This pack is only called a “vest” because that is so much easier than saying the vest which carries better than 90% of the packs on the market. However, it is still as light as a standard vest and offers the versatility of multiple (10) pockets and adjustable waist straps. Interestingly, this vest/pack also offers full hydration capabilities, a fully breathable internal lining, welded water resistant rear compartment and the easiest bird access ever developed. The Upland Vest/Pack is extremely comfortable to utilize on your bird hunting adventure, or any adventure you have in mind. Weight= 2lbs 2oz. A must have.