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|01-19-2019, 07:45 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: 1hr east of Atlanta
thanx guys, just based on this simple query, i am planning my next full rig build! gun, tank, hopper, i like the OP's vest option, damnit! i am cash lite atm however lol, the wife is expecting, so, as the saying goes
Mo' babies, Mo' problems! (thank god its our first!)
|01-19-2019, 07:49 PM||#12 (permalink)|
|01-19-2019, 08:04 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
|01-20-2019, 03:23 AM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2015
Iíd vouch for the Nxe Light Infantry vest if you can find one. They ainít made any longer and the Tippmann version of it are a donkey. Tippmann removed the bladder pouch and plastic reinforcement in the pod holders. Both features I consider a requirement.
BT Echo was a vest I was looking at for a long time. That could be another option for you if you prefer to carry more paint.
|01-20-2019, 07:07 AM||#15 (permalink)|
I wear the big hat
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central WI
For me, it depends. If it's early in the day or I relegate myself to guard duty or suppressing fire I will run a front-loading vest with 6 100rd. tubes. Also nice for protection if you don't feel like getting lit up too badly that day. If I need mobility or if it's hot as balls I wear my Redz 3+2 pack. I don't shoot a lot, so I only need 5 140rd. tubes, max. I usually run 3 tubes.
I keep both around to stay flexible. Yes, the front loader limits your movement, but if I don't feel like doing the whole reach-around it comes in handy.
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|01-20-2019, 02:27 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Co-Owner NoDak Spud LLC
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Edina MN
In the Army I worn my old LCE "H" harness as long as I could.
Finally was ordered to wear the LBV (vest) and it was waaaay too hot for me.
Can't imagine what it's like for the Joes's wearing armor over in the sandbox.
I never knew all those years in the Army were just training for Woodsball.......
|01-20-2019, 04:55 PM||#17 (permalink)|
No Effects, just cooler
Join Date: Nov 2008
Empire had a light duty setup that I was looking at. Basically a pack with suspenders essentially. It had a molle panel on the back you could use for hydration or whatever. The front was completely clean though.. so that really appealed to me. I havent seen it around for a while though.
|01-21-2019, 03:47 AM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
I use a Chinese Type 81 chest rig and a Camelbak for regular play. I will never go back to a normal pod pack again after using this combo.
For scenario final battles and games with a a ton of people, I also wear a Valken vest (whatever the six vertical pod version is). 13 pods of pain, and nothing flopping around on my waist to slow me down.
The chest rig is like ten bucks, and holds four normal 140rnd pods perfectly. It simply cant be beat.
|01-21-2019, 01:17 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2018
Free back spasms for life. Wish Iíd been wise enough to wear at least ammo on a belt and not overload my shoulders and spine.
I love the cummerbund paintball packs for exactly that reason. Though it is arguably more convenient to have pods accessible on your front and Iím sure there are folks with bad lower backs or hips or canít reach behind them very well.
|01-21-2019, 04:50 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, Washington
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