Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How cool is this?

Now that the season is waning and I'm sitting around waiting for the weather and the rivers to clear I was going to review some of the equipment I bought and used this year. I've got some keepers and a few duds.

One of the things I'll get around to reviewing in a week or so is Orvis' sling pack. I think it's a winner in most categories save one -- color. That blue is just ugly (IMHO).

Now I find out that the cool kids at Orvis have come out with a new version of the sling pack in Digital Camo. I must have one.

Look for a slightly used Sling Pack to go on sale shortly.
I thought this was a joke when I first saw it


  1. Orvis and Camo....just doesn't sound right, but it does look like a cool bug pack.

  2. Yeah, I think I like this even more cause it's so out of character for Orvis.

  3. I'll make you an offer for the blue one. I think it's rather bonnie.

  4. Looks like a nice little pack...I've been looking for something similar. Might have to give this one a shot.

  5. I have the blue too. I think that I think it's rather bonnie as well (whatever that means exactly...)

  6. E.J.: I'll let you know as soon as the new pack arrives.

    Sanders: It's small but does the trick. The only thing I'd like it to have is an easy way to attach a water bottle -- I use a S-Biner on one of the loops.

    Ben B: I don't know who she is either, but Jonny is sorta eccentric so I let it pass.

  7. After listening to fishermen rave about the things (and not really believing them), I finally tumbled for a Patagonia sling pack, and plan to give it a try this year.

    Mine isn't digital camo, but then, I sometimes wear a camo boonie hat (it screams "I'm potentially psychotic"), so I'll go with standard blue.

  8. TC: I've been pleasantly surprised with the Sling Pack. It took me a while to finally make the purchase and I initially thought it would be too small but it's worked like a charm.

    Camo Boonie. I'll have to give that a try.