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Number of Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 8.9 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $50

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Gen-X Tactical Vest

Need to carry a lot of gear? Something to carry everything you need for those games when you're in the field for hours on end? The Gen X Deluxe Tactical Vest is constructed of heavy duty denier and 1/2" foam interior to cushion the weight of your gear and serve double-duty as chest/ back armor. Velcro adjustments at the shoulders and waist to ensure a snug proper fit. Holds up to 6 pods and tank, secured by velcro so you can customize their positions to your needs. Other features include multiple pockets, pull-down ID/ map flap, detachable cel phone or radio pouch, accessory rings... the list goes on and on! A must have for your next scenario or big game.

Features:
# Three large pockets and three smaller pockets
# Holds up to six pods
# Tank pouch with quick-release securing strap
# Adjustable for length and width
# Belt loops for securing to belt
# Detachable cel phone/ radio pouch
# Interior foam for cushioning (removable)
# Pull-down map/ ID pouch
# Available in Black or Camo
Product Availability 
The Gen X Global Tactical Vest is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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-=Drachen=- Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
This is the first vest I have used. However I have used multiple Rage Extreme harnesses.
Marker Setup: Vertebrae bodied Sniper - WWA Pump kit, CP Reg, 32* Drop Forward, CP On/Off
WGP Trilogy - Stock
ICD Promaster - CCM Feedneck, Evil Detonator Reg, New Designz Rail, New Designz On/Off
Strengths: See Body
Weaknesses: See Body
Review: Stengths:
~ Versatility of packs on the back of the vest (can rearrange where you want which packs)
~ Can hold up to 4 pods on the rear (and one tank, up to a 68/45)
~ Has room under arms for 10 ball tubes, or 12 grams (ideal for pumpers, and pistol people)
~ Room for 3 grenades
~ Zipper can tear out easy
~ Removable padding

Weaknesses:
~ Can be small on bigger players
~ Velcro sides get weak with constant use
~ Stitching on pods, and tank holder very poor

Conclusion: Overall, I'm pleased with this vest. The fact that you can switch around your pods on the back is great. It came being able to hold four pods, I personally like to use it with only one set (2 pods). I really like the 10 ball tubes under the arms. At times I used a stock class PGP, and sometimes stock class Phantom's and Snipers. So having the extra loops on a vest is like a gift from the paintball god himself.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Foofighterr Monday, December 24th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ops Gear Elite Tactical Paintball Vest
-I had this vest before I got the Gen X one
-It has better Pod holders but lacks a place to put a tank
-This is why I chose the Gen X vest because of the awesome tank holder
Marker Setup: -Tippmann A5
-BT-M16 Apex Barrel
-BT-Adjustable Stock
-Tippmann-X7 Hopper
-Ops Gear-Remote Line
-Gen X-Tac Vest
-Pure Energy-48CU HPA Tank
Strengths: -Comes in ACU baby!
-Lots of pockets to store stuff.
-Tank Pouch.
Weaknesses: -Like any vest, hard to wash.
-Have to take vest off to access tank.

Review: This is not my first paintball vest, I previously owned the Ops Gear Elite Tactical Paintball Vest. However it did not have a tank pouch on it to I sold it off to my brother and then bought this vest to replace it.

A big selling point for me was that it was ACU. Since my BDU's are ACU I wanted a vest that would match. Let me say that the vest looks very good with an ACU uniform on!

Probably the best feature of this vest is the tank pouch on the back of the vest. This thing it so awesome! When you have a tank in there you forget it's there! Even when sprinting and diving around the field I still didn't get bothered by it.

The two removable double pod holders had no use to me at the start but once I took it upon myself to modify them into singles I was able to place them where ever I wanted on the vest and it made it much more practical. With the quick release straps on the pod holders you can access the pods even if they are mounted on your back.

The foam padding throughout the vest is also a very nice feature as even at point blank range when I got shot as long as it hit a area that was protected by the vest I hardly felt it! No more huge welts on my hips, and lower back!

Overall this is a perfect paintball vest for anyone with a remote line looking to secure their tank, or even for someone without one who just wants a good quality vest.
Conclusion: If you have a remote line, get this vest! And even if you don't, hell its still the vest for you!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, December 24th, 2007 at 11:03 pm PST
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Youngster Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: Stock PCS US-5,Stock Tippman a-5
Strengths: Comfortable,Tuff,Nice,Lots of Pockets,weight is balanced very well.
Weaknesses: Not available in DPM or "Flecktarn",U do not hhave Velcroe for Name-plate
Review: I Bought this Vest just because of the Gread Price i have it in ACU which is pretty ok.
I really liked that it Came with 4 Pods and a Mamba hose,on the first day it was a great experience,though my shoulders hurt at the end but now i got used to having the tank in the Back,and I must say,it is an Excellent Vest! I think the Pouches are Pretty good to,and I really rocked,People who really sware on Flurry Vests,were suddenly like:" Hey,thats a really neat Vest,where´d You get it???" and I must admit,this is a Vest to have,the only sad things are that they´re not available in Flecktarn or DPM but that´s not such a Problem,I have ordered Name plates,which i though will have to Sew on,because they don´t have the Special Velcroe thing the Flurry DOES but that´s ok with me.
Conclusion: If I can live without the HUGE nameplate on the Back, This is definetely a Vest to own ;)
Rating:
9 out of 10
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thetruth217 Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
This was my first vest
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom; 14" Boomstick barrel, cyclone feed system, response trigger and coil remote
Strengths: Inexpensive, durable, some what customizable, allows for hydration pack
Weaknesses: Doesn't come with said hydration pack
Review: I originally bought the GXG tactical vest online in anticipation of the Cousins Big Game '07. It was my second Big Game, and I was a little less then prepared for the first one.

The GXG tactical vest proved worthy as it held EVERYTHING you could need when you're out on the field for extended periods of time. I made instant use of the flip down front pocket for my map, threw in an extra allen key, and felt very secure with being able to keep my cash and car keys with me in the front zipper pocket. Knowing I wouldn't lose either in the woods was one less thing to worry about. I'm also not sure if anyone else has expierenced this, but its hard to sneak around the woods when your keys are jingling in your pocket...

Anyway, the vest has removable padding in the front and back. I haven't taken it out, but its nice to know I can, especially if I'm playing in warmer weather because the padding does hold in some of your body heat. Not to mention it softens the sting of getting hit for those out there who want some body protection.

I run remote when I'm playing woodsball and the tank pouch was roomy, but kept my 20 oz Co2 nice and secure. I kept my 100 round pods in the vertical position the vest came in, and didn't have a problem with reaching any of them. The pouches come on velcro which gives you the option of rearranging them, and that brings me to my explaination of why this vest is "Some what" customizable.

A few days later I figured I would experiment by switching the pods to a horizontal position. They fit, but the ends hang over by about 2 to 3 inches. There is enough surface area contact to make me think they wouldn't fall off or anything, but still I'm not too impressed. Especially since I'm using 100 round pods, not 140 round pods, which I don't think would fit horizontally.

The radio pouch worked out well as me and a few friends used walkie talkies that day, and even though I didn't use grenades or 12 gram Co2 cartridges, there were places to keep those easily reachable as well. There is also a pair of velcro strips in the front, I'm guessing to strap the vest to your belt for more stability, but I just used one of them to hold my mask while I wasn't on the field.
Conclusion: Overall, anyone buying this vest would not be disappointed. I searched for a couple of weeks before buying this one, and I didn't see a better deal on a tactical vest then, or even now. You can find it online from $40 to $60.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 at 4:42 am PST
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Striker511 Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
None- First vest ownership
Marker Setup: None- The vest will accept air tanks; I have a 68cu 4500 tank and it fits easily.
Strengths: Overall a well designed vest
Weaknesses: No ACU pattern/ Small bladder pouch
Review: Strengths:
+ Cheap - at $40-50 its an excellent vest
+ Easy to setup and use
+ Holds A LOT of items in several compartments (Secured w/ Velcro)
+ Adjustable straps on shoulders and waist- Velcro
+ 4-140 pods included in new purchase
+ Velcro to secure all of the pouches (except the front top one..ID pouch)

Weakness:
- NO ACU - Only Woodland and Black
- Bladder pouch is for smaller water bladders (NOT a 1L bladder, which is what I got..)


REVIEW:
I picked up this vest at a big game (NJ Nam) for $45; I left my harness at home (DOH!) so I knew I needed something for the weekend... After getting this vest I fell in love with it.. then only downside for me is the fact that it does not come in ACU yet...

This is an excellent vest: Very comfy and adjustable in both shoulders and the waist line. It has plenty of pockets for storage (maps, radio, tools, keys..) and has the pouch for a water bladder (not included). The air tank storage can hold large tanks (I have a 68ci 4500) with no problems. All of the pouches are secured by Velcro, so you can easily move the pouches to where you can reach them. The front 3 pouches can be used for grenades or possibly even more pods.. your choice ( I dont think 140s will fit, but a 100 should)

* Three large pockets and three smaller pockets
* Holds up to six pods; Current configuration has 2- twin pod holders.
* Tank pouch with quick-release securing strap
* Adjustable for length and width
* Belt loops for securing to belt
* Detachable cell phone/ radio pouch
* Interior foam for cushioning (removable)
* Pull-down map/ ID pouch
* Rear pouch for a water bladder (Not included)

Conclusion: I give this vest 9/10; Had it come in ACU it would be perfect. This is an excellent vest for a first time or vets.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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