Trekker II Dog Handler's Vest

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The Trekker II Dog Handler's Vest is the premium hunting vest you've been searching for.

We've incorporated our many years of upland hunting experience and the suggestions of numerous avid hunters and dog handlers to bring you this innovative upland hunting vest. Through extensive field testing, this vest is proven to stand up to the challenges of upland hunting.


  • Removable chest pockets for e-collar transmitters and elastic restraints to prevent loss of transmitters in the field (fits virtually all Garmin/Tri-Tronics, Dogtra, Sport Dog, DT Systems transmitters and many other brands)
  • Lightweight, yet rugged water repellent fabric with ballistic-grade nylon thread
  • Extra large 14" front opening for game pouch (with snap closure)
  • Compatible with ShockEater® recoil pad
  • 1-way brass YKK zipper
  • Ergonomic shell pockets with magnetic flaps
  • Semi-hidden zipper on bottom of shell pockets for easy unloading and clean out
  • Removable, closed-bottom neoprene shell holders (12, 20 or 28 ga)
  • Integrated, padded waist belt to support game pouch
  • Reinforced water bottle holders with restraints
  • Rugged water repellent canvas fabric
  • Expandable zippered rear game pouch with waterproof liner
  • Rear rucksack (backpack) for extra storage
  • Multiple D-rings for accessories
  • Two internal zippered accessories pockets
  • Compatible with Quick-Shot shotgun holster
  • Satisfies all states' requirements for minimum amount of blaze orange
  • Size chart available in the Specifications tab (below)
  • LIFETIME Guarantee

First and foremost, we designed this vest so that those large roosters can actually be loaded from the front quickly and easily! The front opening of the game pouch has a snap expansion that provides a huge 14+" opening for loading big birds.

Second, this vest was designed with the dog handler in mind. The Velcro transmitter pockets on the chest lay flat when empty, but expand to accommodate virtually every make and model of e-collar transmitter. The elastic restrainer loop is easily secured around the antenna of larger remotes to prevent them from falling out when you bend over. The mesh front on the pockets provides easier identification of transmitter buttons and D-rings next to the pockets provide attachment points for lanyards. In addition, two reinforced water bottle holders (with drain holes) means that you can carry enough water for you and your four legged friend.

Third, the "Trekker" upland vest gets its name because in addition to the dual water bottle holders, it also has a rear rucksack for carrying your first aid kit or your lunch, or for stowing those extra layers later in the day when things are warming up.

Fourth, like all shooting apparel that we produce, the Trekker vest has an inside pocket under each shooting pad that accepts the revolutionary ShockEater® recoil pad. So, now you can use those heavy high brass loads and not worry about bruising your shoulder in the process.

And if that's not enough, we also engineered in some other great features including magnetic pocket flaps, a zippered bottom on the shell pockets (for easy emptying and clean out), hand warmer pockets, internal accessories pockets, expandable rear game pouch and a zippered game pouch.

Finally, as with all products made by Peregrine Outdoor Products, this vest comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. So enjoy those long hikes through fields, briars, fence rows and thickets knowing that Peregrine has your back. Happy hunting.


    How to measure:

  • - Use a soft tape measure to take the measurements shown on the model.
  • - To measure your chest, run the measuring tape around your shoulder blades, underneath your armpits and across the fullest part of your chest.
  • - This vest runs a bit small. If your measurements fall between sizes, we recommend you size up.
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  • 5
    Great Vest

    Posted by Randy Lee Kunert on Oct 13th 2022

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing this vest due to the price. However after reviewing and then purchasing this is one of the best hunting purchase decisions I've made excellent quality and well worth the money

  • 5
    Vest review

    Posted by Jboyer1011 on Aug 2nd 2022

    Well though out design. Haven't had it long enough to see how tough it is. Life time warranty my come in handy. Tight fit over winter gear. Perfect fit over early fall and spring apparel. Ask me again this time next year.

  • 4
    Nice vest - shipped and arrived timely

    Posted by Randy G. on Jan 18th 2021

    Great vest - I recommend and would buy again with confidence. My only nit-pick would be that the shell holders are better suited for 16 or 20ga when brand new. Its a bit tight for 12ga, but the holders being removable to more easily load is a plus. I imagine they’ll stretch a bit over time to make loading 12ga a little easier. Shipping and transportation was expedient. Overall a great product and great service!

  • 1
    Does not breath

    Posted by GSP Driver on Oct 2nd 2020

    I purchased the vest based on the description on the website, it has the features I was looking for. The vest is well thought out well made. Unfortunately the material from which the vest is made does not breath. As you walk and work with your dog moisture (sweat) builds up and does not penetrate the body of the vest. The only way to ventilate the vest is to leave the zipper open which leaves the vest flapping around. The lifetime guarantee sounds great but requires the vest not be worn and the hanging tags still attached. This problem is not apparent until the vest is worn.

  • 5
    Field hunting vest

    Posted by Jim on Aug 12th 2020

    I love this hunting vest !! I’ve been small game hunting for more then 50 years!!! Went through a lot of vests , this one is the best I’ve ever owned!! I love the fact that it has 2 water bottle holders! They didn’t miss anything when they made this vest. I has everything!! Thanks for making a great product!

  • 5
    Excellent quality

    Posted by Jon W on Mar 21st 2020

    I was able to use my vest for the first time yesterday. I took my two English setters out pheasant hunting. We were very successful!! The vest is high quality construction. The pockets are perfect . Lots of storage for the things I typically carry. I could not be more pleased! I HIGHLY recommend.

  • 5
    I have not used it in the field yet

    Posted by R.L. Bush on Feb 3rd 2020

    It is of high quality and has many features that will be good when I do hunt and work the dog. I am looking forward to wearing it at the end of the month on an outing. R.L. Bush

  • 5
    Best Vest Ever

    Posted by Larry on Nov 20th 2019

    I just purchased this vest after using my old one for almost 20 years. What a difference. I just got back from 4 days in North Dakota and the the vest was everything advertised. Very comfortable and carries a load well due to the belt. Access to everything is excellent and the water bottle holders are a winner! I like the transmitter compartments on the vest but they don't work for me with the transmitters. Too difficult to find the right buttons through the material. The D-hooks work great though and I hang my transmitter from them. I have been around a while and I expect this will be the last vest I need to buy.

  • 5
    Excellent upland hunting and dog handling vest

    Posted by Tom on Nov 1st 2019

    The vest is very well designed. I've been looking for an upland vest that can accommodate all of my daily hunting needs, especially for carrying my dog handling electronics.

  • 5
    Excellent quality, good design

    Posted by NM Ron on Oct 25th 2019

    After 2 days of hunting, I like the way it handles weight. With 4 pheasants and a quail in the vest, the belt system kept the weight off my shoulders, not degrading my gun mount. Good pocket positioning, easy to slide game in and out of. The magnetic flap closures hold tight. Water bottle pockets work, you can place and remove a bottle smoothley with one hand. The zippers on the bottom of the shell pockets stayed closed, a nice feature and never an issue. Found I fumbled a bit when loading the shell holders, especially in the end slots, and that was with 20Ga. Overall, it's a good solid vest, that's well made and should last a decade or more with heavy use. ''

  • 5
    Quality and superb vest

    Posted by Denny Vandergriff on Sep 29th 2019

    This vest is everything any upland hunter will need and more. A dog handlers must have. Fit and finish is amazing. The lifetime warranty, no questions asked, is unheard of in upland attire. Each pocket, flap, e-collar holder, and rucksack are well thought out. They function as designed. I'm over 60 and wish I had one of these 40 years ago!

  • 5
    Upland Vest

    Posted by IL Upland Hunter on Aug 16th 2019

    Just received my dog trekker vest. I haven’t used it yet in the field so will write a review again once I’ve used it but am extremely impressed so far. It was clearly designed by people who know hunting. Great features including easy to access water bottles and game bag. Also, I was worried about the weight of the vest but it is light so seems they fixed that. Lastly, the customer service was outstanding. I typically wear a large vest. I called to inquire on size and they told me how to measure my current vest and send them those specs so the could suggest a size. What I got delivered was spot on from a size perspective! You won’t find that level of customer service from a big box retailer.