This vest is so much better than what I thought I was getting. Super happy with all the pockets and the quality of the vest. I am 5'7" curvy gal and the vest falls at a good length on my hips. I had previously used a cheap hunting vest and this one is definitely worth the money for a good quality vest. The stitching is great and should last much longer than my previous vest and I can't wait to continue using it! My only negative would be the pocket closures, I get that they are for easy use but not my favorite.
Fits well for hips and length. Like the pouch size and zipper pocket for first aid supplies. Hip adjustment has no more take up. 5’3” 136 lbs. Elastic straps on shoulder are behind my shoulder. I need to modify for dog collar transmitter. Nothing to put a caribener attached to my dog transmitter. Side pouches for water gape open.
Stats for reference: 5’2”, 175lbs, and curvy with measurements at 38-32-42. Hunting mostly wild birds- blue grouse, sage grouse, Hungarian partridge, chukar and on occasion dropped pheasants. Habitat ranging from open grass prairie to tall thorny sage brush to thick mountain timber and lots of stuff in between.
Pradlann Vest - Where to start with this one…there are so many things I like about this vest and many that I don’t. The cut on the straps and waistband are great. The vest curves around the female body very nicely and weight sits well on the waist. I also like that the chest strap comes up higher than other vests I’ve tried. However…the design team must have never used this vest in the field hunting wild birds. The shoulder straps are horrendously thick. Like so thick you might think this was a pack for packing out meat. The shoulder padding 100% affects gun mount, especially repeated gun mount and mounting on the fly. I’m also not a tiny person by any standard and I have almost all straps cinched down as far as they will go. I’m not sure how small gals could make this vest work for them. I like the clip buckle that quickly allows you to open the game bag. The material of the bag itself is nice and easy to clean. The interior zipper pocket is spacious as well. It’s sized well enough to keep first aid supplies in or snacks. The rear outside pocket is meh. It would be more efficient if it was slightly more built out vs basically like a slip pocket. It’s basically only good for smaller things like a beanie, gloves or gater. I liked the side mesh pockets at first. They allowed me to put two water bottles on each side so I could carry enough water for two dogs and myself. However I’ve lost two bottles already because once they are empty they don’t stay put causing the vest to lose functionality. The shell pockets are just meh. The elastic hooks used for “security” are not secure, even when the pockets are completely full. They are always off kilter from the top flap and always pop off the hook. There should be some Velcro there along the top. If I’m crawling through the grouse woods in timber. I’m constantly worried about dumping a whole pocket of shells. The zip pockets on the shell pockets are almost useless. You can barely fit 4 fingers in the top and my iPhone 12 sticks above the zipper line so it’s useless for storing tech stuff or things like gloves. You might get a Kleenex or Chapstick or your license in there but that’s about it. I do really like the jacket lashes on the bottom. That did come in handy in the field. I feel like it will meet a small number of women's needs but overall there is a lot of room for improvement.
This vest is very comfortable. It's completely adjustable everywhere, so it fits like a glove. The pockets are roomy, and there are lots of them. Two front ammo pouches with inside zipped pockets for keys and licenses, a large game bag, a large back pocket on the outside of the game bag, and a large zipper pocket inside the game back. Lots of loops for whistles, remotes, etc. Two deep water bottle holders are awesome - my water bottles don't fall out! The ONLY, ONLY thing that drives me absolutely bonkers is the pouch closures. They're elastic loops that do. Not. Stay. Shut. Like no matter what. I can shove an entire box of shells in a pouch, and the loop still unhooks. Don't store anything in those pouches that you might miss if you bend over and it falls out. Otherwise, fantastic vest.
Fits well, adjusts easily, lots of space to hold things.