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61
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 14 2016 3:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

Rotating beltpack converts to a chestpack
Rotating beltpack converts to a chestpack

When we first introduced our rotation180º backpack, we received many comments that it would make a great fly fishing backpack. Several of our employees are avid fisherman, so their ears perked up. After four years of consideration and development, we have produced an amazing backpack that is specifically designed for fly fishing — the rotation180º Catch & Release.

We decided to launch the Catch & Release on Kickstarter for several reasons. We successfully launched our first rotation180º backpack on Kickstarter in 2012 and made our $30,000 goal in only 9 days! We also know that many avid fly fishermen come to Kickstarter to discover truly innovative products. Since we are primarily focused on photography, we knew that Kickstarter would help us build a new community of anglers who are looking for something new and different.

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Featured in the testimonial video above, Geoff Laird is a fly fishing guide at Hammer Down Guide Service. He consulted with us on the Catch & Release backpack design. If you like what you see, you might want to pledge for the guided fishing trip for two with Hammer Down and fish some exquisite rivers in Southern Oregon. 

There are a number of other great packages and reward products that will make your fly fishing even more enjoyable and productive. The Catch & Release is already in production and on schedule to ship in early October, 2016.

Post Kickstarter Retail Price: $289.99

Kickstarter Early Backer: $235 (SOLD OUT!)

Kickstarter Standard: $250

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BackerClub members get special on the Catch & Release backpack. Check your Backerclub account for details.
BackerClub members get special on the Catch & Release backpack. Check your Backerclub account for details.

 

The Catch & Release is All About ACCESS

How many times have you found yourself waist-deep in a stream when you fouled your rig and had to wade back to shore to sort it out? With the Catch & Release backpack, you won’t have to.

Simply rotate the integrated beltpack from back to front to access your essential gear. Fly wallets, tippets, leaders, spare reels, indicators, gink, smartphone — even your camera — are all at your fingertips. You’ll never miss that next big fish because you couldn’t get your rig in order.

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The integrated beltpack rotates from back to front, giving you instant access to your essential gear.

The beltpack can also be cinched up to make a chest pack for deep water wading. Then, simply rotate the beltpack back into its rear storage compartment where it is secured by a unique magnetic clasp. The action is intuitive and easy to perform. You won’t even think about it after a few tries.

Innovative Design

Fly fishing requires a lot of small tools, and we are always looking for a way to manage them while on the river. Every once in awhile, a product comes along that provides a quantum leap forward. We think we have that “next thing.”

The Catch & Release is three bags in one: a backpack, a beltpack, and a chestpack. 

Working with avid anglers and fishing guides, we designed the Catch & Release specifically for fly fishing. The backpack offers more features than any other fishing pack on the market.

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Product Features

Rotating beltpack for quickly accessing your fishing essentials: Fly boxes, extra spool, hemostats, thermometer, pliers, nippers, multi-tool, tippet material, gink, waterproof camera, plus room for leader and shooting head wallets.
Rotating beltpack for quickly accessing your fishing essentials: Fly boxes, extra spool, hemostats, thermometer, pliers, nippers, multi-tool, tippet material, gink, waterproof camera, plus room for leader and shooting head wallets.

 

Integrated shoulder strap easily converts beltpack into a chest-pack for deep water wading
Integrated shoulder strap easily converts beltpack into a chest-pack for deep water wading

 

Beltpack in forward position serves as a rod rest
Beltpack in forward position serves as a rod rest

 

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! Special camouflage interior not available on future production runs
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! Special camouflage interior not available on future production runs
     
Breathable, quick-dry harness with adjustable sternum strap
Breathable, quick-dry harness with adjustable sternum strap

 

Water-resistant zippers with Hypalon zipper pulls for cold/gloved hands
Water-resistant zippers with Hypalon zipper pulls for cold/gloved hands

 

Top zippered pocket for quick access items
Top zippered pocket for quick access items

 

Backpack holds jacket/layers, summer style waders, hat, gloves, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, walkie-talkie, maps, etc.
Backpack holds jacket/layers, summer style waders, hat, gloves, lunch, sunscreen, binoculars, walkie-talkie, maps, etc.

 

Dedicated zippered hydration compartment on side fits most 2L reservoirs or 32oz water bottles
Dedicated zippered hydration compartment on side fits most 2L reservoirs or 32oz water bottles

 

Two rigged fly rods, multiple un-rigged fly rods or wading staff carries easily on the front and/or side panel
Two rigged fly rods, multiple un-rigged fly rods or wading staff carries easily on the front and/or side panel

 

Removable tippet holder on waistbelt
Removable tippet holder on waistbelt

 

Removable tippet holder on right shoulder strap
Removable tippet holder on right shoulder strap

 

Hypalon zinger attachment points on shoulder straps
Hypalon zinger attachment points on shoulder straps

 

Fly patches on shoulder straps and top of belt pack
Fly patches on shoulder straps and top of belt pack

 

Quick access hemostat tool holder on side of beltpack
Quick access hemostat tool holder on side of beltpack

 

Load-lifter straps adjust the weight distribution and customize fit
Load-lifter straps adjust the weight distribution and customize fit

 

Front zippered pocket for extra storage
Front zippered pocket for extra storage

 

Two rows of daisy chains on shoulder straps for additional attachment points
Two rows of daisy chains on shoulder straps for additional attachment points

  

Multiple lash points to attach a landing net or wet clothing
Multiple lash points to attach a landing net or wet clothing

 

Beltpack compression straps to customize fit to different body types
Beltpack compression straps to customize fit to different body types

 

Rail on waistbelt wing to attach beverage holder (sold separately)
Rail on waistbelt wing to attach beverage holder (sold separately)

Specifications

VOLUME
Backpack volume: 16.5L
Beltpack volume: 5.5L
Total volume: 22L 

WEIGHT
Backpack weight: 2.4 lb. (1.1kg)
Beltpack weight: 1.4 lb. (0.6kg)
Total weight: 3.8 lb. (1.7kg) 

DIMENSIONS
Backpack exterior: 10.8” W x 20.5” H x 3.6” D (27.5 x 52 x 23 cm) 
Beltpack interior: 9.4” W x 8.3” H x 5.7” D (24 x 21 x 14.5 cm)
Beltpack exterior: 10.6” W x 8.7” H x 5.9” D (27 x 22 x 15 cm) 

MATERIALS
At MindShift, we are known for our exceptional build quality, material choices and manufacturing techniques.

Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating; the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. We also use the highest quality abrasion-resistant YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 1680D ballistic nylon, 210D nylon, 320G DuraStretch mesh, nylon webbing, 350G airmesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread. 

Interior: 210D camouflage nylon lining, darlington mesh pockets, belly-o mesh pockets, high-density closed-cell foam, aluminum stave and PE board reinforcement, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

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Here's What They're Saying

“Until MindShift came along with the Catch & Release packs we were living in the stone age. They are the ideal pack for that full day adventure fly fishing experience.”

Geoff Laird , Hammer Down Guide Service   

“There are always new products to hit the fly fishing industry but this pack is the best pack I've ever had. Tracy and I have tested this pack for over 3 months and it is awesome.”

Montana Matt , Montana Matt Adventures

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Chris Knott of Four Rivers Fly Fishing Company in Montana picks up on the benefits rotation immediately.

 

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Bessie Bucholz from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures wants one!

Award Recognition for rotation180º Technology

Our rotation180º technology has earned the praise of these publications and organizations since 2013
Our rotation180º technology has earned the praise of these publications and organizations since 2013

 

Rewards

 

 

The dual-purpose beverage holder attaches the Catch & Release beltpack, or any belt, and fits a 16 oz. thermos, water bottle, or a “tall boy” can of beer.

  • Fits hot or cold beverages in 16 oz cans or standard car thermos with 2.8” (7 cm) diameter. 
  • Attaches to any belt 
  • Elastic cord and cord lock helps keep bottles safe and secure 
  • High-density, closed-cell foam keeps your beer cold and your coffee hot 
  • Large drain holes in case you take a swim 
  • Reinforced back panel minimizes side-to-side wobble

 

  • Generously sized to accommodate four shooting heads 
  • Quick drying, coated, mesh back panel and inner sleeve identification windows for organizing line types 
  • Magnetic opening for easy access 
  • Grab handle for hanging out to dry 
  • Mesh separators keep your shooting heads organized

 

  • Fits 2 reels and 2 spools up to 3” (7.5cm) diameter 
  • Movable/removable dividers enable a customizable gear fit 
  • Notched dividers provide winding knob protection 
  • Interior zippered pocket for replacement parts and tools 
  • Grab handles on top and side make it easy to pull out of any bag 
  • Rubberized zipper pulls are easy to grip in cold and wet conditions

 

  • Fits 2 medium-sized reels and 2 spools up to 4” (10cm) diameter 
  • Fits one spey reel and one spool up to 4.5” (11.5cm) diameter 
  • Movable/removable dividers enable a customizable gear fit 
  • Notched dividers provide winding knob protection Interior zippered pocket for replacement parts and tools 
  • Grab handles on top and side make it easy to pull out of any bag 
  • Rubberized zipper pulls are easy to grip in cold and wet conditions

 

 

Catch & Release #1

Pledge $235

Catch & Release Backpack at special early-pledge price, plus a FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Membership ($35 value). 

Catch & Release #2

Pledge $250

Catch & Release Backpack plus a FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Membership ($35 value).

Catch & Release #3

Pledge $280

Catch & Release Backpack at special early-pledge price, Beverage Holder, Shooting Head Wallet, and a FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Membership ($35 value).  

Catch & Release #4

Pledge $295

Catch & Release Backpack, Beverage Holder, Shooting Head Wallet, and a FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Membership ($35 value).  

Catch & Release Guide Set

Pledge $625

Guide Set: (2x) Catch & Release Backpacks, (2x) Beverage Holders, (2x) Medium Reel Cases, (2x) Large Reel Cases, and (2x) FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Memberships ($70 value).

Guided Fishing Trip #1

Pledge $1,160

Guided Fishing Trip for Two: (2x) Catch & Release Backpacks air-shipped for 2-day fishing trip on a Coastal Oregon river with Geoff at Hammer Down Guide Service* and (2x) FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Memberships ($70 value).

We will ship your backpacks straight from the factory so you may get yours up to 4 weeks before everyone else.

* Lodging, food and transportation not included, 2 people each day

Guided Fishing Trip #2

Pledge $1,350

Guided Fishing Trip for Two: (2x) Catch & Release Backpacks air-shipped for 2-day fishing trip for 2 on the Bighorn River with Montana Matt* and (2x) FREE 1-year Trout Unlimited Memberships ($70 value).

We will ship your backpacks straight from the factory so you may get yours up to 4 weeks before everyone else.

* Lodging, food and transportation not included, 2 people each day

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our products or services, please contact us! We are designers who value your questions, feedback and experiences.

customerservice@mindshiftgear.com
media@mindshiftgear.com 

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For more information visit www.mindshiftgear.com

USA PHONE: 855-757-2727
INTL PHONE: +1-707-284-9999
FAX: 707-527-0808
1105 N. Dutton Ave., Suite C,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA

 

Risks and challenges

There is very little risk that would be unable to fulfill orders for the Catch & Release backpack and it’s accessories. The product design has been finalized and we only need to issue a purchase order to our factory. We need Kickstarter funding to ensure that we reach the factory's minimum order quantity. Occasionally there are delays at the port, but our process is well refined and regular. We will communicate progress to Kickstarter backers in the coming months with delivery scheduled for October 2016.

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    Accessories Package: Beverage Holder, Medium Reel Case, Large Reel Case, Shooting Head Wallet.

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