This will be quick.
After boot I went to soi east. I spent a little time as a
geiger tiger camp guard. During that time I used ALICE gear combined with an LBV-88 vest.
The LBV-88 vest is used with an ALICE belt. We still had canteens and buttpacks. I remember when I first saw it I thought it was so cool. Slanted magazine pockets. Those would be fast.
The top mag pocket holds 2 mags, the lower pocket only holds one. So the vest holds 6 magazines total.
This “VEST, ENHANCED, TACTICAL LOAD BEARING” had nice wide shoulder straps to support an amount of weight you’d never be able to get into it.
I seem to recall it was slow getting mags out of it.
What I mainly remember is that it trapped heat. It was hot and this made it worse. Much worse. I would hate to be using this in a hot and/or humid environment.
It is pretty near a downgrade from the stock ALICE equipment. Bulkier, less customizable, a mess of straps. A mess of straps actually works out to be a good description of all the gear I used after this.