Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and today we're looking at the GRIFFIN AFPC from OneTigris

After using the OneTigris collection of face protection over the last couple of years and being impressed with the comfort and quality, I started to wonder about the rest of their gear collection and how it compares. This is where the GRIFFIN AFPC Airsoft Vest comes in!

The GRIFFIN is one of the signature vests from OneTigris that is made from durable 500D Cordura and UTX buckles giving it dirt/water/abrasion resistance making it a perfect choice for airsoft. It offers quick-release, reinforced and padded shoulder strap functionality, detachable breathability padding, and it can also be used with chest rigs via the removable front MOLLE flap with 1” buckles. It weighs in at just 1.3kg making it a super lightweight piece of gear. It also has a 6.5” wide cummerbund to protect your sides and these have hidden hook and loop utility pockets.

There are four pieces of detachable breathability padding in the GRIFFIN for good airflow during gameplay. The design is completely adjustable to fit players of different sizes with adjustable shoulder straps (12”-17”) and adjustable upper waist sizes from 36” to 48”. It has 360 degrees MOLLE for all pouches etc. The GRIFFIN also has a 10” by 12” EVA plate included in the package. Another feature is that it has 3” by 6” patch panels at the front and back for airsofters beloved patches (it also comes with an OTG red PVC patch too!)

The GRIFFIN is easy to adjust so it didn’t take long to get it skirmish ready, once fully adjusted it does fit well. On the first use I did find the foam plates to be a little stiff and bulky but the more I’ve used the vest, the more they have softened with the heat of my body during play. I’ve found this with a lot of tactical vests and plate carriers that come with foam plates. One positive for the foam plates is that any hits to the carrier sound super distinct meaning its easier to hear when you’ve been shot if you didn’t feel it. The all-round MOLLE means it is a super versatile piece of kit and has plenty of room for any pouches needed. As I ran this with my belt kit, I just accessorised mine with a triple mag pouch. It is worth noting that if you have the VULTURE chest rig and TREX pack, it is also compatible with these!

One of the issues I found with my GRIFFIN AFPC, is that the front flap’s MultiCam pattern didn’t sit right with the rest of the pattern on the vest - almost as if it had been flipped. This, I suspect is because OTG is utilising all the fabric they possibly can for each vest - which makes sense as MC fabric is expensive. As the flap is detachable or covered with pouches its more of a non-issue. I’ve fed this back to OTG and they are aware of this.

At the moment, the GRIFFIN AFPC is only available in MultiCam. Which is a bit limiting in terms of loadout potential so I would love to see this vest in other colourways such as MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic and Ranger Green. Offering this plate carrier in more colourways would definitely make it more appealing to airsofters. It retails for $121.99 which is around £97 at the current exchange rate (be aware this could have changed by the time this has gone to print). The price is on par with other brands of the same quality.

Overall, I think 1TG have done a really great job with the GRIFFIN plate carrier - despite the design flaw in the removable flap, but like I said it is removable and you can cover it with pouches so it isn’t a big issue. The size allows for adjustment so it is inclusive, it is versatile and can be used with other 1TG products such as the VULTURE (it could also possibly be used with other brands but I’ve not had the chance to try it yet). It is also lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing quality. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this come out in other colours too! Keep up the great work 1TG!

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