**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
**Please allow up to 1 week for accessories & 2-3 Weeks for Vests due to High Volume of Sale**

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Jeff Johnson
Second to None

Matt - Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy hunting with your Sidekick System. I have never been able to carry enough water for my dog so comfortably until now. Also, last fall I ordered the Legacy game bag for it's dog carrying capabilities, when hunting in snake country, and am happy how easily I can change the game bags out. You have a great product, second to none in my view. - Jeff Johnson

Levi Day
Perfect training solution!

The sidekick is my go to option for training in the offseason. Trimmed down without compromising the comfort and durability. This is a home run!

Best vest in 50 years of hunting!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I received the sidekick system about a month ago and wore it for the first time today. The Arizona opening of dove season. This is the most comfortable, practical vest I have ever worn. I packed in two boxes of shells and two bottles of water with some food and extras. The vest carried so well I didn’t even feel the weight. And I walked over 2 miles in the desert heat to our spot. Carried back a limit of birds too. Best vest system I have worn in my 50 years of bird hunting.

Ben Brettingen
Fantastic Lightweight Training and Hunting Vest!

This vest has been my go-to for quick hunts, dog training, and trialing. If you're planning on running out for a quick hour loop, having a set-up that's lightweight but still has all the necessities is crucial. If you only are running 1 dog or joining in on an upland hunt without a dog, you couldn't pick a better vest system. It's also a fantastic system for the grouse woods when a smaller profile helps you get through the thick stuff more easily.

When it's time for training and trialing season, I swap out the shell pockets for bird pouches and quickly have a system that allows me to carry everything I need without the added weight.

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Robert Poor
A killer early season/warm weather/ training rig.

I have been running the sidekick since it’s introduction. It is built rugged, but unfathomably light and without compromising the amount of gear I can haul. I have had zero issues with it. I run it for over 100 days a year for multiple pursuits. Upland, fishing, and dog training. This is a perfect lighter option for early season hunting, warm weather hunting, dog training, dove season but without comprise. I’ve literally worn the “who’s who” of upland vests and these have beat them all for my requirements. It’s my “go to” when I’m just going to be out for a few hours training or hunting. It also gets the pick in thick woods due to its compactness. But don’t let its size fool you, it will hold a pile of gear and birds. It’s also backed by the best customer service I have encountered. YouTube video placeholder

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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