Beard Buster SlingShot
The bandolier-style design of the SlingShot makes this vest ideal for the hunter who is always on the move and likes to travel light. Its myriad pockets and compartments haul all the gear you need for a day of chasing gobblers, but the vest's overall weight is considerably less than that of most full vests. [ $57; ].
Cabela’s Tactical Tat’r II
This upgrade to the four-year-old Tactical Tat’r boasts a redesigned Couch Cushion back, with raised mesh panels and an expandable lined game bag. A 3-inch seat and a flip-down slate call workstation are other highlights. Adjustable shoulder and sternum straps allow for a customizable fit. [ $100-$115; ]
Ol’ Tom Time & Motion
Another vest that’s been revamped for 2010 is Ol’ Tom’s Time & Motion. While the T&M still boasts great features, like 15 custom call pockets and a gun cradle to hold the stock of your shotgun for two-handed calling, the vest is now constructed of DuraLite fabric. It’s polyester-based, which makes the vest lightweight, breathable and fade-resistant, and is woven with denier fibers to add strength and durability. [ $85; ]
Quaker Boy Vestablind
This new vest from Quaker Boy features a ghillie-style blind that stows in the hood and can be quickly activated when a big tom’s strutting your way and you’ve got no time to search for the perfect tree to set up against. Cushy neck, shoulder and back panels provide comfort, and a tricot exterior helps shed April showers. [ $150; ]
L.L. Bean Double L Turkey Vest
The well-appointed Double L has an ingenious seat system that allows one-handed stowage and activation, thanks to a webbed nylon slide and strong magnets that hold it in place. Inspired by Bean’s legendary Magalloway fishing vest, the year-old Double L has stretch neck panels to help ease the burden of lugging a heavy load. Mesh back inserts are designed to keep you cool, and 15 pockets stow all your gear. [ $89; ]
Gorilla Gear Gobbler Pack
Big-game-style gear hauling meets turkey hunting with the Gorilla Gear Gobbler Pack. With 1,900 cubic inches of storage space and a bow/shotgun holder, this pack will go as far afield as you need to go to get your bird. Nine storage compartments make it easy to keep all your calls and accessories organized. A padded backrest and adjustable waist belt and shoulder straps provide load-carrying comfort. [ $120; ]