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Empire - Hinge Pack SE Information
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Empire
570 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: info@keeactionsports.com
Website: http://www.empirepaintball.com
Empire 2008 Hinge Pack SE Paintball Harness Ideal for both front or back players. Empire Hinge Harness The "hinge" allows you to reload your pack without removing it from your body.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $44.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 13
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Empire - Hinge Pack SE Reviews
Empire Hinge Pack SE I picked up one of these about 6 years back for dirt cheap. I have yet to fidn a better pack, and still use it today. Pros: Very comfy. It seems to form to your back, especially with 2-3 pods. ...
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o5pr3y
Watch out for Snakes!!
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vallejo, CA
o5pr3y plays in the PSP
o5pr3y plays in the APPA D4 division
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o5pr3y is Legendary
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.00
Pros: Smallest size of all packs, comfy
Cons: Awkward with 4+ pods, Not for woodsball
I picked up one of these about 6 years back for dirt cheap. I have yet to fidn a better pack, and still use it today.

Pros: Very comfy. It seems to form to your back, especially with 2-3 pods.
Smallest, most compact frame. It gets smalller as you remove pods.
Playing speedball and need every second to count? Perfect match.


Cons: The "+" straps feel awkward with pods. They won't slip out, but they
feel loose.
If you're playing in the woods, I wouldn't recommend this. I've done it,
but looking for your pods afterwards sucks.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE this pack is great. i love the hinge feature and how tight it holds pods. i play 3 man so the most pods i've ever carried was 5. i typically carry 3. i like how it is so easy to squish down to shove...
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getupfront
CHILD SOLDIER
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: McDonough, Ga
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.01
Pros: hinge, light, small
Cons: none, its just a pack.
this pack is great. i love the hinge feature and how tight it holds pods.
i play 3 man so the most pods i've ever carried was 5. i typically carry 3.
i like how it is so easy to squish down to shove in a bag.
very nice velcro all over. and the hinge feature is also nice, though i am used to just blindly sticking pods in when i had a liquid. overall 5 stars
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE I bought this pack because my nXe elevation ripped on the pod holder seam. I could send it to nXe but I cant be down a pack for a weekend so I bought this for the hell of it. I have three things...
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Frug- Viking0o0
Mizery
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Orlando
Frug- Viking0o0 has been a member for 10 years
Frug- Viking0o0 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: Hinge is a nice feature but not for everyone.
Cons: Can be annoying straping to waist.
I bought this pack because my nXe elevation ripped on the pod holder seam. I could send it to nXe but I cant be down a pack for a weekend so I bought this for the hell of it.

I have three things that I can gripe about but aren't that big of a deal that I would discourage anyone from buying it The first gripe is if you decide to take the pack off to chill in the middle of practice it can be awkward reattaching the pack if it is full of paint. The weight of the pods will want to "unhinge" itself from the velcro if you dont hold the strap while your reattaching it. Again, no big deal but this is a review. The next gripe is Im used to nXe style packs that have the straps that hold the pods in place. The pods do not move during play but sometimes Im paranoid that I could accidently open a lid during a dive or something like that if the tab hits my ***. I try to keep the tabs pointed outward but Im still paranoid especially when I have pods on the outside layer. My last gripe is I think they should have put more velcro on the outside belt because if I was any bigger (6'1", 200 lbs) the belt wouldnt not be as tight as I like it and it might wobble during running.

Overall the pack looks great. I like how it collapses with each pod you take out and xball players know how much an extra inch will help on pack shots. Feel free to pm me with any other questions.

Only reason I gave it 4 stars for value is because I think all paintball gear is sickeningly over priced. /end rant
Size: L/XL, red, 4+3
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE I love this pack. It's comfortable and looks sick. However-and if someone knows how to fix this please PM me-when I go sometimes the packs fall out and my paint then breaks. What annoys me is that...
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incognito-z
Buying All Invert Mini's
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Angeles
incognito-z is playing at Living Legends VII
incognito-z owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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incognito-z supports Pev's Paintball
incognito-z is Legendary
incognito-z supports DLX Technology
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $29.99
Pros: Looks+Comfort
Cons: Drops Pods
I love this pack. It's comfortable and looks sick. However-and if someone knows how to fix this please PM me-when I go sometimes the packs fall out and my paint then breaks. What annoys me is that I'll be playing an intense game and i'll look around for a pod and half of them will be on the ground behind me with all of the paint cracked. I try to fit them in the tightest pockets, but they sometimes still fall out.

But, even though it has a little design flaw, it's still a great pack. Couldn't complain!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE This is a decent pod pack. Nothing special about it. it has 3 hinges on it to secure pods, but there are spaces for many pods. If it's not on tight enough pods will fall out. Good pod pack for the...
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Bean Burritozz
 
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $19.99
Pros: cheap, holds many pods
Cons: no pod straps
This is a decent pod pack. Nothing special about it. it has 3 hinges on it to secure pods, but there are spaces for many pods. If it's not on tight enough pods will fall out. Good pod pack for the price
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE greatvalue i love this pack
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ICEMAN09
UCLA
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NOR*CAL*DIRTY*530
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.00
Pros: light easy
Cons: gets stretchy
greatvalue i love this pack
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE Hello, The Empire Hinge Pack is a unique pack. There is no more need to take of your pack to refill, just swing it to the front to reload then swing it back and secure it with high grade velcro....
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atrocity19877
THUG LIFE ...
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Location: Location
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $44.99
Pros: Comfort Waist Belt
Cons: none what so ever.
Hello,

The Empire Hinge Pack is a unique pack. There is no more need to take of your pack to refill, just swing it to the front to reload then swing it back and secure it with high grade velcro. This decreses the time you need to spend reloading, and doesnt take up the whole 2 minutes inbetween matches. This pack was designed for rough XBall Play. There is a rear no strech pod cover to protect your pods from falling out. The Hinge is so light weight and so slim, you dont even know your wearing it. The amazing thing about this pack is its collapsible design. When you pull out 1 pod, it shrinks allowing your other pods to stay in your pack secure and ready to play. There are No-Slip rubber pads to insure this pack doesnt move or twist during play. And finally a air mesh to insure you do not overheat, and gives you more circulation.

Overall this is a great harness. Holds you pods securley and tightly. No worries about your pods falling out with its unique shrink technology. And comes with many other great features. I give this pack a and a because this is just an amazing pack. I have been playing with it now for a little bit, and i LOVE it more than my fast pack. GO BUY ONE!!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE Awesome pack with excellent feature. Comfortable.
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greyhuskies
Sporting Only 5 Toes.....
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yonkers, NY
greyhuskies donated to help Peyton Trent
greyhuskies owns a Planet Eclipse SLS
greyhuskies owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
greyhuskies owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
greyhuskies is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Price
Awesome pack with excellent feature. Comfortable.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE Picked this pack up from a friend. I have been using it for roughly 6 months now and have not had one issue with it. Velcro is high quality and not even close to worn out. Elastic is strong and...
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MaG Adrenal1ne
#PlayforPride
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sellersville, PA
MaG Adrenal1ne is playing at Living Legends VI
MaG Adrenal1ne plays in the APPA D4 division
MaG Adrenal1ne supports DLX Technology
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $25.00
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
Cons: None at the moment
Picked this pack up from a friend. I have been using it for roughly 6 months now and have not had one issue with it. Velcro is high quality and not even close to worn out. Elastic is strong and durable. I use lock lids when I play woodsball and it fits the pods perfectly.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Empire Hinge Pack SE I love this harness. It is somewhat hard to reach some of the pods though espically the middle ones. It's lightweight and doesn't bounce and it was only $30 so it was well worth it.
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paintfreak93
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: mechanicsburg PA
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $30.00
Pros: hinge, holds 7 pods, doesn't bounce around, cheap
Cons: hard to reach pods
I love this harness. It is somewhat hard to reach some of the pods though espically the middle ones. It's lightweight and doesn't bounce and it was only $30 so it was well worth it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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