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Webbing, Chest Rig or Assault Vest?

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#2
I just dumped the Chest rig and now use the Assault vest, I must admit I did use the Chest Rig for a very long time, and it did give awesome support when firing from the standing and kneeling positions on the ranges.
 
#3
PLCE webbing all the way. I've got an assault vest as well, but I only ever where it when doing Urban stuff, and then sometimes I still use webbing. If i've got any running, jumping crawling etc then it's PLCE all the way.

T C
 
#5
Assault vest for me, much easer for moving and working around vehicles as well as carrying out the day to day job.
 
#7
webbing all the way! i also have a modified chest rig for FIBUA/CQB and vehicle uses.
 
#8
In my previous life, I wore a chest rig on an almost daily basis, mainly because I didn't need to carry much and the majority of my work was out of 'Rovers. It carries everything that webbing should (bullets, bombs, water and food). Not much good for work 'on the belt buckle' though.

Urban/vehicle work - chest rig.

Rural/tabbing - belt rig.
 
#9
Webbing 80% of the time , I do have a chest rig for specific tasks in rovers etc .
I jsut think assault vests or whatever they are called are a bit of a fashion item .
Webbing can be used for most jobs , and you can get on your belt buckle at any
time .
With PLCE webbing you have to spend a bit of time on it to get it right , you can
tell so much about a soldier by his webbing . Its funny seeing knobbers with more
pouches than the chippendales on their webbing usually full of crap and pairs of
socks to make them look ''ally''.
 
#10
paveway_3 said:
Its funny seeing knobbers with more pouches than the chippendales on their webbing usually full of crap and pairs of socks to make them look ''ally''.
Take it you're not a fan of this then? I carry some stuff that isnt really neccesary like my goretex and yes, socks (for a cheeky 'tommy tank', of course).

What do most go with?

Just the minimum, e.g water and ammo?
Or ready to mount sustained and unsupported guerilla operations with just belt kit?

I suppose everyone has a different idea of what they think they will use and how much weight they will carry...
 
#11
What you carry is always dependant on the environment your in and your job requirements. I was taught in basic (and still use it as a rule of thumb) that you should only carry what you can eat, drink or use to kill with and that you should be able live off your belt kit / assault vest / chest rig for 24 hours. This method kept me happy when one time the exercise I was on had an E & E element thrown in and we had our bergans taken off us. No one else had any food with them or a dry pair of socks to change into.
 
#12
Ive got minimal pouches on the webbing but a huge daysac so still carry the same crap just in diffrent places :)
 
#13
PLCE webiing 99.9% of the time +uber ddaysack
assault vest for urban+mobile work
very very very very rarely chest rig if the job needs it
 
#14
assault vests are a bit gucci, too gucci for me, so its belt kit most of the time!
 

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LE
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#15
bibo_boy said:
Anyone tried any of this "customised" webbing?

i.e. all pouches together sewn on a hippo pad?

any good makes?
Yes.

Troopers of Colchester.
Tel: 01206 511 268
 
#16
Cutaway said:
bibo_boy said:
Anyone tried any of this "customised" webbing?

i.e. all pouches together sewn on a hippo pad?

any good makes?
Yes.

Troopers of Colchester.
Tel: 01206 511 268
Cuts,

I called them yesterday and they obviously do qaulity gear....

But I saw a set "off the peg" at a place in Colly called Dragon Supplies?

They said that it was made for them? But I want to make sure that it it's some mass produced cr@p?
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
#17
Some of the kit Dragon Supplies sells is non-IRR, I'd have to see it to say if it's a Chinky take-away or not.

The advantage of Troopers' kit is that it's made to measure and they'll do pouches to your own specs, just make sure you tell them what you are intending to put in the pouches, (eg Crusader cooker, metal mug, 58 patt w/bott & placcy mug,) so when it's made you don't have any dramas packing your webbing.

I'd recommend using the larger size of fixed-female clips as closures and getting them to stiffen the front of the mag pouches.
If you get the webbing tape loops between the pouches you can bungee them down too if that floats your boat.
Other than that ask Trevor if he has any recommendations, he's made hundreds of them and has the feedback from the lads as to what works best.

You can always ask PF what they reckon to the gear.
 
#18
Wyvern make an 'All Arms Belt Kit' , which seems to be like an Allen belt but with yoke attachments, and space for ammo pouches at each end. Dunno what the quality is like, but might be cheaper than custom. Goes for about £70 on Flecktarn.
 
#19
Walt_Disney said:
Wyvern make an 'All Arms Belt Kit' , which seems to be like an Allen belt but with yoke attachments, and space for ammo pouches at each end. Dunno what the quality is like, but might be cheaper than custom. Goes for about £70 on Flecktarn.
Troopers customised beltkit is only £85... (only!) So I think I'll stick to them...

They are the Daddies of kit!
 
#20
Brought an Assault Vest in 1996 and find I can use it for most things. Still keep my PLCE ready just in case but, personally, I don't like the feeling of the weight on my hips. Horses for courses I suppose.
 

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