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Apron Reviews: PART 1 | PART 2
Part 1: Does It Have A Place
In Your Turkey Hunting?
This turkey season I got
to field test an item called the Tree Apron from www.treeapron.com.
Their advertisement is "The only gear you need beside your bow." Before
I took it in the field I got out my turkey vest and dumped all its contents
on my truck tailgate and began transferring stuff to the Tree Apron. Truthfully,
I did not expect to fit all the gear I had pack ratted into the turkey
vest into the Tree Apron.
Every last item went in the
Tree Apron. And it was organized better. You can see the Tree Apron in
The Tree Apron, pictured
above, has plenty of pockets and they are a variety of useful sizes. Below
you can see the pockets on the left side (on the outside). The bottom one
holds both an aluminum and slate Woodhaven friction calls. Above that is
two pockets that are the right size for mouth calls, ThermaCell pads and
a measuring tape. There is a large zipper pocket behind the outside pockets
and a mesh pocket behind that.
So you can see what all it
will hold I laid everything out on my tailgate and took a picture.
This is everything I take
with me turkey hunting. Top Left to right: Rope Ratchet, camo cord, slate
Strikers, limb cutter, gobble tube, tent stakes for the blind when it is
windy, water, and folding knife. Under that is strong black cord, ThermaCell,
measuring tape, several mouth calls, sanding material, pink flagging, aluminum
and slate calls with covers, two small flashlights (one with regular light
and the other makes red light) and a bungy chord.
This is what the Tree Apron
looks like. It has a waist belt as well as cross straps that go over your
shoulders and fasten.
The Tree Apron can be worn
like a Fanny Pack.
Or with the shoulder straps
and the top part up.
After using it for a few
weeks I have a good handle on the usefulness of the Tree Apron. It is every
bit as good as my turkey vest and it has none of the negatives of the vest.
For example, the vest is hot in warmer weather. The Tree Apron is not.
The vest has pockets but they are not configured nearly as well as the
Tree Apron's pocket.
Simply put the Tree Apron
is better than the turkey vest. Its pocket system carry as much gear and
that gear is easier to find when you want it. And easier and quicker to
put away. Plus, there is a snap at the top that you can tie things to like
Can I get everything in it
except my bow? Well, truthfully, no. The pictures of me using the Tree
Apron were taken during actual hunts and I carry along two things that
I wouldn't put in the Tree Apron anyway
So my once ol' favorite turkey
vest is hanging in the garage with many other replaced items. I am a Tree
Apron guy. This is a super, well thought out tool for hunting wild turkeys.
And in using it I learned some other ways it is useful. But I will take
that up in Tree Apron, Part 2.
my camera -- for the times I
walk up on something and want a picture, I didn't get all those turkey
and deer pictures over the years by not being ready.
and the Hazel Creek taxidermy
jake decoy -- it comes with its own burlap, camo caring bag and lets the
feathers (real ones) breath and air out in bad weather.
See an excellent demo
and get more info on the Tree Apron at www.treeapron.com.
Tree Apron is available
for purchase and immediate delivery from BowhuntingStore.com.
If you attend either of
the following hunting shows you can see the Tree Apron there:
July 20-22, 2007 Alabama World
Deer & Turkey Expo
July 27-29, 2007 Buckmaster