lightweight, Style and design, Quality, Ease of Use
Best Uses: Freshwater, FlyFishing
Comments: I purchased this as an alternative to a vest and so far I really like it. I like that there's enough options for storage of items without the pack being too bulky. I fit everything from my vest in here with room to spare. The first compartment can fit a large fly/lure. The second compartment lacks the same depth and likely holds only thin boxes, but there's more fly storage in the flip down panel if you need it. The pack does a good job of staying compact when it's not fully loaded, yet allows you to stuff it full when you need to. The waist strap is comfortable; big enough without getting in the way. The buckles can be removed from the strap allowing belt-loop holsters to be attached (i.e. knives, pliers, etc). As supple as the pack is, the zippers can be opened easily with one hand and the firm front compartment opens nicely to reveal your fly/lure panel, which stays at an angle of about 30 degrees so no risk of dumping the contents into the water even if you leave it open. I haven't had it long enough to comment on durability, but it looks like it'll do just fine.
Erie, PA
Awsome versatile pack
Pros: Good capacity, Multi-functional, Well organized, Durable
Best Uses: Fly fishing, Hiking, Stream fishing
Comments: I use this for fly fishing on streams and wading. This pack has excellent craftsmanship and the Simms warranty is outstanding. This pack is very nice because you can position it wherever is comfortable to you. Great storage and keeps gear well separated.
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