I spoke with a good friend and fishing partner a few days ago, and he informed me of the new vest he had just purchased. A good piece of gear as far as vests go, I acknowledged as much and congratulated him on the recent purchase. However, after the meeting my mind began to work as well. Over the past few years I had actually migrated from a vest of many years, towards a hip/chest bag. My reasoning was mainly for the purposes of heat through the summer.