My first impression is that the Siege-R is one hell of a plate carrier! It is very well stitched and feels really comfortable. The exterior cummerbund is very flexible and makes it very easy to adjust the carrier to your exact size. It is also designed to fit side plates. The FirstSpear 6/12 Pocket Attachment System on this carrier is by far my favorite of any I’ve used simply due to the fact that nothing will get stuck in it while you are working, and you can pass wires through it.
Color: Black, Ranger Green, Coyote, Multicam
Size: S, M, L, XL
MSRP: $574.98 on the FirstSpear website.
Weight: 2.69 lbs.
Pros: The Tubes locking system makes it very easy to put on the vest or to remove it quickly. The internal plate pockets are designed to allow the easy insertion of your plates. The inside mesh gives a good airflow, making it easier to keep your cool. The bellyband is removable if you don’t want it. The reinforced drag handle is solidly stitched, and you can use a safety lanyard to pull someone to safety.
Cons: None apparent at this time.
Bottom line/overall performance: Although this is only a first impression, I am positive that you will like this vest and it will serve you well in any type of operation/deployment. You can expect a more detailed review soon.