When hunting, I tend to eschew fancy, high-tech gear for things that feel more natural—but with the Classic Upland Hunting Vest from Eddie Bauer, I get the best of both worlds. The burly Cordura cotton-duck fabric has that soft, earthy look, but it sloughs water better than traditional cotton or wool, and is nearly impervious to abrasion. Leather accents and old-school snaps lend the vest a classic sportsman’s style, while the multiple adjustment points and overall ergonomics betray a simple yet sophisticated design process. There’s also integrated padding on the back and several front pockets for organizing smaller items. My favorite feature? The snap-open game bag, lined with thick, impermeable nylon, which makes for easy cleaning after the hunt. $130; eddiebauer.com.