Waxed Cotton Strap Vest

This versatile upland bird vest can be worn in a range of weather conditions.


Our most versatile all-season upland hunting vest comes in khaki and blaze orange for optimum visibility and safety, with waxed cotton pockets for longer life in the field. Orvis-exclusive Easy Entry® closure at front pockets give you quick and easy one-finger open and close to get at shells fast. Wears comfortably over whatever layering the weather conditions demand. Indestructible shoulder straps and belt made of heavy-duty nylon webbing. Rugged, waxed cotton sheds water and dirt. In blaze orange, dark khaki. Imported.
Bird hunting vest in two sizes: M/L(chest sizes 40-44), XL/XXL(chest sizes 46-52).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 35 reviews


33 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great vest - 2/18/2015
    By: from Fair Oaks, CA

    Very comfortable and convenient to use. Great features ease of bird storage and cleaning of pocket areas.

  • 5/5

    Great Vest - 2/3/2015
    By: from Southern, VT

    I bought this vest for rabbit hunting. I have used it for about a month and it is great. It stands up to all of the briar patches and honeysuckle I have to walk through. The front pockets are nice for extra shells. Always right there when you need them.

  • 5/5

    Improved from the 90s version - 1/5/2015

    Spouse has an older version of this vest from the late '90s. Really like my new training/trialing and hunting vest. I like the zipped pocket on the back and the built in holders for 2 water bottles.

  • 5/5

    functional grreat vest - 1/5/2015
    By: from Bozeman MT

    I am a hard corps, gum shoe pheasant hunter in MT. Hunt in heat and blizzards, 35 days a year. Finding birds is tough and we walk far, so gear has to be functional. It is easy to get birds into the pouch with one hand and easy to get into the shell pouch quickly to reload. (I tuck the flap into the pocket) The waxed cotton mesh does not catch on briers or barbed wire and does not pick up burrs. The pouch has loops for water bottles and holds 3 pheasants easily and comfortably because the hip strap is in the right place! The pouch on the back is good for little extras. The straps do not get in the way for gun mounting. I have tried all the other vests and this is the best. Orvis got it right! thank you!

  • 5/5

    Best strap vest - 12/27/2014
    By: from Austin, TX

    Option for pockets to stay wide open for easy and quick access to shells; good straps keep vest in place;

  • 5/5

    great vest - 11/18/2014
    By: from saratoga ny

    This vest is comfortable and versatile. I not only found it roomy for hunting but the bird pockets are great for carrying birds for training.

  • 5/5

    Best Hunting Vest - 11/13/2014
    By: from NW Ohio

    Lightweight, comfortable, Love zippered compartment on back and snap pockets in front. Have had multiple vests and this one is the one I had been searching for!

  • 5/5

    Great simple upland vest - 11/3/2014

    This vest is perfect for a day out in the fields. The snap open pockets are a handy feature as they don't require the need to hold a flap open and still keep everything inside

  • 5/5

    Best grouse/woodcock vest on market - 10/26/2014
    By: from Midland, MI

    I have owned numerous vests over the past 25 years. I find the Orvis strap vest to be the best engineered vest our there for grouse and woodcock hunting. Outstanding design with tons of room in the pockets for shells, GPS, gloves, Leatherman, wallet and keys. The waxed cotton is my second Orvis vest of this design I have owned and I love it. Can't believe others are still trying to sell the concept of padded shoulder straps! That is a huge drawback on gun mount when hunting quick flying game like grouse and woodcock. Orvis got it right...........best there is!

  • 5/5

    Best of All Worlds - 10/25/2014
    By: from Connecticut

    The strap vest lets you use the same set-up regardless of conditions - from training in the heat of July to slogging through January snow jump-shooting those die-hard mallards. I've worn this bad boy in those conditions and everything in-between, including over waders in chest-high water and over a t-shirt for September geese. Most importantly, it holds up when you are pounding through the briars after woodcocks. You'd think that airy mesh back which is so cool in the summer would shred to pieces in thorns, but nope - it's wearing like iron for me. Dedicated slots for water bottles, easy open shell pouches, nice pocket in back for lunch / jacket / first-aid kit, buckles in back not where you mount -- yeah this vest is the best of all worlds. Recommended to me by a Maine guide, my wife got one too - we'll be handing them down to our sons one day. Lengthen the straps to make it easy to reach the water bottle, your dog's working hard so keep him hydrated.

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