Originally Posted by Staticline
Problem with vests, especially with chest rigs, is that they get hot. Your torso can't breathe and release body heat.
Absolutely agree. I have a tack molle vest that is great because of it's moduler design (molle straps everywhere) but it doesn't breath at all. Always very hot.
I just recently picked up one of the Dye vests and while it doesn't have quite as bit of Molle straps as the other vest (really wish it had molle straps up on the shoulders for a radio pouch) but it is a mesh design that breaths a whole lot better. Includes a pocket for a hydration pouch and, since I have the GTG vest, built in drop pouch for mags or pods, a really nice map/admin pouch and a spare utility pouch built in (but are not removable so if you want more modularity don't get the GTG vest and get the other items seperately if you want them). On the back I have a tank bag that holds up to a 100 ci 4500 tank and up to seven pods of paint. I added a twin double mag pouch (4 mags total) to the front for my DAM mags.
I ran the vest a couple times now and it's holding up well plus is MUCH cooler than my older vest (just played a scenario game in 100 degree weather...so it definately passed the keeping me cool test).
I'm pretty sure the Dye mag pouches will also fit the Dmags as I have a team mate that runs the same vest with those mags. Don't know what mags your running but if they resemble a M-4/M-16 style mag they should work.