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Mayflower RC – Multi-Purpose Patrol Vest


Mayflower’s Multi-Purpose Patrol Vest (MPPV) is designed for patrolling situations where armor isn’t required. Resembling a hybrid of a chest rig and older-style LBV, the MPPV features a front center zip for ease of doffing and donning and a mesh back panel sized for up to a 3-liter water bladder. I realize that chest rigs and vest-style yokes have been combined before so don’t bore me with commenting with a long list of other examples.

The MPPV is fully adjustable via ITW G-hooks and shock cord. The MPPV has 4 integrated magazine pouches sized to fit up to eight 5.56 magazines or four 7.62×51 mags; two of these pouches feature small frontward GP pockets sized for small items such as a compass or GPS (great for patrolling!). The side GP pouches are sized to carry 32oz Nalgene bottles or smaller items, and feature PALS webbing on the front and sides for additional pouches and other PALS-compatible accessories. Also included on the harness and back panel of the MPPV is an abundance of one-wrap Velcro for cable management.


The MPPV uses ULTRAcomp laminate extensively throughout the vest to decrease weight and increase durability. This also helps mitigate water absorption in wet weather.

The Multi-Purpose Patrol Vest is available now in MultiCam and Coyote Brown.


8 Responses to “Mayflower RC – Multi-Purpose Patrol Vest”

  1. Felix says:

    Great product as usual!

  2. Pieter Thirion says:

    good to see a mayflower chest rig with double mag pouches. only issue I see is the mesh bladder sleeve. Can you say punctured bladder galore?

    • Norbis says:

      Go old school and use an old BDU/MC pant leg as a sleeve for the bladder!

      • Pieter Thirion says:

        I thought about glueing some heavy duty tent canvas and thinhigh density foam to the inside. But if you’re paying for mayflower quality I don’t really want to mod too much.

    • joe says:

      Use a complete, slick system like a ThermoBak.

  3. Sam says:

    Mayflower makes some of the best quality gear in the business, but they seem stuck in a day and age where a basic FAK is a requirement with every USFOR organization. I’ve sold both of my mayflower rigs over the years because of this.

    I love LBVs over slick armor.

    I love mayflower.

    I need a GP pouch that will hold a GI FAK.

    This one is close to perfect with mags and mini GPs.

    I’ll wait for the next one.

  4. joe says:

    1. Are the mag pouches equipped with some form of tensioner (shock cord, elastic, etc) so when I just run 1 AR mag in the middle pouches they don’t flop around?

    2. Will the mag pouches keep mags secure if the flaps are left open?

    3. Will the side pouches take a GI IFAK insert and have a reasonable place to secure the lanyard?