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rooster1 Friday, March 10th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Unique 6+1 harness. Unique were the best packs for their time. 3 horizontal pods packs on each side, tank in middle on back between pod pouches, and came with suspenders. I loved mine but being 10 years old it has seen better days.

The Dagger has 7 pod packs on back, all vertical, and the tank pouch is more centered on the back, above the pod pouches. Dagger has suspenders, more adjustable straps for better fit, 2 front pockets (1 grenade and 1 general), ID card holder, universal water bladder pouch on back, and radio holder.
Marker Setup: '95 Automag, bone stock, '03 Autococker, bone stock
Strengths: Great stitching, great camo, great adjustable fit, built in compression kidney belt.
Weaknesses: Grenade pocket is sewn on standard.
Review: I got this product today after my much anticipated wait. WOW, first impression excellent. Material seems durable and well stitched. I love the camo pattern, very crisp and will be effective.

I like how the pods pouches have a lip sewn onto them that keeps them open while you reload.

I like the adjust-ability of the radio pouch and ID holder.

I loaded this vest up with 7 full paint pods, full Camelback bladder, HPA tank and Motorola and it fits great. I love the compression style kidney belt which keeps the pack in place. I just speed hiked the trails at my field I work at (jumping logs, boulder hopping, running uneven terrain) with my full pack on and was impressed with how it felt. I was skeptical about the pods in a vertical, upside down position but they stayed put just fine.

I do NOT like the fact that the grenade pouch is a permanent sewn on fixture, I don't waste time with grenades. I know I could have Special Ops custom make the vest with another pocket other than the grenade pouch, but I didn't want to wait for a custom order nor pay extra.

I am playing this Sunday, so I will update my review after I get down and dirty with the action in this thing, crawling, reloading.

EDIT (EDIT MARCH 13th: So I played yesterday with my pack. It was raining, cold, water creeping in barrel and hopper if I wasn't careful, so the last thing I wanted to worry about was anything else. Well my pack was great. No worries! Fully loaded pods stayed put and were easy to access on field reloading. Tank on my back felt great and stayed put. I used the ID card holder pouch for my timer which worked well. Everyone at the field kept asking me where I got it, what kind of cool camo it was, lots of positive comments on looks and functionality. Have I mentioned I love the kidney compression belt? Vest performed excellent see updated rating below. END OF EDIT) EDIT

For now I rate this an 8 based on first impressions, but will update my review after playing this Sunday and probably increase the rating if the vest lives up to its expectations.

EDIT (EDIT MARCH 13th: Product rating changed to a 9.5 END OF EDIT) EDIT
Conclusion: Thus far I recommend this vest based on fit and my initial tests but will update after I play a day in it.

EDIT (EDIT MARCH 13th: Get this vest! Works well, looks cool, very durable and fuctional. END OF EDIT) EDIT
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at 11:08 am PST
 

Review Comments
Tasty_Soup Monday, September 8th, 2008 | 11:32 pm PST
you haven't upped the rating to 9.5 yet =]
   

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