Why Hunt Redi?
We remain a small business (more bird dogs than dudes...by quite a few). As a result, we use our own gear, field test each idea, pack your shipments, generate our own marketing content, answer questions, and do our best to provide each customer with a small business experience.
Hunt Redi is not our career, we both still have day jobs, but it does reflect our passion for outdoor pursuits and desire for gear that makes each trip into the field a bit more comfortable, efficient, and efforts effective. Our commitment to certain values, our families, and our personal time in the outdoors will likely ensure we remain a small business...and that's ok with us.
We look forward to seeing you in the wild places, until then, keep following the hunter with the longest nose and always, stay #huntredi
What makes Hunt Redi gear different?
Through innovative technologies leveraged from our strategic partnership with FirstSpear, LLC, miles of abuse in the field, and a passion for the pursuit, we believe you'll find our gear is Reliable Equipment Driving Inspiration (REDI) in the Uplands.
You can also learn more at Hunt Redi YouTube and let us know if you have any questions along the way.
- Configuration is Key - simply put, our platform provides the extreme versatility of FirstSpear's 6/12 attachment system which is leveraged on our belt and game pouch. As a result, you can build out your vest the way you hunt and ensure it meets your personal preferences. Additionally, you'll be able to swap pockets/pouches/accessories across our entire suite of products (i.e. more coming down the pipe).
- Comfort is Critical - a belt built for comfort with serious padding and a lumbar pad for lower back support provides the foundation for even weight distribution and reduced fatigue. Combined with a yoke designed to stabilize the load while not inhibiting gun placement, you'll be set for long days chasing birds regardless of your pursuit.
- Ultralight Durability - materials that are literally proven on battlefields around the globe ensure our gear will hold up to any cover and terrain you may encounter during your upland pursuits. Our average configurations weigh in under 3.5 pounds for gear that's as tough as our bird dogs and light as the feathers we carry.
Our gear is sourced and handcrafted in the USA, down to the thread. We are committed to providing quality products, innovative solutions, and a focus on customer service to the upland community. We completely understand there are numerous options, many of which are made offshore, sold in big box stores, and are simply cheaper to purchase. We've tried many of them and were not satisfied with the results, you'll find our products are built with superior materials, have serious thought invested in usability, and are designed with those "little touches" to enable your journey in the field.
Do you haver gear in stock?
We will have limited quantities available each season (small and personally financed business realities). If it's in stock on the website, we have it. If not, we will work to replenish stock but can't guarantee timelines.
We don't have waiting lists or pre-order queues to ensure expectations are clearly set and managed to the best of our abilities.
What are your lead times from order to shipping?
During the hunting season (September-February), we ship batches out twice a week via USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground which equates to a 3-5 business day shipping timeframe. As a result, orders are typically received relatively quickly from the order submission to receipt.
During the off season, orders are typically batched and shipped weekly.
PLEASE NOTE: we are passionate hunters as well and Hunt Redi remains a very small business. As a result, there are periods during the hunting season that we will simply be in the field and lead times may change. If that's the case, we will have a banner at the top of the the website providing details regarding the delays that should be expected.
How do I determine the right size for me?
(Video: Jerrod is 6' tall, 215lbs / 36" waist wearing a regular belt & regular harness)
To provide the broadest range of sizing and ensure gear for ALL upland inspired hunters, we offer both belt and harness sizing. Below is the summary but please visit our Sizing page for more details.
- Belt Sizing:
- Small Belt (30”-34”)
- Regular Belt (34”-38”)
- Large Belt (38”-44")
- XL Belt (44"+)
- NOTE: sizes are our minimum waist recommendations for reasonable use and comfort in the field. Each size belt actually adjust out to approximately 60" to meet the needs of most hunters.
- Harness Sizing: we provide a Regular & Tall options here, we recommend individuals with a torso measurement of 20" and under selecting the Regular size and 21"+ going with the Tall size
Ultimately, sizing does remain a bit of personal preference so we will provide our recommendations and offer additional details to help you make the most informed decision to meet your unique needs in the field. If you have ANY questions, please reach out and if you receive a vest that doesn't fit, we're committed to making it right.
How do pockets / pouches attach to your vest?
Hunt Redi gear leverages the patented 6/12™ Modular Pocket Technology platform created by FirstSpear®. The key design revolves around laser cut precision attachment points and interlocking "tabs" which secure via military grade hook-and-loop fabric.
A few tips from the Hunt Redi Crew!
- Lay the belt flat on a table, tailgate, or other relatively smooth surface. This will reduce "tension" on the belt and increase accessibility to the laser cut columns.
- Velcro and similar materials are made from a "hook" material attaching to a "loop" material. Accessories leveraging the 6/12 pocket technology are most easily attached by pinching (to close the "hook" material) the tab and inserting through the laser fused cuts.
- Once inserted, the tab is facing a "loop" material on the inside of the belt system. Simply use your finger to flatten the tab before pressing the loop fabric down on the tab. This secures the tab to the belt and creates an extremely bonded attachment.
- To remove accessories, simply slide a finger between the hook-and-loop material and pull the tab backwards through the laser fused cuts (while leaving the finger in place to ensure it doesn't re-attach).
Key benefits of the platform include no shifting of attachments, weight reduction vs traditional MOLLE/PALS systems, and extreme durability in the field. The system provides significant configuration capabilities with a "sewn on feel" once accessories are attached.
Standard MOLLE / PALS accessories are attached via the traditional method due to backwards compatibility of the FirstSpear platform.
Read more about the technology.
Do you have a military and/or law enforcement discount?
The Hunt Redi Crew is proud to support Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Veterans, Military Spouses, Military Family Members, Law Enforcement, and First Responders. The Hunt Redi Hero Discount is our small way of saying ~ THANK YOU ~ to all the men and women that have sacrificed so much in the line of duty.
Does the Deviate Upland Vest have a hydration bladder pocket?
Given the extreme versatility of our platform, we wanted to provide numerous options to meet your unique personal preferences and needs in the field. There are three primary approaches to hydration bladders on the Deviate Upland Strap vest.
- We mounted two DRings within the game pouch to provide a connection point for clipping in a hydration bladder. This provides a vertical option that sits close to the back for ideal weight distribution.
- A mesh pouch exists within the game pouch along the lumbar belt area that allows for a hydration bladder. This approach provides horizontal placement and improved breathability along the back.
- Tactical MOLLE style hydration pocket/pouch options can be mounted along the outside of the game pouch. This method doesn't sacrifice game pouch area.
Should you have additional questions, please shoot us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org