Only 4 pods. Pod lids will open if you rub against something just right.
I really liked this pod pack, if you adjusted the belt just right then it fit perfectly at the small of your back and you could forget its there. You have to be careful sometimes though, if you rub up against something just right then all your paint is gone. When diving and sliding it held pretty well but it can ride up to your chin if you don't have it tightened just right. I didn't like how stiff the pod sleeves were, but that is how the pack keeps them in. I did like how it didn't bounce around at all when playing. It fit so securely that i forgot about it and got hit because it was sticking out around a corner.
Don't use it in cold weather. Ever. You pods will swell and you will have a horrible time getting them out. Otherwise it was very comfortable and easy to adjust. It kept my paint secure and ready to be used. More than once i rubbed against a tree and the lids popped open, dupping all my paint. Just turn the lids so they open up or down and it will be fine. It receives a 9 because it only hold 4 pods and it is better for rec ball in my opinion but it is a high quality item.