After 4 shoulder surgeries, the front-loading game functionality is my FAVORITE feature! The whole vest rides well and is extremely comfortable for those long days in the field.
Thanks Jake & Kristen!!
It is very high quality.
This is a very well made vest, offering a lot of space for all your gear and downed birds and the hydration pocket is a huge plus for those long hunts. The vest is highly adjustable and I saw no negatives during my first hunt with it.
Order after the season. Seems it is going to take a few trips afield to get all of the finer details worked out. Built from quality materials seems super durable.
This vest is well made. Game pouch is plenty big and the load is born on the hips well so your shoulders don’t get fatigued after long days in the field.
The Chief Upland modular vest is Awesome!! Very comfortable to wear while walking for pheasants! Holds weight very well!
Comfortable, Adjustable pockets are a huge plus.
Absolutely fantastic bird hunting vest. Rugged and yet lightweight(which is huge to me), highly functional and infinitely adjustable for different body types- I am 5:11 and 145 lbs and I have it dialed in to where it fits perfect. The water bladder is positioned high on the vest so it doesn’t slap against your butt as you are walking when it is full, as some other vests that I own do. Being able to drop the wide weight bearing portion of the vest down around your hips and cinching both hip level straps tight, allows your hips to take the brunt of the load and not your shoulders- a real big deal on long distance hunts. The two top straps when fastened and cinched snug make the vest even more stable, especially when starting your hunt with a full water bladder…although I usually just use the bottom one and leave the top strap disconnected. I have found that if you want to go ultra light, you can take the molle accessories off and just drop some shells, phone, keys, etc. into the sides of the wrap around game bag and head out…works great that way as well and there is less things to get hung up in the really thick cover. Thanks Chief Upland!
This is a high quality vest. The fit and finish is very good. There are a lot of adjustments, so it can properly fit almost anyone. I did used this vest this hunting season and so far I am very satisfied.
Recieved my Chief Upland Vest for Christmas and was able to take it out the next day for some winter pheasant hunting in Minnesota. Only one bird was flushed. This could be due to the 10 inches of snow that we had the previous week. I spent a fair amount of time walking through knee-deep snow.
I still need to spend some time adjusting and fine-tuning the fit, but for an initial outing, it performed great! I love the way the vest rides with the weight evenly distributed on the hips. It's very comfortable! Jake, you did a great job designing this! (I'm 6'2" / 220 and ordered the regular size)
All in all, love the vest and am already purchasing the electronics pouch!
Great vest. Im able to add a tourniquet, which I feel is valuable. Plenty of storage in pouches for different shot sizes. I love that I can add a camel pack for extra water. It will take a few uses to find where straps fit you best, dont get frustrated.
Jake and Chief crew are focused on their product and customer. The service experience was painless. Its always a worry when buying off the internet and not being able to hold the product, you wont find that with Chief Upland
Got out on a hunt with my new vest. Man oh man!!! Where has it been my whole life?!?! I put in 6 miles today over four hours and the vest performed amazing. Held all my gear for my pup and I, and my layers that I shed as the day warmed up. I look forward to spreading the word! Can’t wait to use it again soon!
This is a wonderful vest and very comfortable. I love it but I don’t know how I am supposed to get the lowest strap in the upper channel for somebody like me who is 5‘7“ tall. Other than that I highly recommend this vest
Gotta say today was my first hunt with my xl vest and I'm fully sold. Carried 2l of water, shells, and a rooster for 3.5 miles and didn't even know it was there. The weight distribution through the different straps and everything is amazing!
Im 5'4", 112# and have worn oversized, uncomfortable and clumsy hunting jackets and vests all my hunting career. My husband bought me my Chief vest for Christmas 2021 and i love it! cant say enough about how wonderful it is to have a vest that fits and is comfortable. It supported my back and i was able to hunt all day with out back issues. I put a water bladder in it, no more awkward water bottels bouncing around and the weight was evenly distributed. I was able to keep my dog sufficiently hydrated for the first time (75 degree weather). Thank you for keeping the petite hunter in mind when you designed your vest.
When I received my vest ,thanks to your very fair offer, I immediately put it on, adjusted the location of the shell carrier,added the water bottle carrier and electronics pouch and I was ready to go! First hunt it performed flawlessly. Couldn't be happier. Thanks for a great product and customer service.
This vest is amazing right out of the box. Looks great and feels even better. Once I got it adjusted the way I liked it there was no question. Customer service with this company is top notch. Thanks Jake!
Hands down the best vest made, quality in every aspect, versatility as you need and fantastic personal service
It very comfortable easy to get birds in shell bag is accessible .
We had a good day and were able to test how the vest handles a limit of grouse! Worked great. Still tweaking things a bit on each outing. No backaches anymore and getting better each trip afield!
This vest system is exactly what I was looking for. Molle attachments allow complete customization and I can put what I want where I want it. I hunt the southwest where there’s little natural water sources and I am able to carry plenty for me and my dog. Worth every penny! Quality is top notch. Looking forward to many years using this vest.
Vest is comfortable and serves its purpose well.
It is definitely all it says it is. Phenomenal vest with good ergonomics. But if you're an xl guy, go with the bigger size.
Overall first impressions are very good. I hunted with two buddies last weekend...one had an Alps the other a Tenzing vest so it made for a good comparison. I went with the Upland over the Alps because I liked the customization features. My buddy with the Alps really liked the gun rest feature so it made me wonder if the Upland could accommodate something like that in the future. I purchased the vest, ammo box and electronics pouch. I was surprized to see that the vest came with a ammo pouch...not mad at now having two but would have been nice to have that info as part of the vest description. I gave the 4 star rating due to the vest not fitting quite as well as I would like...Im a small dude at 5'7", 130lbs, 30" waist. The waist belt was too large to sinch down. In order to make it fit I had to slip the main buckle out of one of the two straps that hold the belt. It has a slight effect on how well the vest clings to my belly (or lack thereof) but not a huge deal overall. This won't be an issue in cold weather while wearing layers but most of my use is during Colorado grouse season in Sept which is usually tshirt weather. Overall, love the comfort and function!
After doing countless hours of research on an upland vest, I knew yours was the best but I didn’t know it was this good! This is worth every penny! It is over engineered and I love that. Your customer service is another reason I was glad I chose your product! Keep up the good work!!
The initial impression was very good, my son who was just back from basic thought of it as military grade. I look forward to testing out this fall.
This vest is very comfortable. It fits very well and is doesn’t strain on your back like other vests do. It is built with breathable material and has many options for add on’s. My personal favorite is the spot on the vest for your dog controller.
Fits well, and performs as needed.
Vest is by far the most comfortable upland hunting vest I own (I have many). Wearing it feels like a custom fit. Molle attachments are very adaptive. My only suggestion would be a slightly larger back storage with 2 plus zipper pouches. I wish I could be a minimalist but when you get deep into the woods or far from your truck, I like having most of what I'll need on my person.
Me being a big guy the 2xl vest fits amazing. The comfort and the relief off my shoulders is one of my favorite features of this vest. I also know it will carry a load of birds as well
This has been one of the best customer service experiences of my life. Just like the quality of the vest, they have gone above and beyond what is necessary to make me a lifelong advocate. You will not be disappointed!
Ready for the 2022 season! For years I’ve hunted with gear and vests that were made “one size fits all” and all was usually a man much larger than me. After years of searching and trials I found Chief Upland. The customization offered and price point made the upland vest a great option. Now that I’ve taken it to the range and adjusted the fit, I can not wait to get some birds in the bag!
Thank you for your excellent customer service! My husband loves the vest and we can't wait to try some accessories as well.
I ordered my Chief Upland vest at Pheasant Fest and received it in short order. The youtube video was a great help in dialing in my vest. The vest is light, fits like a glove, and not sloppy like other vests I’ve owned. Love that you can outfit the vest to your liking. Customer service second to none. Can’t wait to hit the field this fall! Thanks Chief Upland.
Best vest I’ve ever owned very comfortable
A lot of thought went into the design and manufacturing of the vest. I was able to adjust it for any hunt or training session no matter how much or how little extra gear I carried. The ammo pouches worked flawlessly with 12, 20, and 28 gauge shells and the game pouch is one of the best designed for ease of access and secure extra space. When weighted down with equipment the waist belt and all the adjustments worked in unison for a long day. Most importantly for me was the fact that the straps do not get in the way of the gun mount. Great job making this vest and also making it in the USA. Tennessee hunter
Love this vest! Best most comfortable vest I've ever worn. Get the adjustments right and it's like you have nothing on at all. All the diferent features, pouches, material quality and adjustability are second to none. Highly recommend this vest system
Received this vest after chukar season closed, but took it out once on a scouting mission. I am 5' 11", 170 lbs. Fit was very nice and comfortable. I love the ability to customize and adjust, and I needed to move the water bottle pocket further forward due to some difficult reaching it in the far back. It was fine after the relocation, but that is the beauty of this vest - some may like the water bottle further back. The cell phone pocket fit my large iPhone well, and as it started to snow on me, I zipped up the pocket for a water resistant seal.
I cannot comment on placing birds in the vest or carrying shells yet, but I am confident that placing the padding on the shoulders, just above where a gun would mount, will help with the heavier loads without interfering with mounting the gun.
Bought the vest after hunting season, so I haven't tried it out yet. However, love the way it fits and the total utility of it. Had to switch a few thing up and Jake along with his crew were extremely resonsive, attentative and great to work with!
Awesome, super flexible vest!!
Great vest, extremely comfortable and versatile with options.
Thanks for the follow up and all of the customer support. I love all of the fit options and adjustments on this vest. I am 6'5", 250 lbs. I am able to fit this vest to ride well and be very comfortable. I have only had two short hunts late in the season. I am constantly re-configuring the vest and all of the accessories every time I use it. I am excited to wear it for some all day hunts next season.
Thanks again for your support.
Bought my the first vet during the original pre-order and it's been amazing. Got the second one as I put on a few pounds and wanted the larger version. The quality is the best I've had in a vest very versatility and the customization possibilities is unsurpassed. Best things about everything I've gotten from Chief Upland is the quality and the customer communication and service. Top notch! Just buy the vest all ready! You won't regret it! Thx CU!
What an awesome vest! I hunt from the big north woods to the prairies and my vest system allows me to build it to conform to the situation. I run two dogs and sometimes at the same time which requires more water, more first aid and so on. When in the big woods I need something that stays close to the body to eliminate snags and hookups, this vest does that. When on the prairies the birds get bigger so I need a vest that carries more and larger birds along with all the other gear, this vest does just that. Then there are all of the components that Chief makes available so that customization is a breeze. Thank you Jake for a great vest system and all the thought you put into making our days a field better.
This vest is EXTEMELY well made! I can see this vest lasting for many, many years with the durable material it is made of. The fit takes a little getting used to, but once you have it dialed in it fits great. I am 6'5" and 300lbs, and am usually layered up since I use this vest to hunt rabbits in Wisconsin during the winter months. With a little trial and error I was able to get the vest fitted comfortably for my size. But all that being said, the best thing about Chief Upland is by far the customer service. I originally bought the normal vest, which didn't fit me at all. But when the 2XL vest came out, Jake from Chief Upland sent me a brand new 2XL vest at NO CHARGE TO ME! He even told me to keep the original vest I got and give it to someone who may like it! I cannot put into words how amazing the customer service is at Chief Upland and how high quality the product line is!
Love the adjustability
Ordered the Upland Chief Vest last year and the sizing was a little small for this big guy. So when they came out with bigger size, I decided to order it, and it fits perfect. The only draw back is the water pouches are tight, and hard to get water bottle in or out. Other than that, everything is great.
2XL is an awesome fit. Will hold up for years to come. Need pouches for rifle hunting!
Excellent quality and great company! Quick shipping. They even included playing cards, stickers, and a sweet handwritten Thank You card.
I got the vest after rifle season in PA, and couldn't have been happier with it! Looks great, I love all the adjustments and my family just got our first dog so I really cant wait to use this vest for training this winter! Worth the wait 100 percent!!! Every step of the way I got updates telling me about material, and shipping and later dates. Customer service is great, and I'm happy I signed up with the new upland company!!
I’ve used a lot of different pack systems for upland hunting and haven’t found a better system yet. Going to be ordering the 2XL size when they become available
Pheasant hunting is my passion, for me this means many miles through some of the most difficult hunting habitat. Having a vest that can handle rough habitat and rough use, while feeling comfortable to wear in the field for long hours and multiple days is something I thought would never happen. I found Chief Upland, and ordered the vest. Putting on many miles through the field with this vest has been a match made in pheasant heaven. The vest has surpassed my expectations- the fit of the vest is so comfortable (there is no sag or backache from carrying birds), the materials are durable and well made, the customization to carry all the things I want with me (taking things off or adding things depending on what my hunt will look like has been a great feature). I'm appreciative of the efforts Jake and his team put in to get these made and mailed out. Thanks again and happy hunting to everyone!
I'm convinced this is the greatest upland vest on the entire market right now and it is just going to take a short amount of time before more and more of the elite of the sport realize this. I have taken it out and abused it with sage brush, thorn patches, heavy cattails, deep snow, butt slides down snow cliffs. What also amazed me is a loaded down tradition vest carries weight in the back so low and loose that when you have to get over obstacles like jumping creeks/large logs they mess with your center of gravity, where as this system stays snug and allows you to make these jolty movements. Eastern washington is very long stretches of unforgiving terrain and this vest doesn't even show a scratch.
Mule deer in Montana used your vest worked great
Well being a life long bird hunter, former military and a hunting industry professional this vest excited me. I received it a few weeks ago and I can say I was impressed by some thoughtful features. being a molle system is great for adjustability but I like the double chest and waist buckles. Especially the top waist buckle which allows me to shove a bird in and tighten the whole system snug again. I also like the ammo pouches as I can leave the zippers slightly open but the magnetic top close keeps my shells from falling out. This vest has been well thought out and is a winner in my books.
Thanks Chief Upland for a great product!
LOVE THE VEST! I have worn it all summer training and walking with my dog. Just as happy with it during the season. Easy to put game in the pouch, east to clean, versatile, comfortable, adjustable. I added a 1st aid kit that had molle straps and fit perfectly. Will never need another vest. If I ever do I would certainly buy a Chief Upland!
Amazing upland vest! The quality is unmatched and the customer service is even better. The vest removes a ton of weight off your shoulders and places it in the hips and legs. This allows for a lot of weight carried if wanted and little shoulder/body fatigue. The best vest on the market hands down.
Man I'm thinking about doing a video on it. I walked 17 miles today. I didn't even feel I had it on. Thanks for the great vest!!
Got to truly break in the vest this past week on a early season trip to chase sharptail in MT with my 1yo setter (and 4yo border collie mix who likes being afield as well).
I really am loving the product tons. Needed to carry a fair amount of water, and gear given the expansive nature of the terrain and the vest did a great job of allowing me to do that without noticing I was carry so much weight. Great intuition with the product, keep up the great work.
The vest is really awesome for grouse and woodcock hunting. It fits tighter against your sides so it doesn't get snagged on branches and twigs walking through the thick north woods. Normal/traditional vests seem to get caught every time you're pushing through brush but this vest stays very tight against your body. I wish that there wasn't the shell holders on the outside of the shell pouches only because they're velcro and nearly got ripped off but otherwise the vest is fantastic!
To start out, I was looking for a solid vest that wouldn’t ride my neck and shoulders because I have a neck injury that causes headaches. I found the Chief Upland vest and it has been a game changer! I use it for chukar hunting mostly, along with pheasant and grouse hunting. It has proven to be the best investment I have made! It doesn't hurt or pull on my neck so I can stay out longer and go farther! I love that it is fully adjustable and customizable so that it can meet any of your needs! It’s well build and has lasted through all of the harsh elements I went in last season and it’s still ready for more adventures! Hands down my favorite peace of gear!
I just got my new Chief Upland vest and after watching a few reviews on how to put it together I was ready to try it out. I found it of very high quality and strong material. I currently own about 5 other upland vests but none any where near this quality. One of main reasons I made the purchase was to be able to put on the extra parts I would need not the ones the companies wanted me to have and place them where I felt they would serve me best. I also wanted to be able to adjust the vest to fit me. This vest meet all of my requirements and more. I am more than happy with the vest so far. It is July so I haven't had it out on a hunt yet but I can see no reason why it won't be my new go to hunting vest.
Impressed with the construction - very well made.
Happy with the versatility for adding the ammo pouch and a water bottle carrier - as well as room for a water bladder.
Waiting for hunting season to really try it out.
There's a lot to love about this vest. Though a little more substantial than my other strap vest, it is comfortable without feeling bulky and a significant improvement functionally! I love being able to position ammo bags and accessories right where they feel comfortable. The front loading game bag saves me from wrenching out my shoulder when trying to load a bigger bird or from having to remove the vest. The mesh shoulder pouch easily handles my Garmin 550+ controller and allows me to fully user the controller without having to search for it in my vest. I will be putting this thing to good use come the 2021 season opener!
Good service, great product and I recommend it. I hunt with a group of five. We all on this vest.
Dang I wrote the review for the vest under a different component I had ordered for the vest so will try to reiterate what I wrote there. I am 6'3" and 195, so tall and medium build. The various adjustments made it easy to fit my body type. Always a bummer for me. I have no less that 5 vests in my arsenal and all of the slip here or cause pain there. This vest (while not field tested yet) feels awesome. I also run multiple dogs and therefore have tons of dog care items which the vest is allowing for comfortable carry. I will post another review once the hunting season gets here. I am looking forward to the front load game pouch.
Good fit and can’t wait to use it.
Great to eliminate the bulk of my old fashioned vest and reduce the overheating from all the walking involved in a days hunt
This Molle Vest system works great. I have two Waterproof Ammo Pouch, a Waterproof Electronics Pouch, and two water bottle holders that I bought from a third party. The belt system works similar to a backpacking pack where the weight is displaced on your hips to take the load off your shoulders and back. This is great if you are carrying lots of water for dogs.
The Waterproof Ammo Pouch can hold a full box shells without issue, you can literally place the entire box, cardboard and all, into the pouch. The pouch also has 15 shell loops with 3 on the outside and 12 more inside the pouch.
The Waterproof Electronics Pouch can easily hold my phone, a Pixel 3A, inside the zipper. It can also hold my Garmin 550 Pro remote easily, either in the zippered section or the outside pouch.
I already had to Molle water bottle pouches that I attached to this vest which work well. This vest could easily carry 4 Gatorade 1L squeeze bottles on the outer Molle system while still having room for 2 Ammo pouches and that doesn't include having a pouch for a water bladder and a full game bag. The storage space on this vest is really astounding, so if you're running dogs, like I am, you'll have plenty of room for water bottle which are easily accessible.
I have used this vest only during the summer so far for training my dog, but I absolutely love it, and look forward to putting it through the ringer this upcoming season. I chose to throw down the money on one good upland vest that I adapt and rearrange depending on the hunt, and I am so glad I did.
Love the vest so far and will be glad to add the water bottles and tech pouch. Hope they're ready for purchase soon.
Love the way it fits, with all the adjustments.
Love the front loading game bag. Usually had to end up taking my old strap style vest off to load game. Read this same complaint about other vests also. Also, like being able to add pouches or water bottle holders as needed. Great looking and comfortable to wear, as well.
Can't wait to take it to the field this hunting season
Hat's off to your dedication in designing and building such an excellent upland vest! I put my vest through a weekend of Sooty grouse hunting in South East Alaska this past weekend, 26 miles of dense rainforest brush and covered ground from sea level to 2500'. I have had several other vest and hands down the Chief Upland Over/under is the best performer. The dogs did there job and we put birds in the vest on it's first day in the field!
Thank you for bringing such a great product to market. This vest will soon see the mountain tops of S.E Alaska as we will be chasing Ptarmigan amongst the mountain goats.
I am very impressed with the quality of the vest and all of the attachments. I like the way that the vest can be set up to an individuals desire. Obviously I have not had the opportunity to hunt with the vest yet but am looking forward to the fall. I was also impressed with how quickly I received the vest. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a top quality vest .
Great design, super adjustable and customizable, and above all comfortable. Have never found any brid/small game vest that fit 100 percent and blended the right amount of functionality, weight savings and still having a durable build, great for the off season just working with the dogs. Highly recommend this to anyone lookin for a great bird setup
Love my new Chief Upland vest so much I bought one for my hunting partner as a birthday gift. I can not wait to use it this fall. It has all the right adjustments for me to kit it to my body just right.
Looks to be everything I was looking for. The adjustability is amazing. The construction and material looks like it will last.
Jake, I received my vest and all of the accessories that I ordered and everything feels great! I have not used it and probably won’t until this fall, but when I do, I will definitely let you know. I would also like to order the ammo pouch in orange, let me know when you get those in stock again thanks PS delivery was awesome, I was kept abreast of my shipment from the day I ordered to when I received it and got it in a few days, very impressive!!
Love this vest! Had it out twice now and it is wayyy nicer than the old style game vests everyone is used to. Distrubes the weight so much better. Carried 10 chuckar with it this weekend and it felt great! Also love the hydration pouch option!
For anyone hesitant about buying a Chief Upland vest and being tall, don’t be worried - it fits perfect and is fully adjustable as promised. I’m 6’6” tall and was worried that the vest would be way too short for me (like most of the things I buy) and it wasn’t at all, thanks for the great vest!!
This vest system is incredible. Love how it can be customized to fit perfectly. I’m a 6’4” slim build and it’s very difficult to find gear that fits just right. This vest is the answer. I wore it all day and barely knew I was carrying birds, shells, and gear. I also want to comment on the excellent customer service I received. Jake with Chief Upland is as good as it gets. Rushed my order to get to me in time for my hunt. I cannot be happier with my purchase.
Honestly, I was spectacle of this vest at first and didn’t totally understand the concept. Two hunting buddies who’s opinions I really respect turned me on to it and I took a leap of faith and bought one. To say its impressive out of the box is an understatement. For a customizable vest to have this many options yet still have an amazing fit is very impressive. I love how you can strip it down and carry nothing but water and shells for a early Nebraska grouse or quail hunt, or beef it up for a late December North Dakota 10deg pheasant walk if needed. As I get older the weight of the vest needs to be equally distributed and the weight needs to sit mostly on my hips. This vest does both. This vest does need some trial and error and adjustments but I would expect that, so do my dogs, guns and boots. When I had questions about the vest I thought it was pretty cool to have Jake the owner replying to me promptly. If you want to support real hunters making real gear it doesn’t get more homegrown than this. I plan on having and using this vest for years to come. Job well done Chief Upland. Cheers!
Very well thought out vest with great adjustability and versatility. Looks to be made with very high quality materials. Adding the accessories wherever you like is great. Can't wait for fall test this thing! Also the personal customer service is a nice touch! I don't think you'll be disappointed with Chief Upland products!
I received my Chief Upland Vest about a week ago. I spent a bit of time that afternoon “dialing it in” for my next day’s upland hunt. It is an awesome vest! Because of the fully adjustable system, I was able to put all of my components right where I wanted them; didn’t have to re learn where everything was. Jake was totally awesome to work with. He made sure my vest was there the exact day he promised it to be. I can tell by the way this thing is built and the materials used, that it is going to last a long time.
I waited a full season and put in a bunch of days hunting public land birds before writing this review. I am a huge fan of this vest. I put in a ton of miles and had 0 problems or rips. I like that I can add any molly attachment and set it up the way I like it (I added some pliers for thorns on my dog) . The only downside is that it doesn't have enough blaze orange for deer hunting nebraska when I do a fur and feather hunt. I also found the gun rest didn't really work well for me but other than that way better than the half dozen other vests I own.
This vest is everything I was looking for in a upland hunting vest. It’s comfortable and keeps you warm on the cool morning or afternoons. All the accessories are engineered specifically for everything you need in the field. I can’t wait to be able to use it more, this vest rocks!
I received my vest a week ago finally and put it together. I took it to the field three days later.after some in the field adjustments it performed fantastic. After many hours of use it was still comfortable and I wasn't to fatigued.i highly recommend the vest.now for my complaints.when o ordered my vest nowhere did it say 4 to 5 weeks delivery like it does now my vest took 6 weeks to get to me.after a few emails I received one back that didn't address my questions totally.then there was a few more and 2 voice mails that were never answered I received my vest.i give the product a solid 10 and customer service a 2
I have been looking at a new vest for awhile now. I train dogs and guide upland hunts and this is exactly what I was looking for. Great work on providing something better than all the other companies that make upland gear.
Chief Upland has made it to my bottle of my favorite hunting things. Being a Quality Engineer I’m pretty picky about my gear. The Chief Upland Vest is simply amazing, it’s quality built, customizable and carries the weight like it’s not even there. Remarkable design and product, well done!
I used my Chief Upland vest system on a November hunt in South Dakota. It worked great and was very comfortable after hours of hunting. I arranged the pouches in the comfort of my living room, but found I needed to reconfigure them for ease of access in the field. This wasn't a problem - just something to be aware of. Being able shift some of the weight of a vest full of birds to my waist, was a great relief to my shoulders!
This is a great vest and I'm very satisfied.
First grouse season with my new dog and this vest did not disappoint. First off, the craftsmanship is off the charts. Jake’s passion for hunting and for all hunters different body types, wants and needs is definitely shown when you look at the vest’s design. Here is an honest word of caution…but a good one. There is NOT a more customizable vest on the market, so be patient when setting it up for your needs. It will pay off HUGE in the end. Most vests you slip it on and go, this is not one of them. Take the time to put it on, make adjustments, move attachments, and you will not be sorry. I love this vest. I love this company. I will be a part of the Chief Upland community for years to come.
First off let me start by saying I love this vest. You can tell there was so much time and effort put into making this vest just right for everyone and I've put this vest through the thickest cover I can find so far and it holds up great. They really did a great job making this customizable to your specific needs. Definitely a 10/10
Let me start by saying this is the best upland vest on the market. I ordered my vest system with all the attachments this fall in chief uplands first preorder. I took it to the range for some sporting clays to get a feel for it and dial it in to fit my body style before giving it the real test during the South Dakota pheasant season opener. It was super comfortable for the whole week, and held up to everything I threw at it. The magnets on the ammo pouches are super handy. When you're chasing birds that are shooting out of corn rows at 100 mph and need to reload quickly the last thing you want to worry about is ammo falling out or slowing you down. These pouches stay shut when you want them to and open as fast as you need. Great job on recreating the market that needed an update! Thanks Chief Upland!
Very impressed with fit and finish of this vest! There's plenty of other options out there and I have tried on other brands and compared to Chief Upland they feel like a suit made of cardboard! This vest is smooth and refined and with a few buckle pulls it just "fits" Ergonomically designed and tons of smart features, clips in just the right places. You can tell it was designed and built by someone who actually does the field work and knows where you need to reach/grab/move to be efficient and comfortable. No reservations about 5 stars!
I love this vest. Jake put a lot of thought into this vest. There is a lot of adjustments built into this thing. The thing I like the most is the molle system which is great because I can move things around and add things depending on what I am hunting. What really sold me on this is when I was looking at this I had a couple questions and Jake answered every one of them in a very timely manner.