How are you dealing with the current coronavirus pandemic?
The current situation with COVID-19 is impacting a tremendous number of business, processes, and operations around our country. While we are working with our partners to reduce the interruption and limit the impact to our customers, there are simply too many unknowns at this point in time to be able to make predictions or commitments. We will keep all of our customers updated should we have to modify any of our timelines or plans for Hunt Redi's inventory / shipping strategies. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated but most importantly, please stay safe and be mindful of those at high risk.
What can I expect during the pre-order phase?
Gear ordered during this phase will ship within 8-10 weeks from our receipt of the order. While we've been humbled by the response (and a bit overwhelmed!), we've been able to beat that time frame for all customer orders to date.
NOTE: all vest pre-orders received prior to June 1st will receive a thank you from the Hunt Redi Crew.
When can I get some Hunt Redi casual wear?
Apparel is in stock and shipping as orders are received.
When will you switch to a traditional in-stock sales model?
We are targeting to have filled all pre-orders and have inventory in stock for traditional ordering by mid-late summer in preparation for hunting season. As we head into our first hunting season, we'll do our very best to maintain inventory but we are doing some serious estimation exercises regarding demand. If you really want to hit the uplands in a Deviate Upland Vest, we encourage you submit an order sooner vs later.
How do I determine the right size for me?
Ultimately, sizing does remain a bit of personal preference so we will provide our recommendations and attempt to provide additional details to help you make the most educated decision.
- It all starts with the belt, it's the foundation to evenly distribute weight on along the hunter's core and relieve stress from the back and shoulders. We added ample padding and additional lumbar support as well for increased comfort.
- Our belt sizes are listed in the specs section of the Deviate Upland Vest. The sizes listed are our recommendations for the minimum waist for reasonable use and comfort in the field.
- Assuming your waist exceeds the minimum recommended size, each belt size contains additional webbing that can be extended to accommodate a wide range of sizes and this is where personal preference comes into play. Due to the adjustment ranges, each belt size will fit a wide range of individuals but only you can determine whether you prefer more padding in the Large belt (more attachment capability but potentially feeling less "streamlined" as the padding section wraps around the waist a bit more) or less padding in the Regular belt (fewer attachment points but a reduced profile as the padding section is reduced).
- The shoulder harness provides significant adjustment to fit a wide range of upland inspired hunters.
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.
Accessories leveraging the 6/12 pocket technology are attached by pinching (to close the hook material) the tab, pushing through the laser fused cuts, and flattening against the loop fabric on the back. 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.
Does the Deviate Upland Vest have a hydration bladder pocket?
The vest does have permanent storage on the rear of the game pouch and it could in theory be leveraged for hydration. However, our recommendation is to consider hydration pocket/pouch attachment options that leverage standard MOLLE / PALS or the options currently provided by FirstSpear.
By leveraging an attached pouch/pocket via the modular platform you can extend the vest to meet your personal needs without sacrificing any load capacity or game pouch access. We strategically chose not to include pockets or sleeves within the game pouch area for a few key reasons - we did not want to hinder game insertion, heat escaping the back isn't compromised, and overall game carrying capacity wasn't lost.
Should you have additional questions, please shoot us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org