Haley Strategic D3 Chest Rig
Designed and optimized for use in rural, vehicle, urban, and other confined environments, the Disruptive Environment Chest Rig was designed to be worn in conjunction with your plate carrier (with compatible quick release system), or standalone via the included detachable H-Harness. The low profile design rides close to the body and allows for better concealment even when fully loaded. Compatible with the most common 5.56 M4/AR15 or 7.62x39 AK magazines, in addition to single and double stack pistol magazines. The slim profiles provides rifle magazines ready and available on the front side of your plate carrier, with easy access to the additional pouches. Made in the USA and constructed from 500D nylon.
4 - Rifle magazines (5.56 or 7.62x39), with Hypalon magazine retention tabs
2 - Multi-Mission Pouches with Hypalon magazine retention tabs, fits single and double stack pistol mags, in addition to multi-tools, and flashlights.
2 - GP pouches with closure flap for Strobes, Tools, and other misc. equipment
1 - STUFFIT Pouch, expandable to accommodate a wide
Plate Carrier Adapter Kit: The AR500 Armor® Plate Carrier Adapter Kit utilizes ITW QUASM buckles and all require adapters to make any plate carrier compatible with chest rigs that utilize 1" buckles. Includes 6 mounting points total, 2 top, 2 left side, and 2 right side adapters and buckles.
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- Exactly as described Review by Jon
The Stuffit pouch seems kind of out-of-place. Not sure what exactly you'd want to use it for; there's nothing I'd care to put in there; especially since the pocket isn't enclosed and I'm kind of paranoid about putting kit in a pocket like that. Sure you could tighten it down, but then when you need to put something back and retrieve it, it's just annoying. I currently have it cinched down all of the way and I'm not using it for anything.
The GP Pouches feel kind of thin, but I don't think they'll fail me at any time. One is holding a Compass and Headlamp and I'm pretty sure I could fit a small GPS like a Garmin eTrex or similar in there as well along with a couple of map markers. The other is holding a tourniquet and some combat gauze. If I truly cared to load it out, I could fit more, but I already have a pretty fat IFAK for that purpose. Otherwise, I'm probably going to load it with pogey bait or a small "altoids survival kit". (better to keep it on your belt/ in your pocket but "one is none and two is one.")
All-in-all the kit is exactly as the videos describe and it fits that one role very well. There's just a few things I'd like to see out of it (a MOLLE/PALS column on the sides to fit a Blue Force Tourniquet holder or similar, or simply as a tie-down point for kit). I wish the stuffit pouch was more of a vertical-enclosure pouch instead of being open to the world. The mag pouches are all great and work well with the HSP mag inserts, and the "Multi-mission pouches" hold my single stack 1911 mags very well even without the hypalon. I'm not worried about anything falling out during drills or on patrol. The Kryptek Highlander looks and works great in this South Texas brush.
For $179, it's a steal, even as a stand-alone rig.
5* because although it's not everything I want, it's everything I need. (Posted on 11/9/2016)