Now we all like Gucci kit, but are we all prepared to pay Gucci prices that comes along with that? With Viper, we may not have to. Viper are well known for making great looking kit at low prices and that’s exactly what they’ve done with the Triple Mag Plate.

The Viper Triple Mag plate is a molle compatible elastic mag sleeve made from tough cordura and elastic that is designed to be worn on the front of a plate carrier or drop leg molle set-up that is low profile, slick and easy to use. The 3 mag sleeves can fit magazines, small radios, documents, flashbangs (Enola Gaye MK5s are a great fit) and bandages/field dressings making it a versatile and utilitarian piece of kit. It is pretty easy to install – I only say pretty easy as I have long acrylic nails which don’t fair too well with traditional molle (otherwise it would be easy peasy)! It has 3 molle straps with snap buttons for security.

When you first use the sleeves they are pretty tight because of the elastic and can be difficult to get mags in and out – I alleviated this by leaving 3 M4 midcaps in them for a few days before my skirmish which loosened them up enough for me to get mags in/out quickly but still have great retention. One of the things I like about elastic mag sleeves is that they have such good retention – they may be tight, but your mag won’t fall out! I also like that it looks similar to the Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed Triple M4 Mag Pouch which retails at around £39.99 making this a budget alternative with a pretty similar look! 

The sleeves are super low profile even with mags in them making this a great option for lightweight loadouts and for wearing under jackets (think to when you’re cold on STAG and you need to quickly throw something on) Which also means they wouldn’t be bulky if you were wearing your carrier in a vehicle – anyone for a tactical taxi? How low profile it is, is definitely one of the major selling points of the product along with its modern look and easy to use construction.

The triple mag plate is available in VCam (VCam cordura with tan elastic sleeve), coyote, black and green so no matter what your chosen camo pattern is there is a colourway to compliment it. I would love to see this made in the titanium colourway too as that is one of my favourites in the Viper range.

The important question, how much does it retail for? The price does vary between retailers but it is available around the £9-10 price point giving airsofters a chance to imitate those expensive looking loadouts on a budget, and hey, even having one for every colour loadout if they choose to. I think with this product Viper have definitely produced a quality budget product that will appeal to a fair few in the airsoft community.

Hardwick, K. (2018). Gear Review: Viper Triple Magplate. Airsoft Action. 91 (September), 81.

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