This is an excellent vest and a great buy except for one problem, i had to but the elastic off the pouches (no prob) and had to stretch the mag pouches just to get 2 mags into them and make it effective to reload in combat.
I used almost boiling water and poured some into the pouch, and having my mags in a thick plastic bag i shovel and wiggled them in, then forced plastic inserts i made between the mags to help stretch it out and left it like this till the pouch dried. And repeat process for all the pouches. Now the pouches work flawlessly (however much time and patience was needed to get to this point)
The utility pouches are nice for smaller items (fits mp7 mags well) but another larger pouch wouldve been nice somewhere on the vest (i use the far right mag pouch for this)
Overall great buy, if dont buy if you want a 12mag vest ready to go into the field, it takes time to get the mag pouches good enuf to be effective.
-Very cost efffective vest
-Great fitting and fully adjustable
-Molle back for addition of hyd pack or other pouches
-Once mag pouches were stretched they worked very well
-Good belt included for attaching drop leg pouches or holsters
-Velcro on front and back for name tapes, patches etc.
-Mag pouches were tight (had to stretch them and cut off elastics)
-some way to have another utility pouch wouldve been nice
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]