When it comes to choosing chest rigs, Mayflower is one of the leading companies that provides their customer with well-built chest rigs. Made with 500D fabric, the Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig is soft and fits well on the body. It is also very comfortable when wearing a PACA under the rig.

The Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig can hold four standard 5.56mm magazines, two pistol magazines (the 1911 magazines fit well), two small radio pouches (PRC-152 and PRC-148) and two general-purpose pouches. The radio pouches hold my PRC-148 well in place, and are stable enough to carry a long antenna attached directly to the Mbitr.

Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig
The Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig radio pouches are stable enough to carry the PRC-148 with a long antenna directly attached to it.

The H-Harness has loops to keep the comms wire in place, and is also big enough to get a hydration tube through it. There is also a built-in map pocket with a Velcro closure.

The buckles are ITW-Nexus IR and all materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA.

Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig
The Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig buckles are kept in place with very good stitching.

I took the UW Gen IV for a run and did a range with it. When well-adjusted, it stays in place and is comfortable. The magazines are easily reachable for both the M4 and the pistol.

Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig
The M4 magazines are kept in place with kangaroo-type magazine pouches on the Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig. The pistol magazines are kept in a closed-top pouch.

The price: $200.00.

The UW Gen IV rig is available directly on the Mayflower website.

I strongly recommend the Mayflower UW Gen IV Chest Rig to shooters who require a rig to be light, well-built and stable enough for sustained operations such as reconnaissance patrols and combat divers.