Order Wingworks Ballistic Vests
Ballistic Vests will have a few new updates and options as we move further into Fall. On this run you’ll notice the mesh material on the back portion of the game bag and zipper pouch to help cool down game. It also lightens the vest up by removing a couple of heavy fabric layers. Please note that Gamebags are for a time only available in Blaze, and harnesses and shellpockets only available without Blaze.
The basic ballistic vest package price is $220.00 plus $15 shipping with 2@32 oz water bottles. It includes most options available on our Cordura vests, and reflects the higher material price and sewing costs.
The 1050 denier Ballistic cloth is 100% nylon and is heavier and denser than 1000 denier Cordura, though softer to touch and less stiff than Cordura. The weave pattern is larger, called basketweave, and each fiber group is thicker than in Cordura. It’s commonly used on the roll around black luggage seen in airports, and over time holds it’s body and stiffness a while longer than Cordura in hard use. These vests use ballistic on the gamebag , shell pockets and belt. Bottle holsters and harness are mil-spec Cordura. Ballistic is the industrial version for trainers and hunting pros who use a vest every day, or for the serious hunter who appreciates its’ quality. Shellpocket sides have the flatter slash pockets, the shorter one as an adaptor for some handheld dog electronics when used with a snap strap for that model.
An optional 54 oz plastic bottle fitting the gamebag accessory pocket is available in Accessories and takes water capacity to nearly 120 oz. The vests aren’t designed to be adaptable with common water bladder sizes, but some of the smaller hydration reservoirs will fit in the rear 9 x 9 inch gamebag accessory pocket if necessary.
If you are interested in the Removable Pistol Holster pre-mounted on your vest, please check it out on the Order Vest Accessories page or use the link. We recommend these for smaller frame synthetic semi-autos on the Medium and Large vests. XLarge and 2XLarge have adequate room on the 2″ belt behind the shell pockets for a variety of belt holster styles.
Flatter and shorter Grouse Pockets are available in plain Khaki Ballistic only to help lock out debris in thick cover, but lack the versatility of the long pockets for most Western hunting.