ALPS Grand Slam Vest

medrhunter

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Anyone have one of these with the built in frame, legs and backrest?

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I'm been having some back issues and though this might help a bit.
I bought one and its very comfortable once your seated.
But theres no waist strap and the weight of the frame seems to pull the vest towards the back.
Very uncomfortable on your shoulders.
The cusion is not easily manipulated because the frame is in the way.
So if you plan on running and gunning, I'm having second thoughts
Anyone have this and run into same issues?
Any mods help?
 

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You sit on the ground and lean back against the tree. What are those side legs for?
You don't have to lean against a tree. You extend the legs and adjust to the angle thats most comfortable.
I did a quick sit in the yard yesterday for like 15 minutes and it was pretty good.
Its definitely more comfy then sitting against a tree for a longer period of time.
Is it worth the extra weight? If I'm not in pain at the end of the day. Then yes.
Otherwise probably not
 

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Also good for hunting country with brush hedgerows without good trees to lean against. My son has that same ve.st and I run a similar one made by tenzig. The feature has come in handy many times when in areas where trees are hard to come by (farm hedgerow, middle of power line etc.). The down side is the extra weight and its a bit clunky when you do lean up against a tree
 




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