An Airsoft tactical vest is a garment worn over the torso during tactical operations or games in order to provide insulation, protection and weapon storage. Many Airsoft tactical vests come in a variety of color patterns and multiple pouches for weapons, water bottles, protection plates and more.
Getting into an extreme Airsoft game battle is a great way to unload stress, but it quickly teaches a player that there is no such thing as too many pockets. Many players choose to plan ahead by equipping themselves with Airsoft vests. These tactical Airsoft vests mimic those worn by military units all over the world. Most come standard with several pockets and slings to carry small Airsoft weapons, BB ammunition, equipment and other useful accessories. Some vests include water pouches and are padded with soft materials to protect the skin from the sting of impacting BBs.
Airsoft tactical vests can be purchased at sporting goods stores or through online retailers. Vests can be found in a variety of sizes, including versions for children, women and men. An Airsoft-style tactical vest is manufactured by Tactical Airsoft Gear, or TAG. As of 2014, these vests can range in cost from $50 to $160 depending on the style.