The French F2 Load Bearing Vest is an authentic military surplus vest from the French Army. These uniquely French load bearing vests are still worn by French soldiers today while on patrol in France and around the world. With an adjustable design you can ensure that your F2 Load Bearing Vest fits to your liking and the pouches included will give you the ability to use the vest extensively.
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French F2 Load Bearing Vest
The French Army F2 Load Bearing Vest is a combat proven tactical load bearing vest. These vests have been used extensively by French Army soldiers all over the world and it continues to be the vest of choice today. The ability to attach essential gear, fully adjust for fit, and built tough enough to withstand the extreme climates and combat conditions that the French army encounters, the F2 Load Bearing Vest has all you could need.
Where the French Army F2 Load Bearing Vest excels is the design of the vest and included components. On the rear of each vest are two removable zippered pouches that are capable of holding your essential gear or other valuables. The detachable design of these pouches ensures that the mesh ventilation built into the rear of the vest is very effective to keep you cool and comfortable. With the adjustable belt system, you will be able to size your F2 Load Bearing Vest to your own invidiual needs and with the robust pistol belt that is included it will stay in place even while on the move.
Vest was true to size and adjusted easily to my 46 chest. Needed an all day soaking/cleaning; buttons had heavy corrosion from a marine environment, and needed bronze brushing and lubrication. Some were corroded beyond repair. Zippers were frozen from saline encrustation and needed re lubrication to function. Rear pouches have plenty of storage. Ammo pouches can be easily added to the front. Really tough and well ventilated.
Very well made, fully adjustable. Came with what looks like grenade pouches ( now carrying spare batteries, compass, insect repellent, small Baofeng radio, etc). Placed a 2 30rd PMag magazines pouch on each side of the middle strap) . The twin back pouches are big enough to carry poncho, liner, and everything you need for a comfortable overnight outing. This makes a great alternative to a get home backpack. Light, compact with access to everything, fully modular .
I bought this for the wife but purchased a med and should have gotten a small. I can actually wear it and probably will. It will hold 20 round ar-15 mags easy in the front pockets and they are adjustable. Strange hookup on the back pouches but they are decent sized and work.
Nice vest. The magazine pocket are a little small but, in this vest I use 20 round magazines. It also has large compartments in the back for storing gear. This with a camelback and you have yourself a good day hiking vest.
The one I got was brand new. This is a good hiking rig. I really like the 2 large bags on the back. The belt holds a canteen and sheath knife easily.