British Osprey Load Bearing Vest
British Osprey Load Bearing Vest
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 random pouches that all but ensure you have room to bring everything but the kitchen sink into battle.
Description / British Osprey Load Bearing Vest
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.
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.
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Construction is a bed of heavy duty mesh backing with cordura desert DPM. The back has lots of exposed mesh for ventilation. The entire surface is covered with molle straps and the back has an upper and lower pair of fast clip buckles for attaching a camelback or pack or two.
The back inside lower has a velcro flush pocket at the small of back. Both sides of vest have inner mesh zipped pockets and outer zipped nylon pockets.
Then we get to the pouches:
Each is heavy gauge nylon/cordura with a rubber backing (inside) and a drainage hole.
Fastening methods vary for the pouches (count) from fast clip only:
AP grenade (2)
small utility (1)
fast clip and snap:
40 MM grenade (2)
locking belted and velcro:
water bottle (1)
large utility (3)
SA-80 ammo (2)
The large utility pouches have a drawstring waterproof baffle.
This vest blows away any other tactical vest for durability, configurability and affordability for non-cold operations.
Its a bargain at the current price.
Same day it arrived ordered another one for the wife, she wouldn't take mine off! Thought about getting two, one for a spare, then I realized, as tough as this thing is it will last longer than I do. What A Bargain!
I took in the sides with paracord, added a US Molle sustainment pouch on the top back to hold poncho and MRE's, and used the US Molle M4 pouches on front. Brit canteen pouches hold canteens well, but won't fit with canteen cups. So, Gatorade bottles with round civilian canteen cups from Walmart fit great. Zipper pouches hold lots of extra gear, like compass, bum fodder and Ranger manual/notebook.