Patagonia Fly Fishing Vest Front Sling

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Sling Pack
SKU 948-VestFrontSling


The best of a traditional fishing vest combined with a minimalist sling pack. Can’t decide between a traditional fishing vest and sling pack? Neither could we. So Patagonia combined the two for a best-of-both-worlds solution. Patagonia's Vest Front Sling features their vertical-pocket vest configuration on one side, with a larger storage pack (like Patagonia's Stealth Atom Sling) on the other. Access to either is simple; just swing the side you want around to the front without having to take it off. External nylon utility keeper provides secure attachment point for zingers while a selection of easy-access pockets keeps the stuff you need handy. Inside, there’s a range of organizing pockets; a 100% waterproof, welded security pouch; and enough room for lunch, jacket and extra fly boxes.


  • Vest: 6.25 oz 210-denier 100% polyester 3-D spacer mesh
  • Inside pocket: 5.8 oz 100% polyester
  • Shoulder harness and back panel: 4.55 oz 100% polyester
  • Weight: 433 g (15.3 oz)

Features Include:

  • Vertical pocket vest front with sling back combines the best of both worlds
  • Rear pod can swing around to front without removing garment for easy gear access
  • Internal quick-access pockets for tippet spools
  • Organizing pockets with hook-and-loop closures
  • Internal 100% waterproof welded security pouch
  • Nylon utility keeper provides secure point to attach zinger, nippers, etc
  • Zippered back pocket provides plenty of storage for lunch, jacket and fly boxes

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Simple and holds everything!

    Posted by Joe Cummings on Sep 28th 2017

    If your a minimalist when you fly fish you're gonna love the Patagonia vest front sling. It's simple and holds everything I need on the river for a day long trip. With other chest pack/back pack designs, I've always ran into the issue of needing something on my back forcing me to remove the whole kit. However with the Patagonia vest front sling, it's one buckle and the back pockets are conveniently accessible. Watch the video of it. Best gear setup I've ever rocked.

  • 5
    Patagonia Vest Front Sling

    Posted by Flyguy66 on Sep 24th 2017

    I have only fished with this once, it is very light weight and very handy on the water. It is much better than my Orvis Sling Pack. As with all Sling packs, the position of the net takes some getting used to.

  • 5
    Amazing Product

    Posted by Thomas Chiang on Jul 7th 2017

    Wow. I know Patagonia strives to make the best out of their products. With this bag I can fit all of my fly gear to go out to the flats and shallows with and still have room. From my rod to my water, has a waterproof pouch that I can put my fishing license in and my phone. Love this product.

    Easy to handle and not too heavy on the shoulder. I recently had shoulder surgery so getting back into fly fishing will take longer than I thought but I am eager to get out there with my pack and gear. Just and amazing product.

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