Re: Which vest to get? (Orvis vs Fishpond)
I can't help you much on choosing the vest but my experience with fishpond CS was remarkable. I bought a Waterdance Guide pack a few years ago, like 2010, great pack except the straps on the water bottle holders would not keep bottles from slipping out the bottom. In 2011, I think, they changed it back to a completely covered bottom on the bottle holders. I emailed fishpond and they sent me a brand new model and i shipped them back mine. All at no cost to me. For the record, I bounce between the fp Guide Pack and a Simms G3 vest when trout fishing, and go with just a fishpond Red Tail Wader System belt when wet wading. I might throw on an old Patagonia shorty vest when wet wading with casting rod/ tackle.