New 2014 Simms Headwaters Sling Pack

The king of sling, Simms' innovative Headwaters incarnation has a catch-free design that delivers appreciated over-the-shoulder performance. Streamlined engineering keeps gear trim to your back and perfectly balanced for enhanced casting comfort. Unzip its main compartment and load up with large fly boxes, a water bottle, and multiple tools and accessories. When it's time to regroup and switch systems, the compression molded front panel doubles as a fold-down workspace that, combined with an array of Simms' Add-On options, equates to a fully customizable ally in the field.

  • Sleek design & slim profile keeps gear close & easily accessible
  • Main zippered compartment stores 2 large fly boxes, 1 water bottle & multiple accessories
  • Compression molded front panel creates a fold-down workspace
  • Removable hook & loop floatant holder & tippet-spool retainer
  • Shoulder strap has net D-ring & secure strap to hold bag in place
  • FABRIC TECH: 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR
  • APPROX. WEIGHT: 20 oz
  • CAPACITY: 5 liters, 305.12 cubic in.
  • DIMENSIONS: 19" x 12" x 1.5"

New 2014 Simms Headwaters Sling Pack

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New 2014 Simms Headwaters Sling Pack Reviews

Good pack, but not petfect Review by SW
Posted on 11/9/15
I bought this to use on a long weekend trip to the upper CT in northern NH. I norally use a very small chest pack and needed something bigger for multiple full days on the river. This pack is good, it holds a lot of gear, but I didn't love it. It never seemed to ride right on my back. In front it always felt too high up. The velcro does not feel strong enough to trust anything attached on the outside. I did like the magnets under the forceps stays in front and the tray, but wished there was a fly patch on the inside of the tray; I fashioned my own, kind of bush-league, though. Overall it is a good sling pack.
Great design Review by Khuong
Posted on 7/19/15
I have been using this pack for a couple months now and I still like it very much.
The zippers have stiff rings making it easy to open/close with one finger, this will be helpful in cold weather when you have problems gripping items with frozen fingers. Pockets have nice solid tabs to ease sliding in fly boxes. I especially like the stiff outer box that serves as a tray of sort, stores my tippets spool, a fly box, leaders and indicators. Front of the strap has sleeve and holder for your forceps and other tools. A lot of thoughts and research went into the design, highly recommended!
Comfortable and Fits Essential Gear Review by Shaun
Posted on 6/22/15
I bought the smaller of the two Simms Headwater Sling Packs because I chronically bring more gear than necessary. This smaller pack forced me to bring less gear, but still comfortably fit a jacket, a couple of nymph/dry fly boxes or a streamer box, spare spool, and still left room for the important items like a flask. The small fold down pocket on the outside is great for tippet/leader/floatant storage, and the zinger holders make easy storage/access for nippers and forceps. The pack sits very comfortably on the shoulder, and once I got used to a sling pack, I use it all day and never know its there. Great product well worth the money.

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