About the Condor Recon Chest Rig
The Condor Recon Chest Rig is a wonderful piece of gear for those who need to carry a lot of things but do not want to be using a full plate carrier. The difference between a plate carrier and chest rig is that a plate carrier is bulkier and designed to carry armored plates. They don't breath as well since they cover more of your torso compared to a chest rig. The chest rig on the other hand is a simple harness setup and brings with you what you need for the fight. In airsoft there is no real need for ballistic plates (or so we hope) but many people run plate carriers anyway for looks. People who are into the milsim life tend to want to look like a cool guy operator doing direct action hence the popularity of plate carriers. The chest rig is more for the minimalist type of person. Scout type players can also enjoy a chest rig for its diminutive size, especially if you see yourself as the type of player to crawl around and play sneaky.
Chest rigs can be all MOLLE or a combination of MOLLE and some integrated pouches. The Condor Recon Chest Rig is the latter. It comes equipped with integrated stacker pouches not different from the standalone pouches offered. They can hold a total of six M4 style magazines and six pistol magazines. The remainder of the chest rig is covered in MOLLE webbing so that you can add whatever else you feel you may need. That makes this chest rig very economical for newbies too since you do not have to spend for pouches off the bat. Other chest rigs also rely on simple shoulder straps that you cross and throw over your head to wear. The Condor Recon has quick release buckles so it can be worn or removed quickly. This is a nice convenience feature which they call the Swivi-Lockster. An additional mesh storage pocket can be found inside the rig itself where you can keep personal effects or important items like maps that you may want to quickly access and peak at. This chest right is adjustable by a large degree and be worn by players with a 30 inch to 60 inch wait.
We recommend a chest rig for new starting players due to the lower cost and having enough gear on you for exactly what you need for the game. Plate carriers are definitely more customizable and modular but that is added cost up front which might be tough for those starting out. This is a good start for getting geared up and not losing equipment on the field, not to mention something that can enhance your gameplay experience.
- Available in multiple colors (tan, black, OD green)
- Integrated kangaroo/stacker pouches for added value
- Holds six M4 magazines and six pistol magazines
- additional MOLLE
- Swivel lock release button (Swivi-lockster)
- Mesh pockets on the back
- Padded cross-back shoulder strap with webbing and D-ring
- Size: one size fits most application
- Condor Recon Chest Rig