Ultimate Upland Vest

Our upland hunting waistcoat are designed for comfort and versatility.


Constructed of Sahara Cloth, our 9-oz. 100% cotton poplin fabric is more substantial than that of our Plantation vest for the thickest cover. Dry-wax finished to repel water and help keep you dry. The blood-proof rear game bag loads from front and rear for easy storage of birds, and zips open for simple cleaning. Hand-warmer chest-high pockets with zip closures. Bellowed main pockets with shell loops close with hook-and-loop strips. Mesh panel allows ventilation. Upland hunting vest in tan/blaze. Washable.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52), XXXL(54-56).

"I have owned this vest for well over 10 years. I have been guiding upland birds in Montana for over 20 years and have worn this vest guiding an average of 55 days a year. Covering an average 6 to 10 miles per day while going through our coulees that consist of wild plum, chokecherries, rose hemp and snowberries and not one time over the years did the vest tear from these thorny bushes... I did finally wear holes in the pockets from carrying extra leads and shells. I found that a size larger than you usually wear is great for packing a lot of birds long distances when guiding. And when I got a chance to hunt on my own, it did not hamper the shouldering of the gun. The game bag with the front and back loading makes for easy access, and has held up over all the years. It's hard to retire–"
–Nick Forrester – Owner, Forrester's Bighorn River Resort

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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 31 reviews


27 of 31 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Vest of a lifetime. - 10/24/2014
    By: from Greensburg, PA

    This vest is constructed very well. This vest will last a lifetime. Only one downside the vest is about 80%brown and 20% Orange. It is a little on the heavier side but does great with plenty of room for shells and game bag area. Extremely easy to load your game into this vest. This vest is a bargain in my book. This is how they made them years ago. The vest protects you from briars and thorns. Perfect for any hunter!

  • 5/5

    Solid necessity - 10/9/2014
    By: from Talbot Co., Ga.

    As a lifelong south ga. "Bird hunter" I decided to upgrade my (not so old) worn out vest and recently purchased a replacement. The ultimate upland vest is so well made that I know I have purchased the last hunting vest I will ever need. Same consistent quality as all the other Orvis products I have purchased for the last 40+ years!!

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Upland Vest - 1/28/2014

    I recently purchased this vest and wore it for a pheasant hunt. It worked perfectly. The design and quality are great. All pockets including the bird pouch offer easy access. The vest is well made and will last for years. This was my first purchase from Orvis in years and it won't be my last.

  • 2/5

    Heavy vest - 1/11/2014
    By: from Denver, CO

    This vest was very heavy and very large. I generally buy a large size in vests since they have to be worn over bulky clothes very often. However, this was significantly too large, and I returned it. It appeared to be very well made, but hte large size and significant weight were just not what I would be happy with.

  • 5/5

    Vest for the ages - 12/27/2013

    Gave this to my son for Christmas. Very well made and thought out. I fully expect this will be his bird hunting vest for many years, perhaps for life. Its a great feeling to give him something he can use for years.

  • 5/5

    Perfect Gift! - 12/22/2013
    By: from Laguna Niguel, CA

    I recently gave this vest to my employer for a Christmas gift. As soon as he opened it he was thrilled! It is ample in size, has all the pockets for storage, and is very well made. I couldn't have ordered a more perfect vest and it came quickly from Orvis. Thank you for always having such quality merchandise, I can count on Orvis!

  • 5/5

    Best Bird Vest - 12/6/2013
    By: from Texas

    I've been a upland hunter for a long time and have tried almost every vest and this is the one. Vented back easy front pockets, storage, color and weight is very good. Good construction. Very pleased. My last vest.

  • 1/5

    Too Heavy - 10/4/2013
    By: from Palos Verdes Estates, CA

    This vest is way to weighty...Needs to be more light-weight and flexible... I would NOT recommend it!! "....a bad review is better than NO review!" As ever, Professor D

  • 5/5


    Excellent! Vest is heavy duty and warm. Plenty of pockets and room for lots of birds.

  • 5/5


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