Best upland bird vest?

lvtuna

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I ordered a Final Rise From Matt. Being made here in USA. Thank You Matt. I checked it out. He sews the Strap vest himself. He is also a hunter. First hand knowledge on what works in the field.
 

ianpadron

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I ran a Final Rise for the last couple months of the season.

Was considering the Q5 Centerfire, Hunt Redi, and Wing Works.

After using the Final Rise, I have zero interest in trying another system as long as Matt is in business.

The vests he builds are very Spartan, but still have everything you need for a loooong day in the hills. Just one of those pieces of gear where you continually have "ah-ha" moments as you're using it, where it becomes obvious that it was put through its paces before going into production.

I ordered the bare bones version with some straps for a jacket, no extra pouches. Never wished I had more space. There are hidden pockets EVERYWHERE.

Typical hunt load out for me and the wild red dog is 2 boxes of shells, shooting gloves, choke tubes, med kit, 2 bottles of water, lunch, miscellaneous dog controllers, and an extra layer or 2.

10/10

Mandatory action shots of the vest:


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30338

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Just got my Final Rise vest in. Tried it on. Seems to be a real good layout. Look forward to Sept to try it out.
 

id_jon

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+1 for the Final Rise
 

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Tbuckus

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question for those with the Final Rise;

where do you put your GPS/shock collar (if you run one)?
I like that Q5 has a pouch on the shoulder strap which would be perfect for my Alpha.
 

ptwysocki

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question for those with the Final Rise;

where do you put your GPS/shock collar (if you run one)?
I like that Q5 has a pouch on the shoulder strap which would be perfect for my Alpha.
#finalrise has a heck of a following...run through some of those posts and youll see plenty of guys run shoulder gps setups. If you look at the strap it has a lateral strap running just above the sternum -- ideal for a gps setup.

personally, I run it off a carabiner clipped to the D ring next to the pockets. Pockets are far enough back where you don't have it slapping off your tight as you hike.

nice thing is it's molle -- so if you find another pocket it'll likely attach just fine. For example, Pyke just put out a alpha specific attachment for molle vest belts. Would work with the final rise no problem...and looks to be a pretty slick piece of gear.
 

AncientHistory

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I’ve had a strap vest from Cabelas for over 20 years. It was great for grouse hunting in SW Virginia when there were birds to be found. It works good for rabbit hunting now.
 
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