Order Wingworks Cordura Vests
This is a short run of Cordura Vests that used up our remaining fabric inventory. 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 these vests are only available in plain Khaki/Coyote. Shellpockets have enlarged pouches replacing the flatter slash pockets on the Ballistic Vests. They will take Garmin Astros and Alphas, G2/3 round sending units and many others. Also Counter Assault’s smaller 8.1 oz bear spray cans.
The basic Cordura Vest package is $185 plus $15 shipping, including 2@32 oz plastic bottles to fit the side holsters, and your choice of shoulder harness color.
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.
The Cordura vests’ outer shell are made entirely of the stiffer Mil-Spec 1000 denier Khaki nylon, and lined with 420 denier nylon pack cloth. The game bag is lined against the body with Aqualon water/bloodproof material to protect the hunter’s shirt. There is an option for either the usual 2″ cam style buckle or a 2″ dual adjust side-release buckle on the main vest belt.
Cordura Grouse Pockets won’t be available this Fall.
NOTE: On the order form we ask only for measurements, color choices, and a few options. We will determine the best vest size from those entries. If you have any special info that might influence size, please enter this in the text input box at the bottom of the form!
ORDER FORM/ WINGWORKS CORDURA VESTS $185.00 plus $15 SHIPPING to CONTINENTAL US, $25 to ALASKA and HAWAII, $30 to CANADA.
WE ADJUST THE FORM BELOW BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF COMPONENTS AND COLOR CHOICES. IF YOU DON’T SEE WHAT YOU WANT, WE ARE PROBABLY OUT OF THESE COMPONENTS.
Shell Pocket Measurement Explained
If you want a more precise check on how a vest size will fit, this measurement will tell us where the shell pockets will lay out on both sides of the body. Shell pockets should lay out about where six gun holsters would, roughly under the shoulders on each side. Too far forward, and the hunter will walk into them, too far back makes for awkward reaching for shells. Our foam waist belt usually rides about centered at navel level, with fixed shell pockets for each size located towards each end of the belt.
Wearing your most typical hunting clothes, stretch a tape around the small of your back at navel level, and place one end roughly under the left shoulder line, the other roughly under the right shoulder line, you will get a center to center measurement for locating the shell pockets. This will give a number to establish shell pocket center placement on each side to compare with the four sizes we offer. The shell pockets are 6″ wide. The optimum pocket center is under the shoulder line or slightly forward. We’re looking for a number typically between 18″ and 30″. If the back measurement is right, go with it, and don’t worry about a belly. The 2″ belts in front are plenty long to accommodate.