Made by a company called "Top of the range" think these were the "bought of the shelf" vests at Hereford. This was before the issued vest were made.
I have a couple of these vests i'm repairing at the moment, inside the right hand zip pocket there is a Union Flag and on the rear of it is written Top Of The Range and their address.
There was another company manufacturing vests around that time too, think it was called "Pro Sport"
The vests are lighter than the PLCE issued ones, they are pretty well made. Not sure if the A2 mags especially the blank ones fit well in the ammo pouches? There again i don't know if the PLCE one fits them well either? The pouches were designed for the RG mags.
The vests i have are made from Mil Spec fabrics, but as they have been washed to death battered about i think any IRR properties it did have as new will be long gone. So if you can find a newish one with good colour maybe better with the IRR.
I'd say these vest in a good condition with all zips and clips working Â£20-25 would be a fair price.
I actually have one of these vests and in my opinion they do have some nice little design touches and they are lightweight. Whilst they may be made out of MoD spec material and all that jazz, the build quality varies from vest to vest which renders them a poor piece of kit.
Mine seems to have been put together by chimps in some far east sweat shop.
I can't belive the chaps in hereford bought these.
Do yourself a favour and spend a few pounds more on a (secondhand) issue vest.