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"I ordered this vest to attend OLCMSS Camp Wolverine up where I live, and I have to say I'm pretty satisfied overall with my purchase. It worked just fine for Wolverine, and I expect it to work well for a lightweight skirmish loadout I'm piecing together. Admittedly, there isn't as much space as I thought there would be, but then again, it is a _compact_ plate carrier for short games/speedy players
- Just enough space for mags and hydration
- Very easy to move around in
- Low price (got it on sale)
- Easy to take off or put on
- No space for more than the essentials (minor con, a battle belt will fix this)
- Loose-fitting, even with impromptu plates and cinched all the way down
= I'm 6'0" and 230lbs, so this was a big surprise to me
- Moves around a lot
Overall, I'd say it's a pretty good vest for someone either starting out with MOLLE gear or for anyone who wants a lightweight system for skirmishes or other short games. "This is a great vest, but too bad it's a bit too big for me. I'm 178cm tall, and 155LB in weight, athletic build. I have tighten the straps all the way, and still having some gaps, if I was to jump, that gap is enough to allow the whole carrier go up and hit my face. So you need to be a bit buffer or fatter to get in this. I'm actually trying it on with a softshell jacket, and still too big.
However, that is fixable if I get some nylon and resew the straps to make them even tighter.
The carrier is capable of holding 1 vertical pistol holster, 2 double p90 pouch and still room up top to put any patches. I really bought this for my P90 setup, cause my old vest is used to hold AK mags and it's black. Tan P90 pouches looks weird on black vest. So I made this my light weight load out.
I wish Evike would have provided a sizing chart. "I've been running this vest for many months now, and I quite like it. I personally don't understand why other reviewers don't like it very much.
-Very low profile (others seem to hate this aspect, but they should learn what "compact" means)
-The value for the money is awesome- this is certainly one of the best plate carriers for the price...period
-Can be used with 4 M4 mag pouches across the front, if you use double mag pouches that's 8 mags (if you need more than 8 mags on your vest, that's too many)
-Rugged drag handle
-One of the biggest overlooked features of this vest is the quick-detach ability- it can be taken off over your head or sideways off of you body, either way takes a matter of seconds (unclipping 2 buckles)
-The inner padding is very comfortable
-Not the most breathable vest, it can get pretty hot and sweating if you know what I mean ;)
-Although I could adjust it for my comfort, I connected the side straps past their elastic part, so they cannot be stretched for a tight fit (not a big deal, and I am pretty skinny, so it shouldn't be a problem if you are bigger)
-The stitching isn't 100% perfect, but everything is still holding strong, so again, not a big deal
-If you have pouches attached over the bottom part of the front and/or back of the vest, you will have to remove a portion of the MOLLE straps to access the plate inserts
-It does have a squarish profile, but so does the real MBSS
Overall, the vest is great for $35! Obviously it's not for you if you like to weigh yourself down and carry excessive stuff, but for the smart airsofter who likes to stay light and mobile, this vest is awesome! This thing definitely isn't as good as a lot of more expensive plate carriers, but does it get the job done for $35? Absolutely. "If there was a 4.5, I would give it to this vest. It's made to the standards of what I've come to expect from Condor so I'm not really worried about it falling apart on me. The molle IS a bit limited but it's meant to be a bare bones vest anyway so I'd pair it with a battle belt and call that even. The lining doesn't exactly do it's job of providing air flow when you're wearing anything thicker than an undershirt (I wear old flecktarn bdus so I didn't really expect it to be any cooler).
Overall I'm quite happy. The buckles make it very easy to don and doff before and after a match. I wouldn't recommend it for anything longer than 30-60 minute skirmishes just because there's not all that much room for storage. I've got six mags, a hydration pouch and an admin and am hurting for space.
In the end, it does exactly what I need and expected it to do for a reasonable price. If you're looking for a small plate carrier for a light loadout, it's really not a bad choice.
PS, I'm 5'6 and 150lbs and it fits a little loose even snugged down all the way. That's more my fault for being small and it really doesn't make it any less comfortable. "Ive Had This PC For About A Little Under A Year And This Is An Affordable PC For What You Get... But It Sept Like There wasnt enough Pals Webbing/Molle. This is best for An Early EARLY!!! Beginner. And You Should Be Smaller. Also You Should get Sappi Plates For This Because It will Stick Off the Side Of You.
Kind Of QD.
Made For Beginner
Pals/Molle Is Lind up perfectly.
Not A Lot Of Molle
Not For Experienced Players. "To Tim R
It is a plate carrier, so it is supposed to hold a real plate for protection. In this case, it wouldnt make since to have real plate, so you could really use anything to make the vest more sturdy, like cardboard or plastic. hopes this helps. "The material is good and the price is fine. I don't like this thing though.
Build Material is what you get for the price
Easy to adjust
Major design flaws (bendable at chest, nearly becomes folded when bending forward)
I'm a larger guy and I cannot get this thing tight enough to stop bouncing up and down
Not a ton of MOLLE space
Not very big (this basically only convers the chest)\
Very square (doesn't conform to body)
Not breathable (with the padding)
Not very adjustable
I suggest spending a bit more on a vest. "really great vest for the price i would have liked mor molle but other than that i give it a 4 out of 5 stars "Great plate carrier.
Pros: Lightweight, very adjustable in the shoulders and waist, and comfortable.
Cons: A bit small.
I run lightweight gear and decided to go from a crossdraw to this. After a day of use I fell in love.
You can not go wrong with this if you play lightweight. I run a triple stacker mag pouch, an admin, and a ID tag plank and still have some room. Condor and Evike have outdone themselves, yet again Evike, on customer service. Thank you guys! "its a really good vest for the money it is kinda small and not that many molle on the front for pouchs and stuff but it does the job i run a triple m4 pouch and admin pouch and a small pouch all on the front so it still has room for pouchs if it were a little bigger i would have gave it 5 stars but life goes on Displaying
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