511 E SUNSET DR.
511 E SUNSET DR.
RIVERTON WY 82501
Picking up where our Koala and Koala Lite left off, the Steelhead Chest rig is designed with the outdoorsman in mind. Much like its nomadic namesake, the Steelhead is meant to make long treks over varied terrain more predictable with quick access to important items without taking your pack off (or leaving your main pack behind entirely). Three separate work zones allow you to customize your chest rig to your activity.
The Front panel has two reinforced stretch pockets with internal dummy cord tabs for important items like GPS devices. The center pocket is tapered to hold fishing tools like hemostats or line clippers. Built in retractor exits above the center pocket will accommodate a few alligator retractors in the hidden pocket inside the top of the inner mesh pocket. Velcro loop over the tool pocket allows attachment of drying foam or patches.
Inside the Front pocket is a zippered mesh pocket, reinforced wide mouth gussets and on the back are 3 reinforced stretchy pockets. The zippered Mesh pocket has a key hook on the inside as well as a pocket below the retractor garage to stick your ID / tags / fishing license. The zipper of the main pocket is reinforced with two stretchy gussets to allow the pocket to open wide and catch anything you might drop, including snipped line and components. The back panel has three segmented reinforced stretch pockets. The outer two are sized for most common fly boxes while the center one is great for spare tools. Above the two outer stretchy pockets are tabs for dummy cording your fly boxes. The front pocket clocks in at about 150 in³.
The Firearm pocket in the back is designed to be hidden mostly from view and is sized to hold most pistols, aside from the large hunting style single shots. There are two rip tabs with sewn in handles that you can lace through the zipper to have instant access to this pocket’s contents (careful to not lace the zipper pulls behind the rip tab). Velcro lined on both sides; you can also set this up as a workstation if you choose using any hook backed pockets or organizers. Tabs sewn at the top of both sides allow for stringing the included 45” Paracord to create a stable shelf to work off. Dual sided zipper pulls allow you to choose which side works best for you. Put them on the inside if you want to have a low-profile pistol carrier with zipper pulls that won’t interfere with the draw (2 heat shrink tubes included if you have a hammer on your firearm). Move the pulls to the outside tabs if you want to use your Steelhead as a workspace where you will be accessing this pocket frequently. Above the back pocket is a velcro loop patch for drying foam or name strips.
The Steelhead Chest rig comes with the Steelhead Harness that can be worn under any of our packs. The harness has a spacer mesh back that will cool the wearer down using convection cooling. A tab located at the top of the harness will work with nets, either using magnets or retractors. The bottom straps have elastic anchors and are the same replaceable units found on the Hydro Harness
- ETemily t.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars5 months agoSucker for steelhead
Just used this set up for the first time fishing in AK on a bike in salmon meat run. If there’s anything that I’m guilty of, it’s that is there’s fishing to be done, I can’t be bothered drinking silly water. And the hydro pack that’s in this system makes it dumb dumb proof. It was a heavy bike out with wet waders, boots, and a fat pack full of fish that I wore right over top of the steelhead but always had water accessible. The front of the pouch fits a few small fly boxes, phone, my 10mm and SNACKS, all perfectly. DONT SLEEP ON THE STEELHEAD!Kifaru Intl4 months ago
Gorgeous pics Emily! Happy to see people out there in the wild, enjoying our gear!
- VCVince C.Verified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 week agoCan’t go wrong with The Steelhead
I’ve had my Steelhead chest pack now for over a year now and I’ve used it while out scouting, while fly fishing, deer hunting and run and gun turkey hunting. I can’t say enough good about this pack. I added the hydro harness to round out the whole package, it holds enough gear for a full day in the field perfectly. I’m sort of a minimalist when it comes to outdoor activities so for me and my style of hunting and fishing it’s worked great. Love the ripcord feature for my Glock 20 while out fishing, nice to know it’s there and instantly accessible. Great job with this pack guys. Would like to see an accessory pocket available for a box call, but otherwise I’m very happy with this pack.
- NNoahVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoThe Best Chest Rig on the Market
I ended up buying an older color from another website. I had tried different brands, and different size chest rigs. I purchased them to hold my phone, and then I purchased a GoPro and a big selfie stick called el grande that didn’t fit in the smaller rigs. I didn’t really want to remove my backpack every time I wanted to take a photo or video, and Steelhead fit the bill. I love the interior stretchy pockets. I wrap my GoPro in a thick lens cloth I own, and into one pocket it goes. While el grande doesn’t go small enough to totally fit in Steelhead, it fits good enough. Just a bit sticks out when in the front zippered pocket. In the other interior stretchy pocket, I keep a tiny Matador towel. I even have an Adventure belt clip light I can attach to one of the bottom attachment points on Steelhead. The only recommendation I have are wider harness straps (if that would make it not hurt my neck so much after a long ruck. Steelhead even has a stretchy pocket inside a zippered compartment in the front. I’m not sure what it’s really designed for, but it fits my key with a small carabiner attached perfectly. This chest rig has not come apart, unlike some other rigs I have tried. I wear this everywhere, so if you’re going to do the same, be prepared to get f-ed with. They’re afraid you have a concealed weapon and for whatever reason, everyone has comments or an issue with it. The first time three guys all had comments, I almost stopped wearing any chest rig. The more…