Rothco’s Lightweight Tactical Vest has stripped away the bulk of a typical tactical vest for an ultra-lightweight fit and feel.
The Lightweight Plate Carrier Vest from Rothco Weighs In Just Over 1 Pound - Making It Extremely Lightweight
Both the Front & Back of the Vests Features an Integrated MOLLE System & Mag Pouches
Fits Medium or Large Swimmer/SAPI/ESAPI plates up to 10" x 13”
Fully Adjustable Tactical Vest Allows for the Perfect Fit
Equipped with Stretch Mesh Material for Added Comfort and Ventilation
Skeletonized MOLLE Cummerbund System Is Designed To Ensure Optimal Fit, Minimal Weight And Added Ventilation
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The Lightweight Plate Carrier Vest from Rothco is not your typical plate carrier vest, weighing in at just over 1 pound this tactical vest offers superior weight savings, mobility, and ventilation for the user. The front of the tactical vest features three rows of MOLLE loop material, three pistol mag slots at the top center and three rifle mag slots both with elastic separators & elastic cord and hook & loop closures. In addition, the front features an integrated MOLLE system with three rows of MOLLE webbing for attaching MOLLE pouches and gear. The back of the vest features six rows of MOLLE webbing. A skeletonized MOLLE cummerbund system is designed to ensure optimal fit, minimal weight and added ventilation with three rows of durable plastic reinforced MOLLE webbing. The vest is fully adjustable with two elastic cords for attaching to the back side of the vest and 5"x5" panel with loop front and hook back. The shoulder straps are also adjustable with a soft material covering the hook & loop straps, and the straps are fitted with hook & loop tags for attaching a hydration hose. Both the inside front and back panels are equipped with a stretch mesh material for added comfort and ventilation. Rothco’s Lightweight Tactical Vest has stripped away the bulk of a typical tactical vest for an ultra-lightweight fit.
Not a bad carrier all and all. The plate pockets will accommodate a Large size ESAPI but it is a very tight fit. This is unfortunate due to the fact I wanted to run the vest mainly w/o my plates until such time I could quickly insert them. It would take way to much time to insert the plates in an emergency situation. Ill still wear it until I get smoked on a foot pursuit. Also, the pistol mag pouches that are incorporated inside the "admin" pouch lack the retention feature the AR pouches have. They do have 3 one inch elastic separators to hold the mags in place but noting to keep them from falling out of the top of the carrier.
Purchased this carrier from another vender. I'm active in volunteer EMS and needed this to piece together an Active Shooter Kit that could be thrown on very quickly, have shoulder straps that didn't interfere with wearing a slim medic pack, and be stored in a medium size pack until needed. Plate pouches are 10x13.5 in, so I had to make a set of spacers to fit my 10x12 plates. Also cut a few thin strips of Neoprene to pad the shoulders. I use the built in mag pouches to hold tourniquets and mounted a medic pouch on the webbing, the built in admin pouch on top to carry a multi tool, small flashlight, marker, and waterproof pad. Isn't a bad carrier too if you're into airsoft.