Ventilated polyester mesh upper lends itself to versatility in all climates.
Serious trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters know that shooting vests are indispensable on the range, second in importance only to eye and ear protection. Shooting vests do two very important things for shooters: reduce recoil and keep essential equipment -- shells, safety glasses and choke tubes -- within easy reach.
As for construction, there are two basic styles of shooting vests: those that feature a solid construction and those made of mesh. The RedHead Trap Shooting Vest features the latter, and its ventilated polyester mesh upper lends itself to versatility in all climates. But where the vest really shines is in warm-weather conditions. In sweltering heat, the mesh upper allows air to pass through the vest for natural air conditioning.
In keeping with the versatility theme, adjustable sides allow you to adjust the vest for a custom fit for each outing. An adjustable fit is a key consideration when choosing a shooting vest as they are worn over top of whatever clothing you've donned for the day. For instance, when wearing an insulated coat during a cool fall shoot, I can easily let out the sides to accommodate the extra bulk. When wearing a t-shirt on summer trips to the range, I can cinch up the sides for a tighter fit. This adjustability is nice because a vest with an excessively baggy fit tends to hang up your shotgun when trying to mount for a shot.
Large front pockets are a must on any shooting vest, and the RedHead Sport Shooting Vest has large double pockets on each side. Combined, these pockets hold well over 50 shells, and pocket dividers allow competitive shooters to keep different loads for special shooting situations separate from one another. These pocket dividers are also handy for keeping spent shells separate from unspent loads.
The recoil pad is made of padded neoprene, which is non-binding, so it won't bunch up and obstruct a mount. This allows for solid butt nesting and consistent shooting. Since both shoulders have shooting pads, the RedHead Shooting Vest works equally well for both right-handed and left-handed shooters alike.
The RedHead Shooting Vest comes with many shooting amenities and a construction that makes it comfortable for year-round use. If you're looking for a lightweight shooting vest that won't weigh you down during practice and keeps you cool during summer shoots, check out the RedHead Sport Shooting Vest. It's a well-constructed vest at an extremely affordable price.