What's in your pockets?

Nosferatu

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I've been researching some new hunting pants and have noticed the trend to add several pockets. As someone who doesn't like a ton of stuff in his pockets while doing heavy climbing or hiking, I have to wonder why the need for several pockets? Not that I'm against options, I'm just curious if I'm missing some purpose for 6+ pockets.

I might put my rangefinder in a thigh pocket and always have some chapstick in my right pocket. Sometimes my bow release is in a pocket when the bow is on the pack.

So, what's in your pockets?
 

Craig4791

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Only thing I carry in my pockets is my merino neck gaitor in one pocket and my merino beanie in the other.

I will carry other items like my GPS and small calls for short periods of time but generally I really dislike having stuff in my pockets while hiking.

The rest of the small items go in my bino harness and belt pouches on my pack.
 

Trout bum

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chapstick and windicator in left pocket. Rangefinder with lanyard attached to belt loop in right pocket. Merino buff in cargo pocket with extra mouth calls.
 

rye_a

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Camera and rangefinder go in thigh pockets. Chap stick, wind indicator and knife go in regular pockets.
 

luke moffat

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Usually nothing is in my pockets as I put all the stuff I need readily in the waistbelt pockets on my pack, but occasionally if on final stalk I'll have a camera or rangefinder in the cargo pockets of my pants.
 

RUTTIN

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I have a wind checker in one pocket, a merino beanie in a thigh pocket and gloves in the other.
 

Ridge Runner

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Pretty much all the stuff mentioned above at some time or another. Also like to have some TP handy for first thing in the morning. A cup of coffee followed by a good climb and I'll need it and usually in a hurry beats digging in the pack for it. Also used to be a can of Copenhagen but I think I finally quit that cr*p.
 

a3dhunter

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left front pocket- wind checker
right front pocket- diaphragm call (and possibly my rangefinder in previous years, going to try rangesnap this year)
right rear pocket- D.L. , hunting license and tags (never want to end up without it because I left it in my pack) and some cash. My wallet is too thick to carry during hunting season so I put that stuff in one of those license holders, much thinner but never without it.

If dropping my pack for a stalk, I will add a pair of gloves to one of my pockets.
 

Steve in nm

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A trapper style pocket knife in my right pocket and a Zippo in my left pocket, And a can of mint snuff in my shirt pockett (used to be copenhagen)
 

Ross

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Windchecker, lightweight gloves if early in morning, lightweight beanie, fingertab, elk calls and lucky elk teeth.
 

vcb

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Everything is in the day pack but I do have Chapstick, squirt bottle of corn starch for wind direction and rangefinder with lanyard strapped to my bino harness.
 

G Posik

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Wind checker goes in the left pocket. Chap stick in the right. Other than that if it heats up gloves (Light weight)and will go in a cargo pocket.

Glenn
 

swat8888

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Im a pocket freak....I carry.

License w/extra bullet...just in case I need to put myself out of my misery....lol
Chapstick
Beanie and/or gaiter
Knife
Gum, candy
Powerbars...in case I leave my pack and get stuck on a stalk without food
GPS....only when I drop pack
 

actionshooter

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I stuff too much crap in my pockets.
Windicator
hanky
Beanie when I'm not wearing it
gloves when I'm not wearing them
rangefinder
lighter
 

Beastmode

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I hate having things in my pockets. Maybe a rangefinder for the final stalk. My fhf bino harness keeps all my essentials so no need to put things in my pockets.
 
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