Allan Antell

About the Inventor


I have loved the outdoors since I was a young boy and have always been fascinated with wildlife, firearms, exploring the woods and going hunting with my dad and his brothers. When I wasn’t hunting I was planning my next hunt. Years later, my son and I were hunting whitetail deer in Kansas. The prairie grass and brush were about waist deep with very few trees and it was impossible to get a solid rest.

Every rifleman knows the closer you can get to the ground, the more stable your rest. It was frustrating. Looking at rests nothing on the market no single rest really satisfied me. They were cumbersome, heavy to carry all day or flimsy. Most were adapted from camera tripods or tent poles. I discovered that I needed two or three different rests to support all my shooting positions and never felt really prepared. I asked myself:

“What could I do better to make one rest that was more useful and easier to use?”

So I made my wish list, it would need to be:

  • VERSATILE Support every shooting position from standing to prone
  • FAST Quickly adjust from one shooting position to another
  • STEALTHY Button controlled with one hand for stealth and sized for women and youth
  • INTUITIVE Shift between targets instantly in each shooting position while looking thru your scope
  • ALL TERRAIN Provide a solid rest on all terrain even steep slopes
  • ALL GROUND Operate on sand, rock, forested and snow covered ground in all weather
  • COMPACT Lightweight, rugged and take down to fit in your daypack
  • MODULAR Transform between bipod-monopod-tripod for a complete shooting rest system
  • TREK POLES Convert to rugged wrist strapped trekking poles to get into the backcountry

Three years of engineering, prototyping, testing, redesign and patents created the STEALTH POD X®. It meets my wish list. I hope it meets yours…

Good Hunting!

Allan Antell