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Garden tarps are heavier and not so fire resistant, mate. Plus army tarps can be press studded together in a way that keeps rain from leaking through, and they pack smaller. Something else you might be interested in is Czechoslovakian military surplus bedding roll with bivvi bag. It's a 3 layer system and cheap from a few peeps on fleabay. If you add a £10 civvi sleeping bag to it, it'd be good for 4 seasons. Well, with a foam mat anyway...

 

Oh yeah, tip on foam mats: you can spend a 'kin fortune on them, but what you get for the extra money over a £10 one isn't as much as you get from buying a really crap £5 summer type (that is frankly not much use on its own for anything) and gaffer taping (like duct tape but black, £5/roll) the two together along their edges. You could do the north face of the Eiger with one like that for £20...

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Mate your rig is WAY too loose!

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Mate your rig is WAY too loose!

Unfortunately that's as tight as it will get and I have a very high metabolism so tightly fitting my plate carrier is nigh on impossible.

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In the nicest way possible, you sound like you're talking to us with a mouthful of cotton.

Got some nice gear though, better than I was using when I had two tones. I was using assault vests still.

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I have the exact same issue as juni0r will attest. I've sold every plate carrier I've ever had as all were much too big, even my warrior dcs past its minimum setting by a few inches was still too big.

 

Its a royal pain in the arse, I've just ditched them all together now.

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ha, similar problem here, my friends are all..."larger" than me so they wear vests and carriers fine but for me I had to find a "skinny-man" mod for the 6094A PC (only a chinese one by TMC) which required me to use a few cable ties and stuff, it was pretty annoying. even a Bulle chestrig was too big. I also have a viper molle belt which is also a little too large for me, but just a small bit.

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I have the exact same issue as juni0r will attest. I've sold every plate carrier I've ever had as all were much too big, even my warrior dcs past its minimum setting by a few inches was still too big.

 

Its a royal pain in the arise, I've just ditched them all together now.

 

Yes the DCS now sits in my kit bag!! HAHAHA Fits me perfectly so must mean i am a fat bastard!

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I am skinny and that's why I use an assault vest and even that is as tight as it will go!

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I'm 5'11" 93Kg so not exactly slim, but my RICAS isn't tight at its minimum. I've got it set pulled tighter by rearranging the way the bands tie inside the back, because I want it tight enough to help support my back. I suppose they must be made with wearing more underneath in mind, but I'd have thought that there aren't many soldiers who are as big as it can go at maximum size, whereas there must be plenty of people who could do with it smaller.

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Unfortunately that's as tight as it will get and I have a very high metabolism so tightly fitting my plate carrier is nigh on impossible.

 

 

If you have a small build (as am i), Warrior RICAS Compacts should be small enough, but you could always try a belt rig if not? :)

 

Or hit the gym? :L

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If you're a skinny guy like me, an Eagle Industries plate carrier with cummerbund might be what you're looking for. Or something similar at least, like a Flyye FAPC, the adjustment is different to other plate carriers that I've used before and it fits really skinny people :)

 

Fake ballistic plates in your carrier will help a lot, it tightens it up around the chest. I have thick foam in mine and it works great.

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Im also on the skinny bastard wagon,at only 53 kilos and 176cm.My choice is either assault vests or belt webbing.I tried on some compact plate carriers & chest rigs and those things wobbled and made a right racket.The only things that fit me well are belt rigs and chicom vests :P

Hopefully the SMERSH webbing Im saving up for will fit me..

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Jesus Christ, you only weigh 53kg? I think my cat weighs more than that lol.

 

I'd say I was overly slim, I'm a boney bastard, 32" waist but I'm about 190cm tall and weigh about 85kg, I have to have everything on almost the tightest setting it'll go, though I tend to go that extra mile and tighten it more than I need to, just to stop it all jiggling around.

 

Osprey actually fits me like a glove with the cummerbunds almost meeting across my back, only 2 columns of molle loops spare, 1 at either side.

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Lol I'm only 70Kg aparrently 6 Foot dirty blond hair Blue eye's and Definetly Athletic =P a DCS only need's two Molle Column's each side pulled in with the Foam Plate's.... i Must be the Most Unusually proportioned Bugger going lol!

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'Kinell, Craig! I was 70Kg bang on when I came out of hospital nearly 2 years ago - I'd been literally at deaths door and lost something like half my muscle mass from my arms and legs. At 6' 70Kg is underweight.

 

Fast metabolism, I know. Same as when I was young. Here's a thing, I couldn't often face eating breakfast - still can't usually. But when I was young I used to get up and crack on with an energetic life. I had to have a urine test as part of joining the army - I got a knock back because there was protein in my urine. It took a while to work out what the problem was - believe it or not, not eating breakfast...

 

What happens is that living like that forces your body to work at higher efficiency, so when excess carbohydrate is in the process of being converted to fat, the process is halted and reversed, converting glycogen into glucose in your liver. This apparently leads to protein in the piddle.

 

Just in case it happens to you...

 

Oh, and btw, being underweight and leading an active lifestyle does put a strain on your organs which does mean they are more vulnerable to infection. In fact your whole immune system is put under strain and also functions such as laying down calcium in your bones, which when compromised leads to bad teeth, and even electrolytes in your brain - which can cause memory loss, difficulty in concentration, mood swings, "personality disorders", depression and possibly bi-polar disorder.

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Ha, damn. All you skinny folk. I dont need a Maccy d run, i think ive had enough. Weighing it at a healthy 114kg :D

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Just met a skinney young lad, and i mean hide behind a lamp post, wearing a Bulle chest rig. Fitted him just fine with the straps crossed across his back and the waist cinch belt done up not quite as far as it would go.

 

Worth considering if you can't get a vest or pc to behave for lack of flab to fill it...

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My current loadout:(head to toe)

OPS CORE Ballistic replica

Element Comtac 2

bolle specs

OD shemagh

Helly Hansen Lifa top

black hoodie

Warrior elite ops DCS Multicam

Bulldog Tactical MOLLE battle belt (with warrior pouches)

Defcon 5 Multicam trousers

magnum boots(not in picture)

 

Gun: Systema PTW M4-A1 2008 max with DD 12' RIS

Mags: 6x Tackleberry P-MAGS

 

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Finally someone got back on track rather than talking about their weight... :L

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Finally someone got back on track rather than talking about their weight... :L

You don't think that what chest gear fits/doesn't fit what height and weight of person is useful info about loadouts?

 

I do.

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