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Gear Review

Posted by Cheyenne Airsoft Tactics Squad on February 23, 2010 at 1:50 AM

 A Review of gear used by the Cheyenne AIrsoft Tactics Squad (C.A.T.S.) (tactical vests, bdu's, etc.)

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5 Comments

Reply Capt. J.T. "Havoc" Wright
12:32 PM on February 24, 2010 
UTG Tactical Vest (OD)
This vest is good for a player who wants to carry an ample amount of gear into battle. This vest has 7 magazine storage pouches attached (4 large clip and 3 pistol clip) and 2 removable magazine pouches for storage of many different types of magazines, it also has a holster for a handgun that can be interchanged with the removable magazine pouches. This vest also contains a small radio pouch on the left shoulder and a storage pouch on the right side chest and a hydration bladder storage area in the back of the vest. This vest also has 2 small magazine pouches on the belt and contains molle loops on the back of it for adding a number of modular pouches. It is adjustable so that it can fit the smallest to the largest of users. The downside to this vest is that the bulk of the pockets are located to the sides and front of the vest making it a little harder for someone who wants to spend a lot of time belly crawling or sniping as you will be laying on some of your equipment.

Pros:
Lightweight
Large amount of storage for magazines
Included radio pouch for small radios
Molle on back
Hydration bladder storage area.

Cons:
Most of pouches in front and side
Radio pouch can only fit small radios.
Reply Capt. J.T. "Havoc" Wright
5:12 PM on February 24, 2010 
OE TECH Hydration Bladder
This hydration bladder is a 2.5 liter size and has a large opening that makes filling easy and allows for the addition of ice cubes. The large opening also sometimes makes it difficult to get the cap in the right position when closing it. This bladder also come equipped with a large bite valve with a locking feature, and an insulated tube cover that helps keep the water at the temp it was when you filled it. This bladder fits well in the back mesh pocket that some tactical vests come equipped with.

Pros:
Large opening for filling and ice
Insulated tube cover included
Large bite valve with locking feature
Small enough to fit in hydration carrier pocket of tactical vest comfortably.

Cons:
Cap sometimes hard to get in right position to close properly
Reply S.D. Fornwalt/ Dman
6:28 PM on March 30, 2010 
Gear Review: V-Tech Airsoft/Paintball Pro Goggles System (battery powered)
Purchase: Evike.com (GREAT BUY)
The information in this review is a compilation of information gathered in both practical use and testing environments. Testing consisted of such things as durability, ease of operation, practicality and reliability in a variety of weather/other related conditions.

Note: The goggles in the picture have been modified for personal use. The cheeks and mouth area have been cut out for the ease of my playing style; the actual product can be viewed at EVIKE.COM in the goggles section under the technical name listed above. (No they Do Not come with the mini Vid cam in the picture) Sorry
Note: All tests conducted with this Gear were in an Airsoft environment to study the results of Impact Resistance, Protection and Fogging.
Result: Pass

The overall neck and head protection of these goggles is very good, offering protection to the ears and mouth was quite a bonus. For the player that prefers just goggles you can remove the lower face mask portion and still have the air circulation fan to prevent fogging.

Pros:
2 (quiet) fan speeds
on/off separate switch
Strap buckles in back
NO fogging
Great protection

Cons:
Battery compartment covers tend to lift up with headgear
Fan speed switch not secure (works fine without this)
Reply Capt. J.T. "Havoc" Wright
1:41 PM on April 15, 2010 
Fidragon ST26GT Tactical Vest (ACU)
Purchase: Outdoorbunker (Ebay Seller)

This vest is good for a player who wants to carry an ample amount of gear into battle. This vest has 7 magazine storage pouches attached (4 large clip and 3 pistol clip) for storage of many different types of magazines; it also has a holster for a handgun that can be attached on the left side velcro plate. This vest also contains a small radio pouch on the left shoulder and a storage pouch on the right side chest and a hydration bladder storage area in the back of the vest. This vest also has 2 small magazine pouches on the belt and contains molle loops on the back of it for adding a number of modular pouches. It is adjustable so that it can fit the smallest to the largest of users. The downside to this vest is that the bulk of the pockets are located to the sides and front of the vest making it a little harder for someone who wants to spend a lot of time belly crawling or sniping as you will be laying on some of your equipment.

Pros:
Lightweight
Large amount of storage for magazines
Included radio pouch for small radios
Molle on back
Hydration bladder storage area.

Cons:
Most of pouches in front and side
Radio pouch can only fit small radios.
No extra Velcro magazine pouches.
Reply Capt. J.T. "Havoc" Wright
2:20 PM on April 15, 2010 
Weapon Accessory Review: V-Tech Airsoft / Paintball Pro Goggles System w/ Fan Ventilation - Matte Black (Battery Powered)
Purchase: Evike.com

The information in this review is a compilation of information gathered in both practical use and testing environments to study the results of Impact Resistance, Protection and Fogging.
Note: All tests conducted with this item where in an Airsoft environment
Result: Pass

These goggles were bought due to fogging problems in one of our airsoft play areas and have worked amazingly well. The goggles have a detachable face mask portion for those who want goggles only. There are 2 small covers on top of the goggles that cover the batteries which power the fan (2 AAA batteries) that have a tendency to pop up every now and again. The batteries will last you quite a while with only occasional use of the fan. Upon receipt of the goggles I had to tighten the small screws that hold the outer cover over the fan but since then it has not been an issue. There is an on/off switch on the right side that is easily usable with or without gloves, and a hi/low switch on the left side that is also easily usable. The fan in fairly quiet on both hi and low speeds but does take a little getting used to if you haven?t worn a fan on any previous goggles. The goggles have plenty of room for a user who does or does not wear glasses. One recommendation is that upon receipt check and possibly replace the foam padding at the forehead area it has a tendency to come off after sweating in the mask a few times.

Pros:
Fan to help with fogging
Hi/lo settings
Removable face mask
Room for glasses use
Uses standard cheap batteries

Cons:
Battery covers pop up from time to time
Foam at forehead area comes off after several uses