The truth is that your wading belt may just be the most important piece of gear you carry. If you’ve ever gone for an unexpected swim, you know that it can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and a legitimate emergency. While the functionality of most wading belts feels like an afterthought, the South Fork Wader Belt packs a laundry list of innovative features. The floating rail system allows you to add multiple storage systems, with the option to attach a shoulder strap for added support. With additional MOLLE slots for water bottle holders, and an integrated net slot, you might find yourself leaving that old pack behind for this ultralight setup.
I'm not in love with this wader belt. It's a little too big and I find that it slips quite a bit on the water with a little weight. It'll hold a staff and couple of items, but it's my least favorite Fishpond product. I also find that they didn't use the connections as creatively as I'd expect from Fishpond. It's fine and may be good enough for the price. It's pretty cheap.