Been looking for several years for a replacement for my old "Ausable" short wading vest(the 2 upper chest pockets are big enough to hold a 4"x9" Plano box each.) Haven't found anything that fits the bill yet, even tried to get relatives who sew to make me one no luck on that either .
Good luck in your search....
“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?” Douglas Adams
Mine is the Gore Range Tech Pack. They are designed really well. I replaced an old vest with this one because the old one didn't have the right pockets and I was constantly dropping things when I bent over. After I lost a few expensive items, I bought an expensive vest. I haven't lost much with this vest and it has been much more comfortable than anything else I tried.
I have the gore tech and the wasatch from fishpond and they are great, same vest but one has a backpack and the other doesnt. Now i use the Umpqua Swift Water Tech vest, I love it. The best thing about it the waist belt that it has.