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    Which is a good vest for bug out bag?
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    I bought a level 3 molle vest with plate inserts. That way I have bullet protection and molle tabs for carrying mags/flashlights/etc.

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    By vest... do you mean a vest like the 5.11 model - reasonably normal looking, but can be used to carry a lot of spare mags? Or are you talking about bullet-resistant vests?

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    Ya are we talking balistic vest, assault vest or a carry all vest.

    Balistic vest - best out there is Safariland Cover 6.

    Assault vest - Blackhawk or Eagle

    Carryall vest - 5.11 makes a good one that has mag pouches hidden and dosent make you stand out.

    If your not a LEO and just packing a bug out bag vest, I'd go with one of the 5.11 ones as you can load them suckers down and carry a whole lot of stuff. US Cavalry sells two that are very well priced. Their Forager Vest dosent have as many pockets, but its served me well for about 15 years (http://www.uscav.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=7616) and their Safari Travelers Vest is very similar to the 5.11 one but about 1/3 of the price (http://www.uscav.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=5659), and has worked and still does duty in my deployment bag since 1999.
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    yes something on the order of 5.11 lots of pockets for gps, cell what have you.chest holster
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    The 5.11 is probably a good choice. Tons of pockets... and they come with a 'back-up-belt' system that lets you carry a holster inside the vest itself. The company makes pretty good products.

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    If you go here: http://aramark-uniform.com/wgweb.dll

    Do a search for "5.11 Vest"... $39.99!
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    Woolrich Elite Vest

    So many pockets that I have to remember where I put everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Young View Post
    Woolrich Elite Vest

    So many pockets that I have to remember where I put everything.

    all that and a good retailer too. Seriously folks, give the woolrich stuff, and Mr. young's store (rogueelite.net) a look. He's good folks and great to deal with.
    For MN specific carry information and a great shooting community, check out forum.twincitiescarry.com

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    I use a Filson hunting vest.
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    5.11 is the best. I've worn out a couple. They have more pockets and features than any other ones out there. The velcro setup inside works well for a J-frame with their holster accessory, and the best thing is that when I get home, I can hang it up with everything inside, ready for the next morning.

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    If you're looking for something more combat oriented - and obviouslyy such in appearance - check out some of the BlackHawk STRIKE vests. No armor, but completely customizable... Is that a word? You can put on whatever pouches you want, holster, hydration, etc. I built one recently with:

    hydration (100 oz system)
    handcuff / light pouch
    double pistol magazine pouch
    shotgun ammo pouch (24 rounds)
    compass / gps pouch
    radio pouch
    blow out / med kit pouch

    quick and easy - was together in 30 minutes as I wanted it once the order arrived. Just a thought...
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    Once in a while I use a Cabela's Safari Vest, which looks a little like a photographers vest. As a general use type of vest, it's very comfortable, loads of pockets, covers a sidearm very well even if OWB carried, and it's only $50 or so.

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