OPS Integrated Chest Rig in ATACS FG
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
I’ve been a huge fan of chest rigs ever since I laid my hands on my first ARKTIS model, and over the years I’ve had a chance to play with versions from many different manufacturers. I was really pleased to receive an OPS Tactical Integrated rig in A-TACS FG from Sheffield based store HUEYS.
UR Optimal Performance System or OPS Tactical was established in 2006. From the very beginning they made their clothing and gear in genuine Crye Multicam and officially licenced camo patterns like Woodland Marpat, Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), and Desert Marpat. Now, however, they have really embraced the very latest pattern innovations such as AOR2, A-TACS AU, FG & LE and Kryptek Mandrake, Highlander, Typhon and Nomad.
OPS Tactical continuously pursues creativity and quality in their product development, looking for the very best fabrics and methods of construction. To ensure durability and protection for the end user, their products are only made from genuine Mil Spec materials.
They provide first rate, top of the line products and services to their customers which include Military operators deploying in Iraq and Afghanistan, Law Enforcement Organisations, SWAT Teams, security companies and also Film Production companies; a little known fact is that OPS Tactical products have even been used in the motion pictures Terminator Salvation and Batman!
Long Term Test
I’ve been using the Integrated rig over the past six months and I have to say that I am pretty impressed with it. The “integrated” part of the equation is that it comes in one piece with no MOLLE or similar. All the pouches are sewn in place, but they are where they need to be. There are 8 x M4 (P,E and Standards all fitted fine) magazine pouches with adjustable flap, 1 x radio pouch, 2 x pistol mag / taclite pouch, 2 x utility pouch (small 5”(H) x 2.5”(W) x 1.5”(D)), 1 x utility pouch (large 5”(H) x 4.5”(W) x 1.5”(D)), 1 x flash bang pouch, and 1 x mesh pocket (internal 8” x 7”).
It’s an extremely well constructed rig with official A-TACS FG 500D Cordura, MIL-SPEC webbing, and ITW NEXUS buckles throughout. Everything about it screams “quality” and I can’t see the stitching coming apart any time soon. It comes with ergonomically cut, fully adjustable padded shoulder straps, a webbing waist strap, and if you want to attach it to one of the OPS QD Plate Carriers it is fully compatible.
While it’s not the cheapest rig on the market today, neither is it anywhere near the most expensive; at the time of review you can pick these up from US$120.00 / UK£100.00. It’s a workmanlike piece of gear so if you want some “bang for your buck” then it is very seriously worth your consideration. At the same time I also looked at the matching Dump Pouch from the same line; this too worked exactly as it should and I’m very pleased to give both items my thorough recommendation.
For more information on the entire OPS range of clothing and gear please visit www.ur-tactical.com, and our sincere thanks to HUEYS (www.hueys.co.uk) for the review samples.