Webbing for tank Crewman

TPR-K

Swinger
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated
 
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated
In what way is it rubbish? And why should it not do the job for you?
 
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated
Save your beer-tokens for the important stuff in life. The kit provided by Aunty Betty may well have been sourced from the lowest bidder, but the beauty of it is; when it breaks, and it will, your employer will give you an equally poorly-constructed replacement at no cost to you.
 
Save your beer-tokens for the important stuff in life. The kit provided by Aunty Betty may well have been sourced from the lowest bidder, but the beauty of it is; when it breaks, and it will, your employer will give you an equally poorly-constructed replacement at no cost to you.
You can never have enough durex for example
 

Ned_Seagoon

Old-Salt
If, as you say, you have ońly recently joined their reserves, what evidence do you have that the issue kit is rubbish. Hearsay on ARRSE and elsewhere perhaps? Have you even got the experience of using the issue tissue on exercise yet? When I joined, a mere 40 years ago, yes much of the kit was cheap and not upto the job. We spent a significant amount on private purchases. By the time I left, three years ago, the situation was dramatically different. We could have only dreamt of the quality of kit that now comes through Man at Q and M. Purchases beyond that usually only reflected a wish to appear “special” and an excess of readies. Think very carefully before you commit to something that you might not need or, worse still, might not be allowed to wear.
 
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I may know a fella who has a tank for sale
that would solve all of your problems
you can pimp your ride then
What colour?






(Spike Milligoon/ Harry Secombe thing)
 
Cardboard suitcase. If it's good enough for Spike Milligna...
 
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated
I think (careful), what they mean is.....

Don't be a muppet, save your beer tokens for something sensible.... Like a round down the pub.!!!!
 
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Go out, spend a fortune customising your webbing si it's just so for your role as tank crewman.
Join regs, to be told no wankie, tankie jobs open.
Sell expensive barely used webbing to some other AR, tank crewman. Look at bank statement, weep gently.
 

ancient

War Hero
Hi, I have recently joined the reserves and training as a tank Crewman, I want to get my own webbing because the issued one is rubbish, I want decent kit as I want to go regular in the future so don’t mind paying for quality, the problem is i don’t have a clue on what to look for?
Any advice and links would be greatly appreciated
Take the issued kit. Wear it and use it. The bits you don't like? Replace them a bit at a time if you really get the urge. Nobody will be Impressed if you turn up with weird kit, especially if you've been tucked up by some salesman. Webbing isn't cheap. By all means get an extra pouch or two if you're big enough to fit them on your belt, but save your cash for now.

If I were you, I'd be thinking about better boots than issued, (Altberg worked for me), but I've been out for a bit and things might have improved.
 

TPR-K

Swinger
Hi, thanks for the advice, I’ve already got myself some alt-bergs but with the issued kit I find the belt constantly coming loose and it just feels heavy and uncomfortable to use compared to a few mates ones I’ve tried that just feel weightless and they have no issues with, when I say just joined I’ve been in about a year and have used the webbing a fair amount and just can’t get on with it, I was looking at dragon supplies webbing because they have lifetime warranty so if it does break then I won’t have to pay, also Xmas is coming up so hopefully family with put something towards it so it won’t cost as much but want to get the right stuff
 
Hi, thanks for the advice, I’ve already got myself some alt-bergs but with the issued kit I find the belt constantly coming loose and it just feels heavy and uncomfortable to use compared to a few mates ones I’ve tried that just feel weightless and they have no issues with, when I say just joined I’ve been in about a year and have used the webbing a fair amount and just can’t get on with it, I was looking at dragon supplies webbing because they have lifetime warranty so if it does break then I won’t have to pay, also Xmas is coming up so hopefully family with put something towards it so it won’t cost as much but want to get the right stuff
Dragon Supplies is over priced IMO
 

Daxx

MIA
Book Reviewer
You need a set like this, you'll look well ally:

 
You need a set like this, you'll look well ally:

he’ll need a black one of these to pull the look off properly too:

 
You need a set like this, you'll look well ally:

Whereupon it is promptly strapped to the outside of the wagon for the duration of the exercise, it's not as if Tankies do/agree to tabbing.
 
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