Umpqua Zs2 Ledges 650 Waist Pack

The ultimate fly fishing beast-of-burden, the Ledges 650's stiff back-panel and padded waist belt provide all-day comfort and easy rotation. The main pocket easily holds 4 standard fly boxes. Two zippered stretch-mesh pockets up front will handle more boxes or any accessories you need. A hemostat sheath (a favorite feature) also makes stowing and accessing your hemostats painless. A few nice surprises - an integrated net slot for easy storage/access and two zippered pockets on the waist belt. 

Features

  • Net slot - between back panel and pack body
  • 2 x Zs Retractor Stations - with hypalon attachment bands
  • Hemostat sheath - allows easy and blind access
  • ZS foam Fly Patch Station - includes foam fly patch
  • ZS Cord Tippet Holder - "stowable" when not in use
  • Key clip
  • Shoulder Strap w/ Floating Pad
  • 3x Molle Modular Attachment Station - compatible with the following accessories: 
    • ZS2 Foam Fly Patch
    • ZS2 Gel Floatant Holder 
    • ZS2 Shimi Shake Floatant Holder
    • ZS2 Tippet Holder
    • ZS2 Water Bottle Holder (included)
    • ZS2 Net Holder
  • Closed-foot zipper sliders (minimize line snag)
  • YKK zippers
  • Fabric: Body fabric - 420 denier nylon | High wear locations - Ballistic Nylon
  • Capacity - 650 cubic in 

 

Kevin D. 08-05-2020 12:17

Very versatile pack, wore it out on the stream and had no trouble, was very convenient access to everything I needed. I am still using a Richardson fly box, and it got in the way of the shoulder strap when spinning the waist pack around to access things, so I will have to switch out of the richardson to using fly boxes, which is fine, and which this was actually designed to do anyway. This is a great replacement of my vest, which was always overloaded with stuff I didn't need and because a vest is so compartmentalized, it went from being an organizational asset to being a memory test, trying to remember which pocket everything was in.
I gave it four stars instead of five because i did not see the purpose of the front slot thing when there is only a couple different options to put in there. I think it may have been better to just have more keepers and zinger locations to hang things, which I found to be lacking. Then they also have more slots on the side of the belt part of the pack. If I find better use for those, and if I get more comfortable with having a new rig after doing it a certain other way for many years, my rating goes to five stars because this is very well made, very convenient and will obviously last for years to come.

4 stars based on 1 reviews
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