Our experience with the setup
The rifle pouch on the side wing was great as well. I was able to draw smoothly and reinsert my mag rather quickly, because the pouch keeps a nice open profile. Also on the other wing side where my radio is located, I had no troubles. There were no uncomfortable pressure points when it’s placed correctly.
Only thing is, that my civilian Kenwood radio is rather on the small side compared to military radios and that makes it sit pretty deep in this pouch. So accessing it is not the easiest thing. Maybe a version for smaller radios would be something interesting as well.
Another thing to mention is that the insertion of plates goes pretty easy, thanks to the soft-shell backing taking on a perfect shape. Also the use of pouches on the back went great as well for pyrotechnical equipment. My brother had an easy and quick access using those.
A last thing to share from my personal experience, is about the PTT spots. We covered those in our review video/blog about the Spitfire® MKII as well and made the note that some PTTs can sit pretty loose, due to the thin design of these spots. We can now say, that this is no longer the case if you fix your downlead on one of the cable managers on your shoulder.
So, in overall we can definitely say that this is by far the most advanced, lightweight and versatile setup we’ve put together up to this day and we’re very proud to work with a company such as Direct Action®.
We hope this blog gave you some insights in what works for us and that you got some ideas to improve your equipment yourself.
Reconbrothers® Direct Action® Plate Carrier Setup 2021 is written by admin for reconbrothers.com