September 2012 Gear Guide: Waterfowling Bags

Blind bags, backpacks and vests

The September Gear Guide is all about waterfowling bags. The DU E-Newsletter editorial team has selected multiple bags, backpacks and vests for you to examine. Find one that suits your waterfowling style! 

Avery® Finisher Blind Bag

  • A full-featured-yet-compact blind bag 
  • Tough 900-denier polyester body, 1,200-denier bottom panel 
  • Large, rectangular main pocket is perfect for shells 
  • Water-resistant zippered compartment ideal for a wallet
  • Zippered side pockets expand slightly when loaded
  • Front pocket contains three choke-tube sleeves
Dimensions: 13"L x 8"W x 8"H
Camo patterns: KW-1™, MarshGrass™, BuckBrush™

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Drake Waterfowl Strap Vest

Hunting vest designed for easy access to everything you need. Adjustable both vertically and horizontally, this strong, durable vest meets the demands of all-day wingshooting.
  • Two shell pouches with Drake's patent-pending Spring-Open Technology
  • Large game bag with snap closure, two front bellows cargo pockets
  • Two fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets
  • Two D-rings for attaching lanyards, radios, or leashes
  • Adjustable roll-up straps on the back of the vest allow for a place to store rainwear or a layering garment
Max-4. One size. 900-denier polyester.

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Final Approach Sidekick Field Bag

  • The perfect size – 16" x 15"
  • Outer case is constructed of rugged 600-denier Poly-Dacron 
  • Protective, double-polyurethane waterproof coating 
  • Removable, water-tight interior is ideal for hunters who wade 
  • Velcro® flap with zippered closure 
  • Easy-access exterior accessory pocket 
  • Lined with nylon fabric for easy cleaning
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with non-slip pad 
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Cabela's Ultimate Blind Bag – New & Improved

Improvements make these blind bags better than ever. In addition to more pockets, they now have a top protection flap with internal mesh compartments for extra storage.

  • Top flap is a bungee system that secures clothing and other gear
  • Removable game straps on the shoulder strap add to versatility 
  • Waterproof hard bottom is made of high-impact plastic to keep contents dry and protected 
  • Sides are cushioned with dense foam padding 
  • A large side accessory pocket is perfect for calls, flashlights, shells, gloves and other miscellaneous gear; Inside that same pocket is an organizer panel with three choke-tube sleeves 
  • One end pocket accommodates a vacuum bottle (not included) and secures it with a quick-release strap 
  • Inside are mesh pockets for complete organization 
  • All zippers have quiet pull tabs for easy opening/closing with one pull
  • Constructed of heavy-duty, 900-denier nylon fabric to hold up to season after season of abuse 
Medium – 18"L x 11"W x 12"H
Large – 23"L x 11-1/2"W x 11"H
Magnum – 30"L x 14"W x 15"H
Camo patterns: Realtree MAX-4®, Mossy Oak®, Duck Blind® 

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Drake Floating Blind Bag

Not only will this bag protect contents from external moisture, but it also will float if dropped in water.
  • Five panels of closed-cell flotation foam 
  • Water- and abrasion-resistant, PVC-backed, 900-denier polyester 
  • Exterior pockets with shell loops and choke-tube holders 
  • Removable zippered map pocket made of see-through vinyl  
  • Seam-welded vinyl internal liner 
  • 18 storage pockets on the large bag and 20 on the extra large
  • Thermos/jacket sleeve on the top for chilly morning hunts (Thermos not included) 
  • Waterproof gear pocket with flap top
Large bag: 18"W x 11"H x 10"D 
Extra-large bag: 20"W x 12"H x 11"D 

Camo Patterns: Realtree MAX-4™, Mossy Oak®, Duck Blind®

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Avery® Power Hunter Blind Bag

Designed to fit the needs of the layout-blind hunter, the Power Hunter shoulder bag offers all the features a serious waterfowler needs in a size easily stowed.
  • Quick-access neoprene shell loops hold 10 shells 
  • Magnet-secured main flap 
  • Removable, seam-sealed interior dry bag
  • Elastic sleeves hold three choke tubes 
  • 900-denier polyester construction 
  • Padded carry handle and nonslip shoulder strap
Dimensions: 14"L x 5"W x 9"H
Camo patterns: KW-1™, MarshGrass™, BuckBrush™

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Avery® Guide Bag™

  • Attaché-style bag lays flat against your side 
  • Stays out of the way when toting decoys and a shotgun 
  • Internal zippered pouch adds extra water resistance 
  • Hook-and-loop attachments for fast gear removal 
  • Shoulder strap with a nonslip, gripsion-enhanced pad 
Dimensions: 15"L x 3"W x 12"H
Camo patterns: KW-1™, Marsh Grass

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Redhead – Deluxe Convertible Blind Bag

Redhead offers the Deluxe Convertible Blind Bag, which provides options for any hunter.
  • Detachable side bag with a fleece-lined handwarmer that clips to waders
  • Extra-large main bag with a waterproof, molded bottom
  • Molded sunglasses case
  • Thermos-style bottle holder with security cord
  • Wader mat
  • Waterproof interior map pocket
  • Padded shoulder strap and a large front pocket for choke tubes 
Dimensions: 21" x 10" x 12"

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Herter's Quick Hit Timber Bag

A lightweight bag that’s great for carrying your outdoor and hunting essentials.
  • Messenger-style bag 
  • Multiple zippered pockets 
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Convenient carrying handle is positioned on top of the fold-over flap
Dimensions: 12"L x 5"W x 7.5"H
Camo pattern: Mossy Oak®, Duck Blind®

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Rig 'Em Right™ Shell Shocker Bags

The Shell Shocker blind bags offer protection from the elements and a rugged option for hunters on the go.
  • Built of durable, 600-denier PVC 
  • Protective side padding keeps bag afloat
  • Hard sunglasses case
  • Integrated water-bottle pocket
  • Cell-phone pocket with weather-resistant zippers 
  • Clear internal pockets and an ammo compartment provide quick access and easy organization
  • Padded, adjustable shoulder strap
Large dimensions – 8"H x 12"W x 8"D 
Extra-Large dimensions – 10"H x 15"W x 10"D 
Camo pattern: Realtree MAX-4®

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Final Approach – Large Gear Bag

Final Approach’s Large Gear Bag is designed so you never have to leave anything at home.
  • Spacious 2,500-cubic-inch total capacity 
  • Five closed-cell foam panels to protect gear 
  • Will float 4+ boxes of 3" magnum shells 
  • Extremely water resistant from the bottom up 
  • Durable 600-denier fabric 
  • Double-zippered top with a storm flap 
  • Easy-access Velcro® closure 
  • Non-slip, ergonomically designed shoulder strap 
  • Multiple accessory storage compartments with two removable dividers in main compartment
Main compartment dimensions: 11"H x 15"W x 11"D 

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Drake Walk-In Backpack – Mossy Oak® Duck Blind®

Drake’s Walk-In Backpack is designed for waterfowlers who trek long distances into their hunting locations, yet need to pack essential gear.
  • Large storage compartments 
  • Rugged HD2 material 
  • Double lined for waterproof gear protection 
  • Padded shoulder straps 
  • Spring-Open pockets for easy access 
  • Six daisy-chain-webbing loops and four D-rings for lashing accessories
  • 14 individual organizational pockets
Dimensions: 13"L x 20"W x 21"H
Capacity: 5,400 cu. in.
Weight: 3.4 lbs.
Camo pattern: Mossy Oak®, Duck Blind®

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Gokey Leather Shell Bag

Classic styling and function in a distinguished leather shooting bag.
  • Holds 100 shells for a round of sporting clays
  • Adjustable leather shoulder strap
  • Quick-release, solid brass buckle
  • Personalize with embossing, up to 3 initials
Dimensions: 8"H x 10"W x 5"D
Capacity: 400 cu. in.
Crafted in the USA.

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