Fits everything I need....
July 22, 2014
It really is not a bad bag for the money. I use it for surf fishing during the Summer for Fluke and other bottom species. I fit my rain top and a 3600 box in one compartment and a Gulp Storage Box the size of a 3400 box in the other compartment. It has a few D rings for lanyards, a bottle holder, pork jar holder on either side of the bag portion, pliers shealth, and 2 rod holders. The rod holders will work if you are using light tackle. However, I would not use it to carry an additional rod all day. Just my opinion. It is good for holding a rod when baiting/changing lures. I would suggest buying some clip on suspenders along with the bag. The weight of everything I carry in it does weigh it down to the point where I find myself pulling it up and adjusting it. You can wear it either with the bag in the back or front. And it can spin around so you can easily access the bag.
The quality of the bag is not too bad either. The bag and zippers are not water resistant. It can hold up to spray, not a dunking. The zippers will last if you are not too hard on them. The stitching seems to be very good. And the strap is soft and can be adjusted with ease. And once you size it, it holds or locks in place. The Velcro, which keeps the rod holders on and helps keep their shape is of higher commercial grade quality.
It does not offer any back support at all. And like I said, it does weigh down some depending on the amount of gear you are carrying. Clip on suspenders will quell this. Or if you have a shoulder strap from another bag, you can attach it to the D rings on either side to wear around your shoulder to keep the bag from weighing down. This is the issue you run into with all bags of this type. Do not let it be the reason not to buy it.
In all it is quite a handy lumbar pack. It has a lot of storage space for its size and price. And thus far, it seems to be durable in the salt water. It can hold everything you would need for a day of fishing.
Pros:Holds quite a bit of gear, durability, price.
Cons:Weighs down with gear weight, not lumbar support