How much does your vest weigh

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How much does your vest weigh

Postby eddie234 » May 3rd, 2013, 8:13 pm

I put mine on the scale and it was 8lbs
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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby kygobbler » May 4th, 2013, 1:56 am

I've been too afraid to do that. :lol: There are somethings left best unknown. I would say that untill this year my vest would weigh about 8 lbs also but this year I cut back quite a bit. This year I only carried 4 pot calls and 6 strikers and thats it.
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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby ylpnfol » May 4th, 2013, 7:55 am

138 lbs :shock:

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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby Chief Many Longbeards » May 4th, 2013, 8:08 am

not bad walking in, but its usually 20-some pounds heavier on the trek back to the truck. (well, sometimes) :D
piqued my curiosity so i went out and weighed it - 5 pounds exactly. surprised me; i figured it would weigh more.
i used to carry way too much stuff, so when i needed a new vest a couple years ago i got an ol tom time and motion vest. great gear specific pocket design.
i now pack 3 pots w/3 strikers for each, a box, gobble shaker, tube call, mouth call pouch with 4 diaphragms, call conditioners, chalk, 3 xtra shells, pocket knife, mini snippers, small binos, xtra facemask and gloves, turkey tote, shop rag paper towel and mushroom sack.
and i thought i traveled light :roll:
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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby bcknuts » May 4th, 2013, 8:17 am

Well I think mine is to heavy at 6 1/4 lbs.


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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby dewey » May 5th, 2013, 9:05 pm

My super elite 3 weighed 9 pounds when I checked earlier but it is probably closer to 10 when I have water, knife and other stuff in there.

Throw in a shotgun, bag of decoys and a 20 pound turkey and it adds up but I always have a smile when this happens.

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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby Cut N Run » May 6th, 2013, 6:43 am

If I have the radio, extra batteries, and binoculars it weighs around 10 pounds.

It normally weighs around 8 pounds.

Aside from the vest, I also always carry a gobbler lounger and I take along decoys about 25% of the time, but they are not in the vest.

I'm heaviest when I'm hunting with a crossbow. I look about like a pack mule; stake blind(s), crossbow, cocking device, gobbler lounger, decoys, plus my vest. I probably don't want to know what all that weighs...less than my climbing deer stand and hunting pack though.

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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby Bobbyparks » May 6th, 2013, 2:26 pm

I'll have to weight to see but usually not much...guessing 8- 10lbs tops......but had to have weighed 25 pounds...It rained all day and I was soaked to the bone ......when I pulled it off it was heavy!
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Re: How much does your vest weigh

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » May 9th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Weighed mine today, 13.2#, unless I got the wood pile in it :) .

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