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9 hours ago, Sawyer said:

Where'd you acquire the stock? I must admit I've not looked in a while, but I fancy one for my MWS...

 

Was purchased as a job lot from Canada, I didn't arrange it so can't say where exactly it was purchased from.

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25 minutes ago, clumpyedge said:

 

Was purchased as a job lot from Canada, I didn't arrange it so can't say where exactly it was purchased from.

Thought it was genuine when I looked at the texture of it in your other pic... Saw one in a kit group the other month, should have grabbed it! 

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1 hour ago, Sawyer said:

Thought it was genuine when I looked at the texture of it in your other pic... Saw one in a kit group the other month, should have grabbed it! 

 

I'll keep an eye out for you mate as I know a few people that have them 

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Cheers, appreciate it! 

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3 hours ago, Musica said:

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Is my chest rig too low? 

 

Depends...how low is your chest?

 

 

 

Facetious comments aside, if it works for you, it's where it needs to be. Simple.

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3 hours ago, Musica said:

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Is my chest rig too low? 

 

Technically probably should be around 2-3 inches higher. However, as lozart said, if it works for you and you can get to everything quickly, why change it

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5 hours ago, Musica said:

Is my chest rig too low? 

Yes.

The top should sit right in line with your nipples, so that your belly is clear of anything.

Depends primarily on how comfortable you feel though. I like my rigs to sit high, others like them low and sloppy around their bellies :P

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5 hours ago, Musica said:

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Is my chest rig too low? 

Looks fine, as has been pointed out it's about you being comfortable & being able to access mags etc, as well as move & bend comfortably.

i wear mine quite low, cos I'm a porker 🐷.

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General question re; harness+belt vs. a plate carrier - does a plate carrier setup help much in the winter we're now getting into? In the summer I'd sweat buckets with just my harness and belt, I suppose a shirt under my invader gear top might help in winter but yeah just wondering how they fare for you guys in different weather.

 

Edit: Might aswell post my helm. Got my new TMC RAC headset in tan today, looks a lot better imo;

 

 

vs old;

 

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57 minutes ago, paradoxum said:

General question re; harness+belt vs. a plate carrier - does a plate carrier setup help much in the winter we're now getting into? In the summer I'd sweat buckets with just my harness and belt, I suppose a shirt under my invader gear top might help in winter but yeah just wondering how they fare for you guys in different weather.

 

Depends what you mean by help, any sort of PC, Armour carrier, vest or large chest rig will inherently hold in heat.  It's just a couple of layers of thick, non-breathable fabric - physics.

 

Technically speaking when you don't need to protect your vital organs from bullets and frag a belt rig and layering with some jackets is better overall because you control how you layer up or down (and adjust heat retention with zips), whereas a piece of load-bearing equipment on your torso just retains a fixed amount of heat and sweat with no capacity for adjustment.

 

Which layers to wear on your torso all depends on activity levels, ambient temp and precipitation/wind, plus it's also kind of a personal thing depending on how hot you personally 'run'.  If you're always red and sweaty and rarely stand still then probably just a wicking t-shirt with uniform shirt/softshell jacket.   If you're cold blooded and lay on the ground a lot then a long-sleeve insulated base layer followed by mid-layer (PCU L3 thick fleece, PCS issue 'buffalo' etc) with a smock or softshell over the top might be good.  That would be a super simple breakdown of the bare bones for a typical UK autumn/winter day.

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10 minutes ago, TheFull9 said:

 

Depends what you mean by help, any sort of PC, Armour carrier, vest or large chest rig will inherently hold in heat.  It's just a couple of layers of thick, non-breathable fabric - physics.

 

Technically speaking when you don't need to protect your vital organs from bullets and frag a belt rig and layering with some jackets is better overall because you control how you layer up or down (and adjust heat retention with zips), whereas a piece of load-bearing equipment on your torso just retains a fixed amount of heat and sweat with no capacity for adjustment.

 

Which layers to wear on your torso all depends on activity levels, ambient temp and precipitation/wind, plus it's also kind of a personal thing depending on how hot you personally 'run'.  If you're always red and sweaty and rarely stand still then probably just a wicking t-shirt with uniform shirt/softshell jacket.   If you're cold blooded and lay on the ground a lot then a long-sleeve insulated base layer followed by mid-layer (PCU L3 thick fleece, PCS issue 'buffalo' etc) with a smock or softshell over the top might be good.  That would be a super simple breakdown of the bare bones for a typical UK autumn/winter day.

 

That's actually pretty helpful thanks. I tend to sweat a lot in general so I'm just worried about running about in the cold, sweating, and then stopping and freezing my ass off from the cold sweat.

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Load bearing kit won't really play in to that as much as your clothing, though obviously any rig will not allow sweat to evaporate through it unless it's like a vest that's mostly mesh.  Primarily don't wear anything with cotton in it, cotton fibres love soaking up water, go for pure synthetics (poly and nylon) especially on the base layers so you don't have a moisture sat next to your skin, but this applies to all layers.  Almost all camo uniforms are poly/nylon and cotton blended together, if you really want to stay dry get a cheap UK mil issue t-shirt (they wick and dry as quick as any gucci kit if not better) and wear a non-insulated softshell of the best quality you can afford (the fleece insulated ones hold on to sweat and makes it take far longer to be transported from the inside to the outside of the jacket).  If you add in a mid-layer make sure it's highly breathable and lets air through, not something thick and dense that'll hold on to that evaporated sweat.

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4 hours ago, paradoxum said:

General question re; harness+belt vs. a plate carrier - does a plate carrier setup help much in the winter we're now getting into? In the summer I'd sweat buckets with just my harness and belt, I suppose a shirt under my invader gear top might help in winter but yeah just wondering how they fare for you guys in different weather.

 

Edit: Might aswell post my helm. Got my new TMC RAC headset in tan today, looks a lot better imo;

 

 

vs old;

 

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Looks awesome. How are you finding those headphones?

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Ever think you might have a problem? 

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2 hours ago, Sawyer said:

Ever think you might have a problem? 

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Only problem I see is you didn’t make the bed first!

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10 minutes ago, Albiscuit said:

Only problem I see is you didn’t make the bed first!

Look, I'm having a tidy up and I tried to crop it out okay!? 😂

 

Also, on that note, the really useful 9l storage boxes are perfectly sized for magazine storage.

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Just now, Enid_Puceflange said:


Possibly with your accuracy if you need that many mags 

Don't know what you mean mate!

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How big is his dump pouch

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1 minute ago, lukeB said:

How big is his dump pouch

Ask nicely he might show you 😏

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1 hour ago, Sawyer said:

Don't know what you mean mate!

manymags.jpg

 

Ha! Amateur.

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On 16/10/2019 at 13:09, lukeB said:

How big is his dump pouch

 

Thats a very personal question!

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