||Review date: March 19, 2008
Model: Complete Outer Plate Carrier
Type: Tac Vest
Wanna get the real deal Interceptor look?
Well, this is the vest. I'll give you little background on my decision. I am the Team Leader for a Resident Evil
Umbrella Corporation themed team out of Florida Airsoft called U.B.C.S. or Umbrella Biohazard Counter-
measure Service. I wanted something that would look striking at sci-horror conventions while seamlessly
translating to the field in terms of practicality, usefulness, and realism. The Condor fit all those criteria
with no problem. With all the attachments on, it looks very intimidating and catches the eye quite easily.
Take into account that this is based on the Interceptor vest being worn by soldiers serving in Iraq and
Afghanistan currently, it is absolutely realistic and practical. Also, the protection it provides (especially
in CQB environments) and the ability to easily remove the provided attachments in heat or add to the
MOLLE system (which is amply provided) as needed make it very useful.
Is it cost effective?
Absolutely. Look around and you'll find most vests based off of this design at $150 and going up in price
from there. Non of them can boast a better build than what you get from Condor. Matter of fact, after
receiving the vest, I decided to use Condor for all my other MOLLE equipement.
Upon removal of the vest from it's packaging I was amazed with how sturdy it felt. I also noticed no loose
stitching. I was a t first a bit worried due to how "stiff" the material was and immediately worried how this
would translate on the field in regards to mobility and breath-ability in the Florida heat. So I decided to test
it the following day. I wore the vest, indoors and out, from about 10am til about 5pm. At first, it was a bit
uncomfortable when bending over, but breath-ability proved to be no issue. After a couple of hours of wear
and movement, it "broke-in" just fine and movement, for the most part, was comfortable and easy. This
continues the more I wear it, as everytime I wear it, seems get more comfortable. Then, I noticed something
else, during the entire time I had the vest on, I never noticed any "hot-points" or areas where the vest bit
into my shoulders or neck as I had experienced with every vest I had owned previously. But since I wasn't
loaded down with mags and such, I needed a better test. Intro to my 3 year old son always eager to help. I
had him hang off of the emergency drag handle and again no hot spots. Then I had him hang off of the front
and, Voila!, same results. This means that the design causes even weight distribution regardless of load
5 out of 5 stars. Construction, wear-ability, cost, appearance, and versatility all make this great purchase
for those looking to be Mil-sim and having an imposing look on the field. I believe this is one of the best
airsoft purchases I have made in my 5 years of playing. And further, since i may be deploying overseas
with a private company this year to do Executive Protection, whole-heartedly intend on having the company
just supply me with plates to install in this vest and make it my primary while deployed.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope it has been helpfull.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]