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25 March 2012 - 07:20 PMValken V-Cam V-Tac Zulu Pants
So Valkenís V-Cam is their version of Cyeís Multicam and the V-Tac series is Valkenís High End line of Scenario Pants.
First off, how close to Multicam are these? Below you have TRU licensed Multicam pants on the Left and Valkenís on the Right. They look VERY close but Valkenís have tiny black ďV-CamĒ logos inserted in to the pattern.
Here is TRU, Valken, and Animal PB multicam
Letís get on to the reviewÖ I have owned these pants for almost a year now and so far no rip, tears, or blown seams which is a good thing. Letís start at the top and work down.
These pants have 4 belt loops; a zip and button fly with a Velcro tap as well. The hip pads are about 3Ē wide and extend down low enough to provide good protection. One of the things I really like about these pants is the web belt pull tabs located on each hip. The pull tabs are have Velcro and are anchored with elastic which give a good fit but still allow so flexibility. The fly has some padding but it is minimal compared to other pants like Dye or PE. The front pockets are about as deep as those in Levis pants and have zippers to keep your stuff in your pockets. There are two back pockets and a stretch panel.
The knees and shins have good padding with a stretch panel over the knees. The back of the legs have ventilation panels that after a year of use are showing some pulling but nothing to serious. The ankles have draw strings but Iíve never used them.
Time for the summary and like always I donít give out As unless they are earned.
Comfort: B+, the stretch panels and the 2Ē web pull tabs with elastic make these pants feel good to play in, they move with you. The vent mesh on the back of the legs is nice as well.
Quality: B, these pants have held up nicely.
Padding A or C-, If you compare these to BDU/ACUs (even with the knee pads added to the ACU) these pads get an A. They are vastly superior. The knee and shin pads have enough padding and yet are designed to flex enough that they donít get in the way that knee pads in ACUs do. The hip pads are nice as well. IF you are comparing these to traditional PB Speedball pants C-, the fly padding is minimal and doesnít offer as much protection as other brands of pants.
Price: B-, At $124 these pants are pricey but not nearly as bad as Dye or PE pants that I have compared them to.
Overall: These are true paintball pants and offer all the design features as such. About the only difference between these pants and everything else out in the tourney world are these are camo. These pants have proven to hold up and perform well. I wear them playing speedball and scenario. They are just as good as JT and Empire pants, a less than Dye and PE (because of the fly padding), and light years ahead of my TRU multicam pants. Overall I would recommend these pants.
25 March 2012 - 09:15 AMSo this a quick review about Animal Paintball's Semi-Custom, Multicam, Jersey.
First off- The Animal "Multicam" is not true cye Multicam. So if you want your jersey to match 100% DO NOT get this.
Really there isn't that much to write about when it comes to the jersey itself. It's standard jersey material with mesh on the sides. The stitching is good as well as the overall craftsmanship. This is actually the second Animal jersey I have bought (the 1st one was 6 years ago and while that jersey is still wearable it is looking pretty hammered) and the quality is the same as the first.
This is a semi-custom design, meaning they provide the camo jersey and you add everything else. To add a graphic you have two options: 1. design your own using a vector graphic program like Corel OR 2. Buy a premade vector graphic. If you are going to design your own, you have to use their ink colors so before you start print of their color scheme and then create your own color pallet in Correl. Once you have your design and you have submitted it you get a ďproofĒ in about a weekís time. (This is EXACTLY how your jersey will look so make sure everything is right). Manufacture takes between 3-6 weeks.
As with most of my reviews I donít give As very easily, In order for me to give an A it has to be above what the similar items on the market. I give Bs to things that are slightly better than the average similar product. C is average. D are what I feel are below similar items. And F is a bad product.
Design: A+ (Itís your design so if it sucks itís your fault)
Cost: B, at $70 it is in the middle of the market.
Quality: C, itís comparable to most jerseys on the market
Would I recommend this product? Letís be honest this is a Vanity product. If you donít have a good mask and other critical gear DONíT waste your money buying a custom jersey. Invest in a good mask, HPA, a good loader, spare O-rings, lube, and things you actually need to play instead of this. If you already have gear than I would recommend getting one.
24 March 2012 - 07:28 AMEMC link
So PE is coming out with a bolt on body kit for their mid-range Etha spool valve series. Looks pretty sick and the weight increase looks like it would be minial. I'm just really happy they DID NOT add a fake box magazine because I hate those.
21 March 2012 - 07:52 PM
QuoteLocation: DE New World field, Eagle Mountain, Utah
Date: April 14th 2012
Time: Registration opens at 8:00am. GAME ON AT 10:00
Cost: $35 Pre Registration $40 The day of per player
Preregistration ends Friday, April 13th.
THIS IS A "Field Paint Only" EVENT!
Air is provided with entry. Saints Paintball will be on-site providing gun-rentals, CO2 fills, and quality paint at the best prices in the state.
More info at http://www.teamdeser...field-utah.html
21 March 2012 - 07:48 PMPardon teh cut and paste from the DMS but....
QuoteBand of Brothers: Assault on the Eagles Nest
Date: April 28-29, 2012 Camping will be available on the 27th!
Time: Briefing 9am 4/28, Game on at 10am, Sunday Briefing 8am, Sunday game on 9am
Location: Kiowa Creek Paintball, Bennett, Colorado
Registration: Pre-reg $55 includes air for the weekend, custom player badge, game dog tag!
Click the Store link to register!
Paint: $55, this is absolutely a FIELD PAINT ONLY event, I have been promised fresh paint!
Camping: There will be a $5 fee for the weekend for camping(pay at field) Campfires will be allowed!
Food: There will be a food vendor on site Saturday and Sunday!
More info at... http://forum.dmsscen....php?topic=26.0
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