"Vest fit well, the material inside the vest greatly reduced the impact from airsoft and paintball rifles. I got many pouches to go with mine, as well as a set of replica SAPI plates, and it now looks exactly like my issued one, except for the velcro on the back flap. Good stitching, overall a decent vest. "Zero issues, good fit, great build quality. Seams are good, accepts SAPI plates AND ballistic padding from real interceptor to replace foam. "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.
----Sonik, UBCS Read More Reviews Write a Review
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Phantom Interceptor Modular OTV Body Armor / Vest - Medium (Black)
The replica interceptor vest by Phantom is designed for those looking for a serious operator vest for hard-core simulations and Airsoft gaming. It is modeled and re-designed after the interceptor vest widely used by military personnel all over the world. Rugged and durable build with MOLLE webbing anywhere you need them. History of the I.B.A. Vest: Interceptor body armor (IBA) is a bullet-resistant vest that was used by the United States Armed Forces from the late 1990s to the mid-to-late-2000s, still seeing some limited use as of the early 2010s. The Interceptor Body Armor design replaced the older standardized fragmentation protective Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) body armor system, introduced in the early 1980s.
The original Interceptor OTV variant first began to be issued to the U.S. Armed Forces in the early 2000s, and the first OTV carriers were first produced in the M81 Woodland camouflage pattern. Quickly, a coyote-brown variant was made for the USMC. Marines used OTV in both woodland and coyote-brown camouflages in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the U.S. Army, the Woodland camouflage pattern was then superseded by the 3-color Desert Combat pattern, followed by the Universal Camouflage Pattern. Color: Black Manufacture: Phantom Material: 1000 Denier Cordura Includes: Interceptor vest, detachable collars, throat protector, shoulders and groin protector. Features: Heavy weight webbing covering entire vest for modular pouches. Accepts up to 11" x 14" ballistic plate. Front and back. (Plate not included) Hydration system compatible. Built-in emergency drag handle. Adjustable waist tension straps on the sides.
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