Mission dictates tactics, tactics dictate gear. We have taken this basic fighting principal to heart when developing the Blackhawk Foundation Series Chest Rig. Not every mission requires armor, but there are other mission critical items you will need at the ready. This is where the Foundation Chest Rig shines. The same placard mounting interface found on the Foundation Plate Carrier mirrors that on the Foundation Chest Rig, allowing you to rapidly move your preferred mission essentials between the two quickly and efficiently. Each Foundation Placard has side loops for rapidly attaching split-bar buckles for when in Chest Rig use. This helps pull the load of the Foundation Chest Rig to the body and keep it secure during dynamic movement. By utilizing the same 1000D/500D laser cut, laminate nylon technology, we are able to achieve an incredibly light weight and low-profile chest rig that rides comfortably, even under a pack.