Keep supplies dry, safe and organized on or off the boat with the award-winning Storm Mountain Gear Bag from fishpond. Reputable for a high standard of quality in fly-fishing and outdoor travel gear and accessories; fishpond designed this bag with the enthusiast in mind. This gear bag’s design, convenience and durable build earned fishpond the Best of the Best Award for Fishing Gear from Field and Stream Magazine in 2010.
Even while resting in a boat sloshing with water or on the damp shore, the molded plastic bottom of the Storm Mountain bag protects contents from getting soaked. Any experienced individual knows that water’s intrusion can often be relentless and some expensive fly-fishing components can be extremely delicate, which is why the manufacturer provided padded sidewalls – extra safety measures never hurt. A waterproof cover, stashed in a zippered side pocket acts as additional insurance toward safe belongings, so that torrential weather cannot interfere with an exciting afternoon of fishing.
Boasting 2415 cubic inches of space, fishpond’s Storm Mountain Gear Bag will not force an enthusiast to feel cramped by any means. Dividers, stash pockets, and numerous sleeves offer the perfect opportunity to organize one’s supplies before getting out on the water, so that excessive fumbling and frustration is kept to a minimum. The interior hanging sleeves are the best place to keep fragile and precious objects: GPS receivers, cell phones and wallet can rest, lending some valuable peace of mind.
Sturdy handles and an optional shoulder strap make carrying this gear bag less of a labor. Unzip the top compartment to have full access to the interior, for an extra measure of convenience stand-up sides keep the bag wide open. Constructed of extremely durable nylon with strong zippers unlikely to jam, the Storm Mountain Gear Bag will be the only bag a true enthusiast will have to purchase.
With all of the accolades that this product has earned, one must wonder whether $200 is a bit much for a fishing bag. Many would say yes – a simple tackle box, series of plastic bags or a soft-sided cooler are more affordable options and can provide many of the same conveniences on the water. Perhaps those bags will not be as waterproof or well designed, but is that really worth $200?
I would rate this product a 4.5/5. The ideal companion on a fishing excursion, the fishpond Storm Mountain Gear Bag is well engineered to stand up to the elements and keep belongings safe and dry. However, the nearly $200 price tag sends most well versed individuals reeling – unless money is not a problem, invest in a less expensive gear bag.