I own this vest and it is without a doubt at the top of the heap.
I have dogs that retrieve everything back to me, couple that with some lazy hunting buddies and I carry quite a load in the field. I pack shells in each front pocket, two water bottles for the dogs, an electronic collar control, and sometimes a water bladder for longer treks. Top all that off with birds, birds, and more birds and it’s a load that definitely needs to be managed.
The built-in shoulder, chest and waist cargo straps allow me to make quick adjustments as the load changes for comfort and stability, which means I can make good shots with a heavy vest, no binding, no excuses.
The bird pouch is easily accessible from the front and both sides with a zipper to help off-load the bag of the day. While walking I can place birds in the bag from all directions with out any assistance. I have comfortably carried as many as ten roosters at once (remember the lazy buddies), and without having them fall out of the bag every time I have to bend over.
You are going to be amazed at what this vest brings to your hunt, just don’t let your buddies know you can easily manage a heavy load or you’ll be carrying all their birds!
-- Bob Bartz
, Professional Gun Dog Trainer