I am a size 34 and the size 1 fits me fine. I do have the cummerbund on its last attachment so it will be fine for me. Even if I throw on a fleece layer the cummerbund is fine. Now like others say there is not much adjustment once installed so make sure you give yourself some room if you plan to wear layers. Installing the male part on your Front LV-119 was a breeze as long as you have some pliers. I am waiting for my AXL adapters to ship I think that will add much more adjustment if needed. Great product!
NOTE: This LV/119 Cummerbund is designed for use with a front O V E R T and rear O V E R T or C O V E R TLV/119 plate bag.
The TUBES™ MOLLE Cummerbund was designed to be a lightweight and simple load carriage solution for the LV/119 series of vests.
Using the widely adopted MOLLE system, the cummerbund offers almost infinite configurations for mission needs by utilizing any MOLLE accessory that can be found on the market.
The cummerbund is designed to allow simultaneous use of the same MOLLE cell for products mounted on the inside and outside of the cummerbund.
The TUBES™ MOLLE Cummerbund is a great option for those who are in and out of their vest frequently and have experienced wear and tear on their Velcro attachment vests. It is also a great option for those who are wearing their equipment in and around water.
The TUBES™ MOLLE Cummerbund features the officially licensed First Spear TUBES™ Attachments systems developed by and officially licensed from First Spear.
The TUBES™ MOLLE Cummerbund is Berry Amendment Compliant materials sourced from industry leaders in textiles manufacturing.
The cummerbund attachment is a proprietary system that allows for the use of all of our cummerbunds, as well as allowing for a wide range of adjustment. The cummerbund attaches inside the plate bag, which is advantageous for a few reasons.
1. There is no external mounting that can get snagged or rip off when exiting vehicles in haste.
2. The design creates a smooth profile when worn underneath clothing.
3. Velcro is not utilized as an attachment method on the rear plate bag. Velcro wears out over time and is a generally less-than-optimal attachment method when not supported in other ways. Velcro doesn't handle weight well and it sticks to everything, especially cloth seats.
4. Every front plate bag comes standard with sewn loops on the sides for attaching First Spear TUBES™ for use with our TUBES™ cummerbund.
The cummerbund comes in two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2, each offering up to 14 inches of total adjustment. This allows for a proper fitment for a wide variety of body types.
To figure our appropriate sizing, take measurement of the waist at the belly button. When measuring, users should dress as they would while actually wearing the carrier. For example, if the user is operating in arctic environments, they should be wearing cold weather equipment when measuring.
Size 1: 28" to 42"
Size 2: 40" to 54"
If your waist measurement is 42", we suggest going up to the Size 2 cummerbund.
SOLD AS A SET.
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NOTE: The LV119 Cummerbund is part of the LV119 Plate Carrier System. This item does not include a Front Plate Bag, Rear Plate Bag, Shoulder Covers, Placards, or any other accessories. Additional components are required for proper use.
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I bought these for my JPC but decided to try them out on the IOTV. They're a game changer. If you're willing to drop the dollars, AXL Advanced makes a Adaptive Velcro Placard designed for the IOTV to accept both the Velcro Tubes Adaptors (AXL), as well as the Microfight, or any chest rig with hook and loop backing. If your unit isn't backwards and doesn't force you to wear CIF-only pouches, this is the move. Full send and never look back. I was trying to decide between getting the HSP D3CRM micro and the SS microfight for my kit, the customer service here sold me on the microfight. As soon as they dropped, i got the whole rig. I appreciate you guys, love your products.
Love the first spear tubes on this cummerbund. Save the hassle of wearing out velcro and lifting placard on removal. Please don't listen to this size up nonsense. At 44 chest and a 34 waist, even if I fully overlap this cummerbund, it still fits somewhat loosely with 1 inch plates on a medium plate bag with no side armor. Would love to see an elastic cell tube option in the future.
Im a 32 waist, and the Size 1 fit VERY snug with just a t-shirt on. Wouldve been impossible to put my kit on if i needed to wear warmies or have more attachments to the cumberbun.
Like most the other comments say go up a size. I’m a 31 inch waist and am at the largest you can go with the size 1, but other than that the cummerbund works exactly as advertised.
Great product, quality stitching, excellent construction. I’m running this cummerbund on a Velocity Systems Scarab LT. The first-spear tubes are really what sold this product for me, they’re so much better than Velcro. Size 2 on me is loose (6’0” 180Lbs) unless you use the overlapping weave method as shown in the installation guide to get a solid fit.
6'5", waist 36. Maxed out size 1 wearing a t shirt with side plates and could hardly breathe. If you find coach seating roomy, you'll be fine, otherwise, get size 2. 5 stars for attachment engineering and quality.
Just watch the sizing 6’2 195 and a size one at the max adjustments for layered clothes If your running thicker than ESAPI plates your gonna need a size 2.
So I must preface this by saying I am not using this on an lv119. I purchased this cummerbund along with some axl adapters and it is one of the best skeletal cummerbunds I have used. It feels comfortable and at the same time maintains plenty of rigidity. Of course, the lack of velcro is what makes this especially awesome. I must also mention the way the female tubes are attached to the cummerbund makes it so you get a but more molle real estate right next to the tube. As usual the Spiritus quality shows and the stitching and construction are great. If you need a tubes cummerbund for your lv119 buy this; if you need a tubes cummerbund for your non Spiritus plate carrier, same answer, buy this.
Very easy to take on and off and quieter than hook and loop. The rigidity makes this cummerbund much more useful for mounting pouches. Top notch!
I am a big fan of the tubes and they make putting on and taking off the carrier easy. I went with the Size 2 so I could have more adjustment for when I wear more layers. Installation was easier than I thought it would be. The website picture was invaluable.
All the good things people said are true, i just wanted to add im a 34' waist and got the size one, Im on the very last hole and it barely fits with plates in. They say you should weave it through 2 loops but i cant make it work like that and also breath, just for reference im 43' around at my bottom ribs. If you have a big chest go Size 2 for sure
As with all things Spiritus, the quality is unmatched, if the size 1 is out of stock, a size 2 will most likely work if you do the overlapping weave, I went with that option and have zero regrets. This is a very low profile option and the tubes make getting in and out of the kit a breeze. I highly recommend this cummerbund for any duty setup.
Like others here I was back and forth about molle with tubes or just elastic cummerbund. I like how easy it is to keep kit together it’s definitely quiet and easy to put on and off. I don’t plan to mount anything to the molle and would like a little more flexibility in the sizing based on what clothes I am wearing layer wise. If the elastic cummerbund was offered with tubes this would be awesome but for now no complaints everything fits great. I like to have my rig set pretty snug so a little more room or flexibility would be awesome.
I fought myself for a few minutes as to if I wanted the TUBES, or if I just wanted to not waste any more time or money on pouches, and just get the advanced elastic....my friends convinced me to go TUBES, and holy crap am I glad I did. Assembly was easy, and they are on and off in seconds. No noise, easy attachment of side armor panels and any other MOLLE/MALICE attachment you want. Well worth the extra cash, and effort
It’s very convenient and It works on my JPC just fine
It’s pretty cut and dry here boys. FirstSpear Tube Kit fitted on a skeletonized cummerbund. Works as described. I have mine mounted on a Ferro Concepts Slickster. I have oringinally used the molle back panel as the mounting solution but I’m since upgraded to a larger 5x8 Velcro panel that I have punched holes into and used a geometric kit to reinforce. It worked like a charm. The possibilities are endless here. Pro: Durable, Lightweight Cons: Proprietary mounting design is flimsy on other platforms since it’s not designed for them. A Velcro panel adapter would be magnificent.
Tubes are amazing. Not a fan of skeletal style cummerbunds, but this is the best one I have used.
Really well made cummerbund, the only thing that was a pain was installing the male end of the first spear tubes to the front plate bag, But once on it ain’t going anywhere. Overall really solid and would highly recommend.