Body Armor Hanger

Body Armor Hanger

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    Body Armor Hanger

    It's about time a good body armor hanger came around...Flak Vest Hanger. However $90 bucks is a little steep for plastic.



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    I just lay mine flat...
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    me too.
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    Well me too, but I'd pay $15 for it.
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    At my agency a few years ago, an officer noticed most of the guys were using wire coat hangers bent up on the end to hang their vests in the locker. They never worked worth a flip, the vest always came off, the wire "unbent," but there was no place to lie the vest flat like the manufacturer recommends. He made some heavy duty wire-more like thin steel bar-into hangers. Dipped the ends in rubber and (at my suggestion) added a hook that would allow you to hang your duty rig on it by the buckle. Still works after years of use. I could probably swing from it and not break it. Early on, I contacted the manufacturer due to the warning about storing the vest flat rather than hanging it. The rep said it was just to prevent stretching of the carrier top straps, it didn't affect the armor. It looks like the little shelf on the bottom of this one would help with that, and the ventilation is nice, but I agree, NINETY bucks? Somebody is cashing in on those Homeland Defense money grants.....
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    I've read that storing a Kevlar vest horizontally stretches the fibers and degrades a vest.
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    Mine lays flat in the seat of my office chair until I put it on.

    This contraption looks like a good idea, but $90.!? I dont think so slim.
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    Wow 90 dollars, that's crazy.
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    Check Ebay, I am certain someone is knocking that hanger off by now.
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    Have you noticed that they can make firearms out of plastic that they can run over with a truck and they don't break, but all other plastic breaks. Now if they melted down a bunch of old Glocks to make it it might be worth $80.

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    Wood.

    The picture above gives a perfect design to copy, plus if you make it from Cedar it will counter the smell if your armor has absorbed any sweat over time.

    In wood it looks like less than $90 counting time and materials.

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    Galls sells one similar for $20

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    As a wife a police officer...I think these body armor hangers are awesome and they are now only $69.99 . My husbands vest doesn't stink any more. My husband bought one and it's a write off.
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    I just use 2 plastic hangars, no sag, no slipping, and top straps still work great....and besides i have 2 spare sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Wood.

    The picture above gives a perfect design to copy, plus if you make it from Cedar it will counter the smell if your armor has absorbed any sweat over time.

    In wood it looks like less than $90 counting time and materials.
    That's exactly what I was thinking. In fact, I think I'll stop by Home Depot this weekend.
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