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#1 User is offline   1weasel 

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

So I have been kicking around getting a vest but so far haven't been able to convince myself that I actually need one. How much do those of you who use vests actually carry around with you besides the usual pods, remote tank, maybe some tools and radio? I just can't think of much else that I would need that close to me.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:35 PM

If you are carrying that much with you on the field, how else would you carry it all unless you had a vest? In my opinion a vest is the best / most comfortable way to carry all of that.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:27 PM

I just use a pod harness and the pockets on my pants. I dont carry a radio, and dont really carry that many tools on me. I guess if I played in some bigger games I would probly carry more tools/parts and maybe some first aid stuff but there aren't places for a bigger game around here.
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:31 AM

chest rig and a small day pack....thats one way i'd go.
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:45 PM

I carry 4 pods, two gernades, a small firstaid kit, and one allen wo adjust velocity. I've got a sabre vest and I never use the other two pod holders :rolleyes: I just don't use that much paint. For me 4 pod holders would be enough with two large pockets for extras.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:16 AM

There is a lot of stuff you can carry in a vest: Radios, squegees, grenades, allen wrenches, extra LAW rockets, etc..

Using remote lines on vests is just a lot more comfortable. You don't have the bottle sticking into your back, and the internal elastic belt keeps the vest real tight against you, making it seem like you aren't carrying anything, because everything isn't sagging down.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:22 AM

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I carry 4 pods, two gernades, a small firstaid kit, and one allen wo adjust velocity. I've got a sabre vest and I never use the other two pod holders rolleyes.gif I just don't use that much paint. For me 4 pod holders would be enough with two large pockets for extras.



LOL... I agree with you dude... :) :) :)

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:14 AM

I don't carry a ton, usually two pods, some water, my air tank, squeegee and radio. Also I use a sling, which can often be attached to the vest. To me even if I didn't carry any of that other stuff, just having the air off the gun is great. And I don't think a pod pack is a great way to carry your air, compared to the comfort and security of a vest.

If you don't run a remote, don't carry water or a radio, then a harness might be great for you. Especially for short games like it sounds like you are playing.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:15 PM

A vest is definitely a better alternative to a harness if you run remote. It's just too much weight to have a full harness with air - too much bouncing around IMO.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:27 PM

to be honest, i dont see the need for a remote airline if the guy only gonna carry a few pods.....like i said, a chest rig with all the essentials (pods, water, tools, ID, map, wallet, keys, first aid kit) would still be less bulky than a vest...and allow for more flexibility, an allow for playing tighter in games....and you dont need to worry about pod pack shots, since all the bulk would be between your mask, hopper and marker....so its not like its gonna increase your profile by much....if the chest rig is set up properly. a molle chest rig with 2x double pod pouches on the extreme ends, and the rest in between, and a hydration pack on the back, would do you excellent....the hydration pack can be for either a bladder or if you insist on running remote, a small air tank in there, and it wont bounce around alot. :laugh:
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:53 PM

So far I have been comfortable with my harness setup with remote line. But I also use shoulder straps to distribute the load. My pants have pockets for squeegies (fusion battle pants). I guess Ill play some more and if I can get into some bigger games, Ill look at a chest rig or something
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:13 AM

For me a vest is much better suited for large scenario games. Small weekend games I find it more useless. Good for style though.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:43 AM

View PostCamoDeafie, on May 4 2009, 03:27 PM, said:

to be honest, i dont see the need for a remote airline if the guy only gonna carry a few pods.....like i said, a chest rig with all the essentials (pods, water, tools, ID, map, wallet, keys, first aid kit) would still be less bulky than a vest...and allow for more flexibility, an allow for playing tighter in games....and you dont need to worry about pod pack shots, since all the bulk would be between your mask, hopper and marker....so its not like its gonna increase your profile by much....if the chest rig is set up properly. a molle chest rig with 2x double pod pouches on the extreme ends, and the rest in between, and a hydration pack on the back, would do you excellent....the hydration pack can be for either a bladder or if you insist on running remote, a small air tank in there, and it wont bounce around alot. ;)


It is just preference, I can't stand to ever put an air tank on my gun. It has nothing to do with how many pods I shoot (I rarely go through more than a pod in a game). I have tried on a few chest rigs and never liked them because of all the bulk up front, but they are comfortable. For me, gotta have a reliable way to carry my HPA.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:41 AM

I use a Scout vest, I think it is. It's perfect for me. When I have all 4 pods loaded up, my tank in the tank pouch, and my radio in the radio pouch, it feels like I'm carrying nothing at all. It works perfectly; has all the room for anything I could bring with me in a game, distributes the weght evenly and comfrotably, etc.

@ OP, if you want a comfortable way to carry your pods, tank, etc., I'd very heartily recommend a vest.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:18 PM

If he's using air-on-gun then a chest rig will do just fine. I would prefer it over a standard pod pack as I hate reaching behind me for pods. I keep my 140 round pods on my sides w/ the molle vest I am using now (vest is necessary because I run remote) + 3x 50 rounders on the front w/ my radio & when necessary map/id pouch. I've tried the 140's on my back & just prefer them to be more accessible.
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