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We only call the Badlands Upland Game Vest a “vest,” because that‘s so much easier than saying what is REALLY is - a vest that carries better than 90 percent of the hunting packs currently on the market. However, it's still as light as a standard game vest and offers the versatility of multiple pockets for “the most versatile layout ever.” Of course, you can see our predicament, particularly when you consider that this bird vest also offers full hydration capabilities, a fully breathable internal lining, welded water resistant rear compartment and the easiest bird access ever developed.


  • Shooter Friendly Shoulder Straps
  • Adjustable Bird Bag
  • Lightweight Softshell Fabric
  • Fits Reservoir Size (liters): 2L
  • Total Weight: 2LB 12OZ
  • Pocket: 9



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UPLAND VEST is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bird Vest I have only used this vest one day but I really liked it. It fits me really well has enough room for birds but goes not feel sloppy when walking around empty
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Pack I have only used this pack for hunting once so far. I like how light this pack is. The hydration is nice for me and my dog. Will hold a 3L badder but I found that the 2L works better for me. If you use the 3L it made it difficult to put birds in the pack.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Color question For 25 years of upland hunting all my Vests have been blaze orange I'm not quite sure what color you guys call this but this vest is definitely not blaze orange or anywhere near it
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Badlands Bird Vest I have used this vest for two seasons now for my upland bird hunts. Love the vest as much as I love my 2800 for big game. Badlands does it right when designing their packs and this vest. Very versatile and well made. I have recommended it to many friends already.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from upland vest I bought this vest when it first came out and it's still functioning. I moved to Alaska again and really don't need this for bird hunting up here so I gave it to my son who hunts upland on the Big Island in Hawaii. Would I recommend this vest? Yes I would. I've hunted Eastern Washington, Eastern Montana walking anywhere from a few miles to about 12 miles per day. I am used to alpine climb for many years so I know what kind of gear to pack, food for me and the dog, water etc. Never found the pack to undersized but unless you have experience in going light with good quality gear that's not bulky then there will always be a problem.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from upland Vest I have a number of vests/packs. I need a full day vest. This vest is ok for a short hunt and not for a full day. For a full day you need more room for clothing etc. I think for a 2 hour drive to hunt this vest is ok. For those that need a full day ground covering hunt you need a lot more room. This vest is best described as a half day, close to the truck, technical vest.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best upland hunting vest/pack I own a few different packs that I have purchased from badlands. This one is no different in how it performs. They are the best for me, and the customer service is unmatched by any company I have dealt with. This upland pack has all the right storage and the pockets on the sides for shells are easy access. I look forward to many successful hunts with it on my back Jeff
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for Pheasent hunting this year 1st time I've used this pack I have had several back surgeries and most bird vest become very uncomfortable after awhile this preformed very well it made my day of hunting much more enjoyable
Date published: 2015-11-23
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Does this fit a 32" waist? Does the game bag wrap around your waist or is it all in the back? Can you clean the game bag?

Asked by: bray1001
Yes, the Upland Vest should fit a 32” waist. The Game Bag is located in the back of the pack, however there are slots in the vest to be able to place birds in it from the sides. You can also remove the Game Bag and wash it. I would not recommend machine washing any of our packs though, just hand wash.
Answered by: VP of Happiness
Date published: 2015-11-24

I have a Tritronics dog collar the series 70 do you have a holder for the transmitter that can have its buttons accessible for a quick activation.

Asked by: Barny
Unfortunately, we do not offer a specific holder for transmitters that have access to the buttons. I believe Tritronics has a holster that can attach to belts/straps and what not. I would recommend purchasing that and then attaching it to the webbing on the hip belt of the Badlands Upland Vest. That is what I personally do myself.
Answered by: VP of Happiness
Date published: 2015-11-09

What happened to the magnetic side pockets? How many 12ga shells do each pocket hold roughly?

Asked by: killerroyboy
The Upland Vest still has the Magnetic hip belt compartments. The picture that is currently displayed on our website is the older version, before the Zip-No Closure compartments. The descpription of the vest states that it indeed has the magnetic pockets. Each hip belt compartment would hold about 8-10, 12ga shells. The drop down shell holder can fit an entire box of shells.
Answered by: VP of Happiness
Date published: 2015-11-21

Does this come with a water bladder? What kind of shotgun shell capacity does it come with?

Asked by: Todd zo6
The Badlands Upland Vest does not come with a Water Reservoir, those are available on our website under the "Accessories" section, you will want the 3 Liter size. The Upland Vest has 5 shotgun shell bungee straps on either side of the hip belt, so a total of 10 shells on those. Plus the current model has the Zip-No Magnetic pockets on either side of the hip belt, which you can put a hand full of shells in each of them depending on what gage. Not to mention the Upland Vest has a built in ammo carrier that comes out of a zippered pouch on the hip belt. I put an entire box of shells in that and it allows easy access to shells while hunting.
Answered by: VP of Happiness
Date published: 2015-11-21

I bought the badlands upland pack about a year ago. I absolutely love it. However, I was getting my stuff out for hunting this year and noticed the pack had a hidden zipper below the right pouch with a hanging bag that comes out, what is it for??

Asked by: James
The hanging bag is used for throwing shells in there and allows easy access for quick and efficient reloading.
Answered by: VP of Happiness
Date published: 2015-10-01

Will the hip pockets hold a garmen alpha 100 dog tracking system?

Asked by: Hoghead

Is it possible to get some pics of the pocket layout?

Asked by: Maddogrider

I'm a big guy, 6'1" 320lbs.  I was wondering how big of a guy your upland packs will fit?

Asked by: Bh1874
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