First Look: Badlands Turkey Vest

by
posted on February 14, 2020
vest_turkeyap_approachap_back.jpg
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 pocketsa 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.comMSRP: $169.99

Additional Reading:
First Look: Badlands Pyre Jacket and Bibs
First Look: Badlands Vario Modular Hunting Pack System

Latest

Herman Shooting American Gen II Rifle
Herman Shooting American Gen II Rifle

#SundayGunday: Ruger American Generation II

This week on #SundayGunday, we’re taking a closer look at the Ruger American Generation II.

Melvin Forbes, Designer of the Famous Model 20 Mountain Rifle, Dies at 77

The world of mountain hunters lost a true pioneer on June 5, 2024.

Hunter Detained Overseas for 11 Weeks Returns Home

A hunter detained in the Turks and Caicos over ammunition forgotten in his bag was given a fine and a suspended sentence earlier today, allowing him to finally leave the country.

Head to Head: .243 Winchester vs. 6.5 Creedmoor

The .243 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor short-action cartridges are both very efficient and manageable, but which is the better choice for a hunter? We take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

Davidson's Adds Kimber Manufacturing

Davidson’s firearms, ammunition, optics and accessories wholesalers has announced the addition of Kimber Manufacturing to its firearms product line category.

An Offseason Plan to Improve Your Wingshooting Skills

Were you dissatisfied with your shotgunning skills last hunting season? If you answered, “yes,” now is the time to devise a strategy to up your game.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.