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Top 6 Upland Bird Hunting Products from Pheasant Fest 2022

From sporty strap vests to high-performance pants and rugged outerwear, check out these game-changing, gotta-have garments and gear.

Top 6 Upland Bird Hunting Products from Pheasant Fest 2022

In case you missed the show, here are our top picked products for upland bird hunters from Pheasant Fest 2022.

Pyke Gear – Dakota Upland Brush Pant

Pyke Gear Dakota Upland Brush Pant
Pyke Gear Dakota Upland Brush Pant

Looking for an upland pant that is comfortable, waterproof, durable, and actually looks good? Look no farther than Pyke Gear’s brand-new Dakota Pant. Made of tough and stretchable featherlight, waterproof nylon, this quick-drying pant is both breathable and briar-proof, bringing all the qualities you need and nothing you don’t. Responding to customer feedback, the Dakota Pant provides protection higher up the thigh and they’ve added a second rear zippered pocket for securable storage. The Dakota Pant crushes the comfort factor and features articulated knees, gusseted crotch, and an elastic stretch waist band. Exceeding the demands of dedicated bird hunters, Pyke Gear continues to deliver durable and desirable products that are designed to withstand all of the best and worst days of wingshooting.

$269.95 | pykegear.com

Final Rise – Sidekick Vest System

Final Rise Sidekick System
Final Rise Sidekick System

New for ’22 and just in time for the spring training season, the brand-new super light Sidekick system stands out as a training, trial, or quail/dove belt, and is now the most lightweight, scaled down component in the preeminent Final Rise lineup. Utilizing the same back-saving, weight-bearing padded waistbelt from their revered strap vests, users have the option to wear the Sidekick with or without the shoulder harness from their Summit or Legacy vest. This new addition also features a smaller game pouch for bumpers and smaller birds, a big adjustable back pocket, shorter side pockets, and is hydration-compatible. A live bird pouch and a variety of additional attachments are sold separately. The Sidekick is available in orange and coyote brown and sold with or without a shoulder harness. Diversify your adventures and grab the most value from your Final Rise gear in their plug and play, fully customizable, systems-based approach. Each Final Rise product is proudly hand sewn using premium, American made and sourced materials.

$170 | finalrise.com

Orvis – ToughShell System

Orvis ToughShell System
Orvis ToughShell System

The ToughShell system from Orvis will make you feel like you’re wearing a featherlight suit of armor. This jacket and pant system is the perfect balance of performance and protection. The no-worry wind and waterproof fabric is lightweight, quick-drying, and breathable to keep you hunting through the worst of conditions. Engineered to keep you moving freely, the jacket and pants feature stretchable ballistic nylon with heat vents, a gusseted crotch, articulated elbows, and reinforced panels to prevent punctures and tears. Plentiful pockets are perfectly placed right where you need them with zippered or magnetic closures to keep your belongings secure. Push past the punishing conditions and let the ToughShell system take you further.

$379 Jacket, $249 Pants | orvis.com


Hunt REDI – Elevate Vest System

Hunt REDI Elevate Vest
Hunt REDI Elevate Vest

The newly launched Elevate Vest system balances storage capacity with efficiency in a scaled down version of the ever-popular Deviate Vest System. Utilizing the same platform and technology, Hunt REDI has create a streamlined, ultra-light, and extremely durable strap vest for the specific way that you like to hunt. The Elevate system offers the same level of configurability, with a stripped down back panel and integrated water bottle holders, as well as the same waist belt and yoke, all in a very light and comfortable vest. Choose your belt and shoulder harness sizes to optimize your individual fit and form. Elevate your hunt by choosing one of the three pouch-package options and stay upland inspired as you breakthrough the boundaries of your upland pursuits.

$275 | huntredi.com

Tom Beckbe – Tensaw Jacket

Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket
Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket

Designed to keep briars and brambles at bay in the field while being staunchly stylish in the city, the 8-ounce waved cotton Tensaw jacket is loaded with rugged functionality complimented by a bold and distinguished character. Like any other work of fine handicraft, this jacket only gets better with time the more you wear it. The premium coat is rounded out with a Bedform corduroy-lined stand-up collar, storm flap, Alabama red clay-inspired cotton interior liner, and Napoleon pocket to safeguard your phone, keys, and other valuables. Aesthetics aside, the Tensaw delivers a full range of field functionality through gusseted back flaps that allow for complete range of motion when swinging a shotgun, snap buckles that keep the large front pockets open for quick reloading on busted coveys, as well as handwarmer and lower side pockets. This coat is made to hunt, all while maintaining a dignified field-to-city look. Find your perfect fit with sizes ranging from small to XXL tall in a trio of attractive colors including rye brown, tobacco, and hardwood, along with a Tensaw ES for milder climates.

$495 | tombeckbe.com

Chief Upland – Over/Under Vest System

Chief Upland Over/Under Vest
Chief Upland Over/Under Vest

If customization and extreme versatility are your game, Chief Upland is the name. Constructed of 1,000 Denier CORDURA waterproof fabric, the Over/Under Vest is made to take a beating from the brush and briars, as well as rain and snow. MOLLE/PALS compatible panels line the hip belt to easily attach the accessories you need most (attachments sold separately). Choose between ammo pouches, water bottle holder, a waterproof electronic pouch, or even a gun stock rest to outfit yourself the way you want. Unlike others on the market, the Over/Under Vest features a built-in vertical hydration bladder pouch with three hanging clips to hold up to a 2-liter bladder. Built for your pursuit, this unique vest offers a one-of-a-kind front-loading game bag that expands its carrying capacity for those full-limit hunts. The innovative Over/Under Vest is now available in four color schemes: full blaze, blaze/olive, blaze/coyote, or earth tone in sizes ranging from S to 2XL+.

$189 (vest only) | chiefupland.com


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