**Shoulder Harness & Yolk not included. Please add if desired in the dropdown below. If not added, it will not be included.

The Final Rise Sidekick is a modern and mold breaking design, taking your traditional quail/dove/training belt to a whole new level. With 3 adjustment points on the game bag, one per side and at the 2" buckle, being able to load, utilize and leverage the streamline system is as instinctive as shouldering your scattergun. Whether the vest is full of training dummies or small game birds, this ultralight upland vest system can be used with or without the shoulder harness, keeping our mantra of endless adjustability and versatility alive. 

At under 2 lbs you won't even notice it on. Staying true to our ‘Our all function, No Fluff’ approach, Final Rise delivers yet another work horse system. This streamlined vest is truly multi-dimensional from the training grounds and trialing, to the yucca flats of Arizona and Mexico. The Sidekick will meet and exceed the demands of the experienced, or new, ultralight and minimalist upland hunter.

Each system is hand sewn by our team using premium, American made and sourced components and materials.

 System includes:

  • Bird bag w/ Large, Dual zippered, Storage Pocket
  • True Weight-bearing Padded Waist Belt & Lumbar Pad
  • Pair of Water Bottles Holders
  • Pair of 32oz Water Bottles
  • Pair of Zippered Shell Pockets


**Shoulder Harness & Yolk not included. Please add if desired in the dropdown below. If not added, it will not be included.


Color: Ranger / Blaze

  • Ranger / Blaze
  • Ranger / Brown

Waist Size: 22"-27" (SM)

  • 22"-27" (SM)
  • 28"-36" (MD)
  • 37"-43" (LG)
  • 44"-52" (XL)
  • 53"-60" (XXL
**Due to high sales volume, please allow 5-10 business days for orders to ship**

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Love it!

This is a great vest. I use it primarily for field hunt tests, and training and its the perfect minimalist design for those activities. I would not feel under equipped for short early season walks either!

So happy to hear it, Andrew! You nailed exactly what we designed it for and hope the training and field tests have paid off and you guys are getting ready to load the dogs and get after some wild birds. Wishing you tons of success!

Wally R
Perfect so far…

I had been looking for dog training vest for awhile when I came across Final Rise Sidekick Vest System. I spoke with Matt a couple of times and he worked with my special requests without a single issue (exceptional customer service which is rare in todays world). Received the vest a little over a month ago and the fit and design are perfect for my training needs. Plenty of room for all my accessories in a well thought out, ultra light weight design. Will report back with update after I put a few more miles on it.

Thanks so much, Wally! We're always happy to help and and hope the training season was a huge success and you guys are gearing up for an action packed fall. Grateful for your support brother. Safe travels this season.

Darin Theobald
Love the Sidekick

The sidekick is perfect for a big guy like me. I’m using it for training my Lab. Holds my extra bumpers so she doesn’t try to pick them up. Planning to use it for pheasant hunting this fall.

Rey C
Just In Time for the South Texas Dove Season

Just received my Final Rise Sidekick Vest System. Fits Great and look forward to plenty of use this dove season. This ultralight vest system should work very well during in the current South Texas hot temperature conditions.

Thanks so much, Rey! The sidekick is the perfect dove setup and we can't wait to hear how it does for you this fall. Save a few dove poppers for when we're down your way. Stay safe brother.

Alex B
Perfect training bag

I got this bag without the Shoulder Harness & Yolk (so just the waist belt) primarily to use for upland training and have been really pleased with it. I also have an orange Summit vest but wanted something smaller and lower profile for day to day training in the off season. I'll also use this for hunting when I'm close to my truck and doing a shorter hunt. It carries water well and holds enough for my training sessions. It sits really well and I love the customization. I've set it up so I have a pouch on the right for car keys / blanks / etc and then the Final Rise smaller item holders on the left for bear spray and my Garmin. The back pouch pockets keep my first aid kit close by and then I can keep a bird, bumper, or ball in the actual bird bag. I really like that I can correct quickly if I need to but more importantly I can reward quickly with a retrieve too. I also have faith that I'll have support from the company if I run into problems. This bag has made training and bringing the essential items I need with me a lot easier -- if you're looking for a smaller upland bag or a training bag I'd recommend this with no hesitation.

Super happy to hear the Sidekick has worked out awesome for you, Alex! Hope the training season was a success and y'all are gearing up for a successful fall. Stay safe and shoot straight!

Redefining Comfort and Function in the Uplands

The Final Rise Sidekick is the latest and most innovative Ultralight Vest design on the market. With a desire to deliver quality and life long lasting upland gear, FINAL RISE set out to raise the bar and create a premium upland strap vest utilizing the latest advances in materials, components and design.

What separates the FINAL RISE System from other Strap Vests on the Market?

WEIGHT - 3 lbs lighter than other Strap Vests

The old saying goes, ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain. The older I get, the more that saying rings true! It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting chukar, prairie chickens or thick grouse cover, weight matters. At just just under 2 lbs, empty, our vest, as a complete system, is on average 2-3 lbs lighter than anything else available without jeopardizing the quality and lifetime value of the product. What does 2 lbs really mean though? It means you can carry almost a full extra liter of water BEFORE your vest weighs as much as another when it’s empty. 

The FINAL RISE Legacy delivers a true, minimalist platform, without jeopardizing  comfort or function in the field.


There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to any hunting gear.. We have our style, our way and once we find something we like, and works, it’s hard to switch it up. Trust us, we get it. We’re just like you. 

Because we understand the need to create a system that functions perfectly for your needs, the Legacy vest is the perfect platform that includes all the essential parts you’ll need.

WAIST BELT - True Weight Bearing for Comfort & Balance

The foundation of any strap vest should be the waist belt. That is afterall the theory behind a strap vest, as the shoulder straps are the most minimal part of the system and that the waist belt should hold the weight, balance the bag front to back and deliver comfort. Without a proper fitting waist belt that is truly weight bearing, the design is mute. Our contoured hip hugging waist belt provides unmatched comfort all while holding  your system rock steady.

SHOULDER STRAPS - Streamline and Unobstructive

If there’s one thing you shoulder straps should NEVER do, it’s impede proper gun mount. Mount the gun wrong and it’s an ice cube's chance in hell you’ll kock a few birds down out of the covey you just hiked 5 miles to find. The FINAL RISE shoulder straps are minimal yet functional asset to the vest and when properly adjusted, leave your shoulder clear for an easy mount. 

Additionally, each shoulder strap has 2 rows of horizontal webbing that ride just above the semi-tacky material that sits on the front of the vest, just above the sternum strap. Perfect for hanging handhelds and other accessories that you like to keep on your chest and at the ready at all times. 

SHELL POCKETS - Simple and Functional

If there’s one part of your vest that gets used, it’s the shell pockets. In and out, in and out, shoot, reload.. Repeat 10000000’s of times. 

The Sidekick shell pockets are the minimal, everything you need, nothing you don't, zippered pouch. The pockets allow minimal weight within them to act as a counter balance to any birds or heavier essentials that make it way into your bag. Super easy to access, super easy to use.

Our pockets are both large enough for gloved hands. Shell Pockets are also a great storage compartment when balancing the vest and fits a full sized camera when a reasonably sized lens.


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