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Chest Rig
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
Icon-side-blufor.png CTRG
Icon-side-blufor.png FIA
Icon-side-blufor.png Loyalists
Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
Icon-side-greenfor.png AAF
Icon-side-greenfor.png Syndikat
Icon-side-greenfor.png L'Ensemble
Icon-side-greenfor.png LDF
Armour rating None
Mass 20
Storage capacity 140

The Chest Rig is a vest worn by several BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR factions in ArmA 3.


A simple harness with a hydration pack attached, Chest Rigs provide a decent amount of storage space at minimal cost to the wearer's stamina. It weighs a "mass" of 20 and provides enough room for 140 units of ammunition/gear.

Capacity-wise, Chest Rigs possess the same amount of space as Tactical Chest Rigs. This makes the Chest Rig provide one of the best stamina-to-capacity ratios out of all (non-ballistic resistant) vests.

Given that Chest Rigs lack plate inserts however, they leave the wearer completely exposed to gunfire and explosions without a protective uniform worn underneath. Unless mobility is a concern, plate carriers that provide the same amount of storage space while offering protection would be an optimal choice over the Chest Rig.


  • Green: Ranger green colour scheme.
  • Khaki: Khaki brown colour scheme.
  • Olive: Olive green colour scheme.
  • Black: Black colour scheme.


  • Prior to Game Update 1.08, Chest Rigs provided a maximum capacity of 120 units only.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.

Unused Chest Rig variant.

  • An unused icon (Texture name: icon_b_assaultpack_ca.paa) for a different version of the Chest Rig exists within the game files. It appears to be a model for just the hydration pack itself and no harness included.
  • The Black and Olive variants were initially known as the "Fighter Chestrig" until they were renamed with the release of the campaign's third episode.
    • Given that they were both functionally and aesthetically identical to regular Chest Rigs, it remains unclear as to why they were named differently.


See also

Wearable vests in ArmA 3
Level I Raven VestRebreatherTactical Vest
Level II Deck Crew VestPress VestPolice Vest (Gendarmerie)
Level III Carrier LiteCTRG Plate Carrier Rig Mk.1GA Carrier Lite (Rig, GL) • Modular Carrier Vest (Lite, GL)
Level IV Carrier Rig (GL) • CTRG Plate Carrier Rig Mk.2EOD Vest
Level V Carrier Special Rig
Armourless Chest RigIdentification VestKipchakLBV Harness (Grenadier) • Leg Strap BagMulti-Pocket VestRangemaster BeltSafety VestSlash BandolierTactical Chest Rig
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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