Quilomene Hunting Vest
Shoulder Strap-Waist Belt Design Features:
The shoulder strap - waist belt system is designed to adjust to provide a custom fit to hunters of all shapes and sizes. The unique waist belt and shoulder strap system allows a hunter to comfortably carry ample water and gear in the nine cargo pockets, to accommodate even the most demanding hunts. The system is designed to carry the bulk of the hunting vest weight on the waist where it is more easily and comfortably carried. When fitting, the shoulder straps have two adjustments and the waist belt two that allow a hunter to get a truly custom and comfortable fit. When layering up in colder weather these adjustments allow a custom fit over heaver clothing as well making it the ideal all-season hunting vest.
The waist belt has two adjustments:
Front - Features a 2 inch side release buckle.
Side - There are adjustments on the sides between the shell pockets and the hunting vest gamebag. There is a length of belt webbing that comes off the rear edge of the shell pocket which goes through a D-ring on the edge of the gamebag and comes back to velcro to the back of the shell pocket. There is about 5" of adjustment on either side. This adjustment allows for different waist sizes and to prevent the shell pockets from creeping rearward when expanding over heavier clothing. Without these adjustments the pocket would tend to migrate to the back.
The shoulder straps are adjustable front and back: Rear Strap - The rear strap is adjustable up and down to accommodate different back lengths. Raise the "Y" behind your neck to be as high as possible without cutting into your neck. Adjusted like this, the straps literally can not fall off your shoulders which is a problem for so many strap hunting vests.
Front Straps - Adjust with an unobtrusive slide that is turned to the inside to stay away from gun stocks.
Two Front Strap Anchors - The front straps velcro to the slides. There are two D-rings on the top edge of the shell pockets and the straps can be anchored to either. Just undo the velcro an unthread the strap and rethread on the other anchor to change positions.
Water Capacity - Crucial for both dog and hunter, especially in dry weather and long hunts. Keeping your dog well hydrated pays big dividends and prevents the danger of loosing a dog to dehydration. Important for the hunter as well! Quilomene Vest has a 120 oz. water system (optional) - fill it to whatever level you need for your hunt. A second optional 60 oz. water system for personal use or just additional water can be ordered from the Vest Accessories page. It goes in the top cargo pocket in the back. The feed tube routes out with the back strap and clips to the shoulder strap. Maximum capacity with both is 180 oz. or about 1 1/2 gallons.
Cargo Capacity: Quilomene Vest has 9 pockets big and small to carry all your gear.
The large clothing pocket is the most unique in that it covers the entire back of the hunting vest. It loads through a zippered opening between the back two cargo pockets. To load, open the flap on the top of the vest. Reach down through the zippered opening and pull your clothing up over the hydration system and stuff the rest in down below. Now you have your clothing protected from gamebag contents, its out of the weather and can't be grabbed by brush as you're hunting. To retreive your clothing, just open the top flap and pull the whole thing through the top! The gamebag on this vest is an easy load rear entry. It is not an arm breaker like so many hunting vests. This one you can load your own birds with no problem.