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Gale Force Chest Pack

Gale Force packs are designed to handle the worst weather, a dunk in the river, or a trip overboard. Unique polyurethane-coated nylon fabric is heat/RF welded and combined with water-resistant, noncorrosive YKK zippers to produce the Gale Force line of packs and bags. All bags are highly weather resistant and very durable, ideal for use where exposure to water is inevitable—such as every time you go fishing. The perfect fly-fishing chest pack for foul weather. One large compartment with interior organization for ample storage and organization of your gear. Perforated foam and ergonomically shaped neck pad ensures comfort and breathability. Two sizes of adjustable girth straps and one adjustable neck strap with pad create the perfect fit. Thick foam-padded back panel with built-in channels for air ventilation. Durable Zinger attachment patches with magnets underneath to catch tools. Velcro® patch on top panel for foam fly-patch attachment. Features front weather-resistant zip pocket, forceps grab tabs on front panel, and carry handle with comfortable rubber grip. Imported.11"H x 7"L x 4½" D; 346 cu in. Weighs 10.4 ounces.
Average Customer Rating:
4.75 out of 5
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8 of 8(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gale Force Chest Pack
Review 1 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pack,
April 20, 2015
By: Jojodancing
from Johnson city tennessee
"I like the pack a lot and it comes with two sizes of belt for your waist. Only complaint is there both a little big for me but I am skinny so it's not to bad. Not many pockets to separate gear but I don't mind that either. Good purchase I'm happy"
Review 2 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice pack!,
November 4, 2014
By: Daveyboy1979
from Québec, Montréal
"This is one of the best fishing bag i ever use! Totaly water proof and fonctional. Just the sise you need."
Review 3 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great little bag,
July 7, 2014
By: Ciclopescatore
from Coeur d'Alene, ID
"Love it! I wear this like a sling, up on my hip as opposed to a chest style. It's a great size for a day's worth of flies (4-5 boxes), lanyard, bug repellent, camera, keys, shades, leaders and desiccant. If I'm out for long day I toss it (loaded) into a day pack and drop the larger bag when I get to a juicy spot where I'll be a while."
Review 4 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ideal carry on Boat & Float Plane bag,
October 2, 2013
By: BigAKTrout
from Charleston, SC
"Looked all over for the right size water proof versatile carry on bag for boat and float plane. Small but sized big enough for a few fly boxes and a spare reel or spool. Chest pack capability is an added Plus!"
Review 5 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The end of my fishing jacket...,
August 10, 2013
By: Maxime
from Quebec, Canada
"I transferred all gears from my fishing jackets, and all things could fit in my new chest pack. So finally my gears will stay dry in rainy days. I will be more confortable in hot days because I will not be wearing a jacket under 90 degrees. I will also appreciate to don't have to wear my rain jacket over my fishing jacket on rainy days.
It would have been nice to add a feature to hold the fishing rod when we have to change our fly.
Review 6 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost Perfect!,
September 21, 2012
By: Bando
"When I started transferring my "stuff" from my old chest/waist pack to the Gale Force Chestpack, I noticed a couple of things -
1. There were no Velcro straps or anything else with which to hold my rod while retrieving items from my pack or dealing with releasing a fish.
2. More inside pockets would be helpful in dealing with small items - perhaps on both sides of the inside of the pack, which would yield 4 separate spaces to hold items.
Otherwise, this is a terrific Chestpack! Holds double what my old one could hold and less weight at that."
Review 7 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
More versatile than other chest packs,
February 24, 2012
By: texandrews
from Baltimore, MD
"Although a bit pricey, this bag has several key advantages, all having to do with versatility: 1. It can be easily used as a sling-type bag. I am often annoyed with my other chest pack getting in the way of my casting (line hand). So this pack I can sling around to my rear hip; 2. The interior is very commodious---I fish fresh and salt, warm and cold, and need space for larger boxes. I can get 2 in this bag. The simplicity of the design of the interior is a real plus, here, and of the overall bag deceptive---doesn't look like much but that winds up being a virtue; 3. It's got lots of small, subtle features that are really great, like the magnets and the tabs for forceps; 4. While not an underwater bag, it's waterproof enough for the contents to survive a dunking and will float if knocked out of the boat/kayak long enough for retrieval. It's my go-to bag now."
Review 8 for Gale Force Chest Pack
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
chest pack,
December 17, 2011
By: flyfisherjr
from Coeur d'Alene, ID
"The perfect size to hold the flies for a days outing. Conveniently clips to the back pack and is very comfortable."