The Russian assault vest, better known as the OMON M22 assault vest, is an authentic paramilitary load bearing vest with pockets and pouches galore. Fifteen compartments on the front of the vest are joined by three spacious compartments on the rear, offering you unheard of capacity for ammunition, magazines, first aid supplies and almost anything else.
Russian Assault Vest
As noted, the Russian assault vest is an authentic paramilitary load bearing vest that is known to the Otryad Mobilniy Osobogo Naznacheniya (OMON), Russian for "Special Purpose Mobile Unit," as the M22 assault vest.
The Russian assault vest is an adjustable load bearing vest that is constructed from a polyester blend and offers a wealth of possible storage configurations along with a unique Russian camouflage pattern – more on that later. As noted, the front of the vest is lined with fifteen different storage compartments, though not quite as many actual pockets. For the sake of keeping this as brief as possible, I will only describe the front of one side of the vest as both sides are identical save a chest pocket on the left side. The largest pocket, which is secured via both snap fasteners and plastic buckles, opens to reveal four cells that are capable of holding one 30-round AR-15 magazine each for a total of four magazines and 120 rounds (240 rounds when both sides are considered). This compartment is located adjacent two small snap-fastened pockets and above a large Velcro® pocket. On the back of the vest, you will find three spacious pouches above the hips that are also secured via snap fasteners. The vest also features a full-length zipper and adjustable canvas straps on its sides.