NEW! SIMMS DRY CREEK Z HIP PACK
New for 2020, the Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack brings innovation to the waterproof pack game. Fully submersible and loaded with features, this sling can take a dunk and keep trucking meaning you know your gear will be dry when you need it most.
It all starts with the fabric. Simms constructed the Dry Creek Z Hip Pack with 300D polyester ripstop, an outside PU coating, and inside TPU lamination giving you a base that can handle all the beating as well as all the water you can throw at it. Simms then incorperated the biggest gamechanging feature in their waterproof line-up, the TruZip waterproof zipper. The TruZip waterproof self-healing zipper gives you 100% waterproof submersible protection for all your gear without the use of traditional tooth zippers. A roomy water resistant exterior pocket gives you quick access to your keys or wallet while an internal pocket provides a spot for in-transit water bladder or laptop storage.
The Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack was designed by people who fish for people who fish so you know its going to be loaded with storage features. Multiple interior mesh storage pockets provide storage thats hard to come by in other waterproof packs. Exterior lash points and built-in easy access tool storage makes sure that your nippers and hemos are right were you need then when its crunch time and that big brown is in the net. A centered net holster keeps your net secure while a fully cushioned waist strap constructed from breathable, water-resistant foam keeps you comfortable on the water and prevents pack sagging. The Simms Waterproof Z Hip Pack is your answer to tough conditions!
- TruZip® waterproof self-healing zipper for 100% waterproof-submersible protection
- Interior stretch mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points and built-in easy-access tool storage
- Fully cushioned waistband with breathable, water-resistant foam
- Centered net holster
- Roll-up strap retainer tames line catch on all exterior adjustment straps
5.00/5 Stars out of 4 Reviews
JH (San Diego) | February 25th, 2021
I bought this pack after trying a chest pack and a sling. The chest pack never seemed to have enough space and was often in the way when stripping line. The sling allowed me to carry more gear than I really needed and made it a challenge to find what I was looking for. The Dry Creek is in between size-wise and has just the main compartment and small front pocket. There are a couple slim pockets on the belt that are perfect for even quicker access, small items. The fabric is tough, the belt & pack back are comfortable. Only dings on this bag are the waterproof zipper can be “sticky” to open sometimes (but definitely keeps water out) & some stitched-on elastics to keep excess belt length rolled up and out of the way would have been a high-quality touch.
Ben (UT) | December 3rd, 2020
This is a nice little pack. I use it for quick trips to the local lake. It has plenty of room for quick trips, but holds just enough if those quick trips end up a little longer than planned.
Jonny Lansing (Kauai) | October 11th, 2020
I bought this pack to use for solo saltwater fishing here in Hawaii. It has a good amount of space in the main compartment, and the front zipper pocket is narrow enough that I can keep coils of heavy leader line and they maintain good shape. I really like the small mesh pockets along the belt-line for small bags of curly tails. The little black tool retainer fits a large nail clipper PERFECTLY. I hang my bait knife holster right on the belt, but it sometimes pops off when I sit down to drive, so I am still finding the perfect spot for it. The main compartment of this bag is WATERPROOF. the TRU zipper seems to be very high quality but can be a little difficult to open once it's in the sealed position. I can put my cell phone into the innermost mesh pocket inside of the main compartment and it stays out of the way of my fishing gear. If I were to fall overboard, I trust my phone would stay dry and the bag would actually float. I rinsed the bag off to get the salt off and I later noticed that some water had penetrated into the front compartment. It was minor, but I was surprised when I found it. I guess considering that the main zipper is the only truly "waterproof" one, it shouldn't be too surprising that the lesser quality one let a little moisture through. My only suggestion would be for them to add a secure hand hold around the zipper track so that when you pull the zipper open all of that pressure is not put on the track. I find myself holding the bag by the end of the zipper track to keep it steady while I open it. I only have to do this because the zipper had such a nice tight fit. OVERALL I love it.
Steven Earl (Salt Lake City, UT) | September 23rd, 2020
Some times I like to fish with minimal gear on me and have it stay dry. This is the ticket. It's been completely submerged and everything stays dry. It's not a big hip pack but carries what I need for an afternoon on the river. Only one small inside zip compartment for keys or what not.. if you are prone to stress and fatigue with anything on your shoulder give a hip pack a try. I never worry about going chest deep or slipping in with this baby. Great Value and product. Steve