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I have the Tan version of this Chest Rig.
After two weekends with this rig I must admit I'm quite baffled as to why I didn't get one sooner! The rig is light weight, low profile and highly adjustable. I have a 32" waist, narrow chest, 6'2", built like a twig and it fits me with the waist cinched all the way in. There's still room to tighten it up if you're under 6'. Adjusted all the way out, this rig could fit three of me in it!
Everything on this rig is easily adjusted and kept very close to the wearer's body. The trade-off is that there isn't a lot of molle space and once the magazine pouches are empty, things attached on the outside tend to get a little floppy, so I wouldn't mount a pistol on it, but you could and it wouldn't be a game-breaker.
The stitching and material are quite good for what you're paying. As with all Condor products, being budget products, the molle webbing isn't super precise but it is manageable. The buckles are very sturdy and the velcro is more than adequate. The keepers on the adjustments straps are a very nice touch and work wonderfully.
The mag pouches hold the magazines securely when worn, even without the use of the bungee cords. I ended up taking the bungee cords off for ease of use. The pouches are deep enough that your mags won't go flying, even during extreme maneuvers like tactical back-flips. The pouches are so deep, in fact, that extraction without a Magpul magazine assist can be difficult, as the magazines tend to hang up on the very top row of molle webbing. With a Magpul magazine assist, however, this is a non-issue.
The other pockets are functional, big enough for cell phones, maps, extra mags, batteries, snacks, anything slim, really. The center pouch has drainage grommets and a large velcro panel on the inside, perfect for attaching some other piece of gear like an organizer, or even that triple mag pouch they sell with the velcro on it.
The shoulder straps are adequately padded without being bulky, and overall this rig is quite comfortable. Since it is open in the back there's no ventilation issues and I don't feel restricted in movement whatsoever. The swivel fast-release buckles play a key role in how well this rig fits. They allow quick doffing of the rig and a comfortable, customized fit for the wearer.
Everything on this rig is made for trim, unencumbered movement. It is very well designed, highly adjustable, and has functionality to match durability. Mostly geared for CQB, It carries more than enough mags for quick skirmishes and a simple addition of another row of pouches will give you a rig fit for longer game types.
Other airsofters admire this rig, and have even dropped their $500+ plate carrier set-ups for this very same platform. Bottom line: it works well in the role for which it was made. And for such a low price!
Low profile, light weight, adjustable, durable, functional, cheap
Mags tend to hang up on the top row of webbing during extraction.