Rated 5 out of 5áby bberg7794 great vest for upland birds
I have worn this vest for one season now and loved it. My favorite feature is how well it carries weight (birds, shells, water). I hardly notice I am carrying anything. The number of features is just right; not too much fussy stuff but enough for an e-collar, phone, shells, water, mittens and keys. I wish the women's version had more orange across the top and that the water bottle holder was easier to distinguish from the bird bag opening. The fit is close enough to be unobtrusive but roomy enough to go over winter clothes (zero degrees here). I did order up one size.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby LadyUplandHunter Form, Function & Good Lookin' Too!
I've been buying men's vests for years and even though I admired the Pa'tridge Vest II, it didn't appear to have as many features as I was used to having on my old vests (even though the catalog description said otherwise)!
When my old vest finally had to be retired, I took an open-minded look at the Pa'tridge again and noticed how well made it was and I loved the clean lines rather than the exterior clutter of features on other vests. So, I decided to give it a try and to my utter delight, I was immediately glad that I did. This vest is made for a woman's body and that means no more compromising on fitting and comfort and the amount of well placed hidden pockets that fit e-collar accessories, cell phones, sunglasses, etc. was just right. In essence, you have a good lookin' vest that still accommodates everything you need for a hunt, for yourself and for your dogs. I especially love the "back pocket" because I can store leashes or even a check cord, the game bag is generous and the shell holders are plentiful. You cannot go wrong with this vest and when you compare other vests of similar quality and their price tags, this vest is the bargain of a lifetime! L.L.Bean never disappoints!
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby RedHeadSkier Great Vest for Smaller Chested Women
I saw this and immediately wanted for this season of Hunt Tests and Field Trials. Unfortunately, the sizing is off - like the Women's jacket. For us "full figured gals" it is way too tight in the chest. It also is fairly heavy. But other than that it is a fantastic vest - will return and get a mens vest
April 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby Huntinggal Womens Pa'tridge Vest II
This past hunting season I used my husband's vest (Men's Pa'tridge Vest) to see if I liked it. While the fit was, of course, sloppy, I loved the convenience of the design. I ordered the gal's version which is definitely cut for a woman. Ample pockets keep all the necessities handy to reach but separate. This vest replaced a 20 year old favorite that I hated to give up, but now I have a new favorite. And one more bonus, you can actually place a game bird in the pouch without being a contortionist!
February 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Huntermom Women's Pa'tridge Vest II
This is a great vest for hunting. It's very comfortable and the features, especially the button loops are nice. I can load it down with birds, the game bag being very nice and the vest is sturdy. This is the second one I've ordered. Wanting this one for an extra just in case something should happen to the first one. I've had the first vest now for about 5 years and hunted in it every fall and winter.
September 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5áby VizslaLady women's vest
For years I have worn 2 men's vests (one very lightweight for summer and one heavier) that frankly were fine. I saw this vest on someone and really liked it. I ordered it and was delighted. It actually is better proportioned for me, as it sits at the waist instead of hanging down too far. It sits properly on my shoulders and best yet has a wonderful assortment of both interior and exterior pockets. the crowning achievement is it holds a water bottle really securely....a must !!!!
Only negative are buttons that are much too snug and hard to manipulate !
October 26, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5áby ByeByeBirdie Well made - runs a bit large
LOVE this new vest, and accompanying jacket I bought. Wanting to ensure ample room for warm sweater underneath, I bought a women's size Large (I wear ~a 12-14. Vest was too big. Exchanged it for a medium which was...as Goldilocks described it..."JUUUUUST RIGHT!"
September 8, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5áby Joanna12a Great Pheasant Hunting Vest
I'm so pleased to have found this vest made for women. It's exceptional quality and many attention to details in the styling. Even the buttons are held on in such a way to insure you will never lose one. The roomy bird bag is constructed in such a way that you can easily insert the head from the front of the vest and push it towards the back to carry it. As an added bonus the bird bad completely zips down on three sides to easily clean out any hard to get leftover feathers at the end of the day. The combo Blaze and Tan styling is just what I was looking for. This vest easily cleans up with a little soap and water or Oxi-Clean and any stains are like they never happened. This vest is chock full of compartments. The front outer pockets have the traditional loops inside of them for holding your rounds, and there are two compartments inside the front of the vest for holding other valuables. On the outside of the bird bag in the rear are two outer compartments good for holding a water bottle or cell phone PLUS another large compartment for holding whatever. The design is genius while still holding true to traditional upland styling.
November 13, 2008