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Corrupted355 Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
NXE 4+1 pack
SpecOps Scout vest
SpecOps Dagger
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 primary::
PPS Brass barrel w/ Apex tip
X7 hopper
APE E-grip
Super R/T
Vortex mod
QEPH
Palmer's Male Stabilizer
Armson Prodot sight w/ Lapco offset rail
OPSGEAR G36 folding stock
CMI micro-coil remote
Strengths: Well made
Maneuverable
Payload
Versatility
Breathable
Weight
Weaknesses: I broke a pouch zipper
Center pods are a stretch for little guys
Review: I bought this vest off a buddy of mine in trade for a SpecOps Dagger vest. He didn't like that he couldn't reach the center two pods on the Sabre (he's a little-ish guy), and I wanted to carry more paint than the Dagger had standard. It turns out we were both better suited after the trade.

So, the Sabre. It's got an incredibly handy map pouch that the Dagger doesn't. The shoulder straps have molle-ish (but not really) webbing that allows you to attach things like a radio pouch, ID pocket, grenade pocket, or even tie in a Wolfhook sling.

With this thing, you can carry up to 1,100 rounds in standard pods. If you've got short arms, you may have a little trouble reaching the middle two pods, but I'm a big guy, so I don't have an issue with it. The tank pouch is horizontal, which prettymuch means you're gonna need HPA if you use it. It fits my 88/45 with ease. I have no doubts that it'll hold a 92, and it will probably contain a 114 if you can get it to slide in the sleeve.

One of the best things about the Sabre is how maneuverable it is. You can bend and twist however you want, and it just goes with you. Unlike a full vest like the Scout, the shoulder strap design produces very little resistance against movement, but still gives you two large pouches in the front with the map pocket and a small velcro pocket on top of those. The shoulder straps also mean that your upper body will get a breeze if one is available, making it not as hot as a full vest.

From back to back comparison with my old Scout, I found the Sabre to be lighter, easier to get into, and generally less irritating.

On the down side, not having a full front panel means it's not as customizable. I was able to mod a vest holster onto the Scout, but it'd be difficult to do on the Sabre. Also, I managed to break the pull tab off one of the zippers, but I'm gonna surmise that it's because I left it out in the rain one night and it corroded.
Conclusion: Great vest. It does exactly what it advertises, and it does it well. Smaller guys might want to look into the Dagger instead, but for me, it's perfect.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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