I like the JPC and will likely own one some day soon. I also like the FS tubes and have a FS AAC for cop work. I’m in a vehicle with A/C so I don’t mind the solid cummerbund on it that can hold armor. If I know I’m gonna be knocking on doors in the wee hours of the morning I like the extra coverage. Add to it being able to get on and off quick it’s a good package. 2 rifle mags, 1 pistol mag, PTT and radio, TQ, breaching pouch on back and a DARC strap and this setup suits me, though lighter plates are in the list of wants. Belt holds the rest
Now for military work, that’s a different beast. I got to hump this thing everywhere, even when it doesn’t make sense and could actually be a liability. Thus I strip every ounce I can off it. I currently have a APC with Crye skeletal cummerbund with FS tubes sewn on and one of my shoulder straps modded to use the tubes (thank you Diz). 3 mag pouch on front, TQ on either side of the triple mag PTT and Crye JPC radio pouches under the cummerbund to hold either radio or extra mag. On the back the DARC strap and a Tyr zip on panel with breaching tool pouch, issue IFAK, and NVG/ spare eye pro lenses pouch. The kangaroo pouch and built in admin sleeve on the front hold pens and cheat sheets. The rest goes on a micro belt. This set up works for me. Light, good ventilation with the option of adding soft armor if the need is there and is easy on and off. This has been the best set up I’ve ever run. The only problem is after two years of training in this my brigade decided that right before deployment everyone will wear only issued gear set up per brigade SOP. We don’t listen to their gear setup SOP but are stuck with the IOTV...even though other battalions (POGs) in our brigade are running COTS plate carriers like we used to...I’m still fighting this fight.