|RIBZ Front Pack- Great for fishing!|
The RIBZ Front Pack is a new and innovative way of carrying gear when backpacking. The Front Pack gives you 500-700 cubic inches of storage with only 12 ounces of added weight. Coming in three colors, (green, grey and black), RIBZ gives you three advantages to traditional backpacks:
1. Accessibility- All the stuff you need quick access to is up front. No more stopping and unloading just to get at that energy bar or your camera.
2. Weight Distribution- Not having everything on your back can help distribute supply weight and cut down on fatigue.
3. Functionality- Why stop just to grab some water or a snack? Why waste time and energy? Get to where you are going more quickly and efficiently.
|RIBZ Front Pack- Great for Hiking!|
The RIBZ Front Pack comes in two sizes, a Regular that fits waists 32-44 inches and the Small which fits a 26-36 inch waist. Both are made from CorDura fabric and keep in mind the Small has 200 cubic inches less in storage area.
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I don’t backpack a lot. I do some small hikes with my kids, I fish in a kayak and wade fish. I also like to bank fish occasionally. Anytime you go mountain goating for any period of time, you need to take some supplies. Backpacks are great but I like the front pack better. With only three straps on your back, everything you need is right there in front. You can adjust the height to manipulate where it sits.
I took two adventures with the Front Pack. The first was a two hour hike with my two kids and wife. We went to a local nature trail with bridges and a waterfall. Anytime I take my kids, I also become the pack mule. Carrying tons of stuff on your back, sweating like a monster and constantly having to take the pack off, unload snacks, reload, remount and go again was annoying. With the Ribz Front Pack we kept hiking, I would open one of the many zippered pockets that held the snack I needed, handed it out, zipped it up and didn’t miss a beat. It was a nice change for sure.
The second adventure was a bank fishing trip with my brother and one of his friends. I needed to carry several poles, a bait bucket, weights, hooks, bobbers, pliers etc. Carrying all of that was made easier with the Front Pack. I loaded up two Plano 3500 Waterproof Stowaway Boxes with all the fishing supplies, put the pliers in their own pocket, strapped up and was able to carry everything with no issue. I had climbed up and down that cliff side point before and this was by far the easiest trip.
If you need more storage, better access to storage, want to make better time on hikes or just need something to balance out all the gear you carry, at $65, the RIBZ Front Pack
should be at the top of your list.