OE Tech MPS Plate Carrier Review

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Table of Contents:
Introduction/Ordering
Rig Information
MOLLE Space
Build Quality
Pros/Cons
Overall

Introduction/Ordering
A week ago I received the OE TECH MPS Combat Chest Armor that I ordered from AirsoftGI. This product had been out of stock for a few months due to manufacture difficulty. Once it came back in stock, I ordered it right away with a few extra pouches. It is $60 and is a great deal.

Rig Information
The rig is sold as “chest armor”, but it is really a plate carrier. It comes with two fake foam plates, one in front and one in back. It also has 6 built in triple M4 pouches. With nothing on it, it can hold a staggering 18 M4 mags! What a value for $60 bucks. Most plate carriers in that price range don’t have any pouches or real estate for mags, those pouches cost extra. There are two buckles, one on each side, to get in and out of the carrier.

MOLLE Space
The back has plenty of MOLLE space for a hydration pouch and a few other pouches. I have a hydro pouch on it, which another large pouch on top of that. The front has two MOLLE spots. One above the mag pouches and one below. There are only three rows per spot and most pouches take 4, so there is a bit of an issue with MOLLE space on the front. If you use smaller pouches such as grenade pouches you will be fine. The radio pouch I got takes 4 slots so it does hang down a bit on the front. We’ll see how that works out.

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Back
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Front
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Front

Build Quality
The build quality is great. This product is part of OE Tech’s new line of 1000D cordura gear. The clips are plastic, so that could be an issue if they are shot too many times, but they are thick. There is a nice amount of stitching on the MOLLE, and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere.

Pros
Great price for a plate carrier
Built in AR pouches
Comes with fake plates
1000D cordura material
Lots of MOLLE on the back

Cons
Not enough MOLLE real estate on the front
Plastic clips could break if shot
Excess shoulder straps, need to be cut

Overall
Great looking plate carrier with plenty of mag space. Lacking on front MOLLE, but makes up for it in build quality and space on the back. This carrier is going to replace the UTG tac vest that I have been wearing. I am excited to have more breath ability on my upper torso and not be stuck wearing a belt on my rig unless I want it. This rig is as nice as I expected and looks/feels great. Nice job OE Tech.

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