How much gear you wear is only a reflection of how much money you put into the game, not how good you are.
You should only ever wear gear that you're comfortable in. If you're uncomfortable in a piece of gear, even if everyone says it's "high speed" or whatever, don't use it, plain and simple.
I like my entire kit, but there have been time when I've wanted to play in a sweater and ball cap instead of BDU and CIRAS. If I had gotten the chance, I would have. Who cares what other people think? It's all about what you want.
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