New Gear: Tenzing TZ BVB 16 Upland Bird Vest

2af716f9-e88e-4a0a-9888-7af5be9754f0 Tenzing invented the modern upland hunting vest in 2013, when they replaced decades-old designs and materials with the high-tech TZ BV13 Upland Bird Vest. Part hunting pack and part vest, the innovative design was perfected last year with the release of the refined TZ BV15. For 2016, the upland hunting vest now appeals to an even wider range of upland hunters. The all-new Tenzing TZ BVB 16 Bird Vest in Blaze wraps the proven design in copious amounts of safe and visually satisfying blaze orange.
The one-of-kind TZ BVB 16 takes all the features upland hunters want in a vest and combines them with the functionality of a pack to provide the ultimate bird-hunting accessory. Like Tenzing’s 2015 model, it is a dream to wear, courtesy of its thick, air-cooled back pad and fully-adjustable padded shoulder and waist belt straps. Two sizes are offered to ensure a proper fit on almost any hunter.
The new shell is constructed out of 100% cotton Ripstop fabric, which is extremely durable and burr resistant. High stress areas such as the shoulder straps and waist belt are reinforced with Dyneema, a fiber with a tensile strength stronger than steel, but light enough to float on water.
The large, wrap-around mesh game pocket offers large side openings for easy, one-handed access. The front portion unzips on each side to make the task even easier, especially with gloves on. A proprietary coating on the bag's mesh material makes it incredibly durable, stain resistant and burr free.
In addition to the spacious game pocket, the Tenzing TZ BVB 16 provides upland game hunters with approximately 2000 cubic inches of storage for gloves, radios, collar accessories, choke tubes, ammunition and more inside a total of 13 pockets and compartments. Shells will be at-the-ready, individually cradled in 14 shot shell loops. Of course, the new design remains H2O compatible with Tenzing's optional 2- and 3-liter hydration bladders.

Key Features:

  • Burr-free, Dyneema-reinforced 100% cotton Ripstop construction
  • M/L and XL/XXL sizes to fit most hunters
  • Adjustable suspension and waist belt
  • Thick, air-cooled back pad
  • Wide, comfortable shoulder straps
  • Large, durable, coated mesh bird/game pocket
  • 13 total pockets and compartments
  • 14 shot shell loops
  • Two radio pockets
  • Two load lifter straps adjust fit to load for maximum comfort
  • H2O compatible (2 or 3 liters)
  • Blaze orange color with tan accents 

Tenzing 2016 Upland Bird VestSpecifications:

  • 2000 total cubic inches
  • 3 lb. 2 oz. total weight
  • Two side pockets: 8"x7"x1"
  • Two side sleeve pockets: 8"x7"x1"
  • Two mesh front pockets: 3"x5.5"x2"
  • Mesh back pocket: 8"x7"x1"
  • Expandable bungee compartments: 9"x11"x2"
  • Back pocket: 9"x17"x1.5"
  • H20 compartment: 10"x16"x1.5"
Story and photos courtesy of Tenzing™