Item Code: AC-APP-CO-547TN
Pricing: $40.00 USD
- Removable Crossdraw Holster
- Includes Web Belt
- 3 Rifle Mag Pouches
- 4 to 6 Pistol Mag Pouches*
- Radio/Utility Pouch*
- US MOLLE Compatible (Utilities, Accessories, Shovels,
- Completely Modular and Ventilated
- Includes back pouch for CamelBak or Hydration System
* Read full review for details.
I ordered a couple of tan vests from Airsplat to compliment
our desert and opfor gear. On their website they're labeled
as "Tactical Vest with Holster" available in either
desert (reviewed here), black or woodland pattern. Please
beware that the color of this vest will always be the same,
but here on the review, due to monitor differences and lighting
conditions when I took the photos, the color might vary
slightly from one another, but THEY ARE THE SAME. The color
is 100% compatible with desert camo.
The soon-to-be owner of the vest with me when I received
the first vest. His first word was "F@%K!". For
$40.00, and a no-brand vest (made for Airsplat's distribution),
we were expecting something ordinary that wouldn't rip apart
during the first dozen games... and well... we got a lot
more than that. The quality of this vest was way beyond
what we had expected and we already have expensive vests
going as high as $180 and this vest can be put side to side
to any of those and stand his ground comfortably. A $75
price tag would be a fair price for this vest just for the
fact it's not made by any fancy distributor like Guarder,
but putting aside the branding, I'd say $100.
The Front (VEST 1)
As shown in the picture below, the front part of the first
vest (from now on, referred to as VEST 1) has 3 pistol mag
pouches on the left side of the chest, 1 utility pouch on
the right side, 3 belly high rifle mags on the right side,
and a REMOVABLE pistol holster on the left side (for right
handed people) with yet another pistol mag. There is also
a radio pouch on the left shoulder and the vest comes with
an awesome belt. The vest is closed with a zipper and secured
with BLACK plastic buckles. There are also 2 utility pockets
inside the vest, which could be used for maps or documents.
The Back (VEST 1 & 2)
Below we can see the Velcro straps on the shoulders to adjust
the height, more plastic buckles to adjust the width, the
US MOLLE compatibility for other accessories, and the center
strap to carry the wounded (which seemed pretty strong but
still would suggest you don't attempt to pull anyone on
the ground for obvious reasons). There is however, something
on the INSIDE of the back and it's a large pocket for a
|Inside Side Pocket (Qty.)
||Inside Back Pocket for CamelBak
|Pistol Mag Pouch in Belt
VEST 1 and VEST 2
Why are there 2 vests? Well, remember that I ordered
TWO vests, same item number, but they're slightly different
in the front. The backs and insides are exactly the same
but the fronts have 3 slight differences.
* 3+1 Pistol Magazine Pouches
* Radio Pouch
|* Tan Buckles
* 3+1+2 Pistol Magazine Pouches
* No Radio Pouch
Needless to say, the vests have all the pouches you'll need
as an airsofter. However, there are small differences between
the 2 vests, and are easily distinguished on the picture
Bottom Line about the differences
IF you order this vest chances are you will receive
VEST 2. I asked Airsplat about the differences and they
said lately their distributor has been sending them the
VEST 2 design. So, keep that in mind when you order. Anyway,
what one vest lacks, the other vest makes up in something
else. 1 had the extra the pistol mag pouches on the belt,
and the other had the extra radio pouch.
BIG guys beware!
This is not necessarily something negative, but rather a
warning for very big guys. If you are tall, the vest will
fit just fine... if you're fat, the width can be adjusted
just fine... but if you are well above average in height
AND width, then you should search for special vests for
people in XXL sizes and don't expect such vests to be cheap.
- You may accidentally dislodge the pistol holster by lifting
your left arm and hitting the bottom part of the holster.
- Great material and construction. Strong stitches.
- Breathable mesh cloth preventing excesive sweating. Great
- Pistol holster is removable.
- The belt is a great addition.
- Vest is available in 3 patterns. Tan, Black, and Woodland.
- Very affordable.
Great value for the money. You won't find a better vest
in this price range.
This review was brought to you
by this website's administrator, Alex Alvarez (aka TripleA).
August 8, 2006. Athens, Greece.