| Submited By: David A. on 05/08/2012 |
I bought this chest rig in the hopes I could have a fallback from my SDEU vest, something that I could throw on real fast for longer engagements outdoors and have everything I need, at the ready. When mine arrived, I was actually pretty surprised at how well-made the whole affair is, it's pretty robust and durable. Don't be dissuaded by the example image, the product you will receive is actually of higher quality than is depicted on the retail site.
I was unable to find its material care tag so I'm not entirely sure what it was constructed of. I don't think it's Cordura, but it seems fairly comparable in tensile strength and doesn't seem to be cheaply-made. The real test though, will come from putting it through its paces.
As advertised, this is a six-cell, double-shingle chest rig. It will indeed hold twelve STANAG-type magazines or Magpul P-MAGs and there's PALS/MOLLE webbing all over the thing. I would like to have seen it with an admin panel attachment to the front, but there's at least some real estate on the top of the hydration carrier in back for velcro patches.
This vest will fit larger framed individuals up to about 2XL. I'm right around the 1-1/2XL area and a lot of other vests and chest rigs offered here on the retail site are designed more for the Medium crowd, so this rig is an absolute lifesaver. I paired mine off with a Condor H-Harness that carries a pouch for my MP7 mags, a triple-cell singleshingle M4 pouch, two FBs and a utility bag for long-haul games. This rig with or without the H-harness is a lightweight, high-speed setup designed to offer great mobility and loadbearing capability.
...And it fits. 5/5.
Made of durable, lightweight materials
PALS/MOLLE in all the right spots
QD buckles to fast-ditch
Holds 12 STANAG magazines
Would like to have seen an admin panel
Tactical spork, once again, not included