fishpond blue river chest/lumbar pack
What a cool pack! Fishpond makes some very high quality stuff and puts it all together with a very cool asthetic sense. This was my main pack for several years and I know use it as my "go" pack. I keep it stocked up and by the door in case I get a sudden urge to fish. I was once fishing with an old timer and he noted that I wouldn't get away with "slinging that thing over your shoulder" much longer. I laughed and just thought he was being cynical. About two years later I understood. Shoulder packs can really throw off your balance and give you an aching back. The Lumbar feature helps but the straps slip and need to be tightened constantly. I really don't recommend this as a chest pack either unless you are married to a chiropractor. It is way to clunky and big to hang off your neck. For all these negatives though, I still love it. It is roomy and holds my lunch, a small point and shoot camera and enough gear for a day on the water. I think this one may be added to my nephews tackle this summer. It is a great bag, very well made and his back is still young and strong. It is the coolest tackle box I have ever owned and will miss it. The build quality it stellar.