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Black Owl Gear / Phantom CORDURA 1000 Denier Force Recon Tactical Vest Full Set (Color: Black / XL)

44 Customer Reviews

by Robert H. on 09/25/2017
"I love this vest more then my standard issue IBA I've about had enough of multi cam so I went with the tan/cyote option. It looks amazing considering I run a USMC load out and occasionally my own ocps. Light weight to me I'm 5'10" and 170, I do use it on the real steal side I've never had a problem with movements or drills. So fare all I have to say is it needs to have some more quality put into the snap connectors for the mollie might be me but tend to rip them out
by Andrew G. on 01/23/2017
"I'm 300Lbs at 6ft tall. It. Covers. Everything. Tons of real estate for all your Molle needs. Pouches that come with it work well. This one I ordered comes with the one-point sling but it does need to be installed by you, and if you don't know how the quick release system works you may get frustrated. Otherwise this thing is on point. Good material and for the price it's a good combo with all the pouches. It's competitive with other kits you have to piece by piece build on this sight.
by Alex B. on 07/05/2016
"I've had this vest for 5 months now and wow. I love it. The quality of the molle is great. My last vest had webbing of different sizes that didn't line up properly. Going from that to this was a night and day difference. Threading on my hydration carrier and pistol holster was a breeze. This vest also comes with everything. The ability to run 8 M4/AUG mags (though the pouches did tear a bit with the AUG mags but those are a little bulky) and 2 pistol mags is really nice. The other utility pouches feel solid and hold a small first aid kid and tools. The admin pouch is really nice giving you a place for patches as well as having velcro to keep whats inside nice and secure.

Pros:
Comes with every pouch you'll need in the box
Came with a sling that can be integrated with the CIRAS system. I use it and I really like it
Very adjustable
MOLLE weaving is flawless

Cons:
Hard to take on and off
Bulky
Hard to feel hits through

One last note. This thing is huge. I'm 5' ft 10 inches; and 190lbs and this thing is loose on me. If they made a small, that's what I would get. Other than that. 5/5 would buy again just in a smaller size.
by Remy B. on 02/04/2016
"Best fricken vest ever!!!!
Had the matrix vest before this. It was alright.
This one has so much room for add-ons and modifications, thanks to MOLLE.
My only regret is not getting this sooner!!!
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by Remy B. on 02/04/2016
"Best fricken vest ever!!!!
Had the matrix vest before this. It was alright.
This one has so much room for add-ons and modifications, thanks to MOLLE.
My only regret is not getting this sooner!!!
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by Remy B. on 02/04/2016
"Best fricken vest ever!!!!
Had the matrix vest before this. It was alright.
This one has so much room for add-ons and modifications, thanks to MOLLE.
My only regret is not getting this sooner!!!
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by John R. on 12/27/2015
"Very impressed with this vest, high quality, durable, stitching seems to be fine, I had read allot of complaints about that. comes with 4 mag pouches, sling (even though it says it does not), radio, frag, ifak, admin, double pistol, and a utility. The mag pouches are VERY tight, it will fit two m4 mags in each but it's tight, 45 pistol mags barely fit as well. This vest is Huge, Keep that in mind when ordering, I normally wear a xxl top in clothes, coats, luckily I did my homework and did allot of reading so I ordered a large and it fits but is STILL slightly too big for me. For reference, I'm a big guy, gym build, 6,2, 220, 48 chest , 34 waist. The waist is still a little loose on me and I have it as tight as it will go. The tan color is more like a coyote brown and looks great just as a heads up. Excellent vest especially for the money, would highly recommend this vest.
by peter e. on 11/03/2015
"this is a grate rig I have the acu and black and its a rig they both have grate quality
by Jeffrey C. on 05/15/2015
"I am absolutely blown away by the quality of this vest. After years of settling for lower priced and decidedly lower quality chest rigs, vests, and PCs, I finally decided to take the plunge and invest in the Phantom. I will never purchase another plate carrier that is not Phantom, or an equally impressive brand, The difference in quality is immediately noticeable, and this vest is everything I have wanted in a Plate Carrier since I first started airsofting 8 years ago.
by Joseph E. on 04/17/2015
"I want to go over a few things in this reveiw. To start this is a nearly perfect copy of the MAR CIRAS by Eagle Industries. It is made of the same materials at a fraction of the price. It will accept front, back and side plates (see my youtube video for details) as well as BALCS anti-frag. This vest is super high quality,

Sizing:
Medium = 5ft4-6ft4, 140-220lbs
Large = 5ft6-6ft2, 220-240lbs
X Large = 5ft6-6ft2, 240-260lbs.
** Remember that these vests have an adjustable cumberbund that will allow it to fit different size waists, so if you gain weight or lose weight you dont need to buy a new vest.

The Pros:
-Made of Cordura 1000 Denier, this stuff is abrasion resistant and does not rip easily. Anything tactical high quality is made of 1000D.
-One inch molle, this vest is covered in it.
-Comes with a lot of basic pouches to get you on the field sooner and better equipt than other vests.
-Comes in Coyote (Tan), Black, ACU (US Army), Multicam (SOCOM/SEALs), OD Green, Woodland, and MARPAT (Marine Corps), in 3 different sizes.
-Can accept front, rear and side plates (foam or real)

The Cons:
-Does not come with a hydration pouch.
-Included dual pistol mag pouch is very tight and may not fit your magazines properly.
-BALCS anti-frag may not fit in the front as well as it does in the back.
-The sling's clip does not look like it will retain your weapon.

For my comparison to the Eagle Industries MAR CIRAS, or to ask me a direct question about this product, check out my youtube overview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u60HyOAM2A

And look for this vest in action in my future videos.
-OzarkMtnRanger
by Joseph R. on 02/01/2015
"Great plate carrier. It is of great quality, and bears the good name of Phantom
by Joseph R. on 02/01/2015
"Great plate carrier. It is of great quality, and bears the good name of Phantom
by Joseph R. on 02/01/2015
"Great plate carrier. It is of great quality, and bears the good name of Phantom
by edward F. on 01/08/2015
"This vest is amazing! i got one for Christmas and everything is awesome. First i did some research on it to make sure it would fit me because i'm 5'7. Some people said it wasn't going to fit but it does. i think the lowest height it will go is 5'6 maby 5'5 if you are lucky. I hope that will he;p some people get the vest. Second the price may be a little high but its worth it if you want a sturdy vest that lasts you a long time this is the vest for you.
PROS: sturdy
great color
alot of patches and room for more
everything
CONS:
wish they gave you instructions on how to adjust but look it up on youtube it gets easier and easier after you do it.
by Rodney S. on 08/11/2014
"Just received my Phantom 1000D Force Recon Tactical Vest in dark tan today. First impression is that this vest is pretty well made, with a good assortment of pouches.

One of the main points I have been reading about this Phantom vest is the size....What size is the best?

I am 6ft, 180lbs, 44" chest, and 34" waist. I bought the vest in medium, and with a couple of adjustments it fits me just right. Look at some of the You Tube vids on how to adjust the inner straps/holes.
I think a large size would've been too big.

I hope this helps on the size for those thinking of buying one.