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Vest, what's everyone using #7398230 01/07/19 11:54 PM
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I'm in the market for a new one.

What vest do yall like?

I'm looking at the banded big stone upland oxford vest. Anyone have it? Do you like it?


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Re: Vest, what's everyone using [Re: 2flyfish4] #7398254 01/08/19 12:28 AM
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It really depends on how much you walk, how much you need to carry and how big the bids you hunt are.
Quail hunting I use a King Ranch belt bag. It will handle a bottle of water, half a limit, a folding bowl and shells. On the prairie, where birds are bigger and you may need to carry more water and clothing I have a cabala's upland pro. There you may be carrying four large birds, more water and a jacket or sweater. When you start carrying more, adjustments and chest straps become more important. You may want to carry a water badder.
However, my next strap pack may be a Tenzing’s BV16. Probably the priciest on the market but it carries a lot, the bird bag is easier to access than the Cabelas and the weight distribution is better. Good strap pack/vst lasts a long while you might as well spend a little and get the top of the line.

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Originally Posted by Mundo

However, my next strap pack may be a Tenzing’s BV16. Probably the priciest on the market but it carries a lot, the bird bag is easier to access than the Cabelas and the weight distribution is better. Good strap pack/vst lasts a long while you might as well spend a little and get the top of the line.


I just got a BV16 for Christmas and it's awesome. I've used it once already and you barely even notice birds in the bag. I'd definitely recommend it.

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I've got a bunch of them. My favorite is a Filson Shelter cloth strap vest. It's old school and pretty spartan. I like the way it rides and I don't feel it when shouldering or shooting a shotgun. It wii easily carry a limit of big prairie birds. It does not get hot. The only thing I don't like is no shell loops in the pockets.


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Re: Vest, what's everyone using [Re: 2flyfish4] #7398821 01/08/19 03:11 PM
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Short walk or getting in and out of a quail buggy = King Ranch or Filson canvas strap vest
Long walks with extra water & gear, as Mundo suggested, I have a Wing Works and it is awesome. Tons of storage, well built and well designed to keep the load distributed between your hips and shoulders.

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I have 3 of the old carhartt hunting vests I think they are the best ever made. Sometime you can find them on eBay.

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Wingworks is the alpha and omega if you are a hardcore foot hunter.


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I seldom use one anymore because I mostly now hunt from a vehicle.

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I have a Orvis one and really like it.
https://www.orvis.com/p/waxed-cotton-strap-vest/6y15


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For quail San Carlos. All day chukar hunts or sharptails a wing works. Wing works is way over kill for quail

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Originally Posted by Jim B
I have a Orvis one and really like it.
https://www.orvis.com/p/waxed-cotton-strap-vest/6y15


I ended up going into orvis yesterday and getting their pro series vest. I think it will work great and looking forward to using it for many seasons.


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Re: Vest, what's everyone using [Re: 2flyfish4] #7408178 01/18/19 04:28 PM
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You'll like it. I've had one for about 5 yrs now and its holding up great


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