Vest ONLY. Pouches and seat sold separately or in bundles.
PRE-ORDER ETA: MARCH 15TH, 2024
Each vest purchase also includes a complimentary 1-year NWTF membership! ($35 value)
NOTE: We are only sewing a very limited, exclusive run of these for 2024 and have less than 100 of each size available. Some or all sizes WILL sell out this spring. A vast majority will be pre-sold in our booth at the NWTF Show in Nashville Feb 15-17th. If you can add this to your cart, we still have some pre-orders available. Do not wait on these!
Fresh for 2024, Chief Upland announces its highly anticipated Flydown Collection Turkey Vest System – including an exclusive NWTF Edition that's sure to redefine your turkey hunting experience, and help you create adventures worth sharing.
Crafted in collaboration with Mossy Oak and NWTF, the Flydown Collection boasts the iconic Original Bottomland pattern, complete with an NWTF logo on the shoulder strap. But that's not all – each vest comes bundled with a complimentary 1-year NWTF membership, ensuring a contribution to conservation.
This vest isn't just gear; it's your new secret weapon for tracking down those elusive spring gobblers. Versatility takes center stage as the vest, pouches, and flip-down seat all work together on a military-style MOLLE platform. Choose what suits your hunting style, and switch it up whenever the need strikes.
Equipped with a large game bag, rear backpack storage, and dedicated hydration reservoir storage/routing, these vests are designed for serious hunters. The integrated padding on the upper back ensures comfort when nestled against a tree, giving you an extra edge for those patient and stealthy sits.
With a full range of sizes available, the vest system boasts an innovative seat pad that's not just lightweight and durable, but features multiple clip options. No more awkward twisting behind your back – the seat straps can clip to your front and sides for effortless stowing.
But the new Flydown Collection doesn't stop there. Pouch options abound, catering to everything from ammo and calls to water, electronics, and even your trusty Thermacell. Chief Upland designs gear that goes beyond, crafting systems for the run n' gun hunter and ensuring you're always one step ahead in the turkey woods. This is more than a vest; it's your ticket to an elite hunting experience.
-Mix & match 6+ attachments to hunt YOUR way (MOLLE system)
-Extremely durable waterproof/briarproof 1000D CORDURA®
-Ultralight- 2.6 lbs (S/M)
-Highly adjustable fit across the waist, chest, and shoulders.
-Designed to fit both men and women, and is ambidextrous.
-Expandable game bag for big gobblers and decoys.
-Additional gusseted backpack storage (in addition to dedicated hydration reservoir pouch).
-Ergonomically distributes weight to your hips for all-day comfort, taking strain off of your neck/shoulders/back.
MAIN DIFFERENCES FROM OUR OTHER OVER/UNDER VEST MODELS:
1) Left shoulder strap features a column of lasercut MOLLE/PALS system slots (instead of stretch mesh pouch). Mainly since you won't often carry electronics remotes, and now you can attach an electronics pouch or diaphragm pouch here for turkey hunting.
2) Two zippered pockets (one each side) inside game bag on hips. An ideal spot to carry small items securely (keys, mouth calls etc).
3) Shoulder straps have sewn-in webbing receivers for ideal attachment when stowing the flip-down seat. The seat straps can clip into these receivers (or anywhere else on the vest that's comfortable).
4) Rear upper back has a hypalon tab that has two additional pin holes for attaching back tags (for states that still require them). This hypalon tab can also be a receiver for the classic-style seat strap/clip attachment, or for attaching a rear jacket cinch-strap/lashing.
Your navel is typically the most critical measurement for ideal ergonomics and load-carrying. However, we've dialed in the fitment so precisely, and added so much fine-tuned adjustability, that we've made it easy enough that you can simply order based on your T-shirt size.
Small/Medium - Measurement at navel (not waist size) of under 39"
Large/XL - Measurement at navel (not waist size) of 39" to 44"
2XL & Up - Measurement at navel (not waist size) of 45" and up
If you're still unsure which size is best for you, please email us with your navel measurement (at belly button, not pant waist) and T-shirt size. We will be happy to help get you dialed in.
Please note for Pre-Orders made using Shop Pay Installments (Affirm): If you finance your purchase with Affirm, your first payment is due approximately two weeks after your purchase is finalized. Please note that due to extended delivery times, your loan payment(s) may be due before you receive your purchase.