Whether you're a fly-fishing guide or an angler looking for exceptional capacity, durability, and convenience, the Orvis Guide Sling Pack provides a multifunctional, 100% recycled CORDURA® ECO; platform designed to store and organize, offering easy, intuitive accessibility. With 18 liters of capacity and innovative new features, the Guide Sling can carry multiple large fly boxes, packable rain gear, water, and all the tools and accessories needed for a full day or even days on the water. New features include the Tippet Whippet recessed docking station with tippet bar included for instant, fixed, and fumble-free access for up to six spools. Integrated net storage stores the net handle securely between the pack and the body for instant access. Large main body storage pocket has an internal stretch mesh stash spot and zippered pocket with key fob. Smaller main body zippered pocket with internal zip pocket and organizational drop pockets for smaller items. Front strap zippered pocket with hide-behind forceps stash, zinger docking station, fly patch, and rear D-ring. Other features include an adjustable sternum strap, zinger/nipper pass-through, easy-swing handle, water bottle pocket with elastic retainer, and ridged back panel for increased structural integrity and air flow. Left shoulder design frees up casting arm and shoulder.
Really happy with the Orvis Guide Sling. I went into the Denver store to try on and compare all the slings, did not expect to leave with the Orvis bag but it was the best fit. It holds a lot of gear and has a few internal organization compartments. There is a water bottle holder that is large enough to fit the Grayl Geopress or a large Nalgene. The part that really sold me was the net holder. I carry the Nomad Emerger and fits great (the longer handle Nomads are a great fit as well) and I found the Orvis bag to be the one that was the easiest to grab the net with my left hand and remove from the bag. A few of the other slings have net holders built in, but I found most very difficult to actually grab the net and remove. The built in included tippet station is an added bonus and make it easy to re-rig when you flip the sling around to the front. Great bag and in my opinion the best sling if you don't need a fully submersible pack.