Here is a retrofit option for Blaze Vest owners who want a sleeked-down profile for hunting in thicker forested areas. Grouse pockets measure 9″ x 9″ square, and can be worn a bit further forward than our longer standard pockets. The Grouse Belts can retro-fit into standard vests of similar sizes by simply replacing the existing belt. Instead of the standard long pocket flaps, Grouse pockets have a a slanted fold-over flap that fastens with a one-handed snap configuration. This seals out debris and water often picked up in open top pockets. Pocket access isn’t as fast as the standard pockets, and they lay flatter and lack the overall capacity. For the sleekest vest downsize for small profile, and easy on/off we recommend using these pockets without the water holsters, and replacing the Cam Buckle with the Side Release style buckle.
We have 2 sizes in stock, the M/L size measures 32″ end to end, while the XL measures 37″. Belts are shipped with their own base harness straps attached, so no tools are required to switch these out with standard pockets. If these pockets have less than 4″ between them in front, we recommend using the side release buckle over the cam buckle.
Blaze Cordura Grouse Belt and Pockets, M/L and XL $55.00