South Africa Assault Vest

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by fahya, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. I just got a south africa assault vest and I was wondering what these straps I circled are for, any help would be appreciated.
  2. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    A picture would help Troepie.
  3. having truble putting on photo

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  4. this is a better photo

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  5. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Is yours a Nutria battlejacket or in some camouflage material ?

    The straps are for various items of kit, but those at the sides of the upper sack were often used for a couple of mortar rds.

    Regardless, as a cadet I don't think you'll be carrying battle loads for a little while.
  6. it is a highlander vest in British DPM
    and thanks for the help
  7. post this on naafi and i could answer
  8. I hope to God you're a Cadet and not a soldier expecting to wear this on Ops!

    They are not IRR and through Image Intensifying sights (CWS) etc they glow like an IR cylume and they aren't the most robust of vests and will fall apart in no time. If you are going to get one find an SAF surplus one.
  9. 1st the are IRR and they arnt shit they are built pretty well
  10. Ha


  11. Wah?

  12. And you base this on what?

    Doesn't break when its paintballed? Looks 'ally' in the cadet hut?

    Next question. Why?
  13. What would you say makes an assault vest good?
  14. 1. IRR

    2. Enough pouches of right type and size

    3. Durable construction

    4. Not waltish

    5. Will not interfere with anything else (so it won't have a big plastic buckle on the right shoulder just where the rifle butt wants to go, like the webtex ones do)

    6. Compatible with daysack, bergen, Osprey etc

    Probably others; those seem to be the obvious essentials. Funnily enough, PLCE seems to fulfil almost all of those; why don't you try that instead?
  15. It meets almost all of those as well
    IRR Treated
    6 Ammo Pouches
    2 bits and bobs eg. paracord and extra a few extra ones
    One large fist aid pouch
    Two large utility pouches that have flaps that can be opened and used a dump pouches
    Pouch on the back for watter bladder and one smaller pouch under it.
    All the pouches are under mid chest height so its not going too get in the way of the rifle,
    The one thing wrong with it is that you can't clip a began side pouch on as a daysack, and the whole thing Weighs in at 1300g