OMNIPAT ultralites and fusions
Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:28 PM
Having bought a full set of ultralites and fusions in 2005, and wearing the ultralites during summer and the fusions during winter recently the ultralites started falling apart at the seems, and the fusions were getting worn out in the knees, and I had ripped a rather large hole in the bum area whilst sliding into a base during an ASPPL event, so I bought some omnipat ultralites, fusions, coiled remote, head wrap and a dagger vest just to round off the little ensemble.
I am glad to see an integrated belt which loops around the entire waist of the pants in the omnipat range, instead of just the front section, on my old pair they only looped around the front half which would see them sliding down every time I knelt down. It’s good to see the stitching has improved in the omnipat range and that the new ultralites now come with a Velcro zip. The elastic waist is still there in the rear half of the pants, which will give some take for those with some junk in the trunk.
Onto the pant leg, in the old ultralites they had a draw string which I believe was a good idea, one which I believe shouldn’t have been messed with, to be honest it should have been made an elastic draw string with a toggle, I like the idea of the Velcro seem at the bottom as it will help putting knee pants, which previous ultralites didn’t have, however there isn’t much to tighten them up around the ankle, so I have had to modify the pant legs with a elastic loop with toggle, as I am paranoid about nasty crawling up my leg. Yes I should get over it however I just don’t like the idea of anything crawling up my leg whilst hiding in ambush….considering Australia has most of the creatures that make up a top 10 deadliest snakes/spiders etc Its something I am concerned about
back of the ultralites leg
On the jacket, I removed the Velcro patches, as I thought they were a little too big and stood out too much from the rest of the uniform…… I did put them to good use though on the elastic band on my dagger vest to prevent the Velcro pulling threads over time on the vest and on garments.
I had to remove the Velcro from one of the back pockets as I use this to store a barrel swab during play, good idea if you have to take your wallet or keys onto the field though….which I might have to do when traveling events. Also the front pockets have Velcro on them to help prevent anything falling out of your pockets.
I like the new collars on the neck and wrist, nice and tight and will help prevent the arms sliding up or nasty creatures getting in under your uniform.
I love the top good to see that special ops haven’t messed with the tops, and this time my omnipat top matches the pants perfectly, where as my spec ops digi fusions looked two different shades of green.
Great to see the neck and wrist cuff are now sporting the spec ops logo and are a lot tighter and will help the sleeve to stay in position.
The pants I would have liked to have seen an elastic drawstring on the bottom instead of the Velcro, fantastic to see the zip has gone from the back of the leg as this would commonly come undone during play. However still having that velco zip is great for those who put their knee pads on later when they get to the field…like I do.
Great to see the padded groin and knee protection are still there, with the Velcro button combination over the zip ensures your pants are going to fall down.
Also the adjustable Velcro side straps are still there which is great as it reduces the need for a belt.
The white stitching on the pockets and on the front I think could have been avoided, and stands out a little from the rest of the uniform. My first set of fusions, were a little long, but hey I'm a shortish kind of guy, on the new omnipats the fusion pants seem to be incredibly long!! So they will be incredibly baggy on me, which will be cool when diving and running around
The fusions, be it in spec ops digi or OMNIPAT make you look like one hell of a bushballer!!
Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:38 AM
Im looking at picking up a set for play myself.
Camo Bandits-"By Force and Valor"
Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:28 PM
Ill take a drive up to the national forrest..only 5 or 10 mins drive on saturday and take some photos for you, we have just had a heap of rain so should be nice n green
Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:06 PM
This post has been edited by Ben.: 26 November 2007 - 08:07 PM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:19 PM
When i see you your in my cross hairs,but when you see me your looking over your sholder still wondering why that tree is waving at you. "Explosives slove everthing"-Sandy WBC I'm going for a Sunday drive Navy Seal Style
Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:56 PM
for my local field which is a dry dusty with scattered green environment yes omnipat works much much better
we played at another field with denser greenery but still with dry patches and dry pine through it on sunday and omnipats worked a treat out there