"just got this vest today, and i'm satisfied with it! It has a durable feel to it, the mag pouches will hold anything up to the size of one AK mag (tight fit), and the bag in the bag is very helpful for toting around miscellaneous junk...
tight mag pouches
SMALLER THAN WHAT IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE! however, i am a small guy so it fits me perfectly (6ft tall, 150 lbs.)
also, it didn't come with the patch shown on the front :(
overall...it's a great buy for the price and would recommend it to anyone looking to buying a lightweight and durable plate carrier! :)
"This vest is made of some good quality stuff. I ordered it months ago, and the first time I wrote a review it somehow got screwed up and the servers didn't connect so it didn't post, but whatever. I'm doing it now.
I have now had this vest for roughly 6 months, and love it. It has a wide range of sizes, but if you're like me, or smaller, 5'8 and 125 pounds, it won't fit you very well. If you're smaller than me, find another vest, because this one isn't for you. I tightened both straps completely, and still had a small amount of play. Too much for my taste because I run around a lot and don't like my gear moving around. So I made my own SAPI plates out of wood, stuck em in the plate carriers, and it works great. I loosened the straps a little with the plates in and it fits a lot better.
The over all quality of the vest isn't bad, but it isn't the best. I would say higher end for the money. The material is nice and durable. The only real down side I found, is a couple strands that are hanging off cuz they didn't get cut. Easy fix, just cut em and melt the area to prevent it from happening again. I also found one strand that ran crossways somewhere it shouldn't have, so I cut that too. Overall, the material and build quality was pretty good. The MOLLE is also JUST alright. The webbing isn't off too much, but if you're mounting something that has more than 3 slots, you'll notice it.
The pouches included WILL NOT FIT 2 MAGAZINES WITH THE POUCH COVERS IN. With two magazines in, you won't need the pouch covers in anyways. They're nice and snug and won't fall out unless you jump from somewhere and land on your hands upside down so they fall out. Lol. I've played all my matches without them in and haven't had an issue. I only suggest the pouch covers if you play with 3 mags instead of 6. As long as there is always 2 mags in the pouch, you won't have an issue.
-Good quality for the price
-Lots of MOLLE real estate for pouches and such
-Wide range of adjustability
-Some loose strands; not an issue unless you have OCD
-With pouch cover, pouches with 2 mags is extremely tight and impractical
-Doesn't fit guys 5'8 and 125 pounds and smaller very well if at all
-PALS webbing isn't the greatest
All in all, I would say this vest is a pretty good starter/minimalist vest/chest rig/plate carrier. I like the small and light profile, as well as the ability to add plates to help rigidify the vest. Worth the money.