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lastvideogamer Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Various Harnesses and vests - depends on your role I think the dagger vest is the best vest by far!
Marker Setup: Nothing is Stock but the Body A-5, 5.5 Hammerhead, Folding stock, 68/4500 Crossfire, palmers stab
Strengths: Doesn't Move, Extra Paint, Pouches not on belly
Weaknesses: Its a vest, bulky for normal games
Review: --------* Backstory starts here *----------- (review below)

Alright so since you guys haven't really been on the field with me too often yet let me explain a few things about my playing style. I hate anything that I feel like I don't need, pistols, excessive ammo, remote lines, helmets, scopes, bipods, mag kits, ect. I understand you might like them but for my playing style I cant stand them!

So keeping this in mind I always felts that while paintball vests were cool they were not for light players / daggers at all. All a vest could do was slow me down, give me more space to get hit on, and stop me from crawling fast. So in early fall of 2006 I was only carrying 200 rounds onto the field and never using them. Well as I became more and more agressive I started getting close to using up all my paint, I had to start borrowing paint from other players on the field to keep shooting. One day this all changed...

At the 2006 fall PVM gorilla game I was the general for the yellow team and decided to set up fort in the tower. I held the fort through waves and waves of attackers yet I was using tons of ammo in the process. Eventually I ran out of paint and was surrounded... angry I walked back to the spawn realizing that I needed to carry more paint.

At first I tried using harnesses but they just moved around to much and got in the way of my diving and sliding. When I would run they would bounce up and down. anyways angred I keep looking for solutions at this time refusing to buy a vest. Yet eventually my uncle was ordering one for my little cousin and I told him I would trade him a very nice camel back (he needed one) if he would order me a dagger vest for at least when I was a general in a big game I would be able to carry more paint and a walkee at ease. Yet when I put the vest on for the first time I was amazed....

---------* review starts here *---------

The vest looks a little intimidating out of the box but its honestly just a whole bunch of back pack straps. When I first went to put on the vest I realized that a huge elastic velcro wasitband was the first step in putting on the vest. This waist fits me (32-34) with eaise and still has room to grow It might have trouble fitting anyone under a 26 waist but I bet it can get pretty big. Another snap web belt goes over and into the velcro waist to allow for belt accesories and a snug fit. I just strapped on the other buckles and I was ready to go. Two things really impressed me with this compared to the other vests I've seen / tried on...

1. With the elastic wasit band the vest does not move or bounce at all. Its locked into place and when I run I forget it's on. Travis has seen me move in it (in the snow) and I think I can still move fast...

2. But more impressively the "front" utilities (grenade, pouch) rest more on my hips than on my stomache which allows me still to crawl, run, dive and slide. I honestly Cant even tell I have the vest on!!

So far so good, so I decided to throw in some pods. It took me awhile to get used to having upside down pods... but after doing it like 10 times I can take the pods out, and put them back in with ease. The only thing I noticed about the pods is that while it can carry 7 I never carry more than 6, why? Well the middle elastic pod is a _____ to put in and take out. Also when you put this pod in it makes all the other pods hard to take out too. I don't think I can shoot 7 pods without a re-fill anyways.

Looking a little higher than the pods one will notice a tank pouch... worthless to a dagger? For a short game I think so but keep in mind... You don't have to be a dagger to buy this vest, and for big games it can come in handy. So since I don't use remote for big games I actually put a second air tank into the pouch, when you put the air tank in the vest does start to feel like its there. I don't know how large of a tank it is supposed to hold but I have trouble getting my 68/4500 in with the bottle glove on.

Also the shoulder devices are removable and molle so you could put on whatever you want (that has one molle strap) So the dagger vest sounds pretty good right? Well if I had to comment on some things I would have changed....

1. I've thought about cutting off the elastic rings on the back... all the times I have been hit in the vest they have broken on those rings, I don't understand why they are so ridged... maybe I just need to break them in more.
2. The Utilitiy pouch should have a zipper on it and the velcro.
3. Some of the adjustment straps adjust akwardly...
4. The thing stinks to clean...

So all in all the dagger vest is the only vest I would recomend because it gives you the features of a vest without having the restraints. So if your thinking about getting one... I know I like mine!

O yeah... plenty of color options too!
Conclusion: If you want to play light, but want to carry more paint... check this vest out.

I gave it a 10/10 because compared to other vests it blows them out of the water... this vest is the best by a longshot.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
jonesey604 Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 | 12:04 pm PST
if you dont mind me asking do you know how much your uncle paid for it?
   

Donster 125 Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 | 4:39 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by jonesey604
if you dont mind me asking do you know how much your uncle paid for it?
It is $119.95 USD last time i checked plus shipping. and its a great buy. Check it out here: http://www.specialopspaintball.com/shop/product_detail.asp?S
KU=320+0044&CAT=104201301
i really agree with "lastvideogamer" in the vests ability to be used in multiple positions. i play sniper/sharpshooter role, and its perfect because its light and fast, but also holds enough ammo for small fields and extended firefights. i emailed special ops paintball b4 i bought it, and they recomended this vest as ideal for a sniper postion. the color choices are great and allow for good camoflague without crappy ghille that gets too hot and takes too many bounces. great review lastvideogamer!
   

lastvideogamer Monday, April 2nd, 2007 | 2:17 pm PST
Thanks guys, glad you liked it!
   

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