for a Full Day of Fishing with the Simms Headwaters Backpack
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Introduction: When is a backpack more than
just a backpack? When it is effectively carrying everything you need for that
next successful fishing adventure. Simms has a complete range of packs ranging
from small hip packs and sling packs to full size backpacks designed to
transport everything you need for a trip in the backcountry. The Simms
Headwaters Full Day Pack is designed to hold a complete range of fishing tackle
as well as destination essentials to keep you fully geared up on the go, no
matter where your next fishing hole is located.
Full Day Pack
Denier fabric at
24” x 15” x 4”
1830.7 cubic in
The Simms Headwaters Full Day Pack
offers 30 liters of storage goodness
When I first started walking the shoreline of my local lakes targeting
largemouth or fishing for trout residing in small streams in the backcountry I
would stuff all my gear in the same backpack that I used every day for school.
While my Jansport got the job done I never felt like my gear was organized, nor
was the pack very comfortable when loaded up with anything more than five pounds
The main bag is constructed out of
420 Denier abrasion resistant fabric with DWR
Over the years
many tackle storage manufacturers have designed more effective ways to transport
your tackle. As is always the case the longer you fish the more tackle you seem
to accumulate, and the more important it becomes to have a storage solution that
can carry all that “necessary” kit. Sometimes a 15 liter pack is enough for a
short hike, but when you need to be prepared for a full day out in the field
then a full sized 30 liter pack is more likely the way to go.
A modular "Catch and Release"
system adds flexibility
With 30 liters
capacity you are able to not only hold your traditional tackle but also extra
food, water and even a light jacket or fleece. The Headwaters Full Day Pack is
appropriately named as it offers a large amount of storage, 1830 cubic inches to
be exact, and the flexibility to handle anything the day brings.
This pack is big enough to
hold a laptop and camera gear
FDP (Full Day Pack) is constructed out of 420 denier fabric which is abrasion
resistant, and the bottom of the pack is reinforced with even more durable 630
denier fabric. By itself the pack feels reasonably light and weighs only 3
pounds. The back of the pack has a rigid bolstering that help maintains the
upright structure of the pack, making it easier to load, as well as has a
positive impact on the overall ergonomic design of the backpack.
The main compartment is organized
with small pouches throughout
FDP also possesses a modular accessory design that Simms calls the “Catch and
Release” system. On both the front and back of the backpack anglers will find
small circular magnetic receivers that can quickly latch and unlatch smaller
Simms bags. One example is attaching the Headwaters Chest Pack to the back while
hiking, then attaching it to the front straps while fishing, which basically
converts the Headwaters backpack into a vest/chest pack which provides quick and
easy access to fly fishing or traditional fishing tackle.
On the side anglers can drop in a
water bottle or a rod tube
Section: Hitting the trail and the beach