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. 

 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 Velcro Shell Pockets


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

Choose your bottle holder & bottle size

Would you like to add a custom embroidery to your vest for $35?

**Due to high sales volume, please allow 2-3 day business days for accessories and 10-15 business days for vest orders to ship**

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 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.

Great lightweight vest

lightweight and well-built - perfect for training and will be great for hot dove hunts

Thank you Henry! Folks love to run these on dove hunts, they've got the perfect amount of storage space without sacrificing the lightweight nature of the vest. Be sure to let us know how it performs for you!

Michael Siegel

Perfect for my use, training. Well made, light weight and carried enough water for the warmer weather.

Hey Michael,

The Sidekick vest system is a geat tool to have when the weathers warm and carrying water is essential to a good training session.
Being able to carry enough water in the feild and still cut down on size is a huge bonus!

Thank you so much for your review and support!


Can't wait until sharptail opener, but for now the Sidekick works great on our morning walks, usually 2-5 human miles, I carry all my hunting gear minus the LC Smith and shells. I wish someone would have come up with this design 40 years ago, would have made life a lot better. Spend the money, you won't regret it!

Hey Robert!

Thank you so much for the kind words! They mean the world us!

We sure love the design of the Sidekick because it applys so easily to so many uses! Which makes it great for long walks! Or short walks.
and even a dog training session in the morning.
No matter the activity the Minimal design of the Sidekick works great!

Thank you so much for your support and cant wait to see some pics on social media this Fall!

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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