"This is a great plate carrier. Even though it's my first, I wouldn't buy any other one, because this one suits my needs perfectly. I attached a triple m4-style mag pouch, and a small pouch that I have my dead rag in, and I still have front space available, let alone the entire back side. And for under $30, you can't go wrong. It's weighted due to the foam plate inserts, but is still nice and light for me. Since it doesn't have sides, it's nice and breathable. I've been shot in the front plate, and it makes a nice little thud, letting me know that I'm hit. Thanks DT for a nice, affordable piece of gear."