Fishpond Announces New Welded, Water-Resistant Bags, Packs and Luggage
I’ve been a fishpond fan for years. They’re a Colorado company with strong roots here in my home state and are very conservation-oriented. Their design and R&D taking place in many of the places I like to fish and boat locally. For years I’ve been jabbing them about making a water-resistant or waterproof line. It now seems I’ve got my wish…. The press release below outlines the 11 new products to the “welded” line. Be sure to check back on how the product works as I’ll be taking some of it to the one of the wettest places on earth next week in Bristol Bay Alaska.
Fishpond, inc., creators of high quality fly-fishing and outdoor travel gear and accessories, is proud to introduce a new collection of 11 products using welded construction. The Westwater collection features a TPU welded fabric construction and water resistant zippers and include the unique Fishpond style and essential features in each piece anglers and outdoor adventurers have come to appreciate.
Starting with a bag that many anglers and all guides can’t live without, the Westwater Boat Bag is over 1400 cubic inches and has an adjustable Velcro® divider system and three clear interior zippered pouches to help keep everything organized. The signature Fishpond molded top and bottom provide a stable platform while making it easy to open and close. The fully adjustable strap lengthens to carry over the shoulder yet tightens to secure the bag for easy hand-carry transport. Four heavy-duty boat lash tie down points means the contents will be safe no matter the water conditions. Rounding out the features are dual hemostat, knife, accessory, and tippet attachment points for easy access to needed items. This bag will retail for $219.95.
Anglers will also appreciate the construction and features on the Westwater Guide Lumbar Pack. Taking the highlights from the very popular Waterdance and Nimbus Guide Packs, this pack features a large zipper opening with two interior accessory pockets, an integrated guide net slot, mesh lumbar support for increased ventilation and comfort as well as bottom cinch straps for a rain jacket or extra rod tube. An adjustable, padded shoulder strap is included to expand the carrying options from a waist pack to a chest or sling pack. The Westwater Guide Lumbar Pack will retail for $139.95.
The Westwater Sling has the best of both worlds with the support of a backpack and the functionality of a sling. The design allows quick access to the two zippered compartments, and the breathable mesh back and strap provide comfort for long days on the water or while traveling. A d-ring hanger provides a spot for a net or other accessories to attach, and Fishpond’s signature rod tube straps on the side offer abundant carrying options. At almost 800 cubic inches, this sling pack is perfect for fishing and traveling the world. The Westwater Sling will retail for $149.95.
Next in the new collection is the Westwater Backpack featuring Fishpond’s modular design to allow Fishpond chest packs, including the Westwater Chest Pack, in the line to mount to the front of the pack. An exterior pocket on the backpack allows quick access to items while the interior compartment has a clear zippered organization pocket, perfect for smaller items. Fishpond’s signature rod tube straps hold a rod tube while the waist and sternum strap provide great support for hikes into fishing destinations. The mesh back and shoulder straps increase breathability and comfort. The Chest Pack has dual interior organization pockets, a back, pass-through slot for belt attachment and an adjustable shoulder strap to allow anglers to wear it as a chest pack or sling. The Backpack will retail for $159.95 and the Chest Pack for $79.95.
Four pieces comprise the Westwater luggage collection. The Westwater Roll Top Duffel has just enough room for a long day or weekend on the water with the added security of a roll-top design. The wide mouth provides easy access to gear. One exterior pocket is perfect for accessories, and the two padded handles and shoulder strap provide convenient carrying options. This bag will retail for $159.95.
The next duffel in the line is the Westwater Large Zippered Duffel featuring integrated and removable backpack straps and two padded carry handles. Two sets of Fishpond’s signature rod tube straps, an exterior accessory pocket and nylon webbing lash points means this will be the bag of choice for anglers traveling to a favorite fishing spot or around the world. The retail price for this bag will be $199.95.
Rounding out the luggage collection, two rolling bags make traveling the world for fishing or other adventures seamless. The Westwater Rolling Carry On is just the right size whether in a crowded airport or off the beaten path. Rollerblade wheels promise smooth travel, and the integrated and removable backpack straps or telescoping luggage handle offer ease of transport. Padded Jacquard webbing carry handles make lifting it in and out of the overhead bins on planes or trains simple while the two interior zippered pockets are great for smaller items. This bag will retail for $279.95.
To offer travelers an option to pack enough for long trips and not worry about it sitting on a tarmac or in a skiff, the Westwater Large Rolling Duffel has over 6300 cubic inches with plenty of pockets to ensure organization. The lightweight design sets the new standard for travel luggage weighing in at just 8.55 pounds. Two-inch wide compression straps hold everything in place once packed, and the rugged ball bearing wheels allow this bag to travel over even the most uneven ground smoothly. Four piece rod tubes fit perfectly inside bag. Retailing for $389.95, this will be the must-have travel piece for anglers and adventurers alike.
The last two pieces in this new collection are the Westwater Roll Top Dry Bag and the Westwater Pouch. Both of these bags have a roll-top design to protect the contents completely. The Dry Bag has a transparent window to quickly find the needed item, and it comes in a small size at 915 cubic inches and a large at 2,623 cubic inches. These retail for $37.95 and $45.95, respectively. The Pouch is ideal for point and shoot style cameras, phones or any other small accessory that needs to stay dry. A bit of Velco® padding protects valuables but can be removed if desired. A webbing loop allows attachment to belts of packs, which makes it ideal to take nearly everywhere. The Pouch will retail for $29.95.
Fishpond is a worldwide brand of products designed and manufactured for fishing and outdoor enthusiasts. Fishpond was created with the philosophy that innovation, design and a responsibility towards the environment from which we draw our inspiration is critical to our success.