TFF reviews the Snowbee Ultralite Chest-Pack
New for 2019 is this smart, lightweight chest-pack from Snowbee. Weighing in at 370g/13oz this pack has everything you need to store all your bits and pieces for a day out on the river. At the front there are two decent sized flybox pockets big enough to house a fly box 19cm by 11cm (standard slimline fly box size) and within these pockets there is an internal flap pocket for leaders. On the front of these two pockets are two more zipped pockets suitable for the smaller sized slimline fly boxes. At the front of these there is a fold-down ripple foam fly-patch on the left hand pocket and a zipped meshed pocket for floatants. This smart storage system at the front of this pack means you’ll house plenty of accessories needed for a day on the river.
At the side of the large front pocket there are two external coil retractors for your snips and forceps. On the right hand shoulder strap there are two elasticated loops for floatants, whilst on the left hand shoulder strap there is a tippet spool holder, which will hold four spools comfortably. There is a strong rear D-ring on the back for your net, two side D-rings and a rod loop and Velcro strap for holding your rod whilst you change flies.
This is a neat chest-pack, which has been carefully thought out to ensure everything is at hand. It sits nice and high on your waders so there are no worries with it sitting in the water unless you are wading to your limits!
The pack is made form 840D rip-stop polyester fabric, which is strong and light-weight. The PU rear coating means it is 100%waterproof.
This is an excellent pack and one, which will meet the need of the modern day river angler. Available direct from Snowbee or one of its stockists.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.