55 mph velcro - Velcro so strong it will hold up in 55mph winds, or 55mph worth of pressure tugging on it when you dive or slide. It all makes sense now. We wanted to make sure the harness stays were it is supposed to be, during the whole game.
Compression formed velcro lock - This is the last stage of the velcro system. This goes on top, because it?s on the top we wanted it to look cool. So we added a logo and some neat compression.
Quick release handles - Compression formed pod straps are lighter. They have also been set to the perfect length, eliminating excess material.
Cupped neoprene ejector loops - This is the area that stretches around the actual pods. Instead of depending on elastic straps to keep your pods in place, we have developed a specific pattern of compression neoprene that actually wraps around the pod itself, and causes a downward tension. This design keeps the pods securely in place, while being able to forcefully eject the pods from the loops whenever you?re ready to pull that quick release. Direct inject is also featured to make it look good. As we discussed before, style is key.
Stay open pod loops - Dye has introduced a plastic frame at the base of each pod loop. The new frame forces the loop to keep it's open shape at all times, providing optimal ejection capabilities. The insert frame keeps the pods centered, while loading the harness and while ejecting pods. A centered pod ejects smoother. It?s all part of the development process to bring you the best performance possible.
Memory elastic - The memory elastic offers the most comfortable fit available. It also retains its original shape longer.
Secondary pod wraps - designed to be used in NXL style games as well as larger format games. To accommodate for this we have included secondary pod wraps between each pod loop, and on the outsides of the pod loops. This allows you to carry 3 pods up to 9 pods.
Neoprene comfort belt - This is the first move into a more comfortable lightweight harness system. The more comfortable you are while playing, the more you can focus on the game.
Compression molded hip padding
Plush compression back panel - the back panel features many geometric shapes specifically designed to channel air away from the pressure point. Not only will this help keep this area cool, but will aid in keeping this section dry so that the Rubber Traction Print can achieve its maximum usefulness.
Mid level venting - Dye has integrated a vented sandwich made of an airy foam material. This material is at the core of the harness where the most amount of circulation and heat dissipation is critical.
Center stretch - The center point of assembly for the harness is directly over the spine. So when the belts are stretched around to fit, they are actually pulling from the center of your back. This assembly style ensures that you are getting the most comfortable and efficient use out of the harness system. Other harnesses tend to pull from the sides, not offering a true wrap around harness.
The Dye Dye Assault 08 Paintball Harness 4 + 5 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.
PMR - Limited Edition Camo Finish
Alloy Trigger, Trigger Guard, Backcap and feedneck
Two piece Proto Barrel
Empire Relaoder B2
Pods are so hard to get in
I didnt know anyone who had this pack, and I thought it looked really nice, so I bit the bullet and bought it. It was expensive, I think I payed around £50 (around $100 - things are more expensive in the UK) which was the most expensive pack I have seen.
First thoughts when the pack arrived were how good it looked. Its really nice, and comes in a range of colours to suit your jersey and trousers. I noticed one of the tabs was beginning to rip, and they are quite loose. But I just put some extra stitching around the tabs and it sorted the problem out, but I warn you about this problem. Putting the pack on it was really comfortable, fitted like a glove and has two straps to give you extra support and stability when running.
I play both tourney ball and woodsball. I first tried this in the woods however. Loading my pods in to it was hard.. too hard. I needed two hands and to use my strength to actually get the pods up into the holsters. I didnt think of it as a problem then, but when Im out in the game I had to come get my mate over to put it back in for me which was really annoying. However when Im playing on the field I can just drop the pods so its not much of a problem, but if you want this pack and are a woodsballer I would take this problem into consideration.
Very good pack, maybe a little too expensive for what it is. The only really problem is the difficulty of getting the pods back into the pack, but this only really applys for woodsballers.
-Pods fall out good............
-.....But they take LOTS of effort to get in
I had been waiting on this pack to be released for a while and I was so happy when I found it on AV last week. It just arrived yesterday and I pulled it right out and started looking it over. It is put together very nicely, appears to be very sturdy and well built.
So I undid the straps and put it on, and I could not believe how comfortable it was to wear!! The cushions on it made it very easy on my back. It fits like a glove, it will not go anywhere while you are running, sliding, etc.
Now let us move onto what I didnt like. I pulled my Dye Locklids out of the closet (the pods that are MADE for this pack mind you) and put one in. I pulled the strap around and low and behold it doesnt come around far enough to close the slot. I think to myself, that is ok, its an ejection harness, its made to push out. All I need to do is push the pod up in there a little bit. It literally takes me both hands and at least 1 foot to get a pod in these slots. lol
I have used ejection harnesses before, but none have been so friggin hard to load before. Removing the pods is quite easy, they dont "fall" out like other harnesses, they slide right out and slide right back in. But is you wanna close the slot, that is another story.
Perhaps I am doing something wrong, but I dont know how I can misuse a harness lol If someone else has more insight, suggestions, or questions, feel free to post comments and I will answer.
UPDATE 3/4/08: I have now emailed Dye THREE times about this problem with their pack, being very polite and even including pictures of what it looks like on their site, and what it looks like in real life. I have received not one return email from them. I still have quite a lot of difficultly loading Locklids into the pack.
UPDATE 3/28/08: AV wanted a restocking fee so I decided to hold onto it and possibly sell it on the nation. While I waited I loaded pods into the harness and kept them in there for about a week. This seems to have loosened it a little. It still takes some effort to load and its not very easy to reload while its on your back, but there is a definite improvement.
For the amount of effort needed to load & close the slots, I give this an 8. I can close it while its on my back, but it takes 2 hands and more effort than it should. Other than that it is a very nice product. Why would they spend so much time/research/money on this "super pack" and not make it easy to LOAD lol That seems like an important issue to me.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, March 28th, 2008 at 5:38 am PST
Rally White Smart Parts Ion XE
Q- Lock Feedneck
16" AA Barrel
Tippmann Triumph SL- 200 Electric Loader
DYE LOCKLIDS DO FIT!!!!
The DYE Assult pack is a great pack.
The DYE Locklids do fit, I don't see why everyone complains about them not fitting. The ejector straps are just really tight which makes them eject really nicely. Grow some muscles.
Also it is a very versitile pack. With so many pod configurations, it will work for short speedball games or long scenarios. It is also very light and comfy with full pods. The straps are rubber and very strog and easy to find.
The only weakness is the price. It runs at $75. If your new or intermediate this isn't the pack for. If your advanced and go to tournaments and practice, this will hold up and be your necessity on the field.
For advanced players only. The cost is high for a reason. It's the best pack on the market that money can buy. DYE Locklids fit. I give it a 10 because it is by far the best pack on the market.