The British Osprey load bearing vest is a current-issue piece of equipment from the United Kingdom's Osprey modular system, based on the MOLLE system currently in use with the United States Armed Forces. Rows upon rows of PALS webbing lines this vest, which also ships with 10 pouches that all but ensure you have room to bring everything but the kitchen sink into battle.
Each British Osprey load bearing vest offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic piece of British military surplus. These load bearing vests were originally designed for and issued to members of the British army, one of the three professional uniformed service branches of Her Majesty's armed forces, otherwise known as the British armed forces. Interestingly enough, the British Osprey load bearing vest is a current-issue piece of equipment that still sees use with British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Despite being considered military surplus, many of our British Osprey load bearing vests are completely unissued and unused. Others may have been issued, but appear to remain unused. As such, these brand new load bearing vests remain in excellent condition and are ready to begin a life of service stateside.
As noted, each British Osprey load bearing vest is in excellent condition, meaning they are also free from the typical rips, tears, stains and scents that often plague previously issued military surplus equipment. From paintball and airsoft players to survivalists and militia men, anyone with a need for a tactical load bearing vest is sure to love the British Osprey load bearing vest.
At its heart, the British Osprey load bearing vest is a simple vest that features a rugged, synthetic construction and is fully adjustable for compatibility with a range of sizes and near-limitless storage options. Secure the vest with a heavy-duty center zipper and three plastic fast-clip buckles. Arrange an array of pouches and other tactical equipment on the nine rows of PALS webbing that line the front of the vest, or the eight rows that line the back. Store vital documents in the dual zippered document pockets – your options are nearly limitless. Other features include adjustable sides and shoulders and a drag handle.
As noted, the British Osprey load bearing vest includes 10 extra pouches. Those pouches include:
- One water bottle pouch; NSN 8415-99-461-4942
- Two small utility pouches; NSN 8415-99-461-4935
- Two medical pouches; NSN 8470-99-480-8051
- Two helmet bag pouches; NSN 8415-99-461-4941
- One grenade pouch; NSN 8415-99-461-4939
- Two SA80 ammunition pouches; NSN 8415-99-461-4940
It is worth noting that the British Osprey load bearing vest employs the British Desert DPM camouflage pattern throughout, a two-color camouflage pattern characterized by a mixture of light sand and medium brown and its use in dry, arid regions.
One final interesting aspect regarding the British Osprey load bearing vest is the fact that the NATO Stock Number (NSN) is printed on the manufacturer tag. An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the British Osprey load bearing vest is 8415-99-461-4933, which identifies it as a tactical load bearing vest. The "8415" identifies it as a piece of individual equipment while the "99" signifies that the piece is from the United Kingdom. The remaining digits signify its item number.
|Military Origin||British / UK|