* Good brand
* Holds a lot of paint (good for backplayers)
* Stays in place well
* Velcro is easy to yank open in a hurry due to the rubber "handles"
*The back cushion is VERY nice and it's removable if need be
* It fits well against the small of your back
*So far it's durable
I got the 5 pod model and the main problem with it (for me anyway) is that when it's on the two outermost pods restrict my arm movement because my elbows are constantly bumping up against them. They also tend to dig into my hipbones.
I ended up having to remove the two outermost pods and fold the velcro closure into the pack so that it wouldn't be in the way because even without the pods in there, the two outermost pod holders were getting in the way of my elbows.
I can also see that if the user weren't quite slender, this pack might not fit them since the belt is rather small. The belt is a comfortable size for me (5'6", 120 pounds), but I don't think it would fit someone with a waist larger than a size small or a smaller medium very comfortably.
This pack would be good for a backplayer or anyone else who goes through a lot of paint (and especially for those who carry around a lot on their backs and need some support). The only problems are the shortness of the belt and the fact that the two outermost pods tend to restrict arm movement.
All in all, a very well put together pack, but it has some drawbacks. But on the whole, I would recommend this belt in spite of its problems.
I'm giving the Attack Pack a 7 because of the problems with its restrictiveness in terms of arm movement and the lack of a longer belt.
:: Primary :: Dye '03 Reflex Cocker w/ E-blade. Halo B (so sweet)
:: Secondary :: '00 Dark Angel w/ Dye Boomy (ever faithful. Sweet job by the Rock)
2) Back padding
1) Fit (The belt is not as comfortable as i would have expected)
2) Pods in the harness go so far up in the loops that to pull them out you only have the lid to hold onto. If its tight in the harness and you are pulling it out quickly you run the chance of popping open the lid.
3) The stitching on the Velcro is weak. In only 4 uses I have ripped off two of the Velcros off. I was seriously disappointed in this. There should be no way for this to happen in only four uses.
4) The store won't take it back and now I am stuck spending another $60+ for a 4+ harness.
5) What other weaknesses do you want. The Velcro rips off and the store won't take it back. Enough said DON'T GET IT.
(Sorry Dave but this product was all looks)
I was disappointed in this product. I have had a great streak with all other Dye products from their markers to their gogs and the item that I would think would never fail failed miserably. Pretty back only good for pictures and possers.
Don't get the product obviously. Hopefully Dye will beef their packs up to stand regular use. I'll give it a 3 because it is a nice looking pack.
Redz dimension - better than this
Dye xcel - about the same
No name pack - Equal to it in basically every way
2k2 LED Push Button Matrix
J&J 12 inch 2 piece
Aardvark Switch trigger
There really isn't anything good about this pack.
Bounces around when I run.
Well my friend (and front player of my team) got this pack a little while ago, and I had wanted one for a very long time so I was quite eager to try it out, and was greatly disapointed once I did.
He had a 5+4, so I filled up the first 5 slots with full pods, and went running, the pack wouldn't stop bouncing around, every step I would take, every slide, every dive, bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, it greatly impared the speed of my running, which I absolutely hate, so little to be said, he's selling the pack, and I'm getting a redz dimension.
This was a huge disapointment, and i'm not biased against Dye in anyway, they are actually in fact my favorite company of all times, this pack just really let me down.
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
The construction is solid. Dye chose good materials throughout, and produced one of the better packs available.
I don't know if it is the cut, thematerials, or what, but this pack is not a sweaty hot mess to wear all day. I don't use the pillow, and I find stability to be good, just a little floppier than the Rase line.
Nice looking, too. Lots of little rubber logo stuff. If harnesses were buildings, this one would be a Victorian mansion for all the ginger bread that is stitched on. Unique Harnesses would be Modernist Architecture.
That pillow is just silly.
It reminds me of the Charmin comercial where the little kid packs about a foot of toilet paper over his body to protect him while roller skating.
And it does help the way the pack fits, either. I am not a big man; my waist is 30". I used to hate the pack because it flops around so much. Then I realized that there was a bigg soft thing that kept me from really making it hold still against my back. Fortunately, Dye wasn't too sure this pillow was a good idea, and they attached it with velcro...
which brings me to another point. The velcro on the pack is somewhat intolerant of dirt. I didn't launder my pack every time I played, until I got this one. A little dirt in the velcro renders it useless. If you live in a dusty environment, think about how patient you are with the side straps popping open all the time.
Lastly, The pod loops are tight. No, I mean tight. Tighter. The velcro closures on these don't need good velcro, because they are mostly redundant. You will look like a tourney player all day as you adopt the habit of discarding anything you remove from the pack. Of course, that's what I use it for any way, but I dimly remember a place caled "the woods", where looking for pods was tiresome.
Dye seems to think looks are very important, and they have grown from a company that made one (usually) good barrel to the makers of the prettiest things in paintball. I wish that they did as well in machining and assembly as in design and decorating. Fortunately, there is no metal involved in this product. If Dye starts making prom dresses, I am sure they will prosper.
All the same, once I started using the pillow for a target, I liked this pack better. It is tough, it is tight, it is reasonably comfortable (even without that little devil pouch velcroed in the back).
It will carry pods, which, as some other reviewer pointed out, is what it is supposed to do. So will a burlap potato sack, for that matter, but the Attack Pack will do it with much more style. A decent harness.
Poor quality. Pod loops not the same size. Valcoro fell off!
Dye makes some of the prettiest stuff around. However, that does not always mean that its the best. The pack fit well and snug. There was little movement of the pack when running. As I mentioned before it looks great. However, my pack had some very big problems! The pod loops were of different sizes. Some of the loops are next to impossible to put a pod into them.m Even if you do put them in, good look getting them out in a game! I have actually ripped pod collars off because of this. The other big issue I had was the stitching/Velcro. Some of the stitching/Velcro came off on the pod loops, as well as the stitching/Velcro on the belt! I was very disappointed with this product. This pack fell apart in less then 5 months use.... It just sits in a box of junk in my basement now.
I would not recomend this pack to anyone! Its expensive and poorly made! My Redz pack has been with me for at least 2yrs, and while it is sarting to rott and frey, its still in weekly use!!!