Originally Posted by esca
I've checking out the threads on gear and see many guys with plate carriers for their loadouts.
What are the benefits (to airsoft) for having a plate carrier vs a normal tactical vest? Went through the search but did not find anything meaningful.
I understand the differences in real-world usage, but not sure how much of a difference it makes in airsoft.
A plate carrier does have the looks because you put extra pouches onto it and show off your patches.
A plate carrier serves no purpose in airsoft other than giving more Molle area. You can put a fake plate into it.
Both tactical vest and plate carrier will make you hotter on a hot day.
I prefer a light weight chest rig and stay cool.