Just around the next bend they said, but that was two-dozen bends ago. You've been lagging behind, however, because there're fish to be caught. And while your compadres are waiting for the supposed prime spot to go digging through their packs for their flies and streamside tools, yours have been handy all along. The Oxbow not only possesses all the capacity you need for that venture into parts unknown, but it comes with a Savage Creek Chest Pack that's attachable via front (at the shoulder straps), or behind (to conceal what you're really up to from your friends). Hydration pack compatible too, but if you're asked for a sip you can say "take that dripping off the fish I just caught, suckas."