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Cubbing/Trail Riding Vest

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  • Cubbing/Trail Riding Vest

    I would love to hear what others wear during the dog days when trail riding/legging up for cubbing. I need a vest--lightweight, made for heat and with zippered pockets for my cell phone and car keys--and I cannot find anything suitable. I have tried an armband for my phone and one of the belt packs that runners use but wasn't happy. I don't want to use a saddle bag in case I part company with my trusty steed.
    Any suggestions that come in subdued colors would be very much appreciated.

  • #2
    How 'bout a Columbia PFG Tamiami shirt? It's a fishing shirt that is perfect for hot weather/UV protection, and it has two pockets large enough for phone, keys, etc. Comes in long and short sleeves. I love mine.
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    • Original Poster

      Pierogi--are you able to fit a large cell phone on the pockets? I love my fishing shirts for riding but none can hold a larger phone comfortably.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Merry Fox View Post
        Pierogi--are you able to fit a large cell phone on the pockets? I love my fishing shirts for riding but none can hold a larger phone comfortably.
        I have the iPhone 6 (not plus), and it fits just fine. Seems to me that a larger phone would fit, though I can't speak to how comfortable it would be.
        “When you have a Thoroughbred and a mare and she’s got big ears and big eyes, you’re set and that’s sealed.” Jimmy Wofford


        • #5
          Places like Cabela's and LL Bean often have great vests with lots of pockets in their hunting/fishing lines. And Duluth Trading company makes a gardener's vests with tons of pockets.


          • #6
            I love this jacket from LL Bean. I have several and cut the sleeves off for summer use and kept two intact for the fall. It also comes in a lined version for colder weather. They have two zip pockets perfect for my phone and two larger pockets for treats and keys, a total of 6 pockets. The breast pockets are good for a smaller phone or cash but not much else.


            • #7
              LL Bean ~ several choices ~ that have worked nicely in the barn setting for me.
              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


              • #8
                I use a travel vest by the Magellan Company and have done for years, for trailriding, endurance and competitive trail (link below if I'm doing the new link process right). It's very light, has a bunch of pockets (some outside, some inside) that fit my iPhone 6, treats, snacks, paperwork, truck keys and more. Double zipper so you can unzip from bottom which is good sometimes for the riding position. It's so light it can be washed and will dry out in very little time. Comfortable over a tee or polo in hot weather and under a sweatshirt or jacket in the winter. If the link doesn't work, go to Magellan.com and search "travel vest." My only issue is that I wish it came in a bright color to wear in deer hunting season!
                Magellan’s Travel Vest - Shop Magellan's, your source for travel clothing, RFID bags, luggage, packing organizers and in-flight & travel accessories.
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