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#1 iluv2fish


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

anyone ever seen or used this pack?





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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

I have not but it looks like a nice pack for the right situation. The fact that American Angler Magazine – calls it 2013 Gear of the Year speaks highly. Plus it is an L.L. Bean product so satisfaction guaranteed.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

I'm not sure about that pack, but I just got the Sling pack in the mail and it doesn't work the way I thought it would. No matter what buckle I undo it doesn't swing to a useful position. I don't know what I'm missing, but I think it's going back to Beans on my first trip up to camp. I may end up with the pack your looking at. The Sling pack was on sale and that may explain my issue.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

I jus got the Rapid River vest pack and it's great. It holds am incredible amount of gear and the backpack type straps and waistband give it a great fit. It would be even better if there were a strp to hold a rod case.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

I purchased the orvis tri pack on sale over the winter. I thought about sending it back unused when I saw bean was coming out with the switch pack. The orvis pack is ok but the bean pack to me looks more thought out and features I would like. To me that bean pack is awesome.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

The Switch Pack is brand new.  It looks like a decent pack and vest combo. What makes this nice is the ability of taking the front sections off and attach them to the sides of the back pack.  Not a bad idea when you  are hiking into a pond or stream.  You don't want these smaller packs sitting on your chest while walking through brush.


The Fishpond collection is also quite nice.  Andy, if you are near Eldredges, swing in and check out their packs.  I have the Shooting Star chest/backpack combo.  It's great except for sitting in a kayak with the chest pack sticking out in front of you.  Makes casting difficult.

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