Cabela's Speedy 'Yote Kickstand Vest Review:
The Cabela's Speedy 'Yote Kickstand Vest is a great concept and fits a real need for predator hunters. However, the vest fails to meet much of the typical demands. First, the sizing is limited to a one size fits most. Despite being offered in a snow camo pattern, the size is small considering in most winter hunting conditions, the hunter may be wearing a thick parka. It offers some, but not much, adjustability. Folks who wear size XL or bigger will have a tough time fitting this vest over a parka while loaded with gear.
The concept of sitting down anywhere and having the build in kick-stand with padded seat and backrest is great. However, it failed to deliver - the kick stand often wouldn't hold and the vest would "ride up" while sitting. The stand wasn't easy to stealthily operate. It likely needs a fully metal frame to pay this off.
The pockets are not large enough for today's electronic calls, so that has to be carried separately. Many of the other features were great (water bottle pocket, 6 foot drag rope, etc.) but with the main functionality lacking and a miss on fit for most, this vest falls short of delivering on the promise.
Reviewer: - Nick Schwarz
Review Date: - 2/24/2015