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captain tippman Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
NXe 4+3-only tested, a little more comfy, a little heavier as a result, clone harnesses, pull tabs aren't as good
veiwloader 2 pod- (snickers)
mantis 4+3-only tested, more comfy,no ejection system, not as good
Marker Setup: 1999 eclipse nexus autococker
e-blade frame
empire 10 pc. barrel kit
crossfire 68 ci 4500 psi tank
check it unimount
steel braided bottomline with quick disconect (quick disconect on a steel hose OMG)
samurai e-blade trigger
viewloader revoulution w/ xboard (egg2 w/ z board soon)
black magic vertical reg
palmers lpr

Strengths: Price, durable stitching, elastic ejection, good tabs, velcro layered belt, long belt.
Weaknesses: Elastic sometimes slips around pods, can't use lock lids in main pots, long belt.
Review: This harness is $40, that's really a very good price. It's basically a clone of the nxe. I have my bro's Nxe right here and I'm looking at it and my ER pack. What differences do I see? Almost nothing. The Nxe pro pack plus has an anti slip gel strip where your back goes. It's also $50. The gel strip helps a little, but isn't worth $10. Also

~~The Good~~
The elastic ejection system really does work great.It pushes the pod out far enough that I can grab it easliy. It's a very light pack, and it is a clone of the Nxe pack. The pull tabs are also better on this than the Nxe. They do look a little odd though in yellow. The belt is velcro and is 4 layered for a really secure fit. You wear it on your waist. It also has two extra loops on the outside which will come in handy if I go to the D-Day scenario this summer. I use the loops to clip my goggles onto when I'm in the staging area. The belt is really long so if you are a big guy you're all set.

~~The Bad~~
There really is nothing that is really bad about this pack. The tabs do look a little odd to me since they're yellow, but I really don't care at all. The belt is longer than I would like although if you're so skinny that you have to bend it so much that the 3rd layer can't attach, bring it to your mom, she'll fix it up for you. My biggest problem with this pack is that the lock lid pods I bought won't fit in the main pod holders. They slow down the ejection and they are really hard to pull out. So, I bought some normal pods and used the dyes on the outer loops.

I give it a 9 because price is good, function too, but the belt was a little long.

Note: Aftershock only uses them because they're paid too. Although I'm still sure that some of them would use them if they weren't sponsered. It is definately a really popular harness among pros though.
Conclusion: I recomend this harness to all players of all ability. It doesn't matter one bit whether you're a pro or newb, this harness has the best value ever. It is the same price as mantis packs, which are really comfy, but just as comfy as this and not as good. It's also less than an Nxe.
9 out of 10

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