WingWorks offers serious bird hunters a heavy duty upgrade of the versatile strap-style upland wingshooting vest.
Originally developed by chukar hunters in the high-desert Northwest, WW Vests feature a weight bearing waist belt, 100 oz. plus water capacity and restriction-free movement for walking and shooting.
They accomodate the layered clothing approach to the variety of weather encountered in fall hunting conditions. Durable Cordura and Ballistic Cloth construction, simple adjustments, exceptional load capacity and small body footprint set WingWorks apart from the rest.
Built to hold up to hard use day after day, in a variety of climates and terrain. Questions? Try firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current News and Site Info
Here is a link to “The Best of the Vests” article by David Draper in the Sept/Oct issue of Shooting Sportsman magazine, which included the Wingworks’ Ballistic Vest. Check it out, it was the author’s favorite! The current price for Ballistic Vests is $220, Cordura Vests $185/$15 shipping.
1/27/15 Note! We will be closed for the next couple of weeks, but will occasionally be available by phone and always by email. No shipping during this period.
12/19/14 We are starting to run low on some components, and are now out of Ballistic Khaki Gamebags. This is reflected in the choices on the Ballistic Vest Order Form. We do have plenty in Cordura Khaki.
9/30/14 If you’re considering one of our Garmin Alpha/Astro Holsters, take a look at the new Snap Strap version. It allows a shorter more stable connection loop to the vests, and has a longer loop that works great over a pants belt when just exercising dogs.
5/25/14 Just made a change in our 32 oz bottles from the Cramer Sports Bottle to the A&R 1 Liter Hockey Bottle. They are slightly smaller in diameter but still fit well in our holsters, and the tops operate more smoothly. We think you’ll notice a difference!
12/1/13 Just in, New Khaki Ballistic Grouse Pockets in L and XL to match up with our Ballistic Vests. If you’re not familiar with the Grouse version, please check out the listing Grouse Pockets under Vest Accessories on the right hand menu. The pockets don’t have a built-in transmitter pouch, and are geared to keep out debris out in thick woods encountered in grouse country. We’re looking ahead at removing the Blaze overlay material from the shell pockets for durability issues in thick, abrasive cover, and emphasize the Blaze higher on the body.
WHAT’S CHANGED ON THE NEW VESTS?
- A stiffer Mil-Spec Cordura is now used throughout the vest, formerly used only in specific areas. Formerly these vests were recommended to trainers and guides. We have also been experimenting with stouter 1050D Ballistic Fabric and these vests have become our most popular for guides and outfitters.
- 1″ wider shell pockets for easier access
- Heavier 2″ straps on shoulder harnesses to bear the load
- Optional Tritronics G 2/3 transmitter mount on shell pocket
- Choice of Blaze or Tan harness with each vest purchased
WHAT SEPARATES WINGWORKS FROM OTHER UPLAND VESTS?
- Bombproof 1000 denier Cordura or Ballistic exterior, fully lined with 420 denier nylon packcloth, beefed up sewing where it counts.
- Modular Design: Components will continue to be interchangeable to allow users to keep up with design improvements.
- Hunter ergonomics dominate design priorities, to minimize interference with climbing, walking and shooting.
- Versatility in a variety of hunting and weather conditions; small on-the-body footprint for warm weather hunting, simple adjustments.
WANT MORE DETAILS?
- Four sizes (M, L, XL, XXL) in Khaki and Hunter Orange/Khaki
- Game Bag: Aqualon bloodproof barrier against hunter, 2 zippered accessory pockets on each side, extra water/convenience pouch inside, bringing designated water storage to 118 oz (using Ultimate Direction 54 oz bottle). Roomy rear accessory blister pouch. Rear tie-down for extra jacket or shed antlers.
- Shell Pockets: On your sides where they don’t interfere. This also works for horseback hunters and ORV riders who need side-mounted bags. Pocket flaps Velcro inside pockets for fast shell access. Each pocket will accommodate large spring water bottles and training birds for trainers in hot climates. Small stash pockets on pocket baffles for multi-tools, pistol clips, knives, etc. Strap connection through water holsters and game bag minimize flopping and hold vest together as a unit. Deep enough that you won’t lose shells, and can carry enough.
- Water Holsters: Removeable, easy access holsters hold versatile 32 oz squeeze bottles for dogs and hunters. BPA free.
- Shoulder Harness: We’ve gone to just one style, the Sternum Strap Harness for its’ quick adjust and suitability to more difficult terrain and heavy loads. It adjust in front and back to place the yoke where it needs to be regardless of size. Lightweight nylon shoulder straps don’t interfere with gun mount!
- Hip Suspension Belt: Comfortable, weight-bearing waist belt keeps load on leg and thigh muscles and stress off shoulders for more freedom of movement and less fatigue. Belt adjusts easily with 2” cam or side release buckle, and offers comfortable lower back support.
- Khaki/Blaze Vest runs about 160 square inches of Blaze Orange, about 200 inches with the Blaze Orange Harness.