The Blackcell vest family features a comprehensive MOLLE (modular) design that allows you to "create" the ideal vest that suits your style of play. Configure your vest for optimum payload capacity with your choice of rugged Cordura pouches and pod holders or setup your vest to "run light" when you need to maximize your mobility - the choice is yours. Experiment with different configurations to find the ideal setup for you. The choices are limited only by your imagination.
The Operative V2 is the centerpiece of the Blackcell Vest System. In addition to its MOLLE functionality on both the front and back, the Operative V2 Shell contains interlock VelcroĆ on the lower front and three levels of Interlock on the back for those who currently use the existing "interlock" pouches.
The Special Ops Paintball Blackcell - Operative V2 Woodland is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
MR1 w/ custom stock
Trinity MR feedneck
14" CP Classic Barrel or "20 Smart Parts Tactical Barrel
MR3 raised sight rail w/ side mount offset and red dot sight (sometimes)
Difficult Installation (read review)
This is a great vest for the money. I purchased mine for $40 refurbished and it came in fantastic condition. I don't really see how a new vest could come in better condition.
What made me purchase this vest:
This is a MOLLE vest and unlike other MOLLE vests, the Blackcell vest offers MOLLE on the entirety of the vest. This allows for any MOLLE accessory on any part of the vest.
--Full Coverage & Neck Coverage
Part of searching for a vest for me was body protection. I was impressed with the neck protection that this vest offered. While not full neck coverage, it does cover the lower part of the neck, and, with Underarmor or a neck protector, provides great neck protection. Additionally, the size and coverage of the vest also can act as a chest protector. It will not prevent bruising, but it does save you from welts. This vest covers the entire upper body.
The only real weakness with this vest, if you can call it that, is the difficulty involved in swapping components in and out of the vest. I don't really view this as a weakness, simply because, if it's difficult to get on, then it must be difficult to get off.
If you're a woodsball/scenario player, this is the vest for you. It allows for full and complete modularity while also providing some upper body protection without any pieces attached.