Redefining Comfort and Function in the Uplands
The Final Rise Summit XT System is the latest and most innovative Strap Vest design on the market. With a desire to deliver quality and a lifetime value in upland gear, FINAL RISE set out to raise the bar and create a premium upland strap vest utilizing the latest advancements in materials, components and design.
What separates the FINAL RISE System from other Strap Vests on the Market? It’s a long list..
WEIGHT - 1.5 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 a mere 3.20 lbs, our vest is on average 1.5 lbs lighter than anything else available without jeopardizing the quality and lifetime value of the product. What does 1.5 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 System delivers all the carrying capacity, comfort and none of the bulk at a fraction of the weight.
MODULARITY & CUSTOMIZABLE LAYOUT - Your Vest. Your Way.
There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to any hunting gear - especially picky Uplanders like ourselves. 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 FINAL RISE vest is the perfect platform that includes all the essential parts you’ll need, but gives you a foundation to add additional pockets, accessories or whatever your mind can think up. How? PALs, or MOLLE, webbing.
Throughout each part of the vest you’ll notice there is horizontal webbing. This is referred to as PALs or MOLLE webbing. It’s a 1” mil-spec webbing that allows for endless accessory options . From the waist belt to the shoulder straps, sides of the bird bag and even the exterior of the shell pockets, there’s a spot to add what you want, where you want it. Don’t need it? Don’t use it. Need it? Give ‘er hell! It’s a simple, straightforward and easy way to build YOUR kit, YOUR way. It doesn't get any better.
WAIST BELT - True Weight Bearing for Comfort & Balance
The foundation of any strap vest is the waist belt. The theory behind a strap vest, as the shoulder straps are the most minimal part of the system, is 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 holds your system rock steady like a well trained dog on point.
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 knock a few birds down out of the covey you just hiked 5 miles to find. The FINAL RISE shoulder straps are a minimal, non-padded, functional asset to the vest and when properly adjusted, leave your shoulder clear for an easy mount. No more blaming the vest when you whiff a bird.. Maybe point the finger at your shell choice next?
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.
Last and certainly not least, each shoulder strap adjusts in 3 locations to allow the PERFECT fit. There is no other vest, backpack or gear item on the market with this feature. By allowing adjustment at the bottom of the strap, where it connects to the waist belt, the middle of the strap to cinch them tighter to your body, and at the rear of the shoulder straps, where it attaches to the bird bag and allows for proper torso length, you can dial in your vest so that it sits at the optimum position and ensures a comfortable and properly balanced system.
SHELL POCKETS - Magnetic Closure & Handheld Loops
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.
Our Summit XT shell pockets offers the culmination of what we believe to be the most intuitive and user friendly design possible. Leveraging magnetic closure, for easy open and no-look closing, the Summit XT pockets are as good as it gets. We've also added webbing attachment points to the front and rear of the pocket, allowing you to clip your handheld, a radio or any other attachment you'd like for easy carrying and readily available access. Slap on one of our handheld pouches or bear spray pouches to have them always at the ready.
Our pockets are both large enough for gloved hands and offer an external zipper pocket that’s perfect for cell phones, wallets, keys and even tucking a tethered handheld into, if you prefer to not wear it on your chest. Shell Pockets are also a great storage compartment when balancing the vest.
BUILT IN DOG CARRIER - A lifeline when emergency strikes
The reality is that the gear we use and carry is mostly for our dogs. Water, first aid kits, multi-tools and more.. all to ensure we're prepared for when 'crap' happens.
During the design and testing phases, it was critical for us to construct the vest so that it could carry a heavy load, in case a dog became injured. By designing the way our game bag closed and connected to the shoulder harness, we created an innovative way to open the bag, place the torso/mid section of the dog between the panels and then simply close the bag, connect to the harness and hustle back to the truck.
Not having to leave your gun or gear afield in a mad dash and securely carrying the dog to receive aid can make a less than ideal day afield, better.