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Top 5 Best Tactical Vests for 2020
The number one rule of airsoft is good protection gear! If you don’t wear protective eyewear or a full-face mask, most fields won’t even take a second look before sending you home. But there’s another piece of protective wear that should be mandatory and that is the tactical vest. Below are our best options for the new year. Lancer Tactical Vest Condor 7 Chest Rig Condor M.O.L.L.E. Firepower JPC Plate Carrier UTG Complete Kit Besides the protection factor (which makes a huge difference) you also have extra carrying space. This means you can pack an extra magazine, battery, or a speed loader without worrying you’ll lose them at the first bump. Not to mention, if your rifle has a sling, a vest will protect your shoulder from any chafing. Finally, a vest looks cool and puts you in fighting mode. So, there’s absolutely no reason why you should ignore getting one. Top 3 Best Airsoft Vests Condor M.O.L.L.E. Modular Chest Rig Firepower JPC Plate Carrier Lancer Tactical Cross Draw Tactical Vest Best Overall Most expensive Second best Adjustable fit with hydration pack Full torso protection Adjustable fit with zipper in front M.O.L.L.E. webbing M.O.L.L.E. webbing and big pocket Fixed pockets with some webbing 6 pouches for M4 magazines Can carry 6 M4 magazines Built-in pistol holster Outdoor & indoor games Perfect for outdoor Mostly indoor games How to Choose the Best Airsoft Vest Now that you see the value of an airsoft vest, let’s talk about the features that matter. This is important to make sure you end up with the right gear for your needs, without breaking the bank. Durability This is a piece of equipment that should be with you for years to come, so check for quality materials. But you should also check the craftsmanship (how the vest is sewn if there are any reinforcements and the type of padding it allows). The material and edges shouldn’t tear easily (valid especially for outdoor players) and it should resist to punctures or shredding under normal game conditions. My recommendation is to look for vests created by renowned brands – they may be a bit more expensive, but this is an investment in durability. Design First, the vest should be a good fit for you. This means it shouldn’t be too tight or too loose; it should fit you like a glove and leave lots of room for movement. Second, the material should be ventilated, especially if you play during summer. There are three types of airsoft vests: Plate Carrier – as the name says, this vest can be fitted with a protective plate in the front and back. However, since you’re not dealing with real bullets, the plate won’t be as heavy as the ones used by real tactical teams. Another advantage of a plate carrier is the O.L.L.E. webbing, which allows the wearer to install pouches wherever they want. Cross draw – this may be the most common design used by airsofters because it’s less expensive than a…