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Old July 19th, 2014, 17:16   #1
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Alternatives to vests?

Are there any more lightweight and inexpensive alternatives to getting a vest?

I dont like the extra added weight and movement restriction of a vest, is there an alternative that still allows me to carry 2 or 3 mags but doesn't cost 80$ and make it harder to move around?
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Old July 19th, 2014, 17:23   #2
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Chest rig.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 17:49   #3
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No. A vest is absolutely the only thing that will work for airsoft.

Half the fun of the hobby is checking out gear and deciding what you want, just google it man. That said I've got a Pantac M4 chest rig that works great.

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Old July 19th, 2014, 18:00   #4
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The best thing I've ever bought:
http://www.highspeedgear.com/hsgi/su...belt-31PB.html

Real belt and taco pouches will run you more than 80$ but they are awesome!
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Old July 19th, 2014, 18:03   #5
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Old July 19th, 2014, 19:59   #6
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A good chest rig, as has already been mentionned. A good molle belt, with suspenders if you like them, will allow you to survive those super hot days without floating in your own sweat all day.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 20:01   #7
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Chest rigs, molle belts, for winter I just have one mag in the gun and two on a dropleg platform.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 20:24   #8
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No. A vest is absolutely the only thing that will work for airsoft.

Half the fun of the hobby is checking out gear and deciding what you want, just google it man. That said I've got a Pantac M4 chest rig that works great.
Huh.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 20:26   #9
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Old July 19th, 2014, 20:40   #10
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Zack, Pugs. I think you missed the [sarcasm] No. A vest is absolutely the only thing that will work for airsoft. [/sarcasm]
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Old July 19th, 2014, 21:05   #11
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I've been playing about 4 years, have tried a couple different rigs, always go back to my hsgi battle belt. You can also add a H-harness/suspenders if you want to carry a little more weight. Wasn't fussy on plate carrier, also have used a molle mesh vest which I also liked.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 22:02   #12
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I'd recommend a 5.11 tactec plate carrier, I have one and it does not restrict my movement at all and it is a load bearing vest, that's my 2 cents
Or fighting load carrier
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Old July 19th, 2014, 22:05   #13
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battle belt is probably as minimal as you could go.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 09:37   #14
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Old July 20th, 2014, 14:09   #15
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Lots of great lightweight stuff.

Stuff that will hang onto your mags isn't cheap.

You better pick one light/cheap and go from there.

Exception is the Chi-Com rig; it's both.
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