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Outlaw Gunner Vest - 25th Anniversary Edition



Outlaw Gunner Vest – 25th Anniversary Edition

  • Wear it as a secondary layer, indoors and out – This is a super versatile, transition garment that works equally well indoor as it does outdoors…sitting at a desk or steering your garvey through the marsh. 
  • Fits snug to the torso…as a vest should – Vests must be fitted just so…otherwise they’ll bunch up around the neck, back and around the armhole. This one gets it just right! 
  • Durable – DryHandle®, the 100% cotton shell fabric is weatherproof, breathable and develops character as it wears in.   
  • Functional – All aspects of this build work together…from the stand-up collar to the front packet “Doghouse” snap closure configuration, to the numerous pockets, and the adjustable tabs at the hips.

For generations, wildfowling was a way of life along the Eastern Seaboard and market gunning had been a necessary and respected profession. With the enactment of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, the variant interests of the market gunner and the Federal Game Warden unfolded as a real-life cat-and-mouse game. The struggle became legendary and nowhere was it more vividly played out than along the tidewaters and estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Part-time friends and part-time foes, one thing the gunner and the warden shared equally was the bitter gnaw of winter’s salty northwest blows.

When it comes to staying warm, modern-day outfitters have nothing on these men. Dressing in layers was just common sense and garments like the Outlaw Gunner Jacket were a key component of every bayman’s garb. Worn as an intermediate layer under oiled cotton smocks and bib pants, early versions were often fashioned from discarded quilts or horse blankets.

Our 25th Anniversary Outlaw Gunner Vest is a limited production run; each vest is marked with a unique serial number identifier. Made with our exclusive, 6oz. DryHandle®, 100% cotton weatherproof fabric. This vest is the sistership of the time-honored and essential component of warmth on the bay…the Outlaw Gunner Jacket. A tight 2x2 quilt pattern over the DryHandle® helps build air pockets in the poly-fill insulation and keeps them in place. The vest is fully lined with a mid-weight fleece. Outfitted with two large hand-warmer pockets, a front chest pocket, two zippered utility pockets inside. The body is fitted, as a vest should be, so that it can be comfortably layered under other jackets and coats or worn on its own as the secondary outer layer.

Spot clean by hand using mild soap if necessary. However, DryHandle® fabric is stubbornly stain-resistant, so a once-over with a damp sponge is usually all you will need.


o   25th Anniversary Edition,each vest marked with unique serial number identifier

o   Quilted DryHandle®, 100%cotton, weatherproof fabric shell

o   YKK brass zipper frontclosure with weather-flap brass snap closure

o   Our signature “Doghouse” brasssnap closure configuration at upper chest to collar area

o   Adjustable tabs with snapclosures at hips, help customize the fit

o   Light, polyester fillinsulation + fleece lining made from recycled plastics

o   Corduroy trimmed, stand-upcollar

o   Two large, fleece lined set-inhand warmer pockets

o   One large, external chestpocket with fold-over flap and brass snap closure

o   Interior left chestpocket, corduroy trimmed, with YKK zipper closure

o   Interior concealmentpocket corduroy trimmed, with YKK zipper closure located at right hip

o   Contrast color grosgrainreinforcement tape at front weather flap and collar

o   Contrast piping trimthroughout

Size & Fit
Shipping & Returns


We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

Returns & Refunds

If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Fritz (Collegeville, US)
Comments: Always far superior quality compared to similar brand like Orvis or Filson. Getting my friends on the bandwagon too!
Outlaw Gunner Vest

Very high quality and comfortable vest! Kept me warm walking around chilly Lake Placid, NY right after Christmas. Got many compliments on it too. All my buddies say they need one now. I wear to work, walking around town, or out on the trail. Very versatile.

Kaisa Lyon (Pleasant Hill, US)
Comments: Engle was super helpful with my questions and made sure I was going to be happy with my purchase.
Perfect Christmas Gift

Shopping for my husband (the man who has everything) is always hard. However the quilted vest was a perfect gift. He wore it the very next day and got so many compliments. It was nice enough to fit the wear to work scene at a big bank. He received many compliments on it too.

Tim (Lake Charles, US)

Outlaw Gunner Vest. Very happy with the vest, the quality of the material and attention to detail is excellent. Glad to add it to my winter clothing. I love to support small family businesses but with that being said if the product they are selling is not top notch I would be returning it. I definitely will not be returning this vest !

Don D., Brewster USA (Brewster, US)
Comments: Customer Service is exceptional. Engle and team and ordering and exchange(when needed) very easy.
Outstanding Vest

I have now purchased several items from ARC in the past month : Sweats, flannel shirts and Ranger Sweaters. All outstanding. The Outlaw Gunner Vest is the best. I own many vests. This one is far superior to the others. If you like to wear vests do yourself a favor and purchase this one now. You will not be sorry. It is as described. Yes the fit is snug..but very comfortable. It is warm and looks and feels great.

Gregory White (Oak Park, US)
Comments: Returns are no problem. Quality is Outstanding!
Love it

I love my Outlaw Gunner Vest. My only wish is that it would come in size 3XL.