UW Gear: Any Good?

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Titanium Nitride

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Hello fellows.

New user here, if I am asking this question in the wrong place, please let me know.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the chest rigs from UW Gear.

I'm on a budget, and not really looking for anything too complicated, so their stuff seems appealing.

If they're not that great, or you know of something better for someone in my situation, I'd greatly appreciate you letting me know.
 
#2
Hello fellows.

New user here, if I am asking this question in the wrong place, please let me know.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the chest rigs from UW Gear.

I'm on a budget, and not really looking for anything too complicated, so their stuff seems appealing.

If they're not that great, or you know of something better for someone in my situation, I'd greatly appreciate you letting me know.
No experience with UW Gear, but the BFG 10 speed is well renowned and 90 bucks

https://www.blueforcegear.com/ten-speed-m4-chest-rig.html
 
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Titanium Nitride

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No experience with UW Gear, but the BFG 10 speed is well renowned and 90 bucks

https://www.blueforcegear.com/ten-speed-m4-chest-rig.html
Thanks for the recommendation. This seems to be just about the same as the UW, but coming from a company I have heard of and know has a good track record. Only downside with the BF rig here seems to be that it has 2 less mag. capacity than the more expensive version of the UW. That probably isn't really a concern for me though, and the BF rig has more molle/pals space to make up for it.
 
#4
wtf? I looked at "UW Gear"s website, says it takes them 3-5 months to make up your rig. Yea, I'd go BFG, BDS, or Tac-Tailor. If you're looking for something that's more or less a stand-alone chest rig, you might look at the Warrior Assault Gear 901, you can upgrade it later with a front plate, and they also have a back-piece which can carry a plate as well.

If you really just wanna spend the minimum dollars... LAPG has a rig for $60 https://www.lapolicegear.com/bpg-55sf00-split-rig.html
 

patriot_man

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Spiritus Systems also makes a good chest rig for comparable prices. Not only that but you can add on things down the road as time goes on.
 

krax

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There's nothing inherently wrong with anything from UW, just nothing special. The closures on the mag pouches are nice if you're storing thing other than mags.

Yours is not an easy question to answer because it lacks context. We have no idea what you want a chest rig for, so it's hard to recommend the right one. Help us help you.

The BFG one SmElly recommended is good, unless you want to keep mags stored in it, in which case I'd go with something less reliant on elastic.

Spiritus is good, but their main rig expands outward to the front which is usually undesired, and the cost of putting one together adds up. Their Bank Robber is a nice minimal setup, but you'll probably want to use it more as an augment to some other load carriage "system".
 
#8
Hey bro..I personally have no experience with UW Gear. But the Tactical Response dudes seem to love their stuff. Gary Marr just posted a video review of a chest rig from them..
 
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I have the swamp fox for akm in 7.62 its nice quality. The shoot tabs are nice but if you use something other then the mag it's designed for the tabs will not stay unless you really stuff it in there i.e improvised ifak.I believe all the stitch work is done by Tactical Tailor "or used to be". Is it a great all around rig no. Hence I use it to store some Bakes in. The Haley rigs or BFG may be a good choice for you or put together your own my typical rig is either a eagle rrv or tac tailor panel rig with hsgi tacos. YMMV
 
#12
I would like to weigh in here, FWIW. Full disclosure: I did the initial designs, gave him his first machine, and taught him to sew, using the materials and techniques learned in parachute rigging, and applied to tac gear. That being said, I am no longer associated with him in any way.

First of all, the mission statement for UW Gear is support gear for the prepared citizen. This is dismissed as derp by some, but I would argue merely because the gear is not designed for LE or military use (although it could be) does not mean it is inherently bullshit. It is distilled down to what is required, nothing more, nothing less. You can dismiss this as old-fashioned or basic-looking but that is missing the point.

It is semi-custom built gear, built one at a time, with std PR practices and techniques. This means it's gonna hold up to real use, but also takes a lot longer to make. The tuck tab closure system is still one of the best out there, IMHO, and has since been improved with additional velcro closure for when the pouch is not fully loaded.

So I would like to separate some issues if I may. It's not flashy or sexy with the Gucci brand name recognition. But it's not trying to be. It isn't instantly available like a lot of other stuff. But then neither is a lot of the other top brand gear.

But what it is, is solid kit that works, period. Specifically designed for the prepared citizen for come what may. Again, if you're a cop, or military, this sounds like bullshit. And I get that; the preparedness community is rife with examples of silliness which can and should be ridiculed. However, I would submit that in this case, this is a legit vendor making good support gear, for that mission set, and worth the wait.