Need a good tactical vest

Need a good tactical vest

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    VIP Member Array ExactlyMyPoint's Avatar
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    Need a good tactical vest

    I am searching for a good tactical vest like: UTG Law Enforcement SWAT Vest: Sports & Outdoors UTG Tactical Scenario Vest: Sports & Outdoors

    I have done a little research and it seems they are built for larger people. I am rather short at 5' 5" and although some say they are adjustable, other reviewers say they are uncomfortable and/or don't fit shorter folk.

    Any suggestions?
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    Not sure what you want to spend?... I used to sell Eagle tactical vests back in the day @ gun shows. Great stuff and tons of ways to customize it too. Pricey but well built. Blackhawk is another brand that comes to mind. Eagle Industries - Product Details The two you linked look okay. Remember though mesh is a lot cooler than the solid nylon obviously but durability is somewhat less. Hope this helps.
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    UTG = airsoft

    They look great in movies, but a chest rig is more practical. Lots of good companies out there.

    SKD Tactical
    Eagle Industries
    London Bridge Trading

    any many others. UTG doesn't make the cut. What is intended use?


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    This isn't meant to hijack the thread but I was wondering about something that is along the same lines, specifically; can anyone recommend a simple chest rig (not a 'vest' per say) that could be used as a shooting rig and then also as a load bearing hiking rig (water, gear, exc.)?
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    I would not purchase either of those by UTG.
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    5.11 makes several vests that do lots of things.
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