The Sleeping Indian Estela Survival Vest (E.S. Vest) was developed in partnership between Sleeping Indian Wool and Survival Instructor Kevin Estela. Kevin has field tested the prototype in Alaska and in his field work across the country.
The Olive Drab E.S. Vest comes with eight front pockets to provide large carrying capacity for survival equipment in the field. Based on the popular Costilla Vest, the E.S. Vest has an added back zippered pocket for a map, VS-17 Signal Panel, or flat folded survival blanket/tarp. Additional front button pockets have been added to pack your fire kit, multi-tool, spare pistol magazines, hanks of cordage, flashlight, or other survival equipment. Internal pockets have been added for extra security to carry your passport, hunting/fishing permits, etc. Each vest contains a loop swatch for adding your favorite morale patch or flag with hook backing. Survival kit bags are an excellent idea, but they can be left behind when you need them most.
Our new E.S. Vest is designed to always provide you what you need as long as you are wearing it. The pocket configuration was intentional to help distribute the weight of equipment evenly for better load bearing. Kevin has designed the E.S. Vest to be comfortable to wear even while wearing a rucksack on your back. Additionally, the E.S. Vest provides an added layer of supplex anti-abrasion lining for 3 season warmth. You will find this vest works extremely well in conjunction with the Sleeping Indian Survival Wool Shirt and Pants.
Kevin Estela is a full-time Survival Instructor and Presenter with Fieldcraft Survival. He previously was the Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education and the Lead Survival Instructor at the Wilderness Learning Center. He is the Best-Selling Author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods, a highly sought after podcast guest and host, and magazine writer of over 160 magazine articles in 25 different magazines. Kevin is considered a subject matter expert in the field of bushcraft and survival skills and he regularly travels the country to teach private courses in different environments. He is also a product consultant who contributes his experience and insight into various tools used in the great outdoors. An avid outdoorsman, Kevin is a hunter, fisherman, camper, and paddler who lives for adventure and exploration. He can be followed on his instagram account @estelawilded reached via email at email@example.com