The Ledges 500 carries everything you need along with a few surprises. A stiff and well-padded back-panel and waist belt provide all-day comfort and easy rotation. The main compartment holds 4 large fly boxes and stretch mesh pockets on the face are great for accessories. A nice surprise - integrated net slot and hemostat sheath for easy storage and access.
This is really a great product from Umpqua, which is no surprise coming from them. I really got some great use out of of this product and was happy to give it to a friend to help him start on his fly fishing journey. I love the water bottle holder and the net slot (which I used with small hand nets and a larger Fishpond Nomad Emerger net with no issue). It comes with the neck strap but I never used it because this pack sits really nicely on the waist. This product was nearly perfect for me, except that over time, it became a bit too small to fit my growing collection of fly boxes and small essentials, and I came to prefer something more water resistant. I would still recommend this product to anyone looking for a simple but quality hip pack.