Originally Posted by L473ncy
But the Sportline???? ehhh.....
Don't get me wrong, it's a good brand but from what I've heard the Sportline series is lacking from the regular CA series since it was only designed to compete against the cheaper clones on the market. I don't know, the last time I heard about the Sportline series was about 4-5 months ago so maybe they've upped the quality of the Sportline series these days.
As for the LBV, make sure it's nice and comfortable (and won't fall apart on you), I personally can't stand some of the cheaper $30 vests out there but you may find different and that one may be perfectly comfortable for you. You'll figure it out once you game a bit with it though. Some of these cheaper vests are crap quality and will break within a few games but there are some budget ones out there that are "airsoft quality" (meaning that they can be used to play airsoft but it's probably not good/tough enough for use in a real war).
This LBV was at one point in its life in use with the U.S army, and has all the army info on it, there was stuff there for 130 dollars,which I wouldn't have minded paying for, but it would not have fit me, as I am a bit of a smaller guy, and this one here was a bit worn, but fit comfortable and had all the pouches I needed