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    I purchased this strap vest this year and am very pleased with it so far. It has 3 straps that make it very adjustable and distributes the weight very well. Nothing moves around and there is plenty of pockets/room for shells, transmitters and water bottles. I highly recommend it.

    http://www.browning.com/products/cat...0&tid=688&bg=x
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    After seeing yours, it went on the Santa list!
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    I really like it. It was originally bought for early season warm weather but it's all I use now.
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    It is a nice enough vest but for me it is way over priced. Canadian Tire has them for well over $200

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    I think I paid $140 at Sail.
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    TR, go with the Wingworks. The cordura vest is around the same price, and IMO it is a better product. I like supporting the smaller company also.

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    I looked at the Wingworks but find there isn't enough Blaze orange on it which is typical of vests designed for Western/desert hunters who target chukar. Pretty sure you can't get a Wingworks into the country for $140 bucks either after taxes and duty fees.
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    You can ask him to include some extra blaze, and it isn't an issue. Neither vest meets the requirements of blaze orange area, so I usually wear it with a blaze shirt or jacket underneath. The cordura was $180 when I bought it, and I shipped to the border and picked it up on a trip to the US. They're both good vests, can't go wrong with either.

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    I really like the look of the Wingworks but when I checked them out the other day, they were $185 US for the Cordura. A tad pricy! I also like Pineo Falconry vests but they're not cheap either ($138 US, I think).

    At the moment I use the Browning strap vest, which at about $65 is about the cheapest option out there. Like Terry I originally bought it for warm weather but now use it all season long. The plus on that one is a huge game bag to dump all your stuff in ... the big minus is small front pockets. But with all the cash I saved cheaping out on that vest I can get a Wingworks to replace it.

    I don't really worry about blaze and vests. On public land, on busy days, I'll wear a full orange shirt. The rest of the time I figure a little bit of blaze is enough to be seen ... even a hat shows up a mile away. And I don't go out during the uncontrolled deer hunt....
    Last edited by welsh; October 14th, 2014 at 06:00 PM.
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    Maybe I am missing something, but I feel that strap vests are over priced and over rated.

    Whatever happened to a regular game vest? Seems like strap vests are the hip thing.

    I wear a Columbia mesh vest with zipper pockets, have wore it for 15 years. Unfortunately they are no longer made, I should have bought an extra. I definitely prefer mesh and love huge pockets with Zippers.

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