Patagonia Great Divider III Fishing Bag Review

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Patagonia means what they say and they say what they mean! If they are going to insert the word great in front of a product then you’ll damn sure know that it’s going to be great! Enter, the Patagonia Great Divider Bag semi-rigid carrying case. Though it may look like Jonah the Whale has swallowed all of your tippet, line, flies, reels, layers, goops, and sinkers in one giant and incredibly organized gulp, it is actually a case made to do just that! Built with a semi-rigid construction and reinforced with shock absorbing high-density foam, this is the last “boat bag” an angler will ever need. Its waterproof, safe, and backed by Patagonia’s legendary construction and commitment to excellence.

Patagonia Great Divider Review

The Patagonia Great Divider III is rugged. I put it to the test. I left it on top of my truck and drove off. In the case was a phone, wallet, three reels, four plastic boxes of flies, a pineapple, and a sweatshirt. The bag fell 6 ft. down onto pavement at 30 MPH. Everything was fine except for a few scratches on the outside of the case.

On the second test, I dropped it in the river! Yikes! Well, no worries, it floats! After about 10 seconds I snatched it up by the rugged shoulder strap.

Patagonia Gear Bag Inside

The Specs

-100% waterproof, fully welded construction, outer TPU coating.
-Resilient and pliable high-density foam gives the bag shape and protects your goods.
-100% fully waterproof zipper!
-Transparent floating interior pocket for maps, phones, or tablets.
-Custom spacing with removable foam dividers.
-Exterior waterproof pocket
-Shoulder strap attachment.
-Two grab handles.
– 11.75-oz 800-denier 100% nylon, with a single-side TPU coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish

The Patagonia Great Divider Bag ($249) is the bag for the ultimate angler. It is fully waterproof, 28L, and protective. You can’t stuff it to the brim and still expect it to zip. It is made to only carry the essentials.

Patagonia Gear Bag for Fly Fishing


For an easy way to carry your gear with you over rugged terrain, the Stormfront Sling from Patagonia comes to mind.  Learn more in our Patagonia Sling Review.

Patagonia Great Divider III
4.5 / 5 RATING      

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About the Author

Nicholas Sirianno
Nick studied English Literature at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. There he spent more time on the river than on campus.

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