I just bought a Fishpond Cross Current chest pack and I love it! I don't notice any issues with visibility in front of me. I love the net holster in the back and the magnetic closure system on the front. I am pretty sure it integrates with their backpacks too, I need to confirm that though. I almost bought the thunderhead chest pack but the waterproof zippers were pretty awkward, especially one handed. The Cross Current is big enough I can put my phone, wallet, and keys in it in addition to all of my fishing stuff so I don't need to put anything in my pant/short pockets. The pack is super comfy too, my old chest pack had a strap that went over my neck and it got really annoying.