Woolrich Elite Vest Review
I posted this in another post but thought it might deserve its own post. I hope this is the right place for it.
After a long study of vests on the market I finaly broke down and ordered the Woolrich Elite Series Lightweight Discreet Carry Vest. I got it from http://www.rogueelite.net . He is a member of this site and was very good to work with. At the time he was offering a discount for members but I am not sure if that is still valid.
The vest was designed from the ground up for concealed carry just like they advertise. It has several very nice features for concealed carry use. Some worth noting are the hidden elastic magazine holders in the pockets, the simple velcro tab to close the vest quickly if the wind comes up, and the way the cargo pocket flaps can tuck inside the pockets and velcro there makeing the pockets open top for use as "dump" pockets at the range. It is a cover garment only and does not have a hidden place to conceal your firearm other than the four visable pockets. It looks far less "tactical" than you might think.
The vest is well designed and very well constructed with high quality light wieght material. I have worn it with a nice botton up shirt and dockers to some business casual meetings and it looked fine. I have also worn it with sleevless t-shirts on the weekend and the wife says I do not look too stupid. While it is light wieght and vented very well in the back it is still warmer than I hoped it would be. However it is far cooler than any other photographer type vest I have tried.
As for complaints, I have a couple small ones. It is long enough to cover my G26 in an OWB holster but is none too long. It gets the job done but will work much better with an IWB rig. A few more inches in length would have been appreciated. I also had one chest pocket that the velcro was not very good on. It looks fine but does not stick as well as it should. This has not been a real issue for me so I did not test out their customer return policies.
All in all it is a great cover garment and I will be getting another in a different color soon.
Looks Just Like My 5.11...
How does it compare with the 5.11 tatical vest? Looks identical...:confused:
On mine, I took out the bulky valcro in the pockets for vest carry...not pratical for me...I don't really load mine down with all kinds of 'stuff'...it's all on my person...the vest just covers everything.
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