"Good plate carrier if you're looking for a lightweight yet sturdy plate carrier. It does include foam SAPI plates which help retain the shape. I would buy kangaroo mag pouches for this, but otherwise an excellent plate carrier. I'm 6'1" 180 lbs and this fits me perfectly. It also has a hidden admin pouch for your knives, dead rags, goggle wipes, and such. The knockoff A-TACS FG pattern is a little dark as said below, but looks nice, and blends perfectly with everything from light foliage to heavy canopy. Would buy again without hesitation.
"I live in Texas in the Sugarland/Houston area, and this JPC works flawlessly in medium to dense foliage. It does follow the scheme of A-TACS FG, but a tad bit darker (no deal breaker). I bought the Large size because I'm a large person (6'/279lbs). After adjusting the JPC, I was able to make sit right on me (a tad bit above the heart and below my belly botton).
- Super high speed/low drag.
- 3 integrated open top mag pouches.
- MOLLE webbing all over the place.
- Very adjustable from med-XL people (Get the normal size if you wear small-med shirts).
- Shoulder straps are adjustable.
- Fits 10x12 Medium size SAPI plates (Real or dummy).
- Straps to adjust cumberband its a pain in @$$!
- No drag handle (no deal breaker, but sucks).
Its a very good money friendly replica of the true Crye JPC. I'm not going to get the real one unless I know for sure I'll be doing this for a long time. Its very user friendly, you can customize it to your liking, and if this tears apart, I'll definitely buy another one =]
-Lightweight: This vest is very low weight, even with pouches, plates, my multitool, and knife on it.
-Comfortable: I'm 6'2 and 193 lbs. It's a little short, ending right above my belly button, but my arms have perfect mobility and the length is not a problem.
-MOLLE: Plenty of molle real estate on the front and back, but keep in mind it's a smaller vest. I have two SVD mag pouches on the front, and two on the side molle. It comes with built in m4 mag pouches, big enough for 3 magazines (I think. I don't own an m4, so I'm not positive.)
-Temperature: Open sides keep me cooler. Expect to sweat under the vest like any other plate carrier though.
-Small: If you don't want a small vest, and an Interceptor plate carrier is more your style, don't buy this. If you want the smaller trauma plate-style armor of special forces, go ahead.
-Tight: As I said, I'm a big guy, so while the vest fits perfectly fine, I can't overlap the sides. If you're any bigger than me, or if you're shorter and the weight isn't spread out and more centered in the middle, this vest will not fit you well, if it does at all. Try an Interceptor. I have one and it can expand to be gigantic.
-Lack of Protection: This vest is similar to a trauma plate carrier. It does not cover the sides at all unless you buy the side plates, and even if you do, there is still a lot of the side left uncovered. Also, it comes up short on the front and back. If you want full protection, or like the look of a juggernaut or realistic US Army or US Marine outfit, don't go for this. This vest looks more like a Green Beret, Delta, or PJ plate carrier.
Other than that, it's a great vest, very comfortable, easy to move in, and sturdy. Great camo (ATATC-S FG) and very good for California brush. Recommend buy.