NEW Turkey Hunting Vests from NOMAD Outdoors
Russ Chastain 03.10.21
NOMAD Outdoor is adding a couple of turkey hunting packs to its line for 2021, and they look to be packed with features. Let’s dive right in and talk about ’em.
NOMAD Killin’ Time Turkey Vest
The NOMAD Killin’ Time turkey vest boasts a long list of features, and I particularly like the seat that allows use without having to hunt down a tree to lean against. I have never heard of toting ‘shrooms (morel mushrooms) in a turkey vest though. Here’s what Nomad Outdoors had to say about it:
- 28 total general and specialized pockets
- Removable high-density foam stadium seat with magnet attachments and seated adjustment handle
- External thermacell pocket
- 14 points of adjustment for one-size-fits-most customization
- 4 mesh mouth call pockets
- Horizontal box call pocket with adjustable buckle, chalk pouch, and locator sleeve
- Vertical long box call pocket with adjustable buckle and rigid foam protected outer sleeve
- Rigid foam protected friction call pockets
- Dual zippered pockets with internal striker holders
- Stow-away mesh morel mushroom/stow sack
- Roomy adjustable rear game pouch with decoy stake pockets and three accessory pockets
- Dual water bottle pockets
- Mossy Oak® Bottomland® or Shadow Leaf®
- MSRP: $180
“The NOMAD Killin’ Time Turkey Vest is an incredibly versatile rig that is sure to be an instant favorite among the most hard-core turkey hunters. At the heart of the vest are 28 general and specialized pockets, strategically placed to give easy access to calls, cell phone, GPS, decoys and more.
The Killin’ Time Turkey Vest doesn’t come up short on comfort either. Its unique stadium seat allows hunters to sit back and relax without having a tree for support. Magnetic attachments help keep it folded and out of the way when in stealth mode. A removable, high-density, foam cushion provides long-lasting comfort when waiting for longbeards to make an entrance. The vest also features 14 points of adjustability to get the perfect fit. Dual water bottle pockets help extend the hunt while keeping hunters hydrated. The vest even comes with a morel mushroom/stow sack.“
NOMAD Pursuit Convertible Turkey Vest
The Pursuit Convertible vest is so new, it’s not even listed on the NOMAD website at the time of this writing. This is the vest pictured at the top of this page. Targeted at run-and-gun hunters who prefer to keep things light and mobile, the Pursuit Convertible can be worn as a vest/backpack, a lumbar pack, or both at the same time. A removable seat is also part of the package. Here’s the feature list according to the press release:
- Wear as a traditional vest
- Converts to a fanny pack
- 2 friction call pockets
- Zippered storage cargo pocket with striker and shotgun shell elastic loops
- External Thermacell® pocket
- Box call pocket with adjustable buckle, chalk pouch, and locator call sleeve
- Double-padded, high-density foam seat with magnetic closure
- Water bottle pocket
- Stowable game bag
- Roll-top game bag
- Rangefinder/cell phone chest pocket
- Mouth call pockets
- Mossy Oak® Bottomland® or Shadow Leaf®
- MSRP: $100
“NOMAD’s new Pursuit Convertible Turkey Vest is an excellent option for those who prefer a minimalist yet highly functional approach, as it can be worn as a traditional vest or unclipped to be worn as a fanny pack.
Great for run-and-gun hunts, the Pursuit Convertible Vest features two friction call pockets and a zippered storage cargo pocket with striker and shotgun shell elastic loops. The vest features a box call pocket with an adjustable buckle and protective rigid-foam outer shell with a built-in chalk holder and locator call sleeve. It features an external Thermacell® pocket and other pockets for mouth calls and other essential gear. A chest pocket allows quick access to a rangefinder, GPS, or cell phone. A roll-top gear bag provides ample room for a pullover, snacks, or additional gear.
The Pursuit Convertible Turkey Vest includes a removable high-density foam seat with magnetic attachments to keep it folded and quiet when in stealth mode. A stowable game bag enables you to get your quarry back to the truck after a successful hunt.“
These vests look pretty flexible and ought to help you tote all your turkey-slaying gear as you stroll manly into the woods to slay your longbeard. Happy hunting!