Whether out hunting small game or at your local trap range having a good game belt is always an important piece of gear for your shooting day. A long day in the field with a full belt around your waste will bring up two important questions, how comfortable was it and will I wear it again? Today we are featuring a first look at two top of the line leather game bags. The Mission Mercantile Bird Bag Trio and White Wing Label Game Belt
The Bird Bag Trio features two large side pouches 10″ w x 8.875″ h and a larger back bag 11″ w x 9.75″ h. All of the bags are made of canvas and leather. All three bags have nylon lined interiors that pull out for easier cleaning, magnetic closures that secure the flaps and allow for easy access in and out of all the bags. The rear bag has two additional magnets located on the belt to hold the flap open while hunting. The bags are all pleated to allow for expansion when filling them with gear, shells and game. The bag is very comfortable and the belt has seven holes to allow you to adjust it to fit for whatever you may be wearing for that particular day out in the field. Mission Mercantile recommends you purchase a size 2”-4” Larger than your normal jean size for the best fit. The Bird Bag Trio comes in two color options with sizes ranging from small to XL.
The White Wing Label Game Belt features two side pouches that are 9”w x 8” h and a third rear game pouch that is 11” x 11”. The bags are all made of canvas with leather trim. The two side pouches each feature a zipper with an additional pocket that you could store keys or small items in, each side pouch has a snap to hold the covers secure. The rear bag features your traditional style game storage bag with access from either side via a slanted opening. All the pockets are reversible and pull out just like the trio game bag to allow for easier cleaning. The leather belt features seven holes also for an adjustable fit to whatever you are wearing. The White Wings Game Belt comes in six different colors and patterns, all bags are made from 18oz duck canvas, two styles which are offered in waxed canvas to help with repel water and keep the contents dry. They offer sizes from small to XXL.
Both Bags feature heavy duty canvas exteriors which is a must when out in the field hunting. Both of these bags look and feel great so far. The large pockets work well on each of them for storage of shells, but I have to say I really enjoy the magnetic clasp on the bird bag trio. The flaps effortlessly lift up when you go to access the bags and fall right back into place after grabbing what you needed. I don’t normally take the time to ever button pockets up when unless I’m about to jump over something, so not having to give it any thought is nice. Both of these companies game belts sport a lifetime guarantee, Mission Mercantile has their handshake guarantee and White Wing has their lifetime guarantee.
So far on the range, both of these game belts have been very comfortable to wear and have performed well. Both bags feature great workmanship and the quality of materials of both bags is outstanding. These definitely don’t feel like that cheap game belt you bought 5 years ago that is consistently falling down because it loosens up while walking around the field. Like all things leather and canvas the more you use it the better it feels and looks and I am excited to get both of these bags out in the field hunting this season.
Author – Eric Gouge is a former Marine Corps infantryman who served with 1st Battalion 4th Marines, he deployed to the South Pacific and Persian Gulf as part of the 13th MEU in 2005 and served as a machine gunner with Charlie Company, Weapons platoon. He then joined the Surveillance and Target Acquisition platoon and deployed again in 2007 to Al Qaim Iraq where he served as STA Team One’s Point Man leading combat patrols. Eric is also a Combat Marksmanship Coach and spent his last year in the Marines with the Marksmanship Training Unit instructing Marines. You can now find Eric out in a blind duck hunting most of the fall and winter, spending the summer’s fishing and hiking with his family in Washington.