The vest was not custom sized as advertised, and the price is too much.
This vest is of quite good quality except it was not custom sized to my specifications as cops911.com advertises. They instruct you on the website not to order a larger vest looking for the length you need, but to just tell them how long you need it. Well I did that but I guess they decided they were too busy and just gave me a untailored medium sized vest. So after spending 200 dollars on a custom vest I ended up with a vest I could have bought at my local paintball shop for 60 bucks. Because I spent so much money looking forward to a custom sized vest and got ripped off, I'm giving this product a 1.
The vest I have now is too short for comfortable use, I wasted my money on this product and should have just purchased a cheaper vest from some where else that didn't give me empty promises of a custom sized vest.
Military ALICE gear (I used ALICE gear for 8 years until I found this product)
Armotech SIM-4 Elite, Armotech Zeus Semi-Auto Pistol, PGP Pump Pistol, Spyder AMG Electric, Spartan Pump, Pure Energy HPA 3000, 12v Revolution, Raven Paintball Nuvis-1 1.0, Ronin Gear 5 pack, COPS 911 Scenario Vest & Military A.L.I.C.E Gear
The vest carries everything you need right there at hand.
Wearing the vest in the summer can get a bit hot.
I LOVE THIS VEST!
Everything you need is right there at hand. The vest carries H2O, Paint, Air, Extra CO2 powerlets, & your pistol! It also has a marker clip as well as a mask clip for when you're off the field.
The vest does get hot in the summer, especially when it's humid.. The material just doesn't breathe well. I don't know what material you would use though to bear the weight and not be hot. This is not a draw-back of the manufacturer however. I also have a habit of really loading down the vest to the point where I begin to really feel the weight during play. But again, that's my issue and not COPS 911.
The vest is now $129.00 on the COPS 911 website.
If you're a serious big game or scenario player, you really could use this vest. It's makes being on the field for long periods of time a breeze. The H20 pouch in the inside back of the vest is a life saver when using a Camel Back when running to that fire-fight.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 29th, 2004 at 7:30 am PST
32 Degrees Freestyle 5.4 pack, various pod/tank belts.
Tippmann A5 with SpecOps A5-A2 grip, Tapco stock, Lapco Bigshot barrel. Zeus G2+ Pistol
Durable, ability to carry everything
Material doesn't breathe (only a problem in the summer).
This is a great vest. I've used it for about a year, and I would never go back to anything else. Here's some details.
As the other reviewer said, the ability to carry EVERYTHING is huge. Six pods, your tank, your pistol, two pistol clips, 12oz cartridges, an FRS radio, maps, a camelback hydration kit, and just about anything else you could think of. And with any vest, getting all that weight off of your waist and onto your shoulders where it is much more evenly distributed is huge, expecially during a long scenario day.
The material is very durable. I've fallen into muck, tripped and landed on my back, slid onto rocks and brush, and thrown it into the washing machine at the end of the day and it's none the worse for wear (note: I have never put it in the dryer).
It's also adjustable, so that if you have an expanding waistline :) you can loosen it, or tighten it back up if/when that waistline starts to contract again.
I agree with the other reviewer who said that the material, probably because of its durability, doesn't breathe. This is only a problem in the summer, so more often than not if it's 80+ degrees out and you're wearing this, you'll probably be going onto the field with only a T-shirt underneath.
It's also way too big and cumbersome for speedball play, but then again it's not advertised as a piece of speedball gear.
The gun clip is a bit on the short side if you have a stock. I've never really been able to comfortably use it. I use my slide-check and put my gun down between games.
For the woodsballer who uses a pistol with a Zeus-type clip system, you can't go wrong. I have had no complaints in the year since I bought it. Excellent buy.