These days I'm using a Molle plate carrier with a separate battlebelt. The carrier is userfull to carry a lot of stuff like my hydration bladder and extra mag pouch. When it gets to hot or I want to play light, I only use the battlebelt wich has double mag pouchs, radio pouch and holster. To start with you only need a few molle mag pouch and an hydration pouch. I like the fact it's not to hot during the summer. Once in a while I buy myself a few new pouchs so that I can modify my loadout to meet my immediate needs.