When you’re hiking into the backcountry for a day of fishing, it helps to bring along L.L. Bean’s new Technical Fishing Pack. Padded shoulder straps, sternum strap, and waistbelt distribute weight evenly for comfortable walking. The large main compartment is sized to fit waders, rain gear, and a vest, while the insulated lower compartment keeps lunch and beverages cool. A mesh bag for wet clothes or wading shoes snaps to the outside of the pack; two exterior side sleeves hold rod cases; numerous outside pockets keep reels, fly boxes, flashlight, keys, etc.; and a back panel unzips to reveal a padded trail chair (near left). About $120; call (800) 809-7057.
L.L. Bean’s Technical Fishing Pack
L.L. Bean's Technical Fishing Pack