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Matrix Special Force Cross Draw Tactical Vest w/ Built In Holster & Mag Pouches - Digital Woodland

30 Customer Reviews

by Nick S. on 05/02/2009
"I bought this vest about a month ago and its totally awesome. I have a MP5 and it will hold about 12 standard magazines which is amazing to me. it fits snug with some adjusting and is only heavy with stuff in it. The holster is in a comfortable place for me but its for your preference to find that out. a couple times i have just taken the tactical belt off and fought in that and its nice because it has two pistol mag pouches in it. overall 5/5 great vest buy it.
by Nathan M. on 04/15/2009
"Great vest! Tons of pockets and pouches and fits great for virtually any size.
Careful with your sidearm though, keep it's magazine in your pocket or the holster will accidentally hit your mag release and you'll lose your magazine running through the woods or something.
by Chase S. on 11/09/2008
"This is a great vest! it will hold almost any mag. it can be adjusted to size. One down fall is it's kind of heavy but not extremely so its managable.
by francisco l. on 11/06/2008
"is the vest M.O.L.L.E. compatible? because if not i need one like this but that is compatible.
by Trenton V. on 09/15/2008
"Is this just the UTG Crossdraw vest and can the pouches hold AK-47 mags.
by james d. on 09/11/2008
"This crossdraw vest is available in all colors. Just type in crossdraw vest in the search and it will come out.
by andrew o. on 06/19/2008
"i completely dissagree with SGT. kinnard i have 1 of these and it works better than any $150 that i have ever seen he must not know much about this stuff or maby he was just mad
by S. D. on 05/20/2008
Mesh allow good air flow, not very hot wearing it.
Lots of useful magazine pouches built in.
Holster built in, rare on most vests. (Plenty of magazine pouch for the pistol)
Great amount of color available to match all uniform.
Come with a very nice tactical belt retailed for $15.
Easy to get ready and setup for quick games.
Affordable. Can't go wrong with $40. Modular vests will cost you big bucks and without gear knowledge you can waste a lot of money.

Con: To many people have it. Black hawk, eagle industries, condor, UTG and all major tactical gear company makes it.
If the magazine catch of the pistol is hit magazines will drop. This happens often in games so I recommend putting the magazine in the pouch (4 pistol mag pouch built in on this vest.)

Overall: A good vest to have. Even if you want to customize your own MOLLE vest, this is still a good vest to use for quick indoor games or hot days.
by greg w. on 12/01/2011
"the vest itself is great the only con is the MARPAT isn't the best. my only other complaint it the zipper dosent last that long.
by Jacob G. on 01/28/2011
"This vest is good for beginners and hardcore players all alike. Its nice because if you don't like the M.O.L.L.E. systems them you don't have to mess with it. the vest fits big and tiny people very easily. Its especially good because you can either fit 12 m4 mags if you cram them in by double stacking them, or if you remove one of the magazine pockets you can have 6 m4 mags and a pistol. you can also have 4 pistol mags on this vest, and the shotgun shell holder can be used to hold shells or Co2 cartridges. the inner pocket can hold you little things like tools or maps. The walkie talkie holder can hold almost all basic size walkie talkies.

Inner pockets
Lot of magazine potential
Light weight
Nice Tactical belt
Sniper pad helps.... ALOT
Fully adjustable
Fits all sizes
good zipper (Not cruddy kind that breaks easily)
inner mesh to make vest breathable

Inner mesh easily rips
Pistil holster isn't big enough for KJW m911
by Cody K. on 09/13/2010
"I haven't gotten the chance to use it yet, but so far my opinion is that it's pretty awesome. Fully adjustable. And I'm a big guy with broad shoulders. And oddly enough I got both versions in one and I got extra mag pouches, the "sniper pad", radio pouch, the shotgun shell holders it says it doesn't come with, and oddly enough they put the pistol holster on the back. Is that new or am I just lucky?
by Josh S. on 05/02/2008
"Very nice vest. Comfortable and adjustable, perfect for a rifleman. Not particularly flexible in terms of how you can have your pockets arranged, but they're laid out nice enough for me. The crossdraw holster is a nice feature, but I'd remove it and stick another pouch there. Nothing beats a drop-leg for pistol carrying. Oh, and digi-woodland is an amazing camo pattern.
by Joshua W. on 03/03/2015
"this is a okay vest. the molle on the back is really low so if you want to put a backpack on forget it. also it is very flimsy
by Luke M. on 09/15/2014
"Took this vest to about 6 indoor CQB games.
The holster ripped the first time I used it; (with WE M1911 MEU)
The zipper gets shot out very easily.
Yesterday i put the vest on and the zipper came off completely.

-Comes with several different interchangeable pieces
-Heavy duty belt
-Lots of real estate
-MOLLE Webbing on back
-Holds a variety of mags
-Cool inside mesh pockets

-Not a lot of velcro space (Some pouches built in)
-Loose (For a 6'1" 144LB person)
-No MOLLE on front

This is good for light use with M4s and LIGHT* (plastic) pistols.
Some problems may be isolated to mine by the looks of the other reviews.
All in all not the best vest.
by Matt S. on 01/26/2010
"just read this whole review and you'll know whether or not you wanna buy this thing
This was my first tac-vest...and its best use probably is just someones first vest. Since people usually don't read a really long review, i'll make this short. Just read the whole thing before buying. I thought this was pretty awesome. I never wanted to take it off. But once I started using it in action and also personally taking a look at some military issue tac-vests/packs, I realized this thing is just for the average kid who doesn't want to spend much on a vest.

- comes with holster...not that I would use it

- comes with pistol belt with undersized pistol mag pouches (where i put the holster, canteen and M16 mag pouch that my dad got when he was mobilized)

- easy access radio pouch

- when you take off the pointless oversized holster, the also oversized square foot of velcro provides a good area for patches (I put my lone 2nd Marine Air Wing patch there)

-adjustable size (which you really need to adjust unless you weigh 300lbs)

- map pouch is rather convenient if you have any maps in mind that you'd like to pulverize

- pouches hold basically any mag that looks like it'll fit in there

- 4 big 'ole mag of which is almost impossible to reach without being shot and humiliated

- mesh looks retarded

- wtf are the HUGE a** loops in the back for? even the company that makes this just has a picture of a dude with a freaking ninja sword back there...

- "MARPAT" pattern looks absolutely nothing like actual issue marpat and looks like ACU compared to my MCCUU's

- velcro on the shoulders is weak and the entire shoulder started tearing after 6 months on a hanger

- does NOT come with the shell holders in the picture

- random clips on the shoulders just jingle and serve no purpose

- no place for hydration pouch and i look like an idiot if I try to wear my tac-pack (from Quantico MCX) with this

- no storage for anything at all whatsoever besides clips and anything you may have laying around the house that takes up 1'x6" of velcro

- the "fantastic" "sniper shoulder" just makes it completely impossible to aim a weapon with an actual stock, while also making you look like a cross dressing leather model

Basically, it looks alright and it is ALRIGHT for a starter vest that you use for maybe 8 months as a 13 year old, but I would suggest getting something more realistic like a MOLLE plate carrier or something else where you can play around with the layout so it fits you and not the 40 year old dumbass they use to model it...and for god sake dont use a vest that has its own holster, just get one with a pistol belt and get a real holster.