A fishing vest is a crucial piece of equipment that no angler should be without. But it can be hard to know which vest is right for you. Start with this list of our unbiased experts' most recommended fishing vests and then chat with a Fishing Expert here on Curated to find the perfect vest for you.
- Orvis Clearwater® Mesh Vest
- Orvis PRO Vest
- Orvis Ultralight Vest
- Simms Guide Vest
Orvis Clearwater® Mesh Vest
Lightweight yet still maintains great organization and storage options. Has 8 pockets (4 zipper and 4 velcro), two chest fly drying patches, as well as an attachment point for a tippet bar and forceps.
Orvis PRO Vest
An excellent vest for anglers wanting a great balance of features, comfort, and build quality! Orvis knows how to make quality stuff and their PRO line of gear is no exception! Stretchy mesh interior makes it comfortable no matter the temperature, and with 18 pockets, it is great for organizing gear! It is also equipped with two dry fly patches for keeping your flies close at hand, and a tri-ring net holder for easy net access!
Really awesome vest that gives everything a small pack might - maybe even more! Very light and breathable. 18 pockets - 10 exterior, 6 interior, and 2 rear.
Orvis Ultralight Vest
Low profile and less bulky than traditional vests. Its lightweight material is treated with DWR, so it dries faster and breathes better. 11 pockets - 6 exterior and 4 interior and 1 rear.
Simms Guide Vest
Holds four large fly boxes, tippet and other goodies. It has two large washable pockets for storing fish or lunches. It's like an upland hunting vest, but made for fishing.
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