After taking home top honors for the first generation of our Switchback System, it would have been easy to sit back, celebrate, and call it a day. But, that’s just not in our DNA. The newly redesigned Switchback Belt System 2.0 sits on the shoulders of its predecessor and adds to a long list of award-winning features. Adding additional storage has never been easier with our new quick-release rail system. Simply detach the speed clip, slide on a Thunderhead Submersible Pouch, Canyon Creek Chest Pack, or other compatible systems, and you’re ready to hit the water. Ambidextrous, and equipped with molle slots for water bottle and Quikshot Rod Holders, the new Switchback system elevates the standard for modularity.
I had a hard time choosing between the Switchback 2.0 and the Switchback Pro. I eventually went with the 2.0 because after doing a fit check it easily had room for the three fly boxes I normally carry and had room to spare for the other items I'd carry inside the pack like split shots, indicators, etc. I also purchased the Simms Flyweight Trashpod which I attached to the Fishpod belt to use when required to carry a lunch, stuff a rain shell, .. etc. The Simms Trashpod provides the option to have extra storage when needed but is folded up and out of the way when not needed. I really like the size and feel of the 2.0. The Pro just felt too large for my needs.