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Number of Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 9.3 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $80

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The Special Ops Scout paintball vest has a mesh base with 600D Cordura® pockets and pouches. This affordable vest option provides a 4+2 pod pouch configuration (holds 140-round pods), a tank pouch, and the popular internal harness system that consists of a wide, adjustable and comfortable elastic harness system that keeps your vest from “sloshing” as you run.

The front provides utility pouches, map and ID pockets, a radio pouch and even gives you the ability to carry three 100-round pods. The Scout paintball vest also includes belt keepers so you can add a web belt.

Features
Adjustable Shoulders
Internal Harness System
Breathable Mesh Construction
4+2 Pod Pouch Configuration (Accommodates 140-round Pods)
Back Tank Pouch
Utility Pockets
Map Pouch
ID Pouch
Radio Pouch
Integrated Sling Mounts
Ability to carry three 100-round Pods (in front)
Belt Keepers
Product Availability 
The Special Ops Paintball Scout Vest is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Chris16686 Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
regular 3 pod harnesses
Marker Setup: Kingman Mr1
Kingman remote
sling
viewloader revolution 12v
20 ounce co2 tank
special ops scout vest
Strengths: Fully adjustable
holds a lot of things
can carry a lot of paint
Weaknesses: front pouch pod holders
Velcro on both pouches
buckles on side are stiff
Review: I am 14 and around 5'5 126 pounds and it fits perfect. It has a strap that Velcros around your waist to keep the back for moving around with weight on it.shoulders are adjustible.there's snaps on the side to keep the front from moving.

I like to play scenarios and I use a lot of paint and this baby can hold a lot. I can go out on the field with 860 paintballs on the vest. there's 4 Velcro pod holders in the back ther can carry a 100 round pod to about 160. In the front there's a big pouch at the bottom that can hold 3, 100 round pods or maybe 4, 50 round pods. In the front the top pouch has a space for everything.there's a place to put a Velcro name tag, there's an individual part for a ID badge, a pouch for a map, and a zipper pouch for any thing like snacks or barrel plugs and stuff. there's a walkies talkie pouch. It is able to change sides or you can take it off. The tank pouch can hold anything.it makes my 20 ounce look small. On the back there's a place to put a big Velcro name tag. And a part that most people don't know about is this pouch inside the vest is where your back is there's a little pouch for you to slip the bladder of a Camel pack and run the hose up to your shoulder.

it also has belt keepers even though you don't need them but there there.
Conclusion: this product will not let you down and is very reliable. I think that this one is the same as the higher priced special ops vests.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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mongoose127 Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Recon- only tried on
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 custom
cyclone feed
sticky grips
gta expansion chamber
pmi remote
j&j ceramic 14''
Strengths: See review
Weaknesses: See review
Review: The first thing i noticed when i tried on my new vest was the size. Im 5'3'' (im only 14 y/o) and the vest is pretty big on me. The second thing i noticed was the interlock system covering the shoulders. There is in no way a lack of storage. There is a huge pocket on the lower front that has elastic loops on the inside for 3 100 round pods. The upper front pocket has a zipper, with a smaller pocket inside that made out of elastic, maybe for small papers (like if you were a medic, you could put your bandage card or whatever here). On top of that there is a fold down pocket for a map, secured by Velcro. And on top of that, a little fold out thing for your player badge/i.d.. The one problem with this is that when you try to open the i.d. pocket, the map pocket opens with it. No biggie. The pod holders on the back have a strip on the opening that is made out of some hard leather or plastic material, to keep them for folding in while you are reloading. The Co2 pouch on the back is vertical, unlike other special ops vest, where it is horizontal. Also, the zippers are metal, unlike older specialops vests.
Conclusion: I would recommend this vest to anyone. it is cheap, has alot of growing room, and is breathable. The only real flaw i found was how the map pocket opens when you try to open the i.d. pocket. For 80 bucks you cant go wrong.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Frosty288 Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Never had a vest
Marker Setup: Spyder VS-1
Ion Q-Lock clamping feed neck
16" J&J Full Tilt
Shocktech drop forward
Shocktech spring kit
Spyder coil remote w/ slide check
Special Ops remote cover
Strengths: Fits anyone
lots of pockets
natural feeling (see review)
camo/colors available
excellent construction
Weaknesses: Very short clips
Cant remove front pod straps
Review: Overall, this is a great vest. It has a very breathable mesh (which looks great, too) and you can hold anything you can imagine. Camel packs, any size tank (literally), tons of pods, maps, ID, radio, whatever. It's really nice to have, if you load it up correctly the only thing you'll actually be carrying in your hands is your marker when you get to the field. You can stash your cleaning supplies, keys/wallet, enough balls for several games, and if you're running a remote it's even better, as you could get a 70ci tank and it wouldn't matter, because it would be on your back.

Access - The vest feels very nice, it might take you a while once you first get it to be adjusted, but once you've done that it's a very nice feeling vest. I was a little worried about accessing the pods in the back of the vest, because they mount upside-down (pod lid facing the ground) and close from bottom to top to keep the pod in. But i've found this to be extremely easy to take off the velcro strap, slide the pod out (be careful not to drop it, though) empty it, and put it back in and close it. I'm very pleased on how natural it feels to slide the pod back in, you won't have to stab yourself in the back until you find the right pocket, you should be able to get it first try without a problem. I will say it's pretty hard to change tanks while you're wearing the vest, but at least it hardly moves when you're running around.

I use the front pouch (behind the map/id pouches) to hold all of my gun maintenance. I can fit a folding squeegee (though on second thought, a pull through would probably be better), an allen wrench kit, oil, extra o rings, spring kit, batteries, anti fog stuff, small wipe for the lenses if you get splatter on your mask, and whatever else you might need. At the moment I havn't found a great use for the larger pouch on the bottom of the front (holds 3 100 rounds pods), and I do wish you could remove the straps that are on the inside of the pouch. I usually just unzip it and put my barrel condom in there so I don't lose it, a lot better than stuffing it in your pocket.

I can also hold a barrel on the front of the vest, in case I need a quick change for some reason. But it's insanely hard to get it through all 3 straps, they seem to get progressively smaller, it's not a big deal unless you have a big barrel. For me, I carry my 9 1/2" barrel on the front of my vest, it fits very nicely (tight, might I add) and it's too long to be awkward. It does have barrel straps side by side, so I guess you could separate a two piece barrel and put it there, which is what i'll probably end up doing.

Cons - The only things i'd really have to complain about are the clips to reach the front to the back of the vest on the sides. They are stupidly short, even pulled out as far as you can get them they still only reach maybe 4-5 inches, which means you have to rely on the internal harness so you're vest doesn't fly anywhere when you run. Which still does a great job, because I can't comfortably get the clips to connect. I'm a bigger guy, 18 years old and about 220 pounds 6'2" roughly, so maybe a few extra inches on the side straps would really fix my problem. I guess when I get home i'll add new straps to see if that will get the job done.
Conclusion: A great vest and a great price, can hold everything you need so you don't end up carrying your 2000rd box with all of your stuff in it, or a duffel bag. Can help you out in a pinch because you'll be carrying absolutely everything you need.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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thorgold Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Generic 4+1 Harness
Marker Setup: (During time of use)
Tippmann 98 Custom
14" Barrel
Remote Air Line
Strengths: Beatheable
Carrying Capacity
Versatility
Weaknesses: Pod Pack "Bounce" Issue
Review: I got the Scout Vest as a clearance deal during its discontinuance, and I'm glad I grabbed it in time. For any price, this is the best vest for almost all situations. The pod and tank capacity let you haul out enough paint to stay active for a decent amount of time, no matter what your play style. In addition, the two front pouches serve as great utility space for any extra gear you need - rags, water, tools, etc.

The vest is a poor fit on me - but bear in mind I'm a lanky, 6' and 140 lb stick. I can only get the vest tight enough if I tug the straps to maximum shortness and have a good foot of the velcro liner belt hanging loose. For those of larger girth, it would probably be a much better fit.

The only problem I find with the vest is the way the pod pack is situated. The main support belt for the pods and tank is placed in a way that, when you run, the tank and pods bounce noticeably unless you have an extremely tight fit with the belt. To clarify, imagine holding a ball hanging on the the end of a rope - it's perfectly stable if you walk along with it, but if you start jumping up and down the ball will bounce around on the end of the string.
Conclusion: The vest is perfect in almost every way. If you get a good size and fasten it on well, you'll have no problem. The Scout Vest holds all the regular player needs - 500 rounds, a tank, and room to spare for supplies. If you need a vest that'll suit any style of play, this is the one to find.

...too bad they discontinued it. Why?!?
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 9:13 pm PST
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