98C with Palmer's Stabalizer, remote line, Dead on Rocket Cock , and custom made air-thru carbine stock
Storage, comfortable, large tank pouch, elastic belt
NXE logo could be more subdued
Some pods may not fit properly
I had recently aquired a 114 CI tank and needed a way to carry it on me while out on the field. I couldn't find any MOLLE pouches that would work and stumbled accross this vest in a B/S/T section of one of the paintball forums I frequent.
The vest is a one size fits most style. Those who have a smaller frame may find the vest a bit too loose even when adjusted all the way down. However the quick fix for this is to wear a Camel Bak or similiar hyrdation system under the vest, instead of placing the bladder in the provided pouch. Even still the front can be slightly loose. However during the hot summer months this can be a good thing.
The hydration bladder pouch is rather large. It can accomodate the 3 liter bladder I have for my Camel Bak. The tank pouch is large enough that my 114 CI tank easily slips in. The straps on the back of the vest hold the tank in securely after they have been properly adjusted.
I really can't comment on the rear multi purpose pouch for use on the playing field. However it is great for packing a remote line and gloves for transporting them to the field.
The nine front pockets are great. However the top left and middle left pockets could have been seperated by maybe a quarter inch more. The last big game I attended I was able to carry five small smoke grenades and have room for my pull through squeegie and my barrel cover to have their own spot.
The internal elastic belt is constructed exactly as NXE's pod packs. For players with a smaller frame this is just what is needed to keep the vest from moving all over the place. The vest still moves around on me a little, but not enough to be an inconvience.
As stated in the weaknesses some pods may not fit or have a rather tight fit with the pod holders. Mostly I have noticed this with View Loader pods that have a wider grip area. Also the NXE logo's could have been a bit more subdued. However with enough time crawling around on the field they will start to subdue with wear and tear.
I am going to touch basis on the storage pockets once more. With all the room in the rear multi purpose pouch and the nine pockets on the front, you can pack many of your field essentials into this vest. If you fly to events or drive a small car this will help cut down on the ammount of luggage you need to bring with you.
In conclusion this ia a great vest for the money. I fyou don;t like to carry a bunch og bags with you anwywhere this one will work out nively