|On a hike with my daughter and my Ribz Front Pack!|
I'm just going to put it out there because I'm sure I am not the only person who has thought this, but at first I was a little hesitant thinking that this product would be a glorified "fanny-pack". I also had the thought that this was some type of gear specifically for fly fishermen which I "might" be able to use for something else seems how I'm a world class loser when it comes to fly fishing!
Ribz Front Pack) and I was surprised how comfortable and natural the pack actually felt. I thought it would make me feel like I was walking around with a spare tire around my waist but the way it fit was very comfortable and natural.
|Carrying my pistol with the Ribz Front Pack on|
The first test I put it through was on a hike with my wife and daughter through the mountains while looking for morel mushrooms. I had seen a wolf just a week ago in this area so I wanted to make sure to pack my pistol just in case. I know with some of my normal back packs, I struggle to carry my pistol on my hip and adjusting my back pack to carry the load evenly on my hips. With the front pack, this was not a problem at all. I enjoyed the fact that it rode high and tight and allowed me to pack my pistol on my side.
|Padding on shoulders moving down a bit.|
|Pocket on the left|
|Pocket on the right|
I was curious to see if the Front Pack would ever get in the way with me casting, reeling in, or changing baits but the Front Pack was once again super comfortable and convenient! Having the pockets in the front were extremely ideal for quick access to my tackle and extremely convenient while tying on a new lure. The pack has two large pockets on each side with mesh interior pouches in each pocket. There are also two smaller pockets on the outer sides of the two large pockets which allowed me to carry nearly my entire tackle box right at my finger tips.
|Back view of me fishing with the Ribz Front Pack|
Ribz Front Pack for hiking and fishing, I also felt that this product would be great to use in a blind or tree stand situation so that you had your gear in an easily accessible place. I know in my tree stand I have a separate place I use to hang my backpack once I get into my stand but now I will use my Front Pack to minimize the amount of movement when I have to get into my pack. I also feel that this pack would be awesome to use while bird hunting, both during dove season and duck season to keep my shotgun shells close and accessible at a moments notice. The pack is a great addition to whatever pack you already have, or it can be a nice pack to use in situations where you know you will be needing access your gear often such as fishing, hiking, or hunting.
You can purchase a Ribz Front Pack off their website in Green, Black, or Camouflage for $59.95. The Front Pack can adjust from a 26 inch waist up to a 44 inch waist and contains 700+ cubic inches of storage space for all of your gear! I would strongly recommend this pack to anyone who need or wants a very convenient piece of equipment to add to their collection of gear.
I can proudly say that the Ribz Front Pack is not a gloried fanny-pack and that it does not make you feel like you are walking around with a spare tire around your hips. The pack is extremely comfortable and a wonderful pack! I can honestly say that it was a lot more than what I expected it to be. I wouldn't be hesitant at all to recommend this to any of my followers.
|Ribz Front Pack in carrying case|