While I know this vest is designed for law enforcement, I have been using it all day, 5-6 days a week in the maintenance field for years. I generally carry two radios (1 work, 1 fire dept.), a cell phone, numerous tools, lots of keys, etc. The vest has all of the pockets I need and allows me to distribute the 10 or so pounds of equipment weight onto my shoulders rather than my belt and pants. One minor issue is with the strength of the pockets. With daily use, the radio pockets usually wear holes in the bottom after about a year or so. I have been considering liners of some kind for the future. Over all I am well pleased with this product. I have looked for other alternatives but thus far been unable to find anything better to meet my needs. I just ordered number 5 or 6.