Fly Fishing Gear: Five Chest/Hip Packs

Robert Morselli reviews five chest/hip packs that offer great lightweight alternatives to the classic vest. Morselli looks at offerings from Simms, Patagonia, Fishpond and Orvis and discovers that going minimalist has gotten a lot easier in recent years.
Excerpt: “The benefit of less weight hanging around your neck or shoulder? Greater comfort, and because this gear is smaller and designed to fit more securely, there’s less chance of snagging. Also, the gear’s all right there, generally in one or two compartments that are easily repositioned around your waist or chest — so no more awkward reaching into eight different pockets when you fail to locate that split-shot.”

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