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Black viper shirt

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Damn it! just tried on my new black viper spec ops padded top and even though its an XXL its a little bit comfy round the front (basically im a fat bastard) anyone have any ideas on similar tops for slightly portly air softing noobs?

 

And dont say diet!!!!! im quicker than i look lol

 

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I use the same shirt and i'm also of the larger size. Once I have my chest rig on though it doesn't really bother me. Try wearing a base layer underneath to hold in some of the wobbly bits :)

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Those shirts are designed to be worn under armour so are meant to be a bit snugger than a normal button up shirt. Let's face it, there aren't many fatties in the army so they ain't exactly designed for most airsofters ;-) Think yourself lucky that they now mostly use coolmax type material for the body. The early ones all used spandex so were incredibly figure hugging - that's seriously not a good look for most people! Although I did see an attractive blonde girl wearing one very well at a skirmish a while back ;-)

 

The British army issue ones tend to come up quite big - I'm also "overly muscular" around the stomach *ahem* and find them to be designed to be a lot looser than most. I can't find any stockists, but there were some black genuine issue ones floating around eBay for about £30 a pop. Or there are plenty of desert DPM and MTP ones around now.

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As said the material used is design to wick the sweat away from the body so is meant to be skin tight. If you are not comfortable with that then i would suggest a different style of shirt.

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Thanks chaps, actually after wearing for a while around the house it seems a little better than originally thought! yey! although, the wife was already looking at unstitching the arms and attaching to something a little more comfortable? bless her..

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It's the collar I have a problem with on mine. I'm not exactly skinny myself, but as has been said, they're for under a vest/plate carrier. I'd imagine that something you'll want to consider in your choice of chest rig is how high up it sits, because a tight plate carrier with wobbly belly sticking out down to a belt, like a jelly torus, really isn't going to do anyone's self esteem any good.

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