ARMA Husk Bandolier Review

Posted by Yosser H On Thursday, May 03, 2012

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ARMA Husk Bandolier
- reviewed By Yosser




Mention the word 'Bandolier' and like me this might conjure up images of Mexican Cowboys with belts of ammo around their shoulders or Vietnam War films with the poor sap lumping around the M60 with belts and belts of ammo strung around the shoulders. Well its time to rethink the term 'Bandolier' when you check out the ARMA Husk Bandolier.

Pouch Folded Front & Back
Arma Husk Bandolier

Rarely seen on the average UK airsoft skirmish field the ARMA Husk Bandolier is definitely one to consider for the travel light, quick and slick airsoft operators or indeed the Airsoft Sniper who doesn't need to be encumbered by lots of unnecessary kit.

ARMA Husk Bandolier Front ARMA Husk Bandolier Back ARMA Husk Bandolier CloseUp
ARMA HUSK Bandolier

You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the ergonomics of this piece of kit by the shape and the way it fits. You can choose if you want to use the extra strap that secures the Bandolier around the chest and secures onto a grimlock type fastening but personally I leave this off as it allows me easy access to the back panel of the Bandolier.

The main front panel has plenty of Molle straps for the addition of mag pouches (you’ll probably get upto 4 mag pouches on this section) but would be ideal to fit the ITW type FastMags (check out the review here) for a great tactical look. This panel also holds a pouch closed by a double zip which opens the panel out to reveal more internal Molle loops, which you can either tie items to or add smaller pouches to assist with organization etc. Also included is a durable clear plastic pocket, ideal for maps or other instructions you need to keep dry or mark up with chinagraph pencil etc. Surprisingly this pouch also opens out further giving you approximately an extra third on the pouch! Opening this extra piece out also reveals a nice piece of Velcro real-estate for patches or name tags, which is handy for me as I like my morale patches. It should be noted that on each end of this panel you could get additional pouches but I probably wouldn’t want anything much larger than pistol pouches really or just leave them blank.

Pouch Extended Internal Pocket
Pouch Detail on Bandolier

The opposing panel although smaller with less Molle available on its surface does run in the opposite direction meaning that longer pouches can be accommodated if required. This is great for utility or hydration packs, and you can always run the tubing or comms cables via the molle or under the adjustable shoulder pad (which also has a 2x3 molle loops), which can also be removed if needed.

Made from official ATACS material this is a quality product with bound edges and well shaped panels to the Bandolier and once adjusted correctly users should find comfortable and a great handy alternative to just going with belt kit. It goes with my Propper ATACS kit really well.

Yosser says: I really can't say that I've ever seen anything quite like the ARMA Husk Bandolier before! I think this will prove invaluable for those scenarios requiring speed, stealth and agility, or indeed for anyone tired of lugging around lots of kit all day long. It holds what you need easily to hand and combined with a few pouches makes an ideal platform for a CQB loadout where you don't need lots of kit but what you do need, needs to be close to hand. Mounted with Fastmags, this can be one awesome carry system.

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