Final Rise Awarded Best Vest of 2023

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FINAL RISE Awarded Best Upland Vest of 2023

Final Rise is proud and pleased to celebrate being awarded the ‘2023 Editors Choice Award’ from Outdoor Life.

"The top performers in our rigorous test protocols earn the right to wear the Editor's Choice badge," says Outdoor Life Gear Editor Scott Einsmann. "To receive the coveted award a product must be innovative, provide value to the user, and be the best new product in its category. From accurate rifles to crisp binoculars to sensitive rods, our Editor's Choice winners represent the elite outdoor products we test each year." 

Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life Editor-In-Chief, who tested our gear over the course of a season, shared - “Final Rise is a Utah-based company and a relative newcomer to the upland bird hunting market. Their vest’s name, the Summit, hints at the company’s spirit. Their gear was designed for hunting high-country chukars and mountain grouse. But this vest works equally well while tromping through cattail sloughs in South Dakota or busting through popple stands for grouse in Minnesota. The Summit is my editor’s choice winner because it has a minimalist style and fit while also offering all the space and support required to load up heavy for a full day of hunting.” 

Final Rise Summit Vest with Blue Grouse and a GSP, 550 Garmin Pro

Features such as our custom tailor fitting adjustments, sleek and slender shoulder harness to not impede gun mount, emergency dog carrier design and the overall quality American Made hand-sewn construction were highlighted in Alex’s article. 

4 years ago when we started sewing our own vests in the corner of our kitchen, we never would have dreamt we’d be where we are today. That said, a good company is only as good as the people that support it and we want to thank each and every one of you who has used, enjoyed and trusted our gear in the field. We are so thankful. 



Wishing all of you a safe, successful and action packed fall behind your dogs. Thank you for helping us reach this incredible milestone in our small business and we can’t wait to see where the coming years take us. 

God Bless and Good Hunting,

Matt Davis // Founder

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