shoobe01 posted:Diz posted:
I think the Rhody experience is very valid for our purposes...
Good question that just occurred to me I think: are there several "Rhodesian" rigs? Because when I read histories of this stuff, much of it is essentially mech inf work. They move at speed through the brush for hours, but have vehicles to back them, resupply, etc.
As a Mech- Infantryman (Australian) I ran a Platatac Peacekeeper Mk1 Vest, at that time we were all wearing chest rigs over armour.
I started off with the basic issued belt rig, the most common setup was 5X Minimi pouches and a British style 6 point harness., pretty much like this:
We certainly didn't "ruck" as much as our light inf brothers but we still did quite a lot, and this worked very well.
This was 2005-2008 era, after that the focus shifted more to urban stuff and we were all running SORD rigs with open top shingles etc.
I see people going to things like the Hayley Strategic (less so) and Mayflower (Recce Rig) lower profile rigs along with a battle belt, to me that looks ideal and a good progression of what we were using back then.
Even Platatac are onto the Mk4 variant of the Peacekeeper which looks pretty decent but I would want some padding on it unless it was over armour: