I have seen these on the market for quite reasonable prices. I didn't buy one as the taped seams were quite a bright green on the demo and stood out a bit too much for my liking. It also had a rather plastic feel about the whole thing. I have yet to find an assault best at the price I am willing to pay (next to b*gger all) that is up to standard though so I still use webbing. I understand you can pick up the PLCE version for around a hundred and thirty quid with the 'All arms' version for onehundred and ten or something. I'm not sure what the differnce is and these prices are cadet direct who are in my opinion a little on the dear side so if you shop about you might get one cheaper. Do you need it?
Oh it took 5minutes with a house wife to fix it so not a major problem
might have done it if i hadnt been in iraq . but happy with vest in genral
supposedly thousands of vest went to iraq dont know anyone who has had one issused yet
Before fecking off into the real world (or as close as i can get while at uni) I went on a course with cadet nazi who had a highlander one. Its was shockingly shyte. The front two chest level pouches jumped around like no one business and he looked like a moron when he ran (issue solved with NBC tape and sewing the ruddy things on in the end)
All arms one looks alright but at Â£125 from SASS i wouldnt bother. Arktis is the way to go and with the likes of Ebay you can get excellent examples for only a few beer tokens.
Ive been using an Issued vest for about 5 1/2 years now - there still shite for driving - so take the advice - take it off. Webtex, highlander and all them firms are aimed at the ACF. The issue tissue vest is the dogs, but only if you require one. The only advantage about a vest, as far as I can see, is that I am only 5'8" and even with a short back and PLCE find it uncomfortable when wearing CEMO. Other one is you can put you hands inside RUC stylee when DSing a command appointment. Oh and of course they look good.
HIGHLANDER KIT IS TOTAL CRAP !!!
Artkis is not much better . Its that old saying boys 'you get what you pay for ' The only place worth buying new kit from is 'JAY JAY'S' in Brecon . He does loads of kit right to the boys in Hereford . You will pay a bit more for it but its good kit . I guess its how much you are willing to pay . I have normal webbing CEFO i got it from him custom made for 100 quid , made to measure etc takes a couple of weeks but its well worth it . I t might be worth a look . I am sure any infantry types know who JAY JAY IS .