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Thread: Outer vest carrier for issued soft armor - suggestions/opinions

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    All I plan to put on the vest is a TQ, radio, one pair of cuffs, and a taser.


    I also need to find the most durable polos. Looks like Blauer might be the best option.

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    I was running a velocity LPAAC with only soft armor for a couple years. Iíd switched to a Scarab PC with soft armor on the side, and ran that for about a year before policy was changed and specifically banned PCs. Iím back in the LPAAC, but I also wear front and rear plates.

    Most recently, Iíve purchased a TYR vest. Out of need for ďfull coverageĒ soft armor per policy, and my desire to wear plates, the tyr vests seem to be the best compromise, of still getting armor, but staying low profile/minimal, and working very well with plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DpdG View Post
    The laser cut definitely improves the usable molle space as there is molle on the flap covering the zipper. Even still- pouch placement is still something to watch out for. I have flashlight, OC, and cuffs on the front strong side, mags and radio on support side. Gun and taser stay on belt. Our smaller folks are more constricted on placement.
    See, I dig that. There's a weird gap in the center of my vest due to the zipper. It's not efficient. We are about to get body camera's and I have zero clue as to where i'm going to put that thing. Our vests have "uniform pockets" on them which also takes up a in incredible amount of real-estate and offers almost nothing in the way of utility since the pockets are so incredibly shallow. Sometimes I wonder if these things are designed and ever wear tested by people that actually give a crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsz View Post
    See, I dig that. There's a weird gap in the center of my vest due to the zipper. It's not efficient. We are about to get body camera's and I have zero clue as to where i'm going to put that thing. Our vests have "uniform pockets" on them which also takes up a in incredible amount of real-estate and offers almost nothing in the way of utility since the pockets are so incredibly shallow. Sometimes I wonder if these things are designed and ever wear tested by people that actually give a crap?
    So the pockets are not useful? I was looking at the link below because my vest is survival armor, and I like having regular pockets. If the pockets are not useful, then I have little interest in this thing.

    https://survivalarmor.com/products/class-a-molle/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewbie View Post
    So the pockets are not useful? I was looking at the link below because my vest is survival armor, and I like having regular pockets. If the pockets are not useful, then I have little interest in this thing.

    https://survivalarmor.com/products/class-a-molle/
    No clue on the survival armor product. I am using Point Blanks variation of that style of carrier and the pockets are nigh useless. I can't fit a standard pocket sized notepad in there...

    The flap itself is too short for the pocket so it never stays closed either. It looks like trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magsz View Post
    No clue on the survival armor product. I am using Point Blanks variation of that style of carrier and the pockets are nigh useless. I can't fit a standard pocket sized notepad in there...

    The flap itself is too short for the pocket so it never stays closed either. It looks like trash.
    Point blank is supposed to be higher end correct?

    Iím also looking at these.

    https://survivalarmor.com/products/oregon-carrier/

    https://survivalarmor.com/products/salem-carrier/

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Magsz View Post
    The V neck on the LPAC fits OK with your soft panels?

    What issued 3A soft armor do you have if you don't mind me asking?
    I am issued point blank soft panels.
    I am 5'7 180lbs and have a large LPAC and my panels fit very well.
    If you are concerned about fit, Velocity will custom make the vest to fit whatever panels you are using if you trace them and send them in.

    I was originally issued a point blank Oregon-style carrier by my agency (the same one you just linked) and words cannot describe how much I hated that thing.
    It is overly bulky, traps heat in your torso during the summer, and a pain in the ass to take on and off due to all the internal velcro straps, webbing and external zippers.

    The LPAC is as low profile and minimalist as you can get and scalable with different cummerbunds and placards if you want to add additional load carriage.
    I can take it on and off in less than 15 seconds.

    Here's a review from a while back from another site:
    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...ew-LOTS-O-PICS

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewbie View Post
    So the pockets are not useful? I was looking at the link below because my vest is survival armor, and I like having regular pockets. If the pockets are not useful, then I have little interest in this thing. https://survivalarmor.com/products/class-a-molle/
    Based on your posts I don't think you'll like that one.

    Talking about Survival Armor, I have several of these in both the traditional front velcro closure and front-zip: https://survivalarmor.com/products/raid-tac-molle/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    Based on your posts I don't think you'll like that one.

    Talking about Survival Armor, I have several of these in both the traditional front velcro closure and front-zip: https://survivalarmor.com/products/raid-tac-molle/
    Is it comfortable for all day wear?

    Which type of closure do you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewbie View Post
    Is it comfortable for all day wear? Which type of closure do you prefer?
    It's "comfortable" as armor goes. Best results are custom fit with test panels, getting first delivery, then refine with a trip back for a final cut. I'd buy the panels and carrier together. I'm pretty particular though.

    I've come to like the front closure better. Easier to don/doff, and I can pop it open. Zippers hold up and you're not putting extra wear on the hook/loop which is usually the first thing to go.
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