Y'all ever weigh the gear you carry to the woods? Read an article a few years ago which got me thinking. The author had several "pros" weigh the gear they carry (minus gun, clothing and vest itself), and it seems they averaged around fifteen pounds. Sounded like a lot to me, but then I thought about all the threads I've seen with packed vests and also the loaded vests of some folks I've hunted with. It interested me enough to weigh my stuff. Turns out I don't carry enough to be a pro. Just a hair over two pounds, and that included a bottle of water. So, how much extra weight do you carry in the woods? Oh, the weights included decoys too.