[EDITOR’S NOTE: A limited number of
tree rest samples are available for testing and evalutation by
firearms industry media, bloggers and reviewers. To reserve one, contact
Montie Roland at
(Morrisville, N.C.) Collaborative
product design and development firm Montie Design has received its
first shipment of the Tree Rest, another product in its innovative
line of portable hunting and recreational shooting equipment. The
innovative firearms accessory is now available for purchase by
customers online via www.montie.com
Following in the footsteps of the
popular X-Rest and AR-Rest portable shooting rests, the Tree Rest is
lightweight and easy to pack, assemble, and set up. Designed to aid
hunters by stabilizing their shot, the Tree Rest allows hunters to
prop their guns on a stable shooting rest instead of a knee or just
holding it in their hands.
"Even though the two-piece design
weighs just 8.5 ounces, it’s sturdy enough to hold up in any
conditions," Montie Roland, president of Montie Design and
shooting enthusiast, said. According to Roland, initial field testing
revealed easy setup and breakdown in less than a minute.
The aluminum Tree Rest attaches quietly
to trees up to 17 inches in diameter via a lightweight fabric strap.
Rubber strips on the Tree Rest protect rifle stocks from damage while
providing sturdy support.
The Tree Rest is one of several
shooting equipment products from Montie Design, joining the popular
X-Rest and lightweight AR-Rest portable shooting rests. Roland and
his staff developed the products as a way to experience first-hand
the various stages of product development, from initial concept to
design to manufacturing, marketing and distribution. The firm has
been using its experiences to enhance best practices used in product
design for their clients across a myriad of industries including data
center equipment, solar power generation, covert surveillance,
bicycle rental stations and consumer products.
"The idea of making a product
related to the firearms industry made sense to me, since I'm a
competitive shooter and outdoor enthusiast familiar with the needs of
my peers," Roland said, adding, "It didn't hurt that
firearms is a $2 billion industry in the U.S., which partly explains
the popularity of our products."
Customer feedback and increased demand
for the X-Rest drove design enhancements resulting in the AR-Rest.
Similarly, feedback garnered from customers, hunters in the field,
and customer feedback led to the development of the Tree Rest.
For more information, on all Montie
Design products and services, visit www.montie.com
About Montie Design
Montie Design is a collaborative
product design and development firm with core competencies in
industrial design, mechanical design and fuzzy front end services.
Implementing a client-centric approach in taking products from
concept to marketplace, Montie Design balances vision with usability
in realizing products that are economical to manufacture, elegant and
robust. The firm operates out of the Research Triangle Park region of
North Carolina with access to industry-leading technology, resources
and innovative thought. For more information, visit www.montie.com