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Monkey on the RBAV-AF


MilSpec Monkey has a new review up, if you missed it. I like his perspective on things, so I thought I'd pass it on.

"...Overall I was able to make the RBAV-AF ride high on my chest how I like it to not only cover vitals, but make room for a battle belt on my hips. The PALS webbing channels are laid out well offering a lot of pouch mounting real estate. I have a size small, which messes with this comment some, however the more common large size offers 7 channels x 6 rows of PALS on the front and 8 channels x 3 rows on the back tapering into 10 channels x 6 rows on the back. This offers a lot of mount room flexibility especially in the front lower zone which can cause serious mounting problems when too small.

Very specific to the small version, they gipped the side channels so I only really have 5 true channels and 2 runty small channels I can barely run Malice clips through. It would be more complicated manufacture wise, but offsetting placement to have 6 true channels would be much better in my book. The cummerbunds have the standard 3 row PALS and length/channels will depend on size, generally being plenty. For closure a Velcro wrap method is used to attach the outer cummerbund to the vest then secured with the lower flap. I like how the lower part then tucks in securing this flap even during heavy movement. There is a metal snap in this tuck in process to offer extra security which can be difficult to align, however I find just the Velcro tuck sufficient...

Read the review in its entirety.

He does tend to be a bit a flasher at times, but don't let that bother you.

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