In 2020 we incorporated a number of subtle improvements to the BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag based on extensive field use and customer feedback. Our design criteria for the BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag are the same as for the AVATAR Hawking Vest. Like the AVATAR, the BANDOLERO is built from 1000 denier USA-made duPont Cordura nylon and military specification fittings and closures. We offer the BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag in Coyote Tan, Loden, and Black.
BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag comes in both Standard and Compact sizes.
- For those of smaller stature including petite women, young folks, and falconers not requiring the volume afforded by the Standard size, The Compact BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag is about 20% smaller, yet has all the same compartments and features of the standard size.
- The fully adjustable shoulder strap on the Compact size is the same length as used in the standard size.
- The Standard BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag will easily accommodate a couple of jackrabbits or mallards. In fact, the Compact size will easily hold a jack, mallard or pheasant with room to spare.
- Easy one-handed access to all compartments;
- Big main compartment with genuine YKK brand nylon self-repairing zipper closure, mesh panels to keep training birds well ventilated and cool;
- Roomy front compartment with new zippered pocket in flap;
- Four compartments total, with provision for an optional fifth modular flat pocket or meat pouch;
- Totally bilateral, BANDOLERO® drapes naturally over either shoulder and fits
closely, with an adjustable, quick-snap elastic waist belt (A waist belt extender is available). Running and passing through wire fences is as easy as with the AVATAR® vest;
- BANDOLERO® accepts the Hood Holster just where you want it, and has two handy “D” rings for looping jesses, hawk and dog leashes, etc.;
- The integral shoulder strap has a no-slip pad and is adjustable for all
sizes of game hawkers;
- Proudly made in the USA.
Here’s a link to an article about hawking bags and sling packs by upstate New York falconer Jenna Woginrich. It appeared on February 9, 2019, in Outside Magazine: https://www.outsideonline.com/2386551/sling-packs-one-handed-wonder-gear