Is the REFT Advanced Slickster the best plate carrier? That’s entirely dependent upon your mission, anticipated threat, operating conditions, budget…you get the idea.
We have often spotted those of our friends who’re packing heat, not by the “printing” of their weapon, but by eyeballing their spare mags. Belt mounted mag pouches tend to push the magazine away from the body and stick straight up high of the belt line. In the pocket, the thicker pants material and “flat” of your thigh helps break up the shape.
The tactical and firearms market should not revisit past trends, even if it’s called ‘Retro’. Case in point: the drop leg holster, aka thigh holster.