Even being a plate carrier, so studied to carry balistic plate, it has found a wide space in the modern airsoft players "taste" which enjoy also to carry fake SAPI replica to fill it.
Obliquamente e sopra gli ancoraggi della cintura lombare, troviamo due robusti passanti in plastica che permettono di convertire il PC in un Chest-Rig con X-Harness (spallacci incrociati nella regione interscapolare), eliminando così il porta-piastra posteriore (foto B).
Infine gli spallacci risultano troppo corti per consentire una buona regolazione nella modalità chest-rig su utilizzatori di taglie superiori al small-medium e nuovamente troppo corti per garantire una buona tenuta sui passanti con vari passaggi al loro interno.
Over the mag-pouches there are two big Fastex, fixed with high quality seams, you will use to attach the harness with 5cm. large shoulders.
Durante le nostre prove abbiamo rilevato una certa difficoltà di posizionamento di un’Admin pouch sulla pettorina (nella prova è stata utilizzata un’Admin Pouch della Guarder), questo dovuto all’impossibilità di “centrare” l’Admin pouch e all’eccessiva altezza della tasca, tale da interferire con i sistemi di ritenzione dei caricatori.
The "bib" lock the shoulders through two Cordura tape and two snaps.
This stay in vertical position thank to the SAPI plate (replica) inside but it can be removed folding it behind the mag-pouches. Doing that you will not be able to use the frontal balistic plate and the big vertical internal pouch (pic. C).
On the bib there are 3 Pals rows behind them there's a big vertical pouch, closed by hook-and-look, where you can store maps and documents (pic. D).
During our tests we have had some problems to attach an Admin pouch on the bib (we used a Guarder Admin pouch) because it's impossibile to center the Admin pouch and because it will play havoc with the mag-pouches because too high (even if it's a common Admin pouch).
Sulla faccia posteriore si trova la tasca per la piastra balistica in grado di contenere piastre di taglia Large, dotata questa di anelli metallici per lo scolo dell’acqua.
On the back there's the pouch for the Large balistic plate. It has metal holes for water draining.
The brand label is made of leather: a touch of sophistication.
Durante le nostre prove abbiamo notato che molti “softgunners” utilizzatori di questo PC adibiscono il pannello posteriore a hydratation carrier e non a porta-piastre: questo risulta un grossolano errore in quanto il volume iniziale della sacca d’idratazione costringerà ad una regolazione più abbondante rispetto al necessario e, una volta svuotata la sacca, il PC risulterà troppo largo, scomodo e inefficace.
The back panel is a big pouch closed by hook-and-loop that can carry a Large SAPI plate. It has metal holes for water drainig.
The panel has a big seam in the lower part (you can see in picture) to lock the plate at a desired height.
The part of the back panel ander that seam, has two rows Cordura loops to engage the lumbar belt.
The loops are at two different height to adjust the PC to different body sizes.
The back side of the panel is covered by 6 Pals rows you can use to attach a Hydration Carrier or a backpack and has also a sturdy handle for emergency extraction.
During our tests we have seen many airsoft players using the back panel pouch as an hydration carrier but it is a big error because, if you do that, you will adjust the PC on your body with the hydration bladder full loaded but during the games you will empty it and the PC will be too large for your body size and you will need to re-adjust it.
Durante le ricerche effettuate per la stesura di questa “review”, ci è stato comunicato che a breve sarà commercializzata una nuova versione del Weesatch. Non è dato sapere quali siano le modifiche apportate a questo PC (e se ve ne siano di sostanziali) ma sappiamo per certo che vi sarà il ritorno al sistema Bungee Cord come ritenzione dei caricatori, sistema già presente nelle vecchie versioni al posto degli attuali straps a velcro.
The Weesatch is an high level professional gear with top material and good seams.
The fit is good both for small than big sizes (advantaged in comfort).
The hook-and-loop mags retention system is good and quick.
The shoulder-pads are needful but are buying apart but they're too short and the hook-and-loop retention system doesn't ensure the stability needed by a so high level gear.
During our tests we have had some stability problems using the mag-pouches full loaded because, once you pull out the first line of mags and you put them into your spent mags pouch, the PC will be too large on your waist and you will need to re-adjust it.
Over-loading the front side will made a sliding down of it: this is very annoying because the SAPI plate lower border will scratch the lower abdom of the operator.
Like all the PC you have to wear te Wee high on your chest but this is not so easy to do if you have a small size, if you over-loaded the PC in front side or if you don't use hydration carrier on the back that could balance the frontal over-loaded weight.
The producer remind that the Wee was born to carry two balistic plates and its stability depends to their use.
The Wee is not a "vest" for big loads for long patrolings but a PC for short patrols or direct actions (DA).
The Wee have to be used in "low profile" setting and in real field it's used by operators who need to quickly get off from vehicles for a rapid fire answer (DA), so the favourite features are the maneuverability, ability of quick movements, to can carry balistic plates and the ability of carry a big numbers of magzines.
We ha many perplexities about it (non)stability in the use without plates or with not well studied loads: this is the only big problem for the airsoft players use of this gear.
Afetr a good setting and well balanced, you can use it both in sunday games than in long matches but you must use the shoulder pads.
In the end we can say it is a good gear, both in production and in materials used and, why not, in aestetic point of view.
You can find the Weesatch at our sponsor Tactical Equipment and it costs 217€ in Multicam version.
During our research to write this review, HSGi told us a new version of Wee will be soon available. We can't to know the new features but we can say that will be a return to bungee cord mags retention system: a system that was used in the oldest version of Wee.
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