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xsplatz Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Strengths: GREAT FIT, Tough construction, VERY COMFORTABLE, HIGH QUALITY
Weaknesses: NONE. Unless u like to save $20, and still have a better pack
Review: I play Left tape for a college paintball team, and usually carry 3 pods. I have the 3+2 pack after having more trouble and problems from dye packs. The matis is a high quality product, doesnt cut into ur sides, the wasit strap is the right thickness so its not covering to much of u p but stays on tight. Then there is the 2nd set of elastic velcro straps that allows u to fine tune it the way u like. apsolutley no bouncein around.

Next the Material is great. I have been playing in several tournies and practice 2 a week for the past 6 months. Witht he Mantis pack i still have no loose seems or threads. No rips and the velcro still holds and works as it did the first time i sued it.

The pack also has a zippered pocket where one kid i know would put a towel in there because he had a bad lower back and it gave him some more comfort. Other then that i put $$$/bills in there.

It holds 3 140 pods and has the extra elastic straps to hold 2 more. The straps have some velcro on the outside so when not in use they are velcroed to the pack so they don't get snagged on anything, and so u dont pull on one of those instead of hte velcro closure. I have only once used 5 pods and that was when i played back once. The 2 elastic sleeves hold ht pods "quite" securley, but that was my first time suing them. The pack still fits ok and tight with 5 pods, but u cna tell that there is a distinct difference when wearing, not uncomfortable, justa little more weight and pressure, will be the same on all pakcs that u can add more too.

Next the pods holders are a little stiff right away, but put the pods in the harness and leave them there over night and the next day it will be better. I have never lost a pod of had one open up and fall out of my harness as i dive into bunkers or the snake. So they will be held in tight and securely, buit easy to take out when needed with ur weaker hand too.

Also this model has the material to completely cover the pods, unlike the verison that is half wayh cut off. This is much better as it gives more softer material inbetween ur hard platic pods and the paintball. I have not taken close up bounces, but on the break i have taken several his to the pods and waved clean as they didnt break on the Harness.

I would take this harness over nay other harness out there right now. Unless maybe i needed to carry 12 pods out on the fields or more. But honestly how many front men are carrying 3 cases of paint out onto the field. So that wont happen.
Conclusion: You will save some $$ when u compare it to other packs. Be more comfortable. THIS PACK ALSO LOOKS VERY NICE in all the colors. Wount have a moving pack or loose a pod while running and diving for the snake.

Best pack u can get for hte money.
10 out of 10

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