Best PLCE hip pad

#1
I've had a quick look around the web for a new PLCE hip pad. Any idea which one would be best going for?

The SASS ones look good, aussi and normal, and i've been told that the arktis one is fairly gucci as well.

Any imput would be appreciated please.

cheers
LJ
 
#3
Eat more pies!

More padding around your hips and more space on your now lengthened belt to put pouches onto!
 
#5
Seriousely - if you need a hip pad then you are not wearing your webbing right. The belt needs to be around your waist - don't carry too much crap and overload it - and lower the belt when packing a bergan. I was inf and carried all sorts from shovels & picks, GS bergans, spare rounds for Charlie G, spare rounds for moratrs, spare link for the GPMG, GS carriers with radios (58 pattern) - to PLCE with most of the above. I never had a problem and never got webbing burns from the belt.
 
#7
The-Daddy said:
Seriousely - if you need a hip pad then you are not wearing your webbing right.
Is that why they are issued, then?

PAD HIP PROTECTION DPM, IRR

NSN 8465 99 869 0392
 
#8
I'd go for the SASS one mate iv got the arktis one thats good
 
#10
I've found the SASS hip pad (the Aussie one) to be an excellent bit of kit. I am quite a skinny bloke so my webbing causes me some issues on my hips but the above hip pad has reduced this.
 
#15
Pebble_Monkey said:
I've found the SASS hip pad (the Aussie one) to be an excellent bit of kit. I am quite a skinny bloke so my webbing causes me some issues on my hips but the above hip pad has reduced this.
Unfortunatly SASS don't stock that anymore :(, I rang them the other day and they said they can't get the padding materials in, something to do with all the clothing contracts going out to China.... they haven't taken if off their website yet though.
 

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LE
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#19
L_J, if you like the issue ones:


try here for just shy of a tenner.

I prefer the older pattern which comes down lower behind the mag pouches like this one - and it's even cheaper !



These are made from full milspec materials by a MoD contractor.
 

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