Great Digi Camo
I'm not used to vertical pods yet, but I've only used it twice
The Dagger vest normally retails at around $120. I was lucky and found mine on Ebay for only $100.
The Digi Camo pattern on this vest is great. It is crisp with great natural colors. If the vest is cleaned properly, it should not fade.
The tank pouch is HUGE and is said to hold up to a 91 cu in tank. It does fine with my 16 oz. It has two velcro straps that criss-cross to secure the tank. Then, it has two buckles that secure the tank even more. Needless to say, no floppy tanks.
The Dagger Vest has two waist belts. The first is an elastic strap that secures snuggly to the body. This strap absolutely knocks out the chance of this vest sliding around. Through walking, running, crawling, and jumping, this vest never shifted to one side, wobbled, or even bounced. Plus, the strap is very comfy, doesn't get hot, and it's made very well. The second belt simply buckles in front to keep the two vest halves together.
The vest holds 7 pods. It carries 4 pods in the pouches with flaps, and 3 pods in the elastic sleeves. All the pod holders, including the elastic ones, have plastic rims so that the pouches stay open. The elastic seems strong and I bet it'd be a long time, if ever, before they lost their tightness. I, being used to horizontal pods, have a little trouble with the vertical setup. It can be difficult to reach the pods in the middle, and it's hard to put the middle ones back in. I've only used the vest twice, so I'm sure I'll get used to it.
The hydration pouch is made of mesh and will hold a pretty big bladder. It fits my 70 oz with room to spare. The only setback is that there is no way to secure the bladder in the vest. I've yet to use it with the bladder, but I think the bladder would get bunched up at the bottom. I plan to sew a hook to the vest to hold my bladder.
The vest has several pouches. It has a pretty big grenade pocket and a nice utility pouch. On the suspenders, the vest has a radio pouch and an I.D. pouch. The radio pouch fits my Motorola perfectly. Both pouches on the suspenders can be removed or relocated. You can slide them to be worn on your back or near your waist.
This vest will accomodate small figures as well as larger bodies. I am 5'8" with a 30" waist and it fits me great. It would have plenty of room for adjustment for bigger people.
Overall, this vest is very well made and seems to be durable. It is extremely comfortable and lightweight. It makes carrying alot of ammo seem very light. The open design of the vest keeps the air flowing and keeping you cool. If you want to carry a reasonable ammount of ammo and other stuff and still be comfy, the Special Ops Dagger Vest is for you. With it being made by Cops911 and distributed by Special Ops, you know it's gonna be top notch. Get one today.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 at 2:06 pm PST