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Hunting with 10 strangers, any good orange vests out there?

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I bought a "quick spot" vest from cabelas today. I like the fact that it is light weight, and does not go under the arms for chafing issues. My concern is in the field. I can see this thing being a pain, having to fix it quite a bit. The vest I have velcros around the collar, and around the waist leaving the chest exposed, and just a thin fabric on the dogs back. I am not looking for a full vest, but do not see this thing preforming too well. Is there another product that you guys like? Maybe I just have to give this thing a chance. Cabelas only had 2 options, the skid plate type, and this lighter back strap

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I've got the skid plate one from Cabelas and works great. Just make sure it is large enough for the leg holes. I bought one that just fit and had chafing issues. Up sized it this year and no problems.

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I use the one from Cabelas with the skid plate also. Works great.

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Any over heating issues? I basically just want color on my dog with the firing squad we will have.

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I have the vest you are refering to and it works well. It makes your dog stand out very well in thick cover. It stays on better than i thought it would.

He hasn't over heated yet.

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Thanks, Got out and used it today. My dog simply forgot it was on when we started hunting, and it performed well. The vest pulls on the collar a bit, but didnt seem to bother

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I bought a Remington orange dog vest a few years ago to keep my females belly from getting tore up. It stayed on very well. It worked so well my hunting partner bought one for his male. He used it pheasant opener. The dog didn't seem to be himself that morning so after a few hours he took the vest off the dog. The dog

did great after that.

I have a male now and thought I'd see how the old vest fit him. After scratching my head wondering why his undercarriage is covered up. I figured out its supposed to go on his back not his belly, but it worked good on a female.

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Never had an Overheating issue. But on the warmer days I leave it off of him. Didn't even think about it over opening weekend. Now he wears it every time we hunt. doesn't even realize it is on him.

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