By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
March 6, 2019
DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on Condor Elite modular tactical armor plate carrier systems for awhile now, and for good reason. When it comes to bang for the buck, they’re hard to beat. Well, we recently got to see the their latest and greatest, the Condor Elite Vanquish Light Plate Carrier System, at SHOT Show 2019, and the design looks solid. Chris Dunn of Covered 6 and Condor Elite was kind enough to take us through the system on video, which you can see below.
Basically, the new Condor Elite Vanquish Light Plate Carrier can carry both soft armor AND hard armor plates, so it’s even more versatile. Obviously, you can carry all the rifle mags on it that you need. “Obviously, you look at it, it’s full wrap-around. You have your side elastic holders that you could just run your mags there. Very simplistic, very streamlined. You [can also] put your soft armor in it [pouch/slot in vest]. If you want to go with a hard plate, you can slide it in there and run both, in conjunction. Now, if you want to go tactical, it’s real simple to adjust this, so that you can configure it [for] any mission that you want to do. You could add a system, we call this the Draw Down. It’s great for an IFAK. It really quickly goes on there. Add the [rifle magazine carriers/pouches] Shingle, clip it in, with your mag pouches and accessories, and you are in a full tactical mode. So, that’s the Vanquish Light. This is my favorite vest this year,” Dunn told DR.
According to Dunn, MSRP on the Condor Elite Vanquish Light is currently only $75.95 USD for the vest, itself, around $35.00 USD for the Draw Down pouch, and around $16.00 USD for the Shingle.
Needless to say, Defense Review would love to get a Condor Elite vest to run at the range sometime. In the meantime, enjoy the video we shot at SHOT.
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