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"I have to say, for those of you on a budget, this is the plate carrier for you. i have the tan one as well, and they hold up just fine. As for fit, i am 5'10 and 175 and i have to tighten the straps kinda all the way for it to fit. BUT. if you get some dummy plates (medium plates are the biggest it can fit), then this will fit perfectly. only had to tighten it halfway after that. Lots of MOLLE real estate, so if youre running a heavy or light setup, this is the plate carrier for you :)
Only con though: Since it is a little bit cheaper, the stitching for the molle is a tad bit EH, and i mean that if you keep pulling your pouches and whatnot, the molle will tear.
SOOOO like i said: great for when you wanna get into airsoft, but on a budget $$$.
"Update on my Vest situation:
Everything is still pretty awesome about this thing so far, and the stitching seems to be pretty good quality. It's been through several games and nothing has really changed. It also has yet to start smelling bad too!
So, I'm 6' tall, and 190lbs, fairly athletic build. Adjustments were desperately needed for this vest as Running loosened the straps and also made this thing hop around on my body.
2 things I did to fix it:
First, I used Loctite GO2 superglue(not the fast drying stuff, the thicker stuff that seals stuff for eternity) on the buckles precisely where I wanted the straps/buckling resting at. I let it dry for a good few hours and it feels as strong as metal. It hasn't budged through the first game yet.
Second, the weird stretchy material connecting the side webbings was driving me nuts. It hung low when stretched and made the vest look weak, but also didn't squeeze tight enough to my body to actually stay still. So, I noticed at the end of each end of the webbing where it met with the stretchy material; it had a super thin web that you couldn't even fit a pencil through. This was obviously the end of the webbing area and they just stitched it up. Conveniently, I realized some zip ties could fit(barely) into these slots. So with all 3 rows, I zip tied them to the other webbing, and effectively bypassed the utilization of the stretchy material+lace in the middle. With that done, and putting the vest back on, it fit absolutely perfect on me(so long as I never get fat). Now the mid section, stretches around perfectly and tightly, and actually meshes to the front velcro flap perfectly as well, without any overlap or lack of velcro. This vest is literally perfect after those two adjustments.
I wouldn't recommend the second adjustment, unless you've got a fairly thin waistline.
My first Plate Carrier that I've purchased, though no plates implemented, and I must say I'm very happy with it. It has a plethora of space for MOLLE, fits pretty snug, doesn't bounce around when I do, and otherwise the straps have been very secure for me. No bad stitching so far. What's nice is you can flip the middle section around and there is MOAR MOLLE, or keep it as is and use the extra pouches.
I was really hoping the Middle Section, that wraps around your stomach/sides, would be a full piece, but it's actually two pieces connected with some bungee string/cord and those little stoppers with knotting to keep everything together. They're adjustable though, and they stretch a good bit. It's essentially laced in the middle, connecting the two pieces.
Also, I kind of wish the shoulder straps connected just a little bit higher to the chest piece, so that the tips of the chest piece where they connect don't flop down, but this doesn't effect function/efficiency.
The MOLLE is pretty tight on the edges of the chest piece, but it'll still fit just fine with enough fidgeting.
Overall: Fantastic product, and I'm quite satisfied. 5/5
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