if i choose to go and use front pockets on the rig, it most certainly will be open top pouches with bungee straps, same as used on the rig itself, further a radio pouch on it and 2 utility pouches on the sides, wit a PRR on the middle chest pocket.
I ran the older version without the bib for a couple of years. Overall, great rig; good mix between capacity and bulk. The only thing I didn't like was needing somebody to buckle me up; the side buckles can be kind of a pain in the **** to get to in a hurry.
I'm also not a fan of fixed hydration pouches, but that's just me and I can't fault the rig for that.
Yea that I do as well. But I mean like full blown Packs and "Med" kits tool kits hydration packs. I run an actual backpack/hydration for any mission specifics and a nutruck for my IFAK ,SERE kit and, other ADMIN
I run a couple of DD pouches and a few mag pouches on my back but they are for the next dude in the stack, not me.
All the time, or black side only?
Seems like a pain in the ass for boonie bashing
If all I did was ride to a target, do the hit, and ride out, I could live with a fixed hydration bladder. However, I do a mix of mounted and dismounted patrolling, quite often with an assault pack or ruck.
I bounce my camelback bladder back and forth between my ruck and pack, and keep a liter nalgene on my rig.
Does this carrier come with soft Kevlar inserts? (not to be confused with plates)or is it extra?
Sorry I didn't check back to see this, I ended up getting my own inserts as I wasn't sure if the issued KDH ones would fit, but overall I am very pleased with this vest....KDH plate carrier is garbage, so I would say personally was worth it.
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I have a question for you guys. I have never served in the military, so all of this gear is a bit complicated. Seems like if you put on plate carriers with plates, combat vests, backpacks, combat belts with suspenders, thigh rigs, hydration bladders etc, how the hell are you able to even move? That's before putting on boots, helmet and carrying a weapon. How do you decide which gear to strap on, I mean, you can't wear all of that at the same time, can you?