Which vest for chukars ?

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  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    What to you like? I sweat like crazy, so it has to be stap in style, but still comfy and not restricting- Been looking at the bucks bags vest...Another custom vest out there, I can't remember the name, looked good. What do you use?
     
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    Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    Any one I can fill with helium for the uphill work.
     
  3. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    I have one of these: http://www.quilomene.com/product/101-106. It's a great vest that distributes weight really well even with a few birds in the game bag. I like the camel back feaure, although I don't use nearly as often as I thought I would.

    That said, I'm buying my dad a new vest for his birthday. I'm going to get him a Mother vest (day pack). They have all the features of my Quilomene plus they're a little more comfortable. http://www.mothertech.net/products_hunting.html
     
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    Kaari,

    I have the Mother day pack, and I love it, granted I went from cheap farmers market vest type to the Mother without trying any other pack.

    I did find out this weekend that the water bottle holders could be slightly tighter (Libby's nalgene bottle slipped out and thankfully stopped a few yards down hill), and that maybe a little bit more room could be given to the exterior zipper pouch.

    Since I went out alone I took a lot of precautionary gear...full first aid kit (first aid and some survival stuff), enough water to stay hydrated for a few days, lots of shells, and some food.

    You won't be disappointed with the Mother Day Pack.
     
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    TrappedinCO Help! I'm trapped in a landlocked state.

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    I've got the Mother and the Quilomene - both are excellent.
     
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    I use the Mission from Mother. I've found that the extra space is usefull especially when carrying enough water for myself and two dogs along with some extra gear for longer hunts.
     
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    Andrew - the side pockets were never designed for water bottles, but for hats, gloves, etc. Hydration reservoirs is where it is at.
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    vest? I use a backpack
     
  11. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Some great suggestions! Anyone have a Bucksbags chukar vest??
     
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    Marty...but a bottle and collaspable water bowl work so well since you can grab them easily and pour the excess water back into the bottle. Besides I can barely get my dog to hunt birds...how the hell am I going to teach her how to drink from a reservoir!? :clown:

    Don't get me wrong I find your pack awesome...but what if you sewed a cinch chord/draw chord into the top of the mesh pouch nonetheless?
     
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    why not toss a water bottle in your game bag? A few feathers won't hurt it.
     
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    Andrew - great suggestions. My dogs started drinking out of garden hoses early, early on - so the transition to a hydration reservoir is totally painless. Note that you can load two hydration reservoirs into any of our packs. Load one for the dogs first, and feed the tube out of the bottom. You'll find two exit ports. Load one into the top for yourself.

    When it is really stinkin' hot, I just throw a bottle in the game bag, as Kaari suggested. My sense is that a liter bottle, outboard of the game bag and away from your center of gravity, is the just the wrong position.
     
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    Kaari that is exactly what I did after the bottle almost ended up back at my car after my 1.5 climb to the top. 'I' just find it easier to grab without either taking the pack off or dislocating my shoulder trying to dig around behind my back.