Patagonia Convertible Vest
A versatile and lightweight vertical pocket mesh vest appropriate for fresh and salt water fishing; detaches at top and bottom so that it can be worn on pack fronts.
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The simple, clean design and vertical-pocket configuration of our Convertible Vest make it an ideal minimalist fishing vest on its own. But for long days or more gear-intensive weather, it easily attaches to the front of our Stormfront® Roll Top Pack and Stormfront® Pack for higher hauling capacity. The lightweight polyester mesh body breathes easily and doesn’t hold excess moisture. Internal zippered pockets organize leader material, tippets and spools. External Hypalon® utility keeper and rod holder keep you fishing efficiently.
- Vest can be worn alone or attached to pack fronts; vertical pocket configuration for maximum convenience and organization; lightweight, breathable mesh body
- Interior zippered pockets for tippets and spools; laser-cut Hypalon® utility keeper allows easy access to tools and nippers; rod holder
- Vest detaches at shoulders and waist so vest front can be attached to Stormfront® Roll Top Pack or Stormfront® Pack (sold separately)
- Vest: 100% polyester mesh. Pockets: 420-denier 100% oxford nylon
- 405 g (14.3 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
Convertible Vest is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by qqqqqq from Conversion Successful I converted the vest to attach to my older backpack. The old vest was pretty ratty. I had to cut the fasteners off the new vest and replace them with the clip fasteners from the old vest and everything is as it should be. Pass my thanks to Mark your product engineer. We talked at the Somerset NJ Fly Show and he thought it was doable.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nip67 from Simple, but all you need For the last several years I tried a hip pack and a sling pack. Now I am back to the easily accessible vest. This vest is light with all the storage you will need.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ben7 from Great vest, just missing a rod holder loop I would call this a good purchase and I am not lookign to replace it which is high compliments but it falls short of great. It is comfortable, spacious, adjustable for different layers underneath, easy to use and good looking. I just wish it had a rod holding loop for the times you need a little help.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thingie from A bargain! A splendid little vest. I cast with my elbows close to my body. The lateral pockets on most vests interfere with my not-all-that-good casts. This vest works well. A bargain! One criticism: the velcro flaps on the main pockets are too close and are easily confused when in a hurry.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taku from Vest and Pack Bought the vest without the pack to supplement an old (can't remember when I bought it) Patagonia mesh vest that while still serviceable is getting on. Took a BD daypack and sewed on d rings to fit the vest attachments (using gear I already had instead of buying everything new). The vest itself is a huge step up from the old Pata mesh vest, pocket design is much better, placement of pockets and attachment points is very well thought out. The mesh seems heavier weight also, which seems to give it better drape than the old one. To the point now, I am not sure if the old one will get used much at all. I rarely do this, but I would go 5 stars on this version of the vest. Fits all the needs I have for small dry flies to big, articulated streamers and all the gadgets we seem to carry nowdays.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ignacio from Greatest vest in the west This vest is friggin sweet! Perfect for the hot days I had on the Owens River in Bishop. Lightweight, very breathable and looks so rad. If you're looking for all that, definitely get this vest. Oh and did I mention that it attracts fish?!?! You'll catch all the trout you can handle with it!
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woody808 from pleased with performance got the vest as recent Father's Day gift. I'm more of a bait fisher but trying out Tenkara made me decide to use this for both kinds of fishing. I love the foam pad on the left chest for quick storage of hooks and flies. Had some issues getting it tight enough for heavy scrambling in the granite canyon of the San Joaquin in CA, but I chalk it up to user error. Wonderful choices of storage in many pockets.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by TStockt from Maybe I am missing something First off, I do like this vest very much. It is lightweight and has plenty of storage space. This vest came as part of my sweet vest pack. also, love the pack. The only reason I don't give this vest 5 stars, is that I can not seem to find the proper way to hold the rod butt while the top left velcro strap secures the upper rod. on previous models, Mesh Master, River Master, Minimalist, there was an integrated nylon loop on the bottom right of the vests for securing the rod butt. This feature is absent on the convertible vest. The only place I have figured out to hold the rod butt is the small mesh pouch on the right mid/lower medial side of the pocket. But this creates a much different angle than the previous loops. I would say, with the previous vests, the rod angle while in the butt loop and velcro strap, was about 60 degrees, where as when I use the mesh pouch on the new vest, it is around 45 degrees. Again, not a deal breaker by any means. It is just not as secure while standing in the river or walking down the trail. It is not like Patagonia to overlook details like this, so I am sure that I'm a moron and there is something I have missed. Overall, I like this vest. Not as much as I like my Mesh Master, but it is better in some ways. Such as being able to clip directly to the sweet vest pack for long hikes to fishing spots.
Date published: 2014-04-02