If you have been following JTT for long, you know I’m a sucker for modernized versions of historic gear. The Esstac Chicom 7.62 Triple AK Chest Rig certainly scratches that itch.
This chest rig has a shape that clearly invokes the Chicom Type 56 chest rigs. However, canvas, buttons, and flaps have been replaced with modern laser-cut laminate materials, open-top magazine pouches, and plenty of MOLLE-compatible surfaces. The pouches feature Esstac’s well-known KYWI insert for retention.