The search for the ideal LRH vest

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by captainjoe, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    For the past couple of years I have been google searching for the perfect long range hunting vest. Here's some of the features that I am looking for:

    1. Ideally it would have a clever design of pockets or some sort of modular system for a range finder, GPS, portable weather station, spare clip, ammo, etc.

    2. I usually hunt with a side arm and a cross draw holster would be nice like the one on the Blackhawk Omega Elite Vest Cross Draw/Pistol Mag . I find sidearm is very useful if something runs out in front of you at close range and you don't have time to get your rifle on it in time.

    3. I need a blaze orange version of the vest. It seems I must be living in the only State that requires a lot of orange! (ever try to find a good hunting back pack made in blaze orange as opposed to camo?)

    4. Durable and lightweight, repels water.

    Does anyone know if there is such a vest out there somewhere? Probably the closest that I have found is the Primos Hunting Vest - https://shop.primos.com/pc-933-87-gunhunters-vest.aspx Aside from this, I haven't found anything close particularly in orange.

    What features would be your ideal LRH vest have?
     
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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    blackhawk.com under hunting gear. Also most if not all of the tactical gear makers will do custom work on request. Try Tactical tailor
     

  3. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to find an orange vest on blackhawk.com. I did however after some more googling found one at this site: Hunting, Tactical & Concealed Carry Vests It does come in orange and I have asked for some better pictures as the ones there are too small to really study the design of it.
     
  4. vandal

    vandal Well-Known Member

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    Here is a link to try: www.[B]pacforest[/B]supply.com/

    I am a forester in Idaho and have the vest that can be found at the above link. The vest has a spot for gps, multiple pockets, made of nylon fabric, and is blaze orange. I carry a gun in the inside pocket. check it out and tell us what you think.
     
  5. captainjoe

    captainjoe Well-Known Member

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    Interesting vest. thanks for the link!