IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS: Like everyone else in the midst of this coronovirus pandemic crisis, we’ve been impacted with challenges to our Avatar vest and Bandolero hawking bag production work. Our sewing contractor, like so many businesses across the USA, is shut down by stay-at-home orders. We hope to restore our inventory in early summer. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you are welcome to contact us and we’ll notify you when the item is in stock.
We introduced the BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag several years ago and for 2019 have incorporated a number of improvements based on extensive field use and customer feedback. Design criteria for the BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag are the same as for the AVATAR Hawking Vest, and like the AVATAR, the BANDOLERO is built from 1000 denier USA-made duPont Cordura nylon and military specification fittings and closures. The BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag is offered in Coyote Tan, Loden, and Black.
We now carry a Compact size of our popular BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag. For people of smaller stature including petite women, young folks, and even for falconers not requiring the volume afforded by the standard size, The Compact BANDOLERO® Hawking Bag is about 20% smaller, but has all the same compartments and features of the standard size. The fully adjustable shoulder strap is the same length as used in the standard size.
The full-size 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 long 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;
- New fourth flat pocket inside front compartment, with provision for a 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