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Welcome Q5 Outdoor Products as a new sponsor!

November 30, 2015 by CouesWhitetail in Featured, Site News with 1 Comment

Please welcome Q5 Outdoor Products as a new sponsor of!  Q5 is owned by Dan and Joanne Priest and those of you that are small game hunters will love the products they make and sell.  They are known for high quality small game vests.  Right now, they make five different, high-quality vests to meet the needs of a variety of hunters.

The goal of Q5 Outdoor Products is to provide high-quality, functional upland bird hunting vests that are increasingly modular and semi-customizable.   The vests are manufactured in the USA and in fact are designed and manufactured in Arizona.  Q5 Outdoor Products also strives to provide an unprecedented level of customer service.

I first met Dan Priest many years ago while out hunting on the San Carlos Reservation.  He told me all about his non-profit organization called Arizona Outdoor Adventures, which is dedicated to providing healthy outdoor activities that enrich and positively impact the lives of children.  Dan and Joanne use a portion of their profits from the Q5 Outdoor Products business to support the non-profit Arizona Outdoor Adventures.  So when you buy one of their vests you can feel good that some of the money is going to support getting kids outdoors!  Please visit their website to learn more about their non-profit and please help support them as they work hard to get kids connected to the outdoors.

Dan has received the KNIX Local Hero award as well as recently being inducted into Arizona’s Outdoor Hall of Fame because of his tireless work to provide the beauty, peace, and healthy activities available in the great outdoors to children – especially disadvantaged children here in Arizona.

Q5 also supports many wildlife conservation groups like Quail Forever by making donations to their fundraising banquets.


But back to the Q5 products….You might be wondering why the business is called Q5….the “Q” stands for quail and the 5 represents their five grandchildren.  Dan has been an avid quail hunter for decades and he realized that he could create a better vest for small game hunters and use that business to help support his non-profit.  And so in 2012, he launched Q5 Outdoor Products as an online business.


If you are a small game hunter, you will surely appreciate the vests that Q5 is making and the other products available on their website!  Check out their website and see if you agree!


Q5 Outdoor Products is frequently adding new products to their website and they are currently working on designing an Upland Bird Belt and a Dog Trainer’s Bag.  So keep your eye on this website for new products!



What do customers say about their products?

– Q5 Centerfire:

“I received my vest today, after only ordering it Thursday…just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your customer service, the professionalism of your company, and the outstanding craftsmanship of your product I will be highly recommending you to everyone I know, or anyone who asks… I would say I would purchase from you again, but I believe that it will be a long long time till I need another vest after receiving this one. Thanks for making this purchase a pleasant experience.” ~ Travis


“I just wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful shopping experience. I received my upland vest last night and couldn’t be happier with the quality/utility of the product. More important/rare was the customer service I received along the way. Even though the product was backordered, you were open, honest, and accessible with your communications. I do the majority of my shopping online and this was truly a standout experience. Thanks again.”

~ Jeremy


“Received the vest…and carrying bag (that was unexpected : ), in good order. The vest is much more than I had expected, particularly quality wise! You design and build a great product. A lot of the other uplanders got to try it on, and we’re also impressed. It received nothing but kudos!


– Quilomene Upland:

I will highly recommend it…I have also found a way to put my Citori Lightning 20ga. in it for long carries into, or out of, (after I get my limit of course) the field/hunt area.


“Thanks for the great customer service! I love the vest. Haven’t tested it in the field yet (can hardly wait ’til September 1st), but have shot a 10-station, 100 target round of sporting clays – it was convenient, comfortable, and easy to shoot in. Thanks again!” ~ Daniel


– Quilomene San Carlos H-back and Y-back:

Sooooo the new Q5 Quilomene San Carlos II (H-Back) showed up at my office today…all I can say is holy crap…this is the best bird vest I’ve ever seen…and those of you that know me, know I’ve been praising the Quill stuff since 93 (and yes, I’ve tried most of the other major strap vest players made in the last 2 almost 3 decades )…The II (H-Back) is a significant improvement over the original…and an improvement over Q5’s first rendition of the SC. I’ll post the pictures of the one that showed up later. ~ Woodcock Limited Of New England


“I’m ecstatic about my new vest! I was given my original Quilomene San Carlos vest as a gift for suturing up a dog in the field for a guy 14 years ago. I was so bummed when Steve stopped making them and I’ve been searching for a compatible hunting vest. . . . I saw your vest on Facebook via friend Tim from New England and ordered one that day. The vest and the added touches…the bag it came, the warrantee card tied with brown twine, and the key holder are world class! No company has ever had such nice touches!!! I will certainly be blogging about your vest at and my quail chasing excursions!” ~ Shawn


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One Comment

  1. jehu2June 21, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I can personally vouch for the quality and versatility of these packs. If you are an avid small game hunter then these packs are second to none! Worth every penny, And proceeds go to a good cause as well. truly a company worth getting behind.

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