Royters Review - Simms Waypoints Chest Pack

By Adam Royter 05/06/2016

Finding stuff that fits right isn’t always easy. And sometimes you only know if it’s going to fit after you’ve had it in the field a few times. I’ve been a fan of chest packs for quite some time now but I’ve also flipped back and forth between hip packs and vests just to see what might have changed.

The new line up of Waypoints gear from Simms is a larger family of packs, and the one that has drawn my attention is the chest pack. Waypoints Chest Pack ticks a lot of boxes for me in the fact that it is compact and tidy, and integrates with other members of the Simms pack family.

Totally reconfigured since its predecessor, with one of the most noticeable differences being the depth of the pack from your chest out - this new pack is tighter to your chest giving you more ‘looking down’ space in front of you. Having ‘flattened’ it slightly and broadened it across the chest hasn’t detracted from the overall comfort and arm space. I can still fit everything in this pack that I had in my old one.

Points of interest -

•   Two magnetic tool ports.

•   Semi hard, moulded work bench front door.

•   Centre divider with pockets either side.

•   4 pockets on the inside pack panel and one clip.

•   A full custom harness system with Catch & Release clips for integration.

•   Velcro inside front door and large Velcro fly patch.

•   Double bottle caddy and tippet spool holder.

•   External stash pocket.

Just a bloody good, well designed and comfortable chest pack that does everything that I need it to, without going over the top.