New Ultraback Tactical Paintball Vest - Code named: Emissary
Several years ago I was searching through E Bay hoping to find one
of the old Idema tactical vests to use when I play paintball. I
never have found a conventional harness system that I was happy
with, and I hated having something flopping around on my butt
every time I ran. I lucked up on the original Flurry Tactical
Vest. I liked the looks of it, and it was different from the Cobra
vest that was out a few years earlier (which was nothing more than
a vest sewn to a conventional harness). I bought one, and loved
it. Over the next two years I spoke with the owner of Flurry
Industries, and exchanged feedback on the vest, and what
improvements my teammates and I would like to see. We were very
excited to see that the Emissary design had included everything we
had asked for.
What you get
Each vest comes with two 2+1 pod holders and a tank pouch that can
be setup anyway the wearer prefers. The pod holders and tank pouch
use a modular design that Velcro onto the back of the vest. The
design allows for extra pod holders to be added if desired.
Creative players will no doubt start making custom additions to
add to their vests. The Shoulder mounted radio pouch is also a
standard item now, and can be switched to which ever side the
wearer wants. The back of the vest has a pouch that can hold a
rather large Camelback hydration system, or similar system. The
front of the chest pouch now features a pull down map and ID
holder for scenario players. The side straps are now longer, and
can fit larger players with out the need for belt extenders. This
has been a huge plus for two of my teammates. The best improvement
that we all agree on is the ability to remove the padding foam
from the inside of the vest. This makes it much more comfortable
on hot humid days and much easier to clean after a day of play.
The vest uses a tough, nylon canvas material for the outer shell,
and a mesh liner on the inside. All of the Velcro is industrial
strength, meaning the pod holders aren’t coming off unless you
want them off. The back of the vest now has more surface area,
allowing for the pods to be lower than before if players prefer
that setup. It could also allow for 2 more pod holders to be
added, allowing a player to carry 8+4. Another addition that has
scenario players in mind is two Velcro panels that can be
customized with team names and call signs. There is a name tag on
the front chest pouch, and a large panel on the back of the vest.
I ordered my team’s vests with our team name “Birds of Prey” on
the large rear panel, and our call signs on the name strips on the
front chest pouch. Some smaller additions include metal D rinds
and front belt stays. The standard features that carried over from
the original vest are the chest pouch, two front pouches, and the
mask holder. The Emissary is available in black, olive drab, or
woodland camouflage. We went with the black with OD lettering.
The vest is extremely comfortable while playing. Everything is
kept close up and tight to the body while playing, making it
easier to avoid getting snagged on briars or twigs. There is no
movement, bouncing, rubbing, or loosening up. The pods are kept on
the small of my back, and within easy reach of either hand. I run
mine vertical down, so all I have to do is pull down the flap and
the pull the pod free. The radio pouch works great, and fits my
Motorola Talk about perfectly. The D rings on the shoulder strap
can be used to run the camel back tube along the shoulder, and
keep it snug and out of the way. I use the two front pouches to
hold my car keys and assorted other stuff, and it could easily
hold a paint grenade or two, depending on the type. I keep a small
camera in the chest pouch. The vest doesn’t bind up when
shouldering a marker and the weight of the gear is pretty evenly
distributed around the body. No more suspenders pulling at the
shoulders. The vest adjusts at the shoulders, and both sides,
allowing for almost unlimited adjustment. For younger players, or
females, the foam liner can be installed and take the sting out of
getting hit. It acts as a sort of body armor but doesn’t bounce
hits. Clean up is much easier on this model as opposed to the
original vest. The instructions clearly state, do not machine
wash. I will admit that I did machine wash my old vest on the
gentle cycle, and there was no damage, but I would recommend that
the owner follow the manufacturer’s directions. I have found that
it is easy to unfasten both side flaps, lay the vest out flat on
my sidewalk, and hose it off. The nylon material cleans up fast
and easy. When I’m done, I simply hang it up in the bathroom over
the tub to drip dry.
My teammates and I are very satisfied with our Emissary vests. We
all had the original style vest, but a couple members wouldn’t use
them due to complaints about them being to hot due to the foam
padding. This new vest has solved what has been the only real
drawback to the original design, and added so much more. These
vests retail for around $79 and are worth every penny. I’ve seen
other vests at scenario games, and I feel that the Flurry vests
are superior on every level. If you play scenario games or just
like the tactical look that these vests offer, check them out. You
will not be disappointed.
Check them out at
The new Ultraback
Emissary Vest has features that will help you become a self
contained one man army on the paintball field. The Ultraback
Emissary Vest has all of the same core design features of the
original Ultraback Vest: Comfort, Utility, Versatility and
Kick ass Style, but now they are even better than before.
-- Original design made specifically for paintball and not
modified from some other application. The contouring design
wraps around your body for a snug fit which promotes increased
mobility, distributes the weight and helps keep a low profile.
-- Modular design lets you configure your setup how you want.
Whether you want to wear the packs horizontal or vertical it's
very easy to switch the setup. You can also add or take away
the tank holder attachment if you want to run a remote setup!
--Interchangeable and Re-arrangeable tube holders.
--Removable Tank Holder for Remote Setup.
--Clip to Carry Your Mask When Not Playing.
--Side Zipper on Chest Pouch for Radio Headset Wires.
--Pockets and Pouches For: Keys, Tools, Money, Etc.
--Padded Design Helps Eliminate the Sting of Getting Hit.
The Ultraback Emissary Vest comes with:
--(2) Tube holder attachments w/ ripcords which can hold (3)
140 round tubes each. (One tube fits in the flip out elastic
--(1) Tank holder pouch to run a remote setup.
--(1) Moveable Radio Pouch
-Hydration Unit Sleeve - Zippered sleeve to place a hydration
bladder. Sleeve can be partitioned off to fit up to 70oz
bladders. (Bladder not included.)
-Removable Contouring Foam - The foam can now be easily
removed and replaced back when needed.
-Flip Down ID & Card Holder - Chest pocket now has an extra
panel which flips down to easily display ID and view maps &
-Movable Radio Pouch - A separate pouch made for FRS type
radios. Can be placed on the front or back of the shoulder
-Redesigned Shoulder Straps - Shoulder straps now have nylon
loops and D-rings for attaching and routing gear.
-Longer Side Straps - Side straps are now longer to fit larger
players more comfortably.
-Front Belt Keepers - Now they are there if you need them.
-Larger Tank Holder Attachment - Tank holder is now wider and
taller than before. Can easily fit stubby style tanks & tanks
with neoprene covers.
-Extended Attachment Area - Easier to reach your tubes and
more surface area for tube and tank setups.
-Optional Custom Call sign and Team Names - Add a custom call
sign and/or team name strips to your Ultraback Vest.
Emissary Vest has the features that serious recreational, big game, and
scenario players demand. Do what other elite paintballers have
done, and Get Yourself A Flurry!
*One Size Fits Most. Tubes are Not Included.