A type of vest worn by military personnel, police officers and special forces in combat. It contains integrated ammunition pouches, slots for grenades or other equipment, and sometimes a built-in holster.
May overlap with plate carrier due to modern open top design of some vests that enables the insertion of armour plates. Especially if the front side look flat and stiff.
How to distinguish
☑ post #6233509 depicts a load bearing vest. Pouches are integrated with the vest.
☒ post #5400538 depicts a chest rig. Pouches are separate from clothing article, situated on the torso/chest.
☒ post #5944716 and depict load bearing equipment. Worn around the waist, the gear may consist more than just ammunition pouches.