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#3225408 - 04/18/13 11:32 AM Other options than a vest?
6 Point

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 573
Loc: Morristown

Wondering if anyone doesn't like using a vest. I'm getting tired of mine; its bulky, hot, uncomfortable sitting, and I hate moving the seat up and down. I've thought about ditching it for a small seat (like the gobbler lounger) and something like a fanny pack to keep my calls, gloves, and mask in. Anyone use something similar or have suggestions?
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#3225436 - 04/18/13 11:47 AM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: eastTN270]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

I been looking for years.
Let em go and let em grow!
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#3225574 - 04/18/13 01:48 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: muddyboots]
8 Point

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1630
Loc: TN

I have used a game belt for close to 20 yrs with four pouches (3 zippered, one bigger elastic opening) that I can slide some for when I am sitting in various positions.

I use one of the fixed-leg seats that I have my dekes bungeed to the bottom when I carry them.

In the big pouch, I have one of the orange carriers that wears like a backpack that I carry my bird out when successful.

#3225593 - 04/18/13 02:08 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: PalsPal]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

Packed extra light this year, since my pants had no cargo pocket I used a hand warmer/fanny pack type thing to store gloves, TP, face net, keys etc and it had a zipper pouch that normally holds a hothands but I used I keep things safe in it. Camera case, tube and wingbone call, and binocs around my neck. Mouth call in right shirt pocket, wallet in left shirt pocket (buttoned shut). Tripod in left hand and gun in right hand. If I feel like carrying it, ill slip the carry loop from a butt cushion around my wrist so I can be more comfortable under a tree, but that's optional to me.

#3225598 - 04/18/13 02:11 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: catman529]
8 Point

Registered: 06/07/00
Posts: 1377
Loc: Knoxville

comfort is by biggest thing. Cannot sit still if you are not comfortable.

I will never use anything other than a BuckLick Creek vest. The self supporting system is awesome and it forms a V that you sit in.

I have the full vest but my buddy has the strap version.

#3225599 - 04/18/13 02:11 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: catman529]
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

I went with a buddy who just wore a small Camelback and had one of those small air filled butt cushions on a strap around his waste. Since I don't carry decoys anymore, I've thought about ditching the vest, too.
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#3225902 - 04/18/13 08:27 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: eastTN270]
8 Point

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 1203
Loc: Nashville

I don't use a vest for the same reasons you stated. Have a belt pack that has a zippered main pouch and two zippered pouches for slate calls. Had it for years so I don't remember where I got it.
USMC - 23JAN62 - 22MAY66 The dit-dah team-2575
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#3225914 - 04/18/13 08:35 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: TLRanger]
8 Point

Registered: 11/08/08
Posts: 1053
Loc: Mckenzie, Tn

I would say the ol Tom overalls or pants but I got the overalls and tho I like the idea. With a slate call on each side of my chest and strikers its rather uncomfortable. I have found myself not wearing them any.
#3226052 - 04/18/13 10:11 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: eastTN270]
12 Point

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

Hammock Seat by fanatic outdoors weighs next to nothing and fits in your backpack or pants pocket or easily clips to a belt loop or D-ring. Very comfortable. Careful - you will fall asleep on slow hunts.

Hammock Seat

Hammock Seat Setup

Fanatic Outdoors Hammock Seat
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#3227384 - 04/20/13 05:31 PM Re: Other options than a vest? [Re: eastTN270]
12 Point

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 6400
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

Saw this today. Looks like a good option for those looking to ditch their vest. Plus, it's on sale.

Beard Buster Run and Gun Turkey Belt

The company that makes it sells a few other interesting call pouches on their site.

Beard Buster
"Florida State blew the coverage and they got rewarded for it. Coach Brian Kelly

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