You can tell a lot about a turkey hunter by the turkey vest they wear. The gear he or she carries, the organization of the vest, and how used and abused the vest appears are all signs of what kind of turkey hunter you’re dealing with. Outside your gun and calls, the turkey vest can be one of the greatest tools the turkey hunter can own. A good turkey vest will keep you organized, comfortable, and hunting better than you’ve ever hunted before. Here’s a look at some of the best turkey vests on the market today.
H.S. Undertaker Turkey Vest ($79.99)
The Undertaker Turkey Vest provides a customizable turkey vest option at a great price. The interchangeable pocket storage system allows simple storage of your box calls and pan calls. The magnetic pocket closures keep things quiet as you access gear. Striker pockets keep your strikers within easy reach when you need them and the mesh water bottle and locator call pockets make organization a cinch. The flip-down Big Cheeks seat cushion keeps you comfortable as you wait out a gobbler and multiple adjustable sizing points throughout the vest keep things fitted properly.
Primos Rocker Turkey Vest ($123.45)
The Rocker Vest is the perfect vest for hunters who want the ultimate in comfortable concealment, smart storage, and durable construction. The beauty of this vest is its back support. The flip down lounge seat provides solid, comfortable back support so you can sit in any spot and lean back comfortably without a tree behind you. Molded pot call and box call pockets keep your calls protected and easily accessible. A waterproof cell phone pocket allows you to use your phone without taking it out. Stay cool and quenched with a handy hydration bladder pocket. And keep everything you need in the field organized and at the ready with extra pockets gear, calls, and decoy stakes.
Tenzing TX TR18 Turkey Recliner ($199.99)
The folks at Tenzing are known for making some of the best high-tech hunter-friendly packs in the hunting industry. And their new TZ TR18 Turkey Recliner is no exception. The TZ TR18 is designed to keep you organized with your calls, shells, decoys and other critical gear stored in quiet and accessible pockets. It’s got designated pockets for your calls, strikers, box calls, pot calls and shells. Most importantly, perhaps, it allows its wearer to sit motionless and in total comfort once the big show begins. The new TX TR18 Turkey Recliner combines a structured internal aluminum frame with two silent, spring-loaded legs and a dual-layer foam seat to quickly and quietly convert into a self-supported hunting chair. Hunters can sit comfortably amongst the thick stuff without a tree or log to lean against.
Tenzing TZ TV18 Turkey Vest ($129.99)
The TZ TV18 was designed to fit like a pack. It weighs just three pounds and features fully adjustable pack-style shoulder straps, giving it a comfortable fit. A high-performance air-mesh back panel lends additional comfort while walking, running, crawling or sitting on the integral, fold-down dual-layer foam seat. The seat cushion deploys and stows fast and reliably using integral straps and quick-release hardware. The vest was designed to give you easy access to all your turkey tools with minimal movement. It has dedicated pockets for all your box calls, pots, strikers, diaphragm calls, shells and more. A total capacity of 2500 cubic inches ensures ample space inside for bulkier items like decoys, snacks, cameras and water bottles. The TZ TV18’s pair of perfectly positioned handwarmer pockets is a welcomed luxury on chilly mornings, and there’s even a special compartment offering fast access to the hunter’s phone. The TZ TV18 is available in Realtree Edge or Mossy Oak Obsession.
Nomad MG Turkey Vest ($129.99)
Alps NWTF Impact Turkey Vest ($119.99)
Alps Grand Slam Turkey Vest ($179.99)
Ol’ Tom Time & Motion Easy Rider Vest ($130.00)
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