The Turkey Vest, from Badlands, is a lightweight piece of Turkey-hunting kit, DWR-finished for water resistance. Front YKK zipper pockets are specifically designed for a pair of slate calls, while a striker pocket behind them keeps sticks quiet and safe until ready for use. A dedicated box-call pouch sits at an easy-to-reach angle, while a hooked flap securely protects the call when on the move through thick terrain. Meanwhile, a sleeve inside the pouch holds chalk, resin, scuff pads and any other accessories your call might need. Next up, as there are still more pockets, a pair of magnetically closed chest pockets stow mouth calls, while a dual-compartment pocket provides a quiet and secure stowage point for any odds and ends like keys or a cell phone. Finally, the vest boasts a lapel pocket that will hold an inflatable decoy, and an inside pocket for valuables.
To keep the vest securely attached to its wearer are two adjustable buckles, which also allow for a wide range of fits. These work in conjunction with quick-adjust shoulder straps, featuring Balands' Bino Connnect system, allowing one to attach a Badlands bino case directly to the straps.
On the vest's rear, a durable, flip-down seat pad keeps long sits in the woods comfortable. The game shelf can hold decoys on the way to your hunting spot, and is expandable to add a downed bird on the way back out of the woods. To stay hydrated on the way, a hydration pocket holds a Badlands water bladder.
For more information on this wearable, turkey-hunter transportation system, which comes in Approach camouflage and will be available in early March, please visit badlandsgear.com. MSRP: $169.99