Comfortable, Adjustable, Lots of space for paint & other gear
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This is the second vest that I have purchased from Special Ops. The Special Ops Sabre vest is made through their partnership with Cops911 (they operate out of the same facility). I ordered mine from COPS911 since the Special Ops site does not offer it in MARPAT. It cost a little more, but it was worth it to me.
This thing is great. It holds 6 140rd pods (Edit: +2 more in elastic sleeves), my 90ci Nitroduck cylinder and has plenty of room for other things, grenades, squeegees, tools, snacks etc.
My Special Ops Recon vest is great. But one thing I noticed when I played was that it swayed when I ran. It's slightly annoying but you get used to it and compensate for it. The Sabre has an inner velcro elastic belt much like some pod packs. This prevents any sway yet the load is still carried by your shoulders like it should be.
Edit: I have the original Recon Vest which has no inner harness. The new Recon '06 vest has the inner harness that prevents swaying.
Addition: I used my new Sabre vest this past weekend at Spring Fling at Pinnacle Woods Paintball for the 2, 2 hour long games. It was great. The vest was comfortable the entire time. I barely noticed it was there. The inner harness works FANTASTIC. I was originally a little worried about the horizontal tank holder, but I came to love it. The horizontal holder puts the on/off valve of my remote within VERY easy reach. No more asking people to turn my remote on for me.
I had some slight difficulty putting pods back in the vest after pulling them out during play. This could be because I was not familiar with doing this, and this vest carries a lot more pods than my old one. I gotta say though, I LOVE the large paint capacity.
This is a very comfortable, practical, and well made vest. It hauls your air, lots of paint, and tons of other stuff in comfort. I definitely recommend this vest.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 7:10 am PST
No offense, but i own a recon vest too, and it does have an elastic belt like those pod packs. Also, i use the shoulder straps like a belt almost, attaching it behind my back, 1)to keep the shoulder straps from slipping off, and 2) to get them out of my way. Its the same thing as this but at a lower price.