The Modular Versatile Panel was built to add even more flexibility to our single panel saddle systems. It can replace the Recliner if a hunter feels they need something just a little more robust.
It was designed to go from your “knee pits to your arm pits”. Because of the modular build, it can work with any saddle system, no matter the brand or design. The construction was beefed up quite a bit from the Recliner and designed to by bomb proof.
We also built the MVP around two off-the-shelf and user replaceable elastic ITW clips. This is designed to connect the MVP to your bridge loops and keep it EXACTLY where you want it for lower back support. We originally created some proprietary methods for this connection, but in the end we decided to make it roll-tide-simple.
The MVP comes in two sizes: standard & XL. If you buy jackets or hoodies in sizes Small-XL you should get the standard sized MVP. If your jackets and hoodies are 2X+, you should go with the XL. The XL adds even more length to get the buckles further in front of the hunter for quick & easy adjustments.
Should I replace my Recliner with the MVP? Maybe. Greg decided to run the original Recliner, but Ernie likes the greater versatility of the MVP. If you’re more of a minimalist in your setup, we recommend the Recliner. But if you’ve ever found yourself wanting a more substantial back support, or you’ve been curious about a 2 panel saddle…the MVP can give you the best of both worlds.
All 2 panel saddles (even our ESS) have a flaw. Neither panel can be adjusted truly independently of one another for better back support. Because they are connected at the bridge loops, the movement of one panel must affect the movement of the other. This tends to not be an issue when a hunter is overlapping the panels for a deeper or more shallow seat. However, when it comes to back support, a traditional 2 panel saddle kinda sucks.
Since the MVP is an independent panel connected to your tether carabiner, you can put it wherever you want. Under your knees? YUP. Way up under your arm pits? YUP. Overlapping your saddle for more support? YUP