Shocker with various mods, mostly eclipse, Pure Energy 88/4500 nitro, Freak
'98 Cocker with many mods, mostly ANS, Pure Energy 68/3000 nitro, Freak
This pack fits with less slop than others I have worn. The velcro engages better than most, so that once you cinch it in, it won't let go until you peel it open. The belt is nice and wide.
While the tight loops for the pods are real enough, I have encountered much tighter loops. The elastic material in these is stretchy enough to let the pods twist almost 90 degrees if no other pods are loaded and the velcro strap is left open. That is not too tight for my standard; it is tight enough to possibly save a pod in the event of an accidental strap release. Accidentally opening the strap is unlikely, however, due to the use of the same high quality velcro on them as the belt.
The pods are all accessed from the left, which for a right handed player is ideal. It allows the player to stay tight with out being a contortionist during reloading. I have found it quite easy to get out a new pod withone hand.
In cool weather, this pack can't be beat, but paintball is a summer sport.
The back of the pack is some sort of nylon that passes little water or heat. I have found that playing all day in this pack leaves my back uncomfortably sweaty. This may be partly the result of play style, but I don't find the rest of my jersey to be soaked through every time I finish a day at the field. A mesh or at least some more breathable or wicking fabric would've been nice. It would be a shame to change the cut of the pack's back, as it is tailored for stability.
One other thing: if you are left handed, this pack is just not for you. Ned Flanders might have something more suitable.
This is one of the classier packs available. It is cozy, stable, and durable. If you can accept the sweaty hot lumbar region (I often can), this pack is worth serious consideration for any level of player, whether running a remote or not. Unless he or she is left handed.
GenX3 Chaos cocker
88/45 crossfire nitro
Remote and gas-thru-stock
-The quality is really good. The fabric is tough as hell. The seams are all straight and tight. It's double stiched however, which is good, but I beat the hell out of my gear and triple stich would have been nice.
-The 4 left loaders are real nice. It really cuts down on your front profile, because 100 round tubes don't stick out on the side, although 140 rd loaders might stick out an inch or so.
-The elastic waist is real real nice and comfy. It fits any body. I have a 28 inch waste and it fits me fine, but can easily fit my dad as well who has a 40+ inch waste. One size fits all.
-When I run, there is no bounce at all. The elastic waist keeps it real tight.
-I would have liked bomb proof stiching, but the stich quality is good enough as it is.
-The pack barely, barely, barely fits my crossfire 88cu 4500psi fiber wrapped stubby. I gave myself bblisters fitting it in. HOwever, a few days soaked in water and stretching the fabric helped a bit, so its got some wiggle room now.
The best pack out there for the money.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 5:52 am PST
i got one of these in black and its sweeeeeeet ! i loved it when i ran a remote and i loved it when i left the remote! mine is a 5 left with air and is so comfy you don't even realize you have it on, to me that is a sign or trait of a truely good pack, whether tourny or rec. you'll like this pack, it rocks !
the price tag, i paid out like 50 for it but i still paid less than a comparable redz would ve cost and this is more comfortable to wear, trust me. if you want a remote carrying set up and side draw pods this is the ticket, i only wish it was as affordable as my new vertical pack !!!
i swear if you buy this pack you will like it, you may even love it. you'll look at things in a whole new way, its tight, comfy, holds tons of paint or nearly no paint depending on how you set it up or order it etc. very very worth the cash once you compare to its competitors........... buy it !
Holds either 100/140 round pods. Can hold up to a 20oz tank (can even hold a bigger tank). The wide/dual elastic straps aid in stabilizing the entire harness (it doesn't bounce on your butt), it stays put!!! With the tank to the side, you can bend backward without your remote sticking in your back, it is even out of the way when you lean to the side. Very, very comfortable!
A little expensive, $45+. Well worth it!!!
This is easily the most comfortable, easy to use, and most reliable harness I have tried. If you are going to use a remote, check this out!