Lightweight load bearing rigging with integrated pouches, these kinds of rigs do not offer as much coverage as full vests. Full torso vests offer a lot more MOLLE strap area and offer more protection; light rigs trade in coverage and protection for comfort and agility with far less weight and movement restriction.
The integrated pouches on this vest include:
- 3x double M16 STANAG magazine pouches.
- 2x Pistol Magazine pouches.
- 2x general purpose medium pouches with small side pouches.
While mainstay military forces make use of full torso vests for protection, Special Forces often opt for rigs instead as the trade of for speed and agility is worth it in the eyes of main veteran operators. While no one can tell you what is good for you, if it is good enough for Special Forces then at the very least you should consider it.
Made of 1000D Cordura, the material is light weight but incredibly robust; with ITW Nexus & UTX buckles, milspec stitching and seams, it meets the harsh requirements of military grade combat gear. This model is available in the usual Pantac rainbow of colours.