NEW! SIMMS FREESTONE AMBIDEXTROUS TACTICAL FISHING SLING
The Freestone Ambidextrous Sling keeps all your required gear at the ready. The 18L fishing carryall has an array of pockets for positioning everything from camera to tippet to flies at your fingertips. There's a magnetic docking station for tools, a retractor attachment and looped webbing for nippers. And four zippers allow easy access to the main body, while compression straps hold your rod for the approach and return hikes.
- Ambidextrous design allows you to carry your gear on either the right or left shoulder
- Four-way zipper allows easy access inside from top or either side of pack
- Front shoulder strap with magnetic docking station for mitten clamps, retractor attachment and looped webbing for nipper storage
- Lower shoulder strap has stretch mesh pocket for essentials and floatant storage
- Adjustable front panel contains loop field for wet fly storage, secured tippet holder, coated webbing daisy chain, and compression straps with rod storage
- Ambidextrous vertical net carry system
- FABRIC TECH: 100% 420D Oxford nylon; DWR water-resistant finish; 100% nylon 920D Robic®; 100% nylon stretch woven
- DIMENSIONS: 10″W x 18.5″H x 7.5″D
- CAPACITY: 18 L
- APPROX. WEIGHT: 1.5 lb.
4.88/5 Stars out of 8 Reviews
Brad (McLean VA) | May 18th, 2021
I really thought this pack would carry more. It’s well built and very comfortable for a day on the river. But it doesn’t carry that much more than some chest packs I have. I will not use the net holder. I actually dropped my net out of this thing on my first use of the pack and didn’t even realize it. This is my first season with it, but it already feels well built and I think it will hold up well.
Duke Ramshaw (Fresno, CA) | May 10th, 2021
I'm in general agreement with the comments made by other reviewers of this sling pack. I like most things about this pack and its versatility. If you're looking to carry a lot of items, I'd recommend the larger 18 liter version of this pack. If you don't go crazy with gear this 15 liter pack is big enough for a day on the waterbut still quite compact on my back which I like. Once you sling it around to the back, you forget about it even being there. If you're looking to carry 2/3 extra spools and several fly boxes, along with lunch, water, phone, camera, I'd go to the 18 liter. My biggest disappointment is the integrated ambi net holder. This forced me to rate the pack at 4 vs 5. I use a Fish Pond Nomad Emerger net which kind of overwhelms this pack (remember, this is a relatively small pack). The Nomad Emerger net is above average size and length, so possibly the net issue wouldn't be an issue with a smaller sized net. As with all sling packs I've used, net attachment to the pack isn't a concern until you sling the pack around to access your stuff, at which time the net either invariably falls out of its holder or finds itself in your way as to attempt to access your stuff in the pack. I give SIMMS a lot of credit for at least offering 2 different net holding options; either within the frame of the pack or using the exterior expandable pouch that allows the net to slip through the pouch. But either option requires the pack to be slung around to the front to insert the net into the pack after netting a fish. Not a deal breaker, but just another step in the process of retrieving/securing my net. Regardless of which type of net holder you end up using on this pack, I highly recommend you attach your net to the pack with some type of bungee cord in the likely event your net ends up in the water after juggling your rod, fish, net, current, pack, camera during a fish landing. My only other ding on the pack is I am unable to locate any type of magnet on the shoulder strap or the hemostat holder on the bottom of the pack (although SIMMS advertisement for this product states there is a magnet). A previous sling pack of mine had a magnet on the shoulder strap that I learned to appreciate, use and relied upon. One of the things I found appealing about the SIMMS ambi tact pack was the magnetic holder on the shoulder strap and was looking forward to using - but I could never find it. .. As with all packs, the nuances are what separate them.
Adam (OH) | July 11th, 2020
Quality pack and exactly what I was looking for. Only issue is how to load the tippet holder??
Leon (CO.) | June 11th, 2020
Perfect for me, exactly what I was looking for. Not too small, not too big and very comfortable. Holds everything I needed for a day out.
NORA (Massachusetts) | March 1st, 2020
This bag actually "lives" a lot bigger than 15 L. That's because Simms design is so focused and well thought out, that I can get everything I need for a full day on the beach or jettys. It's easily the most comfortable sling I've ever worn. With all the features it offers, this is a great value at $119.95!
AARON (Massachusetts) | January 1st, 2020
I wanted a bag that wasn't too big, but still gave me the flexibility I need. This bag fits the bill perfectly. It's compact, and so well-designed that I actually can get more in it that I expected. It has lots on attachment points on the bag and shoulder strap for all my tools. And unlike other sling packs I've tried, you can strap this one on by simply clicking the strap buckle - no more hauling over your head and knocking off your hat. Of course, it comes with Simms legendary quality. Great bag for the money!
Jon (Driftless) | October 12th, 2019
Comfortable fit, holds just enough gear without adding bulk. Built in net holder makes it easy to reach back and put net away after landing fish.
scott woodrum (Atlanta) | April 1st, 2019
Very comfortable pack with the ability for a lot of adjustments for the perfect fit whatever size you are. Comfortable for a long hike for fishing and carries everything you would need. Typical Simms quality you've come to expect. Can't go wrong with this.