USGI Fighting Load Carrier (FLC) Vest

(2 customer reviews)



  • MOLLE Webbing
  • Mesh Upper
  • One Size Fits Most
  • Adjustable Fitment
  • Includes Strap Keepers
  • Internal Pockets
  • Spilt Front Rig

Issue Type: US Army Issue

Manufactured by:

  • Various Government Contractors

Country of Manufacture: USA

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This is the Fighting Load Carrier Vest that was used throughout the US Military for years, mainly the US Army. The FLC is currently being replaced by the TAP, but the FLC is still a rock solid base for a tactical kit load out. The vest has a good amount of MOLLE webbing across the front for pouches and accessories, as well as webbing along the padded waist belt. You can mount enough pouches for a full combat load of magazines and other gear easily on it. The vest can be adjusted for standalone wear or to fit over body armor. On the inside, behind the main MOLLE sections, are sleeves/pockets for flat items like maps and other documents. These vests are a one size fits most. While they can be adjusted to go as large as 55″ they fit best on waists 28″-38″. Keep in mind these vests ride a little bit high so the waist line will be closer to the gut/navel line.

Vests DO NOT include any additional pouches or accessories!

Defect UCP/ACU Vests may be MISSING Waist Belt Buckle!


  • MOLLE Webbing – MOLLE webbing on exterior for attaching additional pouches and accessories.
  • Mesh Upper – The upper part is made of mesh for breathability and to cut down on weight.
  • One Size Fits Most – Adjustable to fit most users.
  • Adjustable Fitment – Includes adjustable straps to for proper fitment.
  • Includes Strap Keepers – Includes elastic keepers on the strap for strap management when tightened.
  • Internal Pockets – Has Pockets on the inside for small items.
  • Spilt Front Rig – Chest Rig or Vest is Split Front. This means that in the front there is a zipper or buckles that allow the rig to be easily donned/doffed over existing layers or body armor. Split Front rigs also allow the user to lay down in the prone position easier and lower by opening the front of the rig.

Manufactured by:

  • Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.

Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the #1 country, the USA.

Issue Type: US Army Issue – This item is genuine US Army issue.

Additional information

Weight29 oz

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2 reviews for USGI Fighting Load Carrier (FLC) Vest

  1. Aaron (verified owner)

    Despite ordering a “defective” one, my sample size of one showed up in clearly used but intact condition, without missing parts or anything. The five stars is for the product exceeding the description, not the design of the FLC itself, which has always been meh but serviceable.

  2. WT (verified owner)

    Bought “defective” and mine is indeed missing the waist buckle, as well as the zipper pull. Buckles are cheap and I can fabricate a zipper pull easy enough but still something to consider (and hence the 4 not 5 stars just because Aaron up there got one fully intact!). This is a great vest for a lot more than tactical jiggery-pokery. Combine it with some used or “defective” pouches and you could set up a pretty sweet hunting/fishing/general maintenance rig. In the video turning the belt around backwards is mentioned; if you were to do that, you would no longer need to use the zipper to don/doff and could also utilize molle gear that spans the width of the vest. This can be a very versatile contraption at a dirt-cheap price.

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US Military clothing in general runs in BDU sizing. If you are unsure about your proper size for clothing this chart will help you find your general size across all clothing, unless otherwise noted in the description.

XSR29-3267-7124 1/4
SS33-3663-6723 3/4
SR33-3667-7124 3/4
SL33-3671-7525 3/4
MS37-4063-6724 1/4
MR37-4067-7125 1/4
ML37-4071-7526 1/4
LS41-4463-6724 3/4
LR41-4467-7125 3/4
LL41-4471-7526 3/4
XLR45-4867-7126 1/4
XLL45-4871-7527 1/4
XXLR49-5267-7126 3/4
XXLL49-5271-7527 3/4
3XLR53-5667-7127 1/4
3XLL53-5671-7528 1/4
4XLR57-6067-7127 3/4

XSR23-2729 1/2 - 32 1/2
SS27-3126 1/2 - 29 1/2
SR27-3129 1/2 - 32 1/2
SL27-3132 1/2 - 35 1/2
MS31-3526 1/2 - 29 1/2
MR31-3529 1/2 - 32 1/2
ML31-3532 1/2 - 35 1/2
LS35-3926 1/2 - 29 1/2
LR35-3929 1/2 - 32 1/2
LL35-3932 1/2 - 35 1/2
XLR39-4329 1/2 - 32 1/2
XLL39-4332 1/2 - 35 1/2
XXLR43-4729 1/2 - 32 1/2
XXLL43-4732 1/2 - 35 1/2
3XLR47-5129 1/2 - 32 1/2
3XLL47-5132 1/2 - 35 1/2
4XLR51-5529 1/2 - 32 1/2

Customer Product Questions and Answers

    This fit a 52-54 in chest?
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    Q This fit a 52-54 in chest? answer now
    Asked by Robert on May 10, 2023 9:39 pm

    I believe these can comfortably fit a 52" chest