When I received this, I thought it was a defective product. I think it would be a better fitting product if the backer was placed against the body. Still works for me though.. I'll have to give a 4 out of 5.
The Expander Wings are a versatile way to expand the carrying capacity of your Micro Fight Chest Rig. With the addition of the Expander Wings you are turning your Micro Fight into a full profile Chest Rig that can meet the needs of a mixed tactics environment that demands more carrying capacity. Originally designed to enable the user to carry a radio while using the Micro Fight Chest Rig, these little pouches can do much more than just that. Carry radios, extra magazines, water bottles, or any other kit that you may need. Easy to use with a simple pull tab and elastic retention system that is user adjustable to accommodate different sized items.
The Expander wings come in sets of two and you can mount them for left hand use, right hand use, or both to meet your needs. They mount to the soft loop Velcro field on the back side of the Micro Fight Chest Rig. They also utilize our unique loop over design that attaches to your Fat or Skinny straps to ensure a comfortable and stable attachment that wont sag even with heavy items placed inside.
The Expander Wings can also be used with most plate carriers. Simply place the Velcro tabs under the front flap of your favorite carrier and secure with the cummerbund.
Sold in pairs.
These are a nice addition. I love the idea of being able to carry additional equipment without adding bulk to the rig. I can understand why the pockets are on the inside of the rig, however for comfort over long periods of time it would seem better to have the pouches fscing outward away from the user. Bulky items can press into the wearer's torso in certain situations. Also the other issue is that if the rig is adjusted to the user when bulky items are present, then removed, the rig can become slack. Otherwise
Perfect addition to your Mico Fight system, these allow me to carry a radio in one side and a water bottle in the other while not adding any additional bulk. Just like everything Spiritus makes the possibilities are endless. Extremely well built and a great addition to your system.
Love this product. The stitched 550 cord on the front to hold the webbing is awesome.
The expander wings are a great addition to the chest rig to carry more stuff and things. I do not like how when they are empty it loses up the straps. I think they would be perfect if the pouches went on the outside of the straps. All that would have to be modified is the velcrow. The hook and loop sides would need to be switched and short enough to let the buckles be pulled behind the pouch and through the small straps as originally intended.
They are a nice easy way to expand the microfight. I think they are more comfortable with the fat straps than the skinny straps.
I got my Expander wings last week and I have to say they're an excellent addition to the rig. They can carry two mags or a water bottle. They also fit the Tactical Tailor medical insert as well, which is what I am using one of them for. I was a little worried they would be a little too close to the body, but their placement is actually really comfortable. I will definitely be getting another set of these for my second chest-rig. Word of warning, it may intrude on the cummerbund MOLLE of your plate carrier, but it's not incredibly intrusive (maybe the first two columns). So if you've got small pouches to either side of your PC front you may need to shift them a bit. I've got an Velocity Systems LEPC with the quarterflap cummerbund, and they go over them just a skosh. Velocity System's swift clip adapter is a great pairing with this as it allows for you to have the longer male adapters to clip these down with a PC. Otherwise, they might kind of hang a bit. For a cheaper alternative, there are elastic bands on the back of the expanders (mirroring the front) that you can use para-cord to tie down.