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Made in the USA or Imported Zipper closure Zero Sweep Fully padded shoulder strap with complete back-panel Main Compartment - holds a light rain jacket, lunch and boat box
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Customer reviewsVery roomy, but can only go over one shoulder.
I fish with a vest, and I m ok with that, but on backcountry trips of a week I may end up carrying a lot of stuff, which can weigh down my vest. So I thought I d give this a try. It s huge, has many attachment points for gear, and did I say it s huge It s not waterproof but neither is my vest so that doesn t concern me. However, I had to return this in the end because I found it uncomfortable - my shoulder got tired of holding the weight over a day of flyfishing, even though it was mostly empty. Here s a few reasons why I didn t love it 1 no dedicated place for a water bottle on the outside, I guess they want you to put it inside somewhere 2 it only goes on over one shoulder so you can t switch shoulders if one gets tired from the strap. If you do try to switch shoulders, when you swing it around in front of you the zippered openings will all be upside down facing the ground instead of facing the sky. And 3 I guess I m not into a sling design in general, where you have to unbuckle a strap and swing the bag around I prefer to have everything right in front of me as in a vest. I might have gotten used to it over time but the other 2 reasons I listed wouldn t change, and there are many other slings vests that have good solutions to those issues.