Fishing Vest on the Water – Very Handy
Fishing Vest – Tough & Handy
While on the bank in the outdoors, conditions change and every angler should be ready to make a quick shift as the temperature dips or rises – a vest is the perfect solution to staying comfortable. This month’s bank fishing equipment review is a reliable, sturdy vest that is great for fishing outings. Full of features and super-strong, the Carhartt Quick Duck Vest packs the pockets, strong seems and sturdy construction, yet remains light and comfortable
Fishing Vest Media Pocket
When I head out on the bank, my spots can be anywhere from a couple hundred feet from the parking spot to over a mile both ways. Carrying gear across the dewy grass in the morning, while temperatures are crisp and a haze hovers across the water, I work up a sweat. In order to get to the spot without overheating, I carry my gear with a layered approach and a vest is almost essential equipment. Quick Duck from Carhartt – yes the people who bring you the toughest construction-grade outdoors gear, is a good solution for any angler. I carry a rod bag along with a gear bag and the Quick Duck offers some extra pad with it’s double wall construction. The vest keeps my shoulder with the gear extra comfortable along the way.
When I am filming fishing segments, I have to wear a microphone pack. This doesn’t describe everyone, but for the average person, you will find the media pocket perfect for holding your smartphone or iPod. Within the left vest pocket, you will find Carhartt has designed a media pocket with a port for headphones, and a protected pocket to store your electronics. Any headphone can be fed through the port and then in the collar, you will find a loop to hold your earphone jack very near your left ear – ready for action. For me, I can clip the microphone to the vest and keep it nearly concealed – not having to worry about knocking the pack off my belt and into the water.
Setting Up Scouting Vest
I especially like that I can wear this vest and not over-heat while setting up my gear, scouting the water and getting prepped for a big match on the water’s edge. Super large pockets on the exterior are big enough to hold my smaller tackle box containing my fishing essentials and rig-tying gear. This means I can store most of my gear and just grab the vest with the essentials at the end of the fishing day. Here is a tip for new and even seasoned anglers. I carry my tying tool, hook remover, spare hooks, split shot pliers, reading glasses (cheaters), small beads and a spool of leader line, in a small Plano Stowaway Prolatch and this is all I need to make fresh leaders or repair rigs in-between trips. With my vest, I can now easily slip that into the giant outside pockets.The Quick Duck was made to offer the same warmth with lighter, more comfortable wear. You will find the water-repellant vest will keep you dry and warm, while offering you comfort along your fishing journey.
This fishing vest will make a great addition to your closet and offers you flexible, protective shell for even the nastiest day. I really love this fishing vest and one of the best features is the tall collar and super-tough zipper that goes all the way up the collar – in case you need to go into the turtle mode to stay warm. If you are looking for a gift for a new or experienced angler, this fishing vest is a very safe option. Plus, it’s Carhartt, which is cool enough for any trout stream or inside any concert hall – it looks great and wears great. I am going to add this to my list of essential fishing gear items that I won’t hit the bank without.
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