First Look: Elite Survival Systems MVP Commandant Tactical Vest

Carry your pistol and spare magazines where you can easily access them.

posted on March 21, 2022
ESS MVP Commandant Vest

The new MVP "Commandant" tactical vest from Elite Survival Systems (ESS) is now available in both right-handed and left-handed versions. The Commandant tactical vest has a cross-draw holster that is fully adjustable and will fit nearly any handgun, no matter if it has a light or laser attached. The holster has an adjustable thumb-break strap and elastic security strap as well as a spare magazine pouch. The paneling on the cross-draw vest also has three additional pistol magazine pouches above the holster. The opposite chest panel has three rifle magazine pouches that hold a total of six .223 Rem. magazines or three .308 Win. magazines, as well as a pistol magazine pouch and a utility pouch. The Commandant cross draw tactical vest also features a full panel of MOLLE-compatible loops with a reinforced drag handle and hydration sleeve.

The Elite MVP line of tactical vests is built on a system of interchangeable panels which allows a user to choose from an array of options creating a customizable load-out solution that's tailor-made for your needs. Because they incorporate interchangeable panels, the MVP vests can be quickly and easily modified as a user's requirements change. Each vest is constructed of a left chest panel, right chest panel and back panel. A wide variety of panels are available and can be purchased individually as your needs change. MVP panels attach and adjust at the shoulder and waist for a secure, personal fit.

The MVP line is constructed from the highest quality materials including YKK zippers, heavy-duty poly mesh, heavy-duty hardware and 1000 denier nylon fabric and webbing. Each panel has a non-slip shooting panel and hook and loop patches for attaching identification, as well as belt tie-down straps with hook and loop closures.

ESS MVP Commandant Vest Features

  • Interchangeable panels allow for total customization
  • Non-slip shooting panel on shoulders
  • 100-percet nylon construction for extra durability
  • 1000 denier nylon
  • High tensile, breathable nylon mesh
  • Nylon webbing
  • YKK zippers
  • Heavy-duty buckles and slides
  • Guaranteed for life

MSRP for the MVP Commandant Vest is $179.95, and more information on this product and other items from Elite Survival Systems is available at


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