Our Favorite MOLLE Vests for Any Budget

We think a great MOLLE tactical vest is one of the most versatile pieces of gear you can own. Not only does the vest itself offer great protection, the MOLLE webbing allows you to attach pretty much anything else you could need, from comms devices to hydration to magazines and more.  

Picking a favorite MOLLE vest was kind of like picking a favorite child, but we managed to put together a list of the vests we—and our customers—love the most.   

Entry-level MOLLE Tactical Vests  

Rothco has almost 70 years of experience supplying high-quality, military and tactical gear. So, it’s no surprise that some of our customers’ favorite entry-level MOLLE vests are made by Rothco.  

rothco multicam vestRothco MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest  

Rothco MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest is a durable, high quality MOLLE tactical vest made from 1000 denier cordura nylon and a breathable padded mesh interior. The majority of the vest is covered with MOLLE so you can customize it with all the MOLLE accessories you need for your mission.  

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The vest itself has front and back sleeves for hard or soft armor plates as well as an emergency drag handle.  

lightweight vestRothco Lightweight Plate Carrier Vest 

Weighing in at just under a pound, the Rothco Lightweight Plate Carrier Vest provides superior ventilation, improved mobility, and tons of MOLLE attachment points. One thing that’s unique about this vest is that the MOLLE cummerbund system is skeletonized to help make the vest lighter and more breathable.  

Rothco Laser Cut MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest 

rothco molle vestThe Rothco Laser Cut MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest is chock full of MOLLE attachment points. There are MOLLE platforms on both the front and the back and a detachable cummerbund includes two side pockets with 5 rows of MOLLE each for additional protection and storage. The shoulders also have a hydration hose attachment point so the vest is compatible with most MOLLE hydration accessories.  

Premium MOLLE Tactical Vests 

If you’re a career military or law enforcement professional, you’re definitely looking for something a little more durable with all the bells and whistles. Check out some of our favorites from the best in the business.  

shellback olive drabShellback Tactical Rampage 2.0 Plate Carrier 

Made with high quality materials by a manufacturer you can trust, the Shellback Tactical Rampage 2.0 Plate Carrier is made to last. Built with 500 denier nylon and sold with a lifetime warranty, you can do your job without worrying about wear and tear. This MOLLE vest is adjustable at the shoulder and cummerbunds and fits 10 x 12 plates for added protection when you need it.  

Perfect for both military and law enforcement use, with a wide selection of colors to match your approved uniform standards, this MOLLE vest is customizable to align with the needs of your specific job. Add or remove pouches as needed, and rest easy knowing Shellback has your six with this world-class piece of equipment.  

511 tactical vest5.11 Tactical VTAC LBE Tactical Vest 

The 5.11 Tactical VTAC LBE Tactical Vest features SlickStick/MOLLE-compatibility throughout the entire front and back, so you’ll have the freedom to fully customize the vest for your load out and mission requirements. There’s also a rear hydration pocket to help keep you going on the hottest rucks—even without an attached MOLLE hydration accessory.   

It also works great as a military tactical vest thanks to the hidden document pouch in the front pocket. It’s the perfect way to keep your maps, notes, and other important papers hidden and safe while you’re out on the field.  

Condor Vanquish Plate Carrier VestCondor Vanquish Plate Carrier Vest 

Loaded with lightweight laser cut MOLLE webbing across the entire vest, the Condor Vanquish Plate Carrier Vest is both tough and comfortable. It features adjustable shoulder pads, an emergency drag handle, and easy access plate pockets. You can further customize the vest by using the MOLLE webbing on the front and sides.  

Are you ready to add a MOLLE combat vest to your gear bag? 

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