PIG AFC Pontoon Set (2 Pads) [SYSTEMA]

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PIG.512
$19.95
(85 reviews)
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PIG AFC Pontoon Set (2 Pads) [SYSTEMA]

NOTE ON SYSTEMA: All PIG items with "[SYSTEMA]" in the product title are related to the PIG Brig Plate Carrier and PIG Brig Chest Rig product family. Please refer to the product descriptions for how each respective SYSTEMA product relates to the product family.

The ALL-NEW PIG Air-Flow/Comfort (AFC) Pontoons (Pat. Pend.) enhance the capabilities of current and up-coming PIG designs, including the PIG Brigandine Plate Carrier and the PIG gRUNT Modular Pack.

Based on the wildly popular airflow channel pads on the PIG Plate Carrier, the AFC Pontoons give you the same comfort and ventilation performance, while providing the user the option of removal when needed. The AFC Pontoon Set can be added to the back or front carrier, or you can order 2 sets to add padding and ventilation to both.

For PIG BRIG Plate Carrier users, AFC Pontoons are perfect when wearing the BRIG with stand-alone plates over a shirt to provide ventilation, padding and additional comfort. When wearing the BRIG over soft armor, simply remove the AFC Pontoons to minimize stand-off as ventilation on top of a soft armor vest is moot.

When using the PIG gRUNT Modular Pack as a stand-alone day pack, the AFC Pontoons provide rigidity and comfort to compliment the PIG Shoulder Straps perfectly. Look for additional upcoming PIG designs that utilize the AFC Pontoons.

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Reviews

  • 4
    Mostly good, but can use some improvements

    Posted by Andrew King on 13th Jul 2021

    I really like these pontoon pads as they do increase comfort, especially with single curve plates. They also provide a little extra cooling and ventilation which feels awesome whenever it's hot out. A couple things I don't like are how after a while, these tend to absorb and trap moisture from your sweat. Not the "coolest" feeling in the world. The other thing is that since the velcro on these is only on the center-third portion down the length of the pontoon, there is all that extra material on the sides that can get snagged on your shirt, edge of your shoulder blade, etc and will completely readjust itself or get twisted. Granted, I don my carrier from the side as I keep my right cummerbund secured to the front velcro with a first spear tubes setup on the left cummerbund that I keep open. If you lift it over your head and secure both sides instead of 1 like normal, it won't be as much of a problem. Perhaps instead of it being foam sewn into regular nylon fabric cells, it could be a moisture wicking padded material like many seen on backpacks and shoulder straps.

  • 5
    PIG AFC Pontoon set

    Posted by Frank on 24th May 2021

    Much better than I expected. I can definitely feel the difference in air flow and comfort. Did not know how hard the plates were until they weren’t. Going to order another pair for front plate soon.

  • 5
    Pontoons

    Posted by RSC on 27th Jul 2020

    Works awesome with my FS STT 1.0 carrier. I should have bought a set for the back too!

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Paul R. on 19th Jul 2020

    Great upgrade to any plate carrier that can accept them. I live in NC and in the summer my LBT 6094 gets ridiculously hot during military ops; the PiG Pontoons help reduce that suffering. I had a tailor sew strips of velcro into the interior of my plate carrier and they work perfectly.

  • 4
    PIG AFC Pontoons

    Posted by Paw Professional on 18th Jul 2020

    Nice addition for airflow, would recommend in hot environments.

  • 5
    Awesome

    Posted by VMR on 21st Jun 2020

    First impression: good quality overall.ñ and Perfect size. Seems that it will do the work that it’s designed for. S&H was fast, despite the current situation. Cool sticker as a bonus. Great customer service (they contacted me to verify the zip code, and in fact I made an error when ordering it). Thanks

  • 5
    Excellent Quality of Life improvement

    Posted by Thomas Anderson on 18th May 2020

    Adds very little to the overall profile of the carrier, but allows more breathing room. Also, the pontoons on the back seem to add a bit of spine support, so that's nice.

  • 5
    Pontoons

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Apr 2020

    Provided the standoff needed to stop unwanted chaffing and provide better airflow.

  • 5
    Must buy for cushion and ventilation

    Posted by Kevin on 16th Feb 2020

    Wearing a plate carrier or pack gets hot and sticky. This was definitely worth the extra change.