Rated 5 out of 5 by Goalpost Such A Change From a Traditional Vest
I had used the traditional vest for 40+ years, so going to the Lumbar Pack was a little bit of a change. By change I mean you have been reaching for items in your vest in the same place for many years and now they are behind you. Once I figured out where I stowed everything it worked very well. I like the new freedom of movement it gave me and everything I normally carried in my vest fit easily. One tip: I would use the shoulder strap. I tried wearing it without it for most of the first morning and the pack was unstable. Attaching the strap stabilized the pack and was still very comfortable. Ditch your vest. This is the way to travel.
April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justalocalguy LL Bean does it again
Perfect balance between weight & functionality. Lots of creative design features to store and easily retrieve tools, flies, sunscreen, insect repellant, energy bars and so forth. Wear it as a belt or sling, your choice as conditions dictate. Glad I have it along with my option of the LL Bean River Vest so I'm ready to fish after wading or a hike.
March 30, 2016