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Old August 27th, 2009, 22:29   #1
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need help with bdu's

Okay, for a long time Ive been using standard Woodland bdu's but theyve worn away and I've decided to get new ones, but theres so many options out there I need help with my decision.

I want to go with either Marpat or Tiger stripe.

now I found these Marpat bdu's here http://www.opsgear.com/Tactical-Resp...p/atl-1268.htm and theres a thing that says "Reinforced internal knee pockets for knee pad inserts, with easy access external hook & loop opening" does that mean that I can put these in there? http://www.ur-tactical.com/unlimitsh...37e626f8afddd7 like that means there are spots to slip knee pads in those pants?

so are those bdu's kinda like those multicam gen-2 combat bdu's that I think Huang sells in his master sales thread, (man if only they made marpat versions) also does anyone else know where those OPS knee pads are sold? I dont really feel comfortable ordering from a place called "ur-tactical" unless someone can vouch for them.

I also came across these tiger stripes, more for fashion than camoflauge I guess http://www.opsgear.com/Tactical-Tige...p/atl-1912.htm those say "Reinforced seat and knee patches" that isnt the same as the marpats is it? I cant put knee pads in those can I? (im pretty particular about the knee pads because mine always fall down and its very annoying)

Now I found these cheap replica's of the truspec Marpat design ones at ebairsoft, http://www.ebairsoft.com/digital-woo...orm-p-140.html their cheap (yes I know, get what you pay for blablabla) and have the same "Reinforced Elbow/Forearm compatible" things on them but how's the shipping from ebairsoft? thats pretty far away, will $60.00 turn into $160? and how's the wait?

thanks guys, based on feedback I'll make my decision.

oh also, can I get any of the things in the above links within Canada? I checked a few and turned up nothing, and my local surplus store doesnt have marpats, probably because their so new. any online canadian retailer?
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Old August 27th, 2009, 23:11   #2
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I have those pants in OD and you can't put knee pads IN them. However they go over top fine. I recommend ALTA industrial kneepads, found at One Shot Tactical. They do not slide down on me at all, and are comfortable enough. Highly recommend that retailer. I also highly recommend the BDU you chose, the TRU is quite amazing. Pockets everywhere, but fits slightly big. If you're on the fence between two sizes get the smaller one. Get them from Desert Deuce Surplus, they're down in Arizona I believe but had very reasonable shipping costs, my set cost about $110 CAD to my door.
Also EBairsoft has free shipping, but seriously get the real one.

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Old August 27th, 2009, 23:49   #3
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Haakon, you have a local surplus store?

I have pretty much every type of BDU you could imagine, look me up when you are in GP.
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now I found these Marpat bdu's here http://www.opsgear.com/Tactical-Resp...p/atl-1268.htm and theres a thing that says "Reinforced internal knee pockets for knee pad inserts, with easy access external hook & loop opening" does that mean that I can put these in there? http://www.ur-tactical.com/unlimitsh...37e626f8afddd7 like that means there are spots to slip knee pads in those pants?
Looks like the kneepads aren't included. You might as well pay a little more and get 5.11, which includes the kneepads and is a more up to date cut and design.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 00:21   #5
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I have those pants in OD and you can't put knee pads IN them. However they go over top fine.
I beg to differ. You can put knee pads in them. I just got the identical set in Marpat, also have the same set in woodland and I wear the solid colored version for work. I'm wearing the OD ones as I type and they have pad pouches. The pads from UR Tactical will not work in these pants. The UR pads are based on the Crye Precision pads and are meant to fit into the specially fitted pockets on the elbows and knees (seperate pads for each). You might be able to make them fit but they'll probably slop around a lot.

What I've done is go to Maomart and pick up a blue foam sleeping pad and cut pads out of those. They're a bit bulky, but are very comfortable when you go to ground. You just pull open the velcro on the bottom of the pad pouch and shove them in.

To cut them, measure how big the pouch is top, bottom and sides (top and bottom will be a bit different) and remove 1/2" from the measurement for the pads to account for the thickness. I could give you my measurements for my pads, but they may vary on the size and/or length of the pant/jacket.


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Get them from Desert Deuce Surplus, they're down in Arizona I believe but had very reasonable shipping costs, my set cost about $110 CAD to my door.
Also EBairsoft has free shipping, but seriously get the real one.
Agreed there. Got mine from Desert Duece via Ebay. It's pretty back when I can mail order from AZ and get a substanital savings off of any of the local business in Alberta.
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