British Osprey MkIV Vest

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The Osprey system is modular and built around a vest, used by the British army. Using webbing tape, similar to the PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System), stitched to the outside, acts as a basis for the attachment of a series of pouches and accessories, removing the need to wear a webbing harness or assault vest over the armour.

This Mk.IV version was made available in MTP (Multi-Terrain Pattern), with modifications to the hook and loop coverage, to improve fastening security. The osprey body armour is complemented by the UBACS (Under Body Armour Combat Shirt) but can be worn over the CS95 DPM jacket or PCS MTP jacket.

The vest consists of a front and rear soft armour panel, which join with hook and loop fasteners and press studs at the shoulders and waist sides. Attached is a variety of pouches and padding that can be removed and rearranged at will. This system is more effective than static assault vests as the user can configure it to their liking.


  • Extended collar
  • Arm guards
  • Extra back panel
  • 4 Single mag pouch
  • 2 Utility pouches
  • 2 SA80 pouches
  • 9mm Ammo pouch
  • Grenade pouch
  • Internal plate covers
  • Easy to use hook and loop fasteners
  • Texturized rubber shoulder pads
  • Convoluted nylon inner for increased airflow and comfort
  • PALS system for attaching multiple pouches
Weight: 4.8kg
Pattern: MTP
Condition: Used/Very Good

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