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Pattern 83 Complete System Bundle

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Pattern 83 Complete System Bundle

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 141 reviews
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average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 141 reviews
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Reviewed by Trevor B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Good equipment

Fits G3 mags fine. AR mags generally fit two at a time in pouches by the G3 mags fit one in there. Maybe two could fit but itd be hard to get them in and out. I think its like 14 AR mags and 7 G3 mags are what I was able to fit not utilizing the back pack or canteen pouches. Very comfortable to wear. Canvas was a little stiff at first, but worked itself out with use and putting items in the pouches.

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Reviewed by Jim K., from United States
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I recommend this product
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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Spectacular condition, great piece of kit.

For a few years I have read or heard a comment here and there about how amazing the SADF 83 was. They ranged from people I knew stationed in Africa to people like “Fromtheguncounter” on Instagram. I finally decided to take the plunge when I got an in stock notification email.

I bought one of the Like New+ and while I held my breath when I ordered I am glad I spent the extra money. Mine showed up and if it was ever issued it doesn’t show it. It’s been in storage somewhere but didn’t have the ragged out, sweat stained quality I have seen in a lot of the used vests online. If you’re on the fence don’t be: it’s worth the price.

I like how the vest can be sized to go over just about any coat or jacket you’re wearing. The pockets are well thought out and I supplemented it with a couple of extra pouches I had laying around. I can stow G-3, Magpul 7.62 or 5.56 magazines for a full day and have room to spare for odds and ends including a range finder and a scope. (Now I need to find one of the SADF square canteens.) The pockets are perfect and I can see why everyone has spoken so highly of this thing.

If you sign up for the email notification make sure you keep an eye open for it and be ready to pounce. If more of these “like new+” arrive you want to grab one. This will be one of the most useful pieces of gear you might ever buy.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by Jason M., from United States
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Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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SADF PATTERN 83

Product came in better condition than described. Great piece of history.

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Reviewed by Awooperator, from Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Cool Fucking Rig

I love this thing, its incredibly functional and surprisingly comfy loaded. The pouches are roomier than expected and can easily fit two AR mags, or several pistol mags. Unfortunately you can only fit a single AKM mag per two pouches. The dye was a good bit darker than I was expecting

I splurged and got an 'excellent+' condition rig. It appears mine was manufactured in '87 and may have been completely unissued. Outside of an abrasion on one of the front pockets and some small bits of loose string, the rig is absolutely pristine, to the point when I first looked at it, I thought I might've somehow ended up with a 'like new' condition or a new production one.

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Reviewed by austin p., from United States
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Condition
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Worth every penny

Used it at the range with my M1a fits 12 mags like a dream. Also went backpacking with the jacket totally recommend a all in one battle jacket.

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