Originally Posted by OTTO13
I wouldn't give up on "speedball" packs/vests. I've used a black/grey NXe pack for woodsball for years and it's served me good. Not too flashy/noticable and serves me well.
Honestly, I've also found that camo is also slightly over rated. Now I wouldn't wear my bright blue/black college X-Ball jersey and I would shy away from brightly colored things (metalic and polished markers stick out) but camo doesn't seem to add anything other than "tacticool" factor. "Neutral" colors (beige, brown, green, grey, etc.) and black without a dediacated "camo" pattern I found to be just as effective as the patterned counterparts.
Also, I've seen more tactical vests fall apart after a summers use than a "speedball" pack bought at a similar price range.
While today they're associated with speedball, belt-type harness packs were the dominant way to carry paint in all types of paintball until the current MOLLE vest caught on with the milsim crowd.
I've tried a couple different paintball vests over the years but found all of them to be far more restrictive and far less comfortable than my old Diablo harness, and have sold them all.
Take a look at the Valken Sierra line of harnesses. For being under $40 they have a lot of features (elastic endpockets, a nice wide belt, big chunky pulls for the pocket straps), and are available in several different patterns. It comes in both 3+6 and 4+7 sizes.
You mentioned that you're a big dude, and I'm not sure what the fit is like on these Valken harnesses since everything is made to one size these days, but if you need it they sell an extender for the belt that sizes it up for larger people.