Vertx Firebase Parabellum

This bandolier or (pseudo) chest-rig is the Parabellum Bandolier, a new tactical bandolier from the folks at Vertx. Developed in conjunction with Firebase Combat Studies Group, the Vertx Firebase Parabellum is a low-profile, multi-use load-bearing option designed to mitigate the weight and space problems sometimes created by the need to pack and load for multiple mission profiles.

As you can see in the video below, the Parabellum can be worn as a bandolier, like a chest rig, or under the arms. You can also mount it to a plate carrier, inside a backpack, or down in a kit bag.

Vertx Firebase Parabellum Bandolier (AR version)
Vertx Firebase Parabellum Bandolier (AR version).
Vertx Firebase Parabellum Bandolier (PCC version)
Vertx Firebase Parabellum Bandolier (PCC version): it’s always good to have access to more than one spare magazine.

Vertx advises,

You can’t always spare the space or weight it takes to pack for multiple mission profiles so when it comes to loadout the Firebase Bandolier is the versatile solution you need. With the ability to be worn or stored in four different configurations, the Firebase Bandolier is an expert addition the Prepared Professional’s arsenal.

Features:

• Unique multi-purpose pouch platform allows for on or off-body carry options
• Exterior panel can be stowed to reveal hook-side for attachment in bags, packs, chest rigs and plate carriers
• The center stow pocket can be used to store sensitive items like IDs and documents or IFAK
• Belt keeper shock-cord provides added security when worn in x-strap configuration
• Snap closures add retention when on the move
• Straps can be reconfigured for left or right-handed use
• Pouches can be oriented faceup or facedown for faster reloading

Construction:

• 4 pouches sized to fit AR15 magazines, IFAKs, radios, and other tools (Option 1)
• 4 pouches sized to fit pistol caliber carbine magazines, flashlights, and other tools (Option 2)
• Overlapping elastic retention
• Silicone printing inside mag pouches for added retention

Fabric and Technology:

• Pliable material conforms to the body
• Wear-resistant honeycomb mesh
• Lightweight and durable Hypalon snap closures

Vertx provides the following bandolier/chest rig advice . . .

Firebase / Vertx Parabellum Bandolier

Be A Hard-Charger, Just Do It Discreetly

You can’t always spare the space or weight it takes to pack for multiple mission profiles so when it comes to loadout the Firebase Vertx Parabellum Bandolier is the versatile solution you need. Worn either under the right or left arm like a shoulder holster, diagonally across the body like a bandolier, attached to the front of your plate carrier, or deployed from your bag for off-body carry, the Firebase Parabellum Bandolier allows up to four mags with the ability to configure access either from the top or bottom.

Each mag cell has silicon printing for extra retention and the centerline pocket is Tactigami compatible and a great place to store maps, documents or an IFAK. Designed for concealment under shirts or jackets the low-profile shoulder and waist straps secure the bandolier without adding bulk. A multifunctional, multiple carry platform, the Firebase Bandolier is an expert addition the Prepared Professional’s arsenal.

Firebase CSG is online at https://firebasecsg.com/.

The new Firebase-Vertx Parabellum bandolier is available online at: https://vertx.com/firebase-parabellum-bandolier and: https://vertx.com/firebase-pcc-bandolier

Vertx Parabellum bandolier chest rig

9 COMMENTS

  1. I guess it can be reversed upside down of picture?

    Compartments worn with the potential of coming ‘unsnapped’ as you hug the ground low crawling to cover because somebody has taken a dislike to you. Snap catches on ground, friction or stuff catching does the rest. YMMV.

  2. Why would anyone choose this over a Bank Robber or Dank Robber? If you want a ultra low profile magazine/blowout/radio carrying option those are far better solutions.

    • why would anyone choose this over actual armor?

      If you need a loadout like this you probably want ballistic protection – plenty of really slim lvl II and III options with chest rigs as part of the carrier.

      But if you’re going into a firefight why fuck around at all.

  3. A good device to have next to your bedstead for those occasions when there is a bump in the night. Flashlight, cell phone, extra mags, zip ties all in one neat tidy package on the nightstand or beside the bed.

  4. BANDOLIER QUESTION: It would seem that bandoliers increase the odds of a catastrophic wound. If a bullet tears through a cartridge or aluminum flashlight, or anything else that’s made of metal on its way to penetrating your body, won’t it push in lots of shrapnel on top of the bullet wound? Bullets do penetrate ammo cartridges, period, that’s a given, but I’ve never seen anyone discuss the question.

  5. The article repeats three times, “You can’t always spare the space or weight it takes to pack for multiple mission profiles.”
    This seems designed for ultra-tacticool Gravy Seals who are members of Meal Team Six and imagine themselves to be operators operating operationally in an operational environment.
    I’ll pass. It’s not sized right for my state’s 10-round mags anyway, LOL
    🙂

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