Comfortable, without any restriction to the casting arm. Shape optimizes
placement of fly boxes and other accessories. Remove waist strap and clip
together bottom hardware to make the perfect shoulder/sling bag to be used
for travel or around-town jaunts. Can be attached to the Double Haul
system. Two neck straps included, one for use as chest pack, the other for
“docks” with Double Haul system
Low profile design
with expandable main pocket
Signature, zip down
fly bench with replaceable foam, patented molded pocket design
Two main storage
Padded neck strap
for use as chest pack
shoulder strap included for use in sling bag configuration
Padded air mesh back
with accent pods for comfort
Holds up to 35 oz.
fishpond Waterlog Hydration Reservoir (Optional)
275 cu. in. internal
11” x 9” x 8”
Item # &
WWCP-DB (Deepwater Blue)
WWCP-RF (Replaceable Foam)
I was quite surprised at the low profile and compact size of the Fishpond
USA Windwalker Chestpack versus the quantity of pockets and storage it
provided. I immediately notice how small and light it was compared to the
chest packs I’ve used for the past several years. Opening the
compartments, I was pleased to find plenty of room as well as additional
internal pockets for organizing my gear. With all of the pockets and
compartments, this pack will afford ample space to store your gear. I
could not wait to get this pack filled and on the water. Its first test
was during a backpack trip into the Pennsylvania Wilds for a 3 day
backpack trip into some beautiful native brook trout streams.
This pack appears to be very well built. It is light but made of tough
material and the stitching is very sturdy. The molded zipper pulls are
easy to grasp and are smooth when opening and closing. As I foresee this
becoming my “go to” pack, I foresee it taking a beating with no concerns.
The capacity of the pack and gear access make this a very good addition to
my fishing arsenal. The capacity of the internal fly holder in the front
drop down “fly bench” pocket was quite generous and can and did hold many
patterns of wet and dry flies. I truly did not need another fly box.
However, being one of those fisherman that wants to take more fly patterns
than I really need with me, I was able to bring along my large fly box and
place it in the large pocket of this pack.
The Mid-pocket also has an additional internal pocket
that zips closed for extra storage. I was able to put my, weights, some
indicators, extra spools of leader material and such in this inside pocket
and utilize the space in the main mid pocket for my first aid kit, a few
snacks and pre-tied leaders.
Along the outside edges of the pockets there are two
elastic holders for fly floatant & sink bottles. These holders were strong
enough to hold the bottles throughout many extremely tough hours of hiking
and climbing up and down banks and over and under blow-down trees without
any unwanted movement of the bottles.
The large pocket also has an internal mesh pocket
inside for storing those items you need to have a quick visual on. Along
side of the additional fly box I mentioned earlier, I was able to place my
digital camera inside the large pocket. All in all, this pack will allow
me to basically take any gear with me that I may want on my fishing trips.
On this trip, I did not use the additional internal pocket that is made
for an H20 pack, but did find this pocket to be handy to stash my
This pack came with a neck strap / waist strap /
shoulder strap. I utilized the neck and waist straps on this trip. The
neck strap is padded and comfortable. As in any neck support pack, if you
overload your pack, you can get some neck fatigue, but the waist strap
does help decrease any strain of the loaded pack. I was quite pleased that
I had no fatigue from this pack as I have experienced from other packs
that I have owned. After
many hours of fishing, I also noticed that I had experienced zero
restrictions to my casting, I cannot say that about other packs I’ve used.
The cost of this pack is in a very affordable price
range for a high quality pack that will give me years of use. After using
this pack on a trip that is not know for being easy on gear, I’d say, I
will be very happy with this as my “go to” pack. It was truly what I was
looking for. Between it’s capacity, comfort, quality and price range, I’d
recommend this pack to fellow fisherman.
I forgot to mention, the snap buckles on this pack, just so happened to be
compatible with the snap buckles on my backpack. I was able to attach the
chest pack to my backpack with ease. That was a great plus !
I have now emptied the pack and placed my steelhead
gear in it to see what the capacity of this pack would be...let me tell
you, I am able to get everything I need for those quick trips to my home
waters in this pack with no worry that I left something behind. This is a
really NICE PACK !
James Britt (Floatman)
Steelhead Alley - Ohio