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#3
I used one of these on Ops for a while. Loads of pouches but once you load all your Op ammo and everything else in there you look like a christmas tree. And the yoke part at the back kept folding in on itself and it has the worlds amount of straps. Best avoided. Build quality ain't great and i found the clips on the pouches an absolute nightmare.

You would be better of served by a classic South African Assault Vest or something like traditional webbing.

I got shot of my Arktis vest a couple of years ago...
 
#5
brecon_billy said:
I used one of these on Ops for a while. Loads of pouches but once you load all your Op ammo and everything else in there you look like a christmas tree. And the yoke part at the back kept folding in on itself and it has the worlds amount of straps. Best avoided. Build quality ain't great and i found the clips on the pouches an absolute nightmare.

You would be better of served by a classic South African Assault Vest or something like traditional webbing.

I got shot of my Arktis vest a couple of years ago...
I had an Allen belt kit from Arktis. Came undone on me in the middle of nowhere in French Guyana. Since I have kept well clear of Arktis products.
 
#6
fantassin said:
I had an Allen belt kit from Arktis. Came undone on me in the middle of nowhere in French Guyana. Since I have kept well clear of Arktis products.
so what do you use the regular french issue load carrier which has only 2 little grenade pouches & fits like a cardboard box
 
#7
Arktis kit used to be the best available, but I get the idea not so much now.

It used to be all manufactured in the UK, at that time, the build quality was the best around, but now 99.9% of there gear is manufactured in China / Hong Kong and as such the build quality has gone down.

Lots of better places to purchase from.
 
#8
No, nobody uses that anymore now that the FR army is all regular.

The most common vest is the Arktis 1601 in FR CE pattern; troops deployed in A-stan are now issued with Eagle CIRAS or Paraclete systems. Other use BHI or rarer systems like Tactical Tailor.
 
#9
I have an Arktis jungle vest- its OK, build quality is OK, clips etc- but I don't know where they get the measurement for the drag handle- I can't get my w@nk spanner in there it's way to small.
Leatherman pocket keeps coming open thoughas well resulting in leatherman flailing around on its lanyard - will have to get this tailored- point is I shouldn't have to.
The back part for a camelbak doesn't hold it's shape either- I have had to make some mods just so it doesn't scrunch up all the time.

Wouldn't buy again
 

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