View Full Version : Is this worth the money?
03-14-2009, 01:42 PM
is this vest just a piece of cheap crap or could it possibly be worth while?
03-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Is it worth $25 plus shipping for a plate carrier plus pouches? Sure.
If the cost was $50 higher, I would say no its not worth it. The Cordura rating is less than what most will recommend, but if that's your price range, and you want something for occasional skirmishing it fits a new player's budget and expectations well in my humble opinion.
03-14-2009, 02:13 PM
It is $25. That pretty much answers it. 600D nylon isn't nearly as tough as 1000D Cordura which a lot of tac gear uses. It will be single stitched and sometimes not even straight, so don't be surprised when it frays and gradually comes apart.
It'll be fine for airsoft, but just be prepared to do repairs on it.
03-14-2009, 02:45 PM
I will just buy something high quality then. On a side note, what do they call the Vietnam era load bearing harness (The one that comes up from a belt and over the shoulders in a v shape?
03-14-2009, 03:29 PM
I believe you are thinking of a pistol belt and "Y" suspenders. I actually recently purchased this rig recently and am very pleased with it. You can find them at most Army surplus stores for fairly cheap. If you are in Austin check out Banana Bay off Airport blvd. and 51st. http://www.camonow.com/ . They also carry a fairly good supply of tactical vests/ plate carriers and pouches as of late. Most of it is made by Condor if I am not mistaken,is meant for real deal operator use and is pretty good quality.
03-14-2009, 10:18 PM
That webpage will gives further detail about the pistol belt/suspenders you've asked about. Hebrewhammer is spot on, these are found easily on ebay or surplus supply places for fairly cheap. I've seen em pop up in goodwill shops along with bdus, acus, combat boots etc... as well so you may want to keep your eyes open in places like that too.
You get what you pay for sometimes. IIMHO you can usually trust old contract grade stuff to last longer than the new knockoff ones. IF you can afford new contract grade items, even better. YMMV as usual.
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