Tactical Load Bearing Vest(LBV/LBE Vest),Gen II
Commonly known as the LBV88 / ITLBV / TLBV, the Individual Tactical Load-Bearing Vest is constructed of a seven-ounce Cordura nylon fabric printed in the woodland camouflage pattern, and weighs 1.8 pounds empty. The vest is a part of the "Individual Integrated Fighting System (IIFS)", and is compatible with a standard individual equipment belt. The individual equipment belt is secured to the tactical load-carrying vest with 10 belt loops that use both velcro and snap fasteners. The Tactical Load Bearing Vest has four permanently attached pockets that can carry a total of six 30-round 5.56mm magazines for the M16A2. Located directly below are two frag grenade pockets. The pocket covers are secured by one snap and a strip of velcro, with pull-tab open. The shoulders are protected by 1/2 inch foam padding. The vest closes in front with two chest straps using plastic quick release buckles. Two 2 1/4 inch webbing and two D-Rings sewn to the back of the tactical load-carrying vest can be used as equipment attachment points. Compatible with ALICE gear.
- Genuine U.S. Government Issue
- Cordura Nylon Construction
- Woodland Camouflage Pattern
- Webbing Harness
- 4 magazine pockets w/ snap closure
- 2 grenade pockets w/ snap closure
- Velcro tie-down straps
- Lace-adjustable waist
- Buckle front
- Universal, one size fits all
The Generation II Tactical LBV/LBE Vest shares the same NSN as the Gen I, but there are differences. The Gen II features a mesh backing to the front panels and slanted pockets, whereas the Gen I has squared pockets and a solid-backed front panel.