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Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 17 reviews
16 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
excellet product -
By: cfsandner from Goodyear, AZ
I love my vest. The color is awesome and the quality is just fabulous. I am anxious to wear it.
By: JKO39 from Mystic, CT
Great product, top notch quality, light weight yet has a really substantial feel, well made, the zippers are beefy, more pockets that I can use and well placed, arm openings are cut lower for ease of movement and getting the vest on and off, holds it's form when loaded up and the nylon cleans up very nicely. The only very minor criticism is that the tippet pockets are really tight on the larger SA spools but are perfect for the smaller diameter RIO spools. It is a pleasure when I can purchase equipment on-line that I really like. Nice job folks!
By: WildRainbowTrout from Farmington River CT
From company that has always had great products, great survive and great support. This is my fav for vests and I've tried many. The right pocket in the right place. Its light, quick dry and the traditional look while on the water.
By: Shane13 from NM
This is a great product. Plenty of pockets and very lightweight
newest vest purchase from orvis -
By: flytyer1 from toronto
I have been looking around for a new vest. I am one of those guys who carries a vest with 2 extra reels, umpteen fly boxes (you can never have enough and there will be that one day every 5 years you need that special fly in that box :) you know what I mean). I went to the orvis store and picked up this. It is your usual good orvis quality for the most part but I am a little disappointed with a few things. plastic net ring on the back -I will change this out very quickly for a metal key ring. there doesn't seem to be any extra support across the shoulders to distribute the weight. me 2nd last vest had a stretch of sheepskin across the top to spread the weight. Sometimes the new technology can't beat the old. All in all I am happy with it but wish Orvis would bring back some of the tried and true aspects in vest design.
Great buy -
By: katrina10 from Rhode Island
I bought the vest for my husband who fishes with friends in local lakes and ponds during the summer. I wanted the vest light enough that he didn't sweat while wearing it and generously sized for his size 44+ frame. The vest in size XL satisfied both requirements and looks great on him. I was especially pleased the 2-day shipping delivered on time, and that your customer service people could track it, even to the exact location where it was left at our house.
Nylon Ugh! -
By: AlistairG from UK
I had high hopes of this jacket to replace an ageing and much loved Orvis vest, but when I went to try it on I couldn't believe it. Nylon. Simply horrible feel to it. Why can't we have some natural fibres? Old orvis vest will have to do another season!
Great Features, Tight Fit -
By: SMSC from Virginia
Lots and lots of pockets of various sizes, both zipper and velcro closures. The D-ring to hang your net on the back is plastic. I think that was designed to reduce weight, but unknown how sturdy it is or how long the D-ring will last. I ordered online versus from a retail store. I have to return as I need a size larger than I normally wear because it won't fit over normal layering for colder weather.
Light Weight Super Tac-L-Pak -
By: Fish4meNJ from New Jersey
I have had my original vest for the past 4 years and decided to purchase the newer version for my son. It has a tremendous amount of pocket space for every season. It is very lightweight when fully loaded. It is a classic design that has all of the features you would want in a fishing vest. I feel it well worth the cost-solid zipper as well and very waterproof. Worth the extra dollars as compared to other brands that I have had over the years. The seams have held up well for me, and I carry a lot of gear that weighs down the pockets. I don't wade deep and this is just fine but if you do wade deep you may consider the shorter wading vest because your fly boxes and other gear will get wet with this vest. I carry water proof boxes, so this is not a concern for me. I prefer this vest over those, and other top brand vests, because of the equally sound construction, and bigger pockets that will hold most large items. Another solid product by Orvis!