"I bought this because i hate having a ton o pouches with no use for them. This vest has the right amount of pouches. Although the mags are double's i don't put but one mag in each because the elastic band on them makes it very hard to get to in them in a hurry and i don't use a dump pouch. The construction seems great everything is thick fabric and heavy duty feeling. This is a great buy for someone who wants a ready to go witch pouches already on it plate carrier. "