Kenyan Vertical Lizard Load Bearing Vest
Kenyan Vertical Lizard Load Bearing Vest
Kenyan Vertical Lizard Load Bearing Vest
Kenyan Vertical Lizard Load Bearing Vest
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Kenyan Vertical Lizard Load Bearing Vest

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These load bearing vests were made in China under contract for the Kenyan military. Given Kenya’s small military budget and their production quality, we do not recommend these vests for anything aside from collecting or airsoft.

These Kenyan vests were a bit of an anomaly when we first found them. The original source claimed Brazilian provenance, but upon further research we discovered something odd… photos of the Kenyan military and police wearing these vests.

It seems that the Kenyan military was experimenting with this camouflage pattern throughout the 2010s. They produced unknown quantities of these and issued them out to female Kenyan military units, police and members of the General Service Unit (GSU).

While never officially adopted, it’s an interesting footnote in Kenyan military history. Perhaps one day we’ll know more about how exactly this camouflage pattern came to be and why it was ultimately shelved.

Typically the Kenyan military wears variants of British DPM, with vests of this same style being standard issue for many military and police organizations. Seeing a Portuguese Lizard-inspired camouflage in use with their armed forces threw us for a loop.

  • Fully adjustable, one size fits most
  • Fits AK, G3, FAL and AR magazines