- Size S-M Youth (adjustable)
- PVC and mesh construction
- Inside compartment for hydration bladder (not included)
- Includes pistol belt
- Built in pistol holster in cross-draw configuration
- 2 x pistol magazine pouch
- 2 x rifle magazine pouch
- 1 x utility pouch
- MOLLE webbing on the back for adding backpacks or more pouches
- Pistol belt
About the NcSTAR VISM Youth Tactical Crossdraw Vest
NcSTAR / VISM has come up with a great solution for our younger players. The Youth Tactical Crossdraw Vest fits the demands of many new players out there who are young or of smaller stature. In a game where many people run realistic tactical gear, obviously a small person is not generally in consideration when gear makers are designing their vests around military and police use. Fear not! VISM has a vest for you! You would think though just taking an "adult" sized vest and shrinking it down to a youth size would reduce the function or carrying ability of this vest. Not at all! You still have the ability to carry with you 2 rifle magazines, 2 pistol magazines, a general purpose utility pouch, and still have MOLLE webbing on the back to add a backpack. On top of all this you get an MOLLE pistol holster setup in the cross draw configuration so you will have just about everything you need for some rounds of airsoft. This holster can be removed to reveal diagonal MOLLE loops as well, so you can opt to place more pouches if you like.
Do you need a tactical vest? You don't absolutely need one to play but if you are carrying extra ammo or that expensive pistol of yours, you can appreciate it being easy to access and also not losing any of that expensive stuff in the middle of the game. This has happened to all of us at the beginning when we think playing with just a hoodie and jeans is enough. Mags always fell out of our pocket and it was a bummer not only when we needed them the most only to discover they are gone but also come after when you realize you just lost yourself $20-30 in magazines or worse your pistol out on the field. That is the main reason to get one. It's not so much the protection although there is some protection value there too but it's about keeping things organized.
This vest is a size S-M in Youth size, and is adjustable. This is good for early teens. If you wear an adult Medium shirt you'll probably want to look into the adult sized items that we offer. This vest is made of a combination of nylon, PVC, and meshy material for breathability. This is no different than the adult sized counterparts that this is emulating so you will get the same feel and quality in a smaller package. Once you grow out of this vest you can always pay it forward for the next generation of new players and hand it down to them!