Tactical Paintball Harness, this new harness is an addition to the successful RAP4 line of paintball vests. The Tactical Paintball Harness holds additional paintballs and an air tank, with the light weight and durability that you expect from Real Action Paintball soft goods.
The paintball harness can be used as a standalone system as well as in conjunction with a RAP4 vest. As a standalone system the new paintball harness can carry 4 additional paintball pods and 1 air tank. It has a shoulder support strap to lighten the load. This helps balance the weight of the air tank and paintballs.
The new paintball harness can also be used along with the paintball vest as a load bearing system! The paintball vest’s belt loops can be locked into the harness to balance the addition weight of the paintball harness with the weight of the gear you carry on your chest; such a well-balanced setup will last you through the longest games. This setup also keeps the harness securely in place!
The Tactical Paintball Harness is the right option for recball or scenarios, and when used in conjunction with your RAP4 vest, will get you through those intense 26 hour scenario games! If you attach your tank directly to your marker, you can carry a spare tank in the Paintball Harness and double the shots you can get between trips to the fill station…and you’ll be able to keep up with all the extra paint you’ll be carrying.
The tactical paintball harness can be used across America and beyond, as it comes in: black, Mossy Oak, olive drab, woodland camo, desert camo, digital camo and the new Army Combat Uniform (ACU). Get your Real Action Paintball Tactical Harness today, and dominate tomorrow!
The Real Action Paintball RAP4 Tactical Harness are newer, so they should be commonly available, both new and used.
Tippmann A5 w/ WAS Egrip and x7 LP hopper running on Co2
14" Opsgear M4 barrel, handgaurd, front sight post, carrle handle w/ rail
M16 style stock
Spec ops weaver-picatinny rail
Handgaurd rail, picatinny vert grip
NC star 40mm red dot sight
Lapco remote coil w/ slide check
1" Straps can be annoying
My only gripe with tac vests is getting the fit right by ordering online. Now I'm a well built guy, I'm 6' 1" so trying on vests in country (Australia) is a bit tricky, especially living out of the city. I really didn't have much to go with and what's available from surplus/military stores is often extremely overpriced considering I'm only using it for paintball (and need the larger pod capacity). I was fairly happy with my 5.11 vest, but it restricts mobility and I like to get down and move around when I have to. So browsing RAP4 one day I noticed a new addition, the tac harness. I have to admit, I hadn't really given webbing much thought up until I saw that. But none the less I gave it some thought and ordered one.
The first thing I noticed was the pod pouch/tank pouch construction. It's really well made and looks like it could take a beating. The belt is fully adjustable, and fit no problem but if you happen to be a larger guy they've recently added a 6" lengthener so fit ain't going to be a problem for 99% of people. The pod placement is pretty good, I did struggle getting a pod in when I was getting lit up but I chalk that up to lack of familiarity.
The only issue with the harness that I saw is the same other people have had, and that's the upper straps. They're really thin and have no padding, I had a full tank and 4x 160 pods and although it didn't dig in it was still kinda uncomfortable. I've ordered a H harness with MOLLE and padding, so that should do the trick nicely.
Other than the straps I really can't fault the harness at all. I was really impressed by how comfortable it felt and how easily I was able to move around all day with it on. Not to mention the fact that it looks pretty killer as well, so I give it a 9/10
Good lay-out and load. Well stitched together. Good price.
The shoulder harness has no padding. Clips look a little flimsy.
Just received this and have only fitted it to a youth player (4'9", 80 lbs). Tightening the belt down leaves it loose but not so loose as to be unusable...so that's the small limit for size. It'll definitely fit a much larger player.
The "H" style suspenders can size to fit really small players or tall ones. The problem is that it's just 1" nylon web with no padding. By the time you put a tank, 4x140 round pods, and then wear it for a while it's going to hurt. Body armor will probably mitigate that. The easy solution is to get a pair of surplus H LC-1 (or "Alice") suspender for short players, or Y suspenders (easier and cheaper to find) for adult players 5'3" or taller will add the padding, more attachment points for gear, and higher quality clips to hook the suspenders to the belt.
That's a long paragraph for a relatively minor nit at this point. The gear is a good price and appears really well made. We'll be ordering more to outfit the rest of the family players (with surplus suspenders as an aftermarket add) and use 100 round pods for the smaller players to cut weight and make it fit even better.
I'll update this after some playing has been done with them.
Solid buy. Just be prepared to spend a few dollars more for better suspenders if you want them.
Tippmann A-5 with Response Trigger
J&J 12" Ceramic Barrel
J&J Edge Elite Barrel Kit
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT Squishy Paddles
X-7 Low Profile Hopper
PURE ENERGY HPA 72/3000
32 Degree Remote
Rap4 Tactical Harness
Made for woodsballer in mind
Not for speedball
Rap4 harness has seen action 8 times already since bought it. Price it right. It’s only $29. Seems to be well made and designed. IMO Rap4 harness is an exception where look equals functionality. There are 11 colors to choose from. You shouldn’t have a problem if you’d like to blend with surrounding you play in or just to match your camo outfit. I chose German Flecktarn. This harness is comfortable. It only took me one game to get use to this harness but take some time to adjust harness strap and suspenders. I only adjusted once and hasn’t had a need to readjust them again so far. This harness comes with suspenders and it’s a big plus. It can hold 4 140rds pods and HPA or CO2 tank of any size. It holds my heavy 4.1 lb 72/3000 psi Pure Energy HPA tank and it still has room for bigger tank. 4 straps are enough to hold tank securely inside harness. If you are lazy to take harness off every time you need to get air you can reach and take tank out and put it back without need to take off your harness ( requires a bit of practice). Pods stick out on each side of your body but it doesn’t restrict your movement or harm comfort during a game. Pods are easy to reach. There is a small pouch on front right side and it can be used to hold tool or any small items. On front left there is a hook and it can hold weight of my Tippmann A-5. IMO the only weakness of this harness it’s not made for speedballer.
If you buy this harness you will not be disappointed due to functionality, price and just look .
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 5:20 pm PST
Closest would be Extreme Rage 3 pod pack, but thats not a harness.....
Tippmann Custom 98 (factory camo)
J+J 14" ceramic barrel
Dark Horizon Titanium Hammer
Palmer Stabilizer (mounted below handle)
ACI High Pressure Remote coil
9, 12, and 16 oz CO2 tanks
-suspenders included and usable
-Length of velcro for pod straps
-Belt slips a little
After reading many reviews on the more mainstream paintball accessory manufacturers, it became apparent that there wasn't anything really "great" out there. Generally, if it was functional, it was cheap and fell apart. If it was well made, it had some major flaw that made it not work for people. So my hunt continued until I stumbled upon the RAP4 product, which was introduced just recently. I bought this for woodsball and scenario play. I am 5'10", with a medium build, just for reference.
Right out of the box it was apparent that this was a well made product. I went over the harness carefully and found the stitching and material top notch. It has a mesh component which really adds to the overall comfort. The fit was excellent before I even put on the suspenders. The suspender are included, and are an "H", so they can't fall off your shoulders. Good Velcro on the pod holding straps. Tank holding system seemed like it would hold any size tank securely. Large buckle.
Pro's after first play...
After I put this thing on, I could hardly tell it was there, except for the extra weight. (of course I had adjusted everything ahead of time...) Comfortable, and didn't slip down once, due to suspenders. They didn't dig into my shoulders. I was wearing three layers because it was cold, so will have to see how they work out in the summer months. Pod pouches stayed open so it was easy to put the pods back when they were empty. Pod pouch straps stayed closed during play. Tank holding design was indeed excellent. Two hold down straps and two bottle holding straps kept all three of my CO2 bottles in place and their movement to a minimum. I only have a 16oz, but I know a 20oz will fit. Can't speak to any of the larger compressed air tanks available. Tank didn't dig into my back once. Other nice things; hook on the front to hang your gun, if it has a hook. (mine does not) Also has a pouch on the front that you can put something in, although it seems it was designed for the extra belt length to be coiled up and stored there which is what I did. Belt is wide, with a big clasp. It did not come undone, nor did it dig.
Con's after purchase and first use
First off, 30 bucks is a STEAL for this harness. Its worth 40+. However, $15 shipping is a little steep. I combined it with a TAPCO stock to get more shipping bang for my buck. Rap4 should get these out to their retail vendors. I couldn't find anyone in the local Baltimore area that carried them.
OK, now the usability negatives, which to be honest are very minor. Although the fit was good, I did have to re-tighten the belt once or twice. I didn't get any slips due to the suspenders. Heck I fiddle with pants belt once a day at work, so not a big deal. I think its due to the material, its nylon or poly, so its a bit slippery. Second issue, small pods extend the pod holding straps so far, there is only a little bit of Velcro to hold them. Adding even another inch would have made a huge difference. Again, nothing came loose, but the Velcro is still new. Whats going to happen when some dirt gets in there and not all the loops engage? Only time will tell, I guess.
An excellent product. Well made, well thought out. Obviously designed by someone who knows paintball. Check to see if you can get it locally without having to ship it from RAP4. Even if you pay a little more then 30, its worth it. A great harness for woodsball players. I am giving it a 9 out of 10.