"I just received this vest today and I was really excited. Sadly, there are some misconceptions in the actual description and some other flaws that I deal with being a very tall, slightly bigger person. Lets just say I have a healthy gut goin on. But thats besides the point. It fit really well, after loosening the straps all the way, I had plenty of room to put it on, like, lots of room. this could fit a much larger man than I. The only issue I have though, is the height of the vest. This could be a cute crop top for me and the other vertically enabled airsofters who want to carry all of their mags. It actually stops about an inch and a half above my belly button, but I deal with shortness of clothing on a daily basis. The description also says that the shoulder is adjustable, so I could fix this height problem. Problem is, the nice velcro straps on the shoulders are sewn in to prevent any sort of movement. This height from my waist to the bottom of the vest makes the belt and the belt loops attached to ht event pretty dang useless, a;though the belt does fit around my 42 inch waist pretty well (the buckles kinda suck). Ok, on to the misconceptions I spoke of. The description on all of these Matrix vests boast the ability to carry up to 12 mags, which is an insane amount of mags. Good thing I only have 10... but.. I don't know what size "rifle magazines" they used in this test, because my AUG mags, which might be a ton bigger than M4 mags, I don't really care, but I could only fit in one mag in each pouch, which is kinda disappointing. Now with the pistol mags, their claim to holding six is accurate. Well, if you count the two awkward mag pushes that go on the belt and the one such on the holster, which adds up to six. Or, if you're like me, you could probably hold a dozen if you have a Co2 pistol with the stick mags. Gosh I like those mags... So little hassle... Anyways. The velcro on this vest and all its pouches seems to be pretty secure, and the actual fabrics and stuff on this vest seem pretty good and tough. We will see. Moving on to the cross-draw pistol holster. 1st off, I don't know what kind of skinny tiny twig pistols they tested this thing in, but my pistol (Styer M9A1) barely squeezes in the darned thing, so good luck me drawing my pistol quickly if I need it. I could pull my dead rag faster. The holster also has lots of weird loops with velcro and I don't see a whole lot of use for them... It seems like it would be a struggle to attach this to molle. There is also no simple belt loop. On to the other tiny things, the grenade much might hold one of those tiny toy grenades, but not an actual airsoft grenade.
So, heres the skinny. If you want a cheap vest that holds a decent amount of mags that comes with a bunch of junky pockets that you will probably just put snacks in, this is the vest for you! If you want to be all cool and stuff and have useful pockets, probably buy something a little more top of the line. This is actually a pretty good vest, but it just has some issues that you will get with a $30-$50 vest. I'm going to wear it and use it, but some of the stuff will just get to hold my snacks and bitterness.