When it comes to choosing chest rigs, Mayflower is one of the leading companies that provides their customer with well-built chest rigs. Made with 500D fabric, the Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig is soft and fits well on the body. It is also very comfortable when wearing a PACA under the rig.
The Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig can hold four standard 5.56mm magazines, two pistol magazines (the 1911 magazines fit well), two small radio pouches (PRC-152 and PRC-148) and two general-purpose pouches. The radio pouches hold my PRC-148 well in place, and are stable enough to carry a long antenna attached directly to the Mbitr.
The H-Harness has loops to keep the comms wire in place, and is also big enough to get a hydration tube through it. There is also a built-in map pocket with a Velcro closure.
The buckles are ITW-Nexus IR and all materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA.
I took the UW Gen IV for a run and did a range with it. When well-adjusted, it stays in place and is comfortable. The magazines are easily reachable for both the M4 and the pistol.
The price: $200.00.
The UW Gen IV rig is available directly on the Mayflower website.
I strongly recommend the Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig to shooters who require a rig to be light, well-built and stable enough for sustained operations such as reconnaissance patrols and combat divers.