Vest for sure. I like the extra pockets for whatever.
Being built like a steo-typical trapshooter (big belly and no butt) the vest puts the weight distrubuted across my shoulders.
A bag puts the weight on one hip.
Shoot-the-Moon for custom made with whatever color scheme or pocket configuration you need or want. $100 and up.
Browning Broken Cays vest is also a good one. it has the "Reactor-Pad" pocket inside the shouldering side of vest. $40-$60 depending on where you purchase it.
Hello: I use a pouch and mesh hull holder. Going to try the vest next for sporting low gun. I have a apron coming and will try it as well. I think the apron may be my go to pouch/hull holder. Thanks, Eric
I used to shoot in a vest all of the time. Now I have shooting shirts with a thin pad sewn on them to help hold gun in position and have a shell box holder and a mesh bag all in one on my belt. It is cooler and more comfortable for me. Plus the length of pull does not change that much. I use a Soft Touch recoil system on both of my guns and it is just more comfortable all the way around.
I wear a NRA vest that has two lower pockets on each side. On the right side , the inside pocket has a mesh bag that is released and has a zipper on the end to open to clear the empties. Has a mesh back with large back pocket also. Pretty slick rig. Been using it for approx. 5yrs w/o a hitch. Got it at Bass Pro. Joe
I don't use a vest because of the weight always being on my shoulders. When mounting the gun, your shoulders have to rise a little. If you have 2-3 pounds of shells in the pockets, you are lifting the weight every time you shoot. Multiply that times how many shots you take & it really adds up. If you shoot a 100 singles, 100 caps, & 50 pair of dbls(double the weight), you are lifting somewhere between 750-800 pounds. The belt & pouch combo puts on the weight on your hips. I just know I'm not as tired using the pouch. Butch from Pgh
I like a leather Shamrock single box holder with two spare loops. Along with it I use my leather Shamrock hull bag. That's it, I don't like stuff in my pockets or anything else hanging off my belt. Tried a vest once. I didn't like the weight pulling down on my shoulders. I always used an around the waist dove pouch too instead of the hunting vests.