Re: Going back to the Old, new-Fashioned Vest
I got a vest / pack type for Nancy back in 2007 / 2008, bought from FishWest off eBay. It was dirt cheap and I thought that if it were junk I would just have to spring for one of the big name brands.
It is at least as good as the expensive ones and perhaps better. Of course they are "Discontinued" God, I hate that!
I even called FishWest before making this reply to see if I could hook you up with one, that's how I know they sold the last in 2009.
I'm PM a link to you.