Holds up to four pods (140) for quick reloading out on the field. Three additional pockets, one emblazoned with removable American flag patch. Breathable mesh Back zipper pocket for armor. Front PCS logo. A must for any serious paintballer.
The Pursuit Combat Sytems (PCS) Tactical Vest is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
-- Honestly, you can barely feel it's on.
-- It's a good price.
-- Nothing wrong with them. You'll never have your magazine, grenade, or whatever, fall out in the middle of a game.
Pod pouch location: 7/10 (disregard if you don't mind)
-- The pods are located in the front, which makes crawling difficult. On the other hand, many people prefer it this way.
-- Another EXCELLENT feature. This vest is astonishingly lightweight.
You probably can't even compare this vest to the higher end products (Spec. Ops, COPS911). But if you want something to carry your paint and random junk, but don't want to break the bank, get this vest. It's a simple, nice product.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 at 9:41 am PST
>Bad Pod Location
I have used this product at several private games with my buddies and also at a couple big scenario games.
This Vest ended up being one of the only things that ruined my weekend.
It was too large of a vest, Crawling was hell, all my paint fell out of my pods due to cheap straps.
"One Size Fits All" Mean it only fits average dudes.
I am a smaller guy and this thing was HUGE on me. haha
It sucks going for your paint when you are in a pinch, only to find it all fell out because the pods ripped open when you were crawling.
This of course wouldn't have happened if the Pod's were located in the back.
Or, If they had better Velcro or Elastic on the pod loops.
This only good thing I liked about this vest was that it could breathe VERY well and was light weight.
I don't think its very practical for a fast moving woodsballer.
Better suited for a Scout?
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-Dye hyper 2 regulator
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-Kingman Fasta 18v. LED hopper
-pods in front(if you dont like them on your back)
-Needs more pockets
-pods in front(if you dont like them in front)
i bought this vest for $80 at a local paintball store, i wanted a cheap vest and im glad i bought this. it had pods in front so i dont have to reach in my back. when i first put it on i found it fitted me perfectly, im on the big side, im 6-1. very comfy, very breathable, what more could you want. The workmenship on this was great to, it will last along time. I got shot in a paintball game it helped alot, made getting hit not so hurtful.
Overall a good vest for the buck
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at 12:59 pm PST
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Breathes fairly well
I only used my pods one game and the vest still felt way too heavy, I think its because the vest did not incorporate a belt or strap system like some other vests, which means all of the weight is akwardly on your shoulders. Also the shoulder straps are so large and thin on the edges some people i know have said its incredibly uncomfortable for them. Ive used it a few times and it wasnt so bad for me, however I tried my friends NXE vest which didnt look quite as realistic but was a million times more ergonomic and comfortable! So I would go for something like that
I use this vest as a back up or an extra for someone else because my rap4 is better, but you can get this pretty cheap so its no so bad. If you can only afford one vest I would say get something else, anything else.
Spyder Pilot acs
clamping feed neck
16" progressive barrel
Hard to crawl with pods in front
Bad belt loops
It's a quality vest, great value for the money. I purchased it for $40. The first time I used it, it took awhile to get used to pods in the front but they are easier to reach so they cancel each other out. Overall it's a great vest.