By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
February 18, 2017
Last updated on 2/20/17.
Condor Outdoor Products (COP) recently introduced their new minimalist yet highly modular/versatile Condor Vanquish Armor System, or “VAS”, at SHOT Show 2017, and the system looked pretty good to DR (DefenseReview.com). The VAS’ main claim to fame is its “on-the-go design”. The most obvious example of this is its drop-down mag carrier/pouch system, which allows you to more quickly and easily adjust the cumberbund for maximum fit and feel. All the mag pouchs have retention straps, of course, and they’ll accept AR or AK mags.
The Condor VAS’ cumberbund itself is modular in that it contains Velcro for mounting extra mags, a radio, etc. There’s laser-cut nylon MOLLE/PALS webbing on the outside of the cumberbund for mounting even more combat accoutrements (mags, medical kit, etc.). You can also have a slick cumberbund, or one that “just buckles”.
The back of the vest of course also has laser-cut MOLLE/PALS webbing for mounting a MOLLE pack, combat/tactical hydration, radio, etc.
Defense Review would love to get one of these in DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch’s hands for T&E and review at some point. In the meantime, check out the video we shot below.
The following information comes directly from the Condor Outdoor Products website:
“Vanquish Armor System
The Condor Vanquish Armor System is our versatile plate carrier system designed to be customized to meet the needs of the operator.With our ‘On-the-go’ design, customization is the key to the success of this vest. The base vest is a compact, low profile platform that goes unnoticed under a loose fit jacket. With the ability to add various accessories, the platform can be configured quickly to meet the operator’s needs in the field.
– Front document pocket with hook and loop closure
-Adjustable shoulder straps
– Detachable shoulder pads with hook and loop guides
– Loop ID panel on the front and back for patches or accessories
– Easy access plate pockets
– Removable Buckle for attachments (Female end)
– Size Accepts Medium or Large ESAPI plates up to 10.25″ x 13.25″
– Adjustable from 34″ – 50″ (measure around navel)
– Colors: OD, Black, Coyote Brown”
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