The lightweight Elite Carrier is designed on a minimal size to optimize mobility and reduce load weight for operator. Sometimes, less is more, and that's EXACTLY the sort of game the Viper Elite carrier plays. Low profile,lightweight and without the bulk that can sometimes come around the side of plate carriers,especially when they're loaded. The full molle rear and front panels mean you can configure your ammo,gun,utility pouches into any formation you like, and more importantly, whatever you find comfortable. The velcro retainers( the 4 apparently loose loops hanging at the top) are actually to use secure radio comm wiring or the hose of your aqua bladder,which if molle compatible will sit nicely on the back panel. The velcro ID panel is also fully molle so if you'd rather whack a stack on there as apposed to a morale patch...your choice. With Viper tactical kit, what you get is tactical gear you can depend on when it most matters. Fully adjustable to fit most sizes.