Previously, I’ve written several articles on body armor and armor carriers. However, armor is heavy and not always appropriate to the situation. What if you want to run a chest rig unarmored and are looking to keep weight to a minimum? Enter the Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed M4 Chest Rig. This ultra-lightweight piece of gear is simplicity at its finest.
The particular model I reviewed is their multicam version. I used it off and on for months and very quickly fell in love with its light weight and ease of use. I was surprised at how well the elastic mag pouches held my AR-15 magazines. Running, jumping, and dropping prone did nothing to dislodge these mags, but it was incredibly easy to withdraw them with my support hand to perform reloads.
The design is simple and goes on over the head. A single buckle strap on the back secures it to you very well (provided you’ve adjusted it beforehand). The chest rig can be worn low or high. Though the M4 Chest rig only holds 4 magazines in its basic configuration, I rather liked its minimalist approach. All too often, a chest rig will be bulging with a plethora of pockets for you to store every magazine you own into. It might be nice to have 12 magazines, a pistol, a canteen, wound bandage and radio right there for easy access, but the weight becomes a hindrance quickly. Even eight loaded magazines, a pistol, canteens and rope tend to press in on the rib cage.
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