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Old 07-23-2019, 10:01 AM   #1
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Any of you seen this? If it will fit my chest I'll sure think about getting one.

https://dove-gear.com/products/the-ultimate-bird-vest

Seems like a good idea but I have to see one in person first.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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Seems awful hot with all that stuff around the waist. Also, I've not been a fan of buckles near the waistline in the past. It gets in the way of my belt buckle if i need to "relieve myself." I'm pretty picky...

I finally settled on a Filson (< Link). Little pricey but I'm set for life. Although, I did have the right shoulder buckle removed and permanently sewed so as not to interfere when shouldering my gun. Top notch quality but doesnt have the carrying capacity of the vest you posted. But for me, personally, it's a bit much. Just MY opinion. Again, Im pretty picky.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:16 AM   #3
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Seems awful hot with all that stuff around the waist. Also, I've not been a fan of buckles near the waistline in the past. It gets in the way of my belt buckle if i need to "relieve myself." I'm pretty picky...

I finally settled on a Filson (< Link). Little pricey but I'm set for life. Although, I did have the right shoulder buckle removed and permanently sewed so as not to interfere when shouldering my gun. Top notch quality but doesnt have the carrying capacity of the vest you posted. But for me, personally, it's a bit much. Just MY opinion. Again, Im pretty picky.



You are concerned about the heat of the OPs because of stuff around the waist but you are OK with a Filson?

I'm betting the OPs is cooler than that Filson I used to ear you linked.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:22 AM   #4
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You are concerned about the heat of the OPs because of stuff around the waist but you are OK with a Filson?

I'm betting the OPs is cooler than that Filson I used to ear you linked.
At 6'2, 185, the vest doesn't get too hot up top on me. Doesn't fit as snugly as some of my more full-figured buddies, though. Its when I pile a bunch of stuff around my waist that I get hot around the waistline. Which is why I switched from the filson belt (and the belt buckle interference) in my avatar and why i said, "MY opinion."

What are your thoughts on the vest posted?

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Old 07-23-2019, 10:25 AM   #5
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At 6'2, 185, the vest doesn't get too hot up top on me. Doesn't fit as snugly as some of my more full-figured buddies, though. Its when I pile a bunch of stuff around my waist that I get hot around the waistline. Which is why I switched from the filson belt (and the belt buckle interference) in my avatar and why i said, "MY opinion."



LMAO at hot around the waistline.. That's a first for me.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:31 AM   #6
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I added some wide suspenders - the kind made for tool belts - to my Filson round-the-waist bird bag. It is much more comfortable with the weight on your shoulders and you don't get that sag on one side when it is loaded with shells.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:33 AM   #7
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What are your thoughts on the vest posted?





I like it....it was a little warm though. I like it much better than regular vests but I'm back to the TBH Gameguard belt bag now. Received it as a gift and I really like the materials..


http://shop.texasbowhunter.com/Bird-Belt-_p_91.html
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:38 AM   #8
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I guess to each their own but by golly, i couldn't spend $80 on a vest I would wear for a few times a year. I'm pretty sure im still rocking the same vest my father gave me from my teenage years.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:41 AM   #9
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LMAO at hot around the waistline.. That's a first for me.
Oh please....
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:46 AM   #10
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I guess to each their own but by golly, i couldn't spend $80 on a vest I would wear for a few times a year. I'm pretty sure im still rocking the same vest my father gave me from my teenage years.
You only shoot during dove season? Some of us shoot year round.

I'm going to take a look at these, I might like it but I might not but I like gadgets so it has me interested. This guy's out of POC and I'm not far from there so we'll see.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:51 AM   #11
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Oh please....

LOL...seriously though...I have never heard anybody say my dove belt is hot around the waistline...usually just hear that from vest wearers..
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:00 AM   #12
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I just ordered one.

I let you know what I think when it arrives but it looks promising.

I have used a turkey vest that adapted well to my dove /quail hunting but it finally bit the dust after about 20 years. I have not found a suitable replacement yet. This might be the answer.

I'd like to see it in different camo choices. GG in particular!
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:06 AM   #13
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Gonna stick with my Homer bucket. I can at least sit on it when I get tired.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:18 AM   #14
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Gonna stick with my Homer bucket. I can at least sit on it when I get tired.
....an it keeps my beer cold.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:20 AM   #15
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Doesn’t say how many beers it holds

Someone report back and I may be interested
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:21 AM   #16
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LOL...seriously though...I have never heard anybody say my dove belt is hot around the waistline...usually just hear that from vest wearers..
LOL well a belt certainly isnt hot up top.

i'll have to go back and reread what I posted. May have misspoken. My primary complaint of the Filson belt (or belt bags in general) was the sagging when full and the interference with the belt buckle on my pants. But a bag full of warm birds pressing on your hips/crack and blocking the breeze certainly doesnt cool you down.

Talk about Deja Vu. Was it Jerp that had a similar thread recently?
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #17
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$89.95 Whaaaaat?
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:54 AM   #18
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For those that don't want to spend the cash -
https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/gam...11&Channel=pla
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:01 PM   #19
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I added some wide suspenders - the kind made for tool belts - to my Filson round-the-waist bird bag. It is much more comfortable with the weight on your shoulders and you don't get that sag on one side when it is loaded with shells.
That's what I do as well.

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Old 07-23-2019, 12:40 PM   #20
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Any of you seen this? If it will fit my chest I'll sure think about getting one.

https://dove-gear.com/products/the-ultimate-bird-vest

Seems like a good idea but I have to see one in person first.
Check out the WingWorks bags. www.wingworks.biz
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:54 PM   #21
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Cool concept.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:04 PM   #22
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I dont never hit any so I just stand there and drink.
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:13 PM   #23
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Seems like a lot going on there. I like the simplicity of a standard 3 bag belt. I can see how the suspenders would be nice, but there are a lot of additional pockets on that one. I can see myself fumbling in the heat of the moment searching for the correct one...
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:44 PM   #24
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Doesnít say how many beers it holds

Someone report back and I may be interested
Looks like it will hold a 2 beer tumbler. Iíd be sold, but every time I notice I need to move a bit to get more in the flight path I just move the truck over there and put the tailgate down.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:48 PM   #25
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I added some horse hair suspenders to a king ranch waxed canvas bird bag and to me itís the perfect combo. Itís not hot like a vest and doesnít pull your pants down.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:52 PM   #26
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I have been using a McAlister Guide Vest for a long time, at least 20 years for both duck and dove hunting and it's the best I have found. It is similar to the Wing Works without all the extra bottle pockets. I think once you try a suspender style vest, you will never go back.
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:16 PM   #27
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Beretta waxgear has been my current favorite. Browning used to make an awesome one as well, but I haven’t been able to find them in several years. Both better than filson and less upkeep
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:26 PM   #28
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I dont never hit any so I just stand there and drink.
Bwahahaha! Ditto! Just run some rope thru some wal-mart bags in case I give one of em a heart attack!!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:28 PM   #29
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http://uplandgear.com/shopping.htm#!...=0&sort=normal
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:34 PM   #30
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That’s pretty cool but man that’s kind of expensive. It does look well made however
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Old 07-23-2019, 03:43 PM   #31
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Just don't leave a couple doves in there all year. Not pretty. Then you have to throw it away and get a new one for sure.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:00 PM   #32
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I added some wide suspenders - the kind made for tool belts - to my Filson round-the-waist bird bag. It is much more comfortable with the weight on your shoulders and you don't get that sag on one side when it is loaded with shells.
This is what I did also!
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:34 PM   #33
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I just ordered one.

I let you know what I think when it arrives but it looks promising.

I have used a turkey vest that adapted well to my dove /quail hunting but it finally bit the dust after about 20 years. I have not found a suitable replacement yet. This might be the answer.

I'd like to see it in different camo choices. GG in particular!
I ordered this vest online on July 23rd and haven't seen it yet!

I just sent an email to the place. I'll update when I get a response!
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:38 PM   #34
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The website says they wont be fulfilling orders until Aug 13th.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:41 PM   #35
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I ordered this vest online on July 23rd and haven't seen it yet!

I just sent an email to the place. I'll update when I get a response!
Looks like the same company that had that deal on the griddles...
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:49 PM   #36
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My tailgate will hold way more stuff than that $90 belt does
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:55 PM   #37
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I like a 3 bag belt similar to the TBH one except with elastic tops on the bags instead of the snap flap.

I have been using the same one going on 30 years and worry every year that this might be when it breaks. I havenít seen one like it since I got it....
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:24 PM   #38
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You need Smart's beer holder for your neck. Cue the pic in action Smart
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:39 PM   #39
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You need Smart's beer holder for your neck. Cue the pic in action Smart

You raaang?




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Old 08-08-2019, 05:49 PM   #40
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Seems awful hot with all that stuff around the waist. Also, I've not been a fan of buckles near the waistline in the past. It gets in the way of my belt buckle if i need to "relieve myself." I'm pretty picky...

I finally settled on a Filson (< Link). Little pricey but I'm set for life. Although, I did have the right shoulder buckle removed and permanently sewed so as not to interfere when shouldering my gun. Top notch quality but doesnt have the carrying capacity of the vest you posted. But for me, personally, it's a bit much. Just MY opinion. Again, Im pretty picky.


I have a Filson and itís hot af. I think Iím going back to a hip bag.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:59 PM   #41
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I like it....it was a little warm though. I like it much better than regular vests but I'm back to the TBH Gameguard belt bag now. Received it as a gift and I really like the materials..


http://shop.texasbowhunter.com/Bird-Belt-_p_91.html
I've got a leathermaker friend that's taking the regular game guard bags and making a leather belt/suspender rig for me. She told me the other day it's almost ready
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:03 PM   #42
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:04 AM   #43
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