Plate Carriers have become the standard for ballistic protection and are used worldwide by military contractors, soldiers, and law enforcement. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes with varying degrees of ballistic protection. However, the constant for all plate carriers is the ability to hold ballistic armor plates. The plate carriers of similar design to the Lancer Tactical MOLLE Plate Carrier have become a favorite among special forces and military contractors for the ability to provide adequate protection and carry plenty of equipment without compromising maneuverability.
The Lancer Tactical Tactical Plate Carrier has many beneficial features for use in combat and airsoft scenarios. It accepts standardized 10x13 ballistic plates in the front and rear panels that are secured by flaps with heavy duty hook & loop closure. The shoulder and side straps are adjustable for most sizes (M-XL). In combat quick release buckles give medics quick access to wounds but for airsoft it allows you to just drop your equipment after the game for a deserved break. This plate carrier is covered in molle webbing which makes it easy for the wearer to customize their pouches into whichever configuration works best for them on the field. This plate carrier comes with a few of the commonly used pouches that an average player would use on the field of airsoft battle. An admin pouch for securing patches, keys, or pens and a triple M4 magazine pouch that can hold up to 6 M4 magazines, or about 3 AK or G36 magazines. Finally a utility pouch for miscellaneous equipment like extra BBs.
MOLLE is an acronym for MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. This system works by threading the straps attached to modular pouches through the MOLLE webbing. MOLLE gives the user the advantage of customizing his equipment for the mission at hand. For example, military contractors are issued a variety of weapons; the user could select the M16 Magazine Dual MOLLE Pouch if he is using a M-16 or he could choose the Dual AK Magazine MOLLE Pouch for use with a AK-47. So, you can have one plate carrier with a variety of pouches instead of having numerous different load bearing equipment for your different guns. The OE TECH Plate Carrier with Cummerbund has all the features and quality of high-end gear at half the price.
For: Lancer Tactical Spec Op Molle Plate Carrier (BLK)
I decided to give Lancer Tactical a try while the $5 flat rate shipping event was on, an I gotta say, it's passed my expectations for a Budget Friendly Vest. When I first received it, I had to properly weave the MOLLE pouches through the vest, but that wasn't much of an issue. I'm actually surprised by the overall quality of this vest; Cheap, but durable. Gives good overall protection, with the exception of the side lacking plates. Already comes with an admin pouch, triple M4/M16 mag pouch, and a utility pouch. It also fits my physical profile very well; Being 5' 8", 130 pounds, it fits nicely, even though I'm quite skinny.
Comes with three pouches
Simple to use(adjustments)
Fits SAPI Plates well
Quality is comparable to Condor, but at a more affordable price
Just a few loose threads here and there, but nothing serious. Just take a pair of scissors to them.
2013-03-29 05:52:53 L. FINN verified buyer
For: Lancer Tactical Spec Op Molle Plate Carrier (BLK)
Awesome plate carrier! I have yet to use it in game, but so far is seems durable and comfortable. It will fin most sizes, from 4' 11" to 6' and probably taller. It has a nice snug fit, doesn't bounce too much when running. Also comes with some nice pouches...wish it had side panels though. I highly recommend this vest for snipers, because of its low-profile design and lots of MOLLE real-estate on the back. (I wouldn't want to go prone with tons of magazines on my chest)
-Cheap (In a good way! If you bought all the pouches and others things separate it could cost around $80!)
-Comes with A LOT (Triple M4 mag pouch, admin pouch, Lancer Tactical velcro patch, and a HUGE utility pouch!)
-Lots of MOLLE real-estate on back
-Very limited MOLLE on the front, especially if you use all the pouches included with the vest
-The shoulder straps don't have MOLLE (I like that for radios, knives, etc.)
-No side panels (But the straps could be used as a belt)
-My mag pouches came kinda tight, I had to really squeeze 2 mags in there, but it eventually stretched out
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