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Thread: May ditch the vest...belt opinions welcome.

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    Default May ditch the vest...belt opinions welcome.

    I have tried all types and styles of vests including WingWorks. I ditched the vest this past weekend and wore a cheap game belt and liked it. Shouldered the gun much better. Carried shells, water and even a phez and had no issues. So, any of you wear a belt and if so, suggestions or comments?
    JMc
    Fritch, TX

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    I am all belt all the time now.

    Mine carries quail quite nicely and will carry a pheasant in the bag but only 1. so I have 2 plastic "Pheasant Neckers" that are made of hard plastic and clip on the belt. They will each carry a rooster by the neck quite nicely.

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    Sorry, no belt suggestions. Can't live without my vest, especially the last couple weeks. It's the top layer that helps keep the wind from blowing through my soul.
    "Deader is better."

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    Never have tried a belt. The Q5 belt looks interesting though and their product quality is excellent. https://q5outdoorproducts.com/produc...belt-complete/

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    Have never tried a belt but the Q5 belt looks interesting. They have high quality products. https://q5outdoorproducts.com/produc...belt-complete/

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    Can't help with the belt concept, but for the last couple of decades, I've used various iterations of a Game Bag to tote shells, pheasants, rabbits, ducks and squirrels in my little neck of the woods. I don't know how the technique would work for vast expanses or huge daily limits, nor, really, if you carried food stuffs for yourself while you hunted, but for a two-a-day pheasant limit, three rabbits (back when I hunted them), and three or so squirrels, a dozen or so shells, a sheath knife, a bottle of water for the dog, a steel comb, a small stash of toilet paper, and a line to use as a leash, they've worked well for me.

    Now I had many hunting coats, but the weather fluctuations in the Mid-west mandated either under garments that burst the buttons, or some outer garment that covered the pockets of the hunting jacket. So, I just dressed in layers for the day and tossed the game bag over the whole ensemble.

    As I've aged, I've even got separate bags for 20ga and 12ga, and for upland birds, or for waterfowl. Not because I needed them, but it was easier for me.

    I offer it for your consideration. None of my bags were made for the purpose, just long strap shoulder bags from resale shops or, occasionally, from eBay.

    Best wishes.
    Kis
    For hunters, Fall is the island towards which we swim all year.

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    I just received my Q5 belt and I think it's going to work well for me. Off the bat it is much more comfortable than the inexpensive one I used last year. Plenty of d-rings to attach my GPS. The only revisions I may make is to go with the magnum shell pocket and add a Gear Tether, but haven't decided yet. It's heavy duty but the game bag may be a little small for a limit of pheasants, which, as poorly as I have been shooting has not been an issue.

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    I switched to a belt 20 years ago and it really has helped my back. Those long days walking and nothing pulling on your shoulders sure keeps my lower back from hurting. I usually just buy the Redhead belt from Bass Pro $14 or so. Works great for quail. Pheasants I can hold one or two, but gives me an excuse to make my son carry them in his vest!!!!

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    I do love my WW vest for hunting, but it's a bit heavy for training days.

    I just bought one of these, couldn't justify dropping $100+ for a second game bag. We'll see how it goes.

    https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-OutdoorZ.../dp/B005HRP7TU

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    Q5 Belt is nice. It really takes pressure off of my shoulders, neck, and back. Can only carry 2 Pheasants.
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