- Great Rig! Review by Eric
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If you have been looking for a lightweight, low profile Chest Rig, then you have to start your search by checking out Blue Force Gear’s RACKminus. It has to be one of the lightest and most low profile Chest Rig that we have ever seen at TGL. It weights in at a whooping 255 Grams!
Blue Force Gear has utilized the material called ULTRAcomp, a material that will dry very fast when wet, and is anti-fungal and bacteria.
The shoulder straps are lined with a mesh material and sit slightly off your shoulders, and they do not dig into your shoulders if you are just wearing a T-Shirt. In addition, you can route hydration tubes, communication wires, etc through them to help with cord management.
The front of the rig also has two 1″ buckles that are compatible with Plate Carriers from Velocity, Crye, Mayflower, and First Spear. BFG has also designed the RACKminus to work with any MOLLE vest by using MOLLE Tee Adapters.
The rest of its specifications are:
Length: 21.5″ / 527mm
Width: 7.5″ / 184mm
Thickness: 0.6mm in body, 1.25mm webbing, 13mm buckles
MOLLE: 12 columns x 3 rows, 1 x 4 on each shoulder strap
When we tested the RACKminus, we tried it on over a shirt. We just unbuckled the aroun- the-back strap and slipped the rig over our heads. It was a little snug, but the buckles were easily adjustable and the rig sat comfortably on our chest. We had added the BFG Ten Speed Triple M4 Magazine Pouch to the front of the rig and did not even notice it. Without magazines in, the rig weights nothing. Adding the 3 magazines, you still have a great low profile silhouette. The padding on the shoulder pads is just enough to keep the shoulder pads from digging into your shoulders.
The rig is great if you are going to the range for some practice or drills. Or, if you are in the field, and want to have a low profile chest rig under a jacket, then this is going to fit the bill. If you like your PC, but want to add a Chest Rig to it, now you can and not notice any of the weight.
Blue Force Gear has taken the idea of lightweight and low profile and gone to the next level. The RACKminus (and as of this review its brother, the SPLITminus) are just that. The RACKminus retails for $100.00 and is available in Multicam. You can purchase it directly from Blue Force Gear or one of their retailers.
Nice work BFG!
(Posted on 2/9/13)