An interesting question T.J. and I have enjoyed the responses. I have been thinking of getting a new vest and this touches on my dilemma. My old vest is a Liberty vest that has to be between 10 and 15 years old. I love it, as it is only one layer of material with a thin cushion attached. It has two outside waist level pockets and tow interior zipping pockets, that's it. Oh it does have a game bag on the back and it's thin too. Movement is not a problem with it so it stays on all the time. I have pants made in the military fashion with extra pockets on the legs. I go light as I only carry these items: gloves, three extra shells, one slate call (a willow ridge instant death call), two mouth calls (maybe three), face mask, pen & tagging ties. On occasion I may have a small light. As I look for a new vest my complaints are how bulky they are and so many dagblame gadgets and 500 pockets with a couch for a cushion attached. Heck if i can't find a vest I like I may be purchasing one of shaman's "Man Purses".
Oh as for blinds and decoys, i don't own either. I have officially sat in a blind once for about 20 minutes and that was enough, I like to see more. There are times that decoys are an asset, but they're too much hassle. If I had a particular bird I was after and I thought a decoy would kill him I'd barrow one and use it. So far in 42 years I 've done this once to kill a bird. I have no problem walking away from a stubborn bird and leaving him in the gene pool, I'll go find his stupid horny cousin and remove his genes.
Bust em, Bag em, thank HIm