Rated 2 out of 5 by LittlePeeDee Where do I keep the shells?
Where are the spare shells kept? Six is not going to cut it. I?m good, but not that good! And four lanyard drops for calls? I carry two mallard calls with drop attached to the insert and another to the barrel, that takes up the four drops. I also carry either woodduck calls, or a couple of whistles. I?ll stick with call lanyard. Over Thanksgiving, hunted beaver ponds near Little PeeDee. Wore vest 4 times, and son used it twice. Same conclusions. Purchased vest to compliment breathable Bean's Waterfowler Pro Waders since they did not have D-rings to attach a neoprene shell holder. Will hold 4 decoys in mesh decoy bag but you can?t take them out without help or without taking the vest off. Did not use game strap. Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades is not the camo to use in the beaver pond. Would like something darker. Tried using front zip pockets to hold shells but shells fell out when pocket unzipped. Ended up putting shells in left and right side pockets (pockets with call loop) but it is difficult to get shells out wearing gloves. Very comfortable wearing. I had a fair load in the vest and the design and straps worked well for adjustment and carrying. Seems well made. Probably will not use central back compartment due to water depth I typically wade. And its always a surprise when you step in a stump hole! Overall, vest seems well made and is comfortable but is not meeting my ?wants and needs?. I?ll continue to use vest though the season and post a final evaluation after duck season ends in January 2016. I may though have a local seamstress add D-rings for neoprene shell holder
December 17, 2015