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Men's Technical Upland Vest Pack
Item #: CA283044
Lighter and more breathable, this Upland Vest Pack combines traditional vest functionality with the load-bearing comfort and capacity of a technical backpack, while keeping gunmount area clear for unrestricted shooting.
Size & Fit
- Regular: Minimum waist measurement with clothes on is 34". Maximum 65".
- Long: Minimum waist measurement with clothes on is 36". Maximum 68".
Fabric & Care
- Spot clean.
- Shell: 100% 600-denier polyester canvas.
- Reinforced molded back panel and contoured shoulder straps are covered with ventilating Air Mesh.
- Fully adjustable fit keeps pack close to the body, which eliminates shifting while on the move.
- Rugged, rip-resistant polyester fabric backed with polyurethane to keep out moisture.
- Waistbelt has two top-load pockets – each holding a box of shells.
- Top-load pockets have molded flaps that flip back into place for easy one-handed access.
- Bloodproof rear-loading game pocket zips open and lies flat for easy cleaning.
- Back section has two side-mounted water bottle carriers, zip mesh pocket.
- And oversized zip pocket for extra gear and supplies.
- Includes two detachable pouches designed to hold dog electronics, cell phone and GPS.
- Hydration compatible; bladder sold separately.
Men's Technical Upland Vest Pack is rated out of 5 by 37.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wired from Not Great I hunt pheasants in South Dakota and run a German wirehair. The vest is well made but has issues. The holders for the water bottles let the bottles fall out. The large holder for the dog collar controller is too small for my Garmin unit. While the controller will fit, it is very hard to remove when you want to use it. The shell pockets are very small and are well to the rear when you have the vest on. I would prefer that they be closer to the front so you can easily reach them. On the plus side the vest is easy to put a pheasant in and will hold a limit of 3 pheasants without any issues.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by dfred1 from Technical Upland Vest I purchased this vest for a different use than most. I primarily hunt deer and elk in the Northwest and wanted something more substantial than a fanny pack and less cumbersome than a day pack. This vest fits the bill nicely. It's very well made, has plenty of hunter orange and fits well. The shoulder pouches are not of much use but are easily removed or re-purposed. There is plenty of room for your hunting supplies as well as a water bladder. There is also plenty of storage for extra clothing. I'm 6'0", 200 pounds and ordered the tall size and the fit is good.I am pleased with the purchase and would recommend it to others for this purpose.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by marknorthdakota from good - not perfect Nice product and VERY comfortable to wear. Lots of good pockets in the back. A couple issues and a question. The clip-on pockets are a nice idea, but anything on the side where you mount your gun may get in the way when you mount your gun to shoot. Also, they are too small for some eCollar transmitters (Garmin Astro/Alpha) and an iPhone 6 barely fits in the large pocket. For now, I'm forced to use the left belt pocket for the eCollar remote. I'm secretly hoping they will make some new clip-ons available and send me one or 2 to try. The only other question I have is why they built the Regular size with a minimum waist size of 35". I'm average size - 5-10", 180 lbs - and I have the waist belt as tight as it can go. Anyone smaller than me will have problems until we start having to wear our heavy winter clothes. Seems a bit of a design problem!
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by RyCo from A most excellent vest! Upgraded to this after exploring all the options available. Fits my more hardcore style of upland hunting (grouse, quail, pheasants). Each side pocket fits a box of shells (including box) if you’re wondering about volume of those. I’m 6’3” 260 52” chest 40 waist, it adjusts perfectly with some leftover for a taller build (size xl/xxl vest). The two pouches, not really needed, can be clipped on the sides, or not used, etc. Ample storage for long day necessities, extras and plenty of volume for game. The water bottle pockets are plenty deep for normal bottles to stay inside and can hold larger reusable ones too. A feature I didn’t see mentioned anywhere are the two padded cell phone slots by the side pockets, iphone 8 in a case fits easily and barely sticks out at all. Very pleased with this vest!
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by TripsGunner from Mothers upland game vest replacement After having an unfortunate accident with my 15 year old Mothers brand backpack style bird vest at the end of last hunting season, I was forced into going on a search for a vest that could replace my old treasured hunting tool. There are a lot of good choices out there if you’re a serious all day long, any type of weather chukar hunter, but in my opinion none matched the quality, price and features that the L.L. Bean Technical Upland Game Vest has. The fit and finish is sturdy, yet the vest is light weight. The zippers are of very high quality and the water bottle pockets are the perfect height and size, The backpack style is comfortable with good ergonomics and extremely adjustable. The vest has lots of storage but is not bulky … Congrats L.L Bean, you smashed a home run!!!
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wabenojoe from Great vest I own the previous model of the LL Bean Technical Upland Vest Pack and could not be any more pleased. The previous model appears to have changed little, this model does appear to have a more modern and updated looks- which I like. My vest has held up very well over the last 7-8 years of northwoods Grouse hunting in Wisconsin and occasional trips to CRP fields of Nebraska and Iowa. It is a rugged vest, almost over built for some applications. The load bearing straps really help evenly distribute the weight (whether it's a bag full of birds or a hydration pack and/or water bottles). Wearing the vest holds everything I need for an enjoyable day in the field.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by glenunderwood from Technical Upland Vest First off, I'd like to say that I do not use this vest for upland game bird hunting. I work as a forestry technician for a forestry consulting firm, and this vest is a staple piece of gear that nearly everyone at the company utilizes in the field. It is useful for carrying several gallons of tree marking paint at a time, and being able to remove the paint cans to refill the marking guns without removing the vest is a huge plus. The pockets on the shoulder straps are ideal for holding a compass and prism, and the hipbelt pockets are ideal for flagging/maps et. cet. Overall, if anyone is interested in utilizing this vest for the forestry profession, I would heartily recommend it.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by alderbrits from Awesome vest - but I returned it My Brittanys and I cover a lot of miles chasing grouse, woodcock, quail and pheasant. After my dogs, I count my gun, boots and vest as my most important pieces of equipment. When my beloved Columbia vest needed to be replaced after 10 years of quality service, I spent a lot of time researching replacements and purchased the top four to compare. They include the Tenzing BV16, the Badlands Upland Bird Vest, the Browning Bird'n Lite Strap Vest and the L.L. Bean Technical Upland Vest Pack. I tested them all with full loads of shells, weights, a water bladder and my Garmin Alpha. This vest is extremely well thought out and constructed and would have been my top pick if I weren't 6'4". It's not that it didn't fit, but the Tenzing can be adjusted a few inches longer than this vest and ultimately won out because it fit my tall frame a bit better. The Browning wasn't a bad vest but couldn't keep up with the other three. It has too many straps, can't handle a water bladder and has no padding/internal frame to help distribute the load to your hips. The Badlands vest is cool but was significantly too short on me, is more burnt orange than blaze and the magnetic pouches weren't as convenient as I thought they'd be. The Tenzing and LL Bean vests are very similar, but the Tenzing has a second set of loops for the hip strap, allowing you to adjust it for long frames like mine. The LL Bean vest's hip strap is integrated and has more padding but can't be moved down. As for the specifics of this vest, the materials and craftsmanship are top notch. The pouches that ride on the shoulder straps are thankfully removable because they get in the way even on your non-dominant side. The hip pouches are well constructed and keep their shape even when empty but I'd prefer they were a bit longer and hugged closer to the hip strap. They're also pretty small with only room for about 12 shells in each. I prefer to have room for a full box of shells on each side so I can keep one side empty for hulls. This vest has a very large game pouch (I'd guess you could get five or six pheasants back there) and has lots of room for other gear. Fully loaded, it gets pretty big and I would have appreciated a couple of load bearing straps to hold the game pouch closer to my back when it's not full. The straps you see in the picture only compress the pack portion, not the game pouch. This allows the pack portion to hang low and flap around when the game pouch is empty. These small nits aside, this is truly a five star product and it makes me a bit sad to pack it up and send it back.
Date published: 2016-02-13