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vests/jackets for spring CC

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    vests/jackets for spring CC

    What brands are everyone using? Feel free to include both tactical gear for matches and regular wear that you may use as part of your concealment plan.

    Thanks for your input...


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    Cover in FL is usually just an open Hawaiian type shirt, a larger T-shirt, or a light jacket...I would suggest using the same cover that you would normally wear for any 'armed' activity.

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    I just picked up two lightweight fleece (Polertech-type material) vests to use as cover garments. I got my company logo and name embroidered on them for $15 extra - so I can advertise my computer repair services at IDPA matches and etc...

    A lightweight vest or blazer/windbreaker type jacket is probably your best bet in a climate like mine (around Seattle, Springtime temps range from 40F to 55F or so). In a warmer climate, I'd go with the unbuttoned over-shirt method as retsupt99 mentioned.

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    I like these shirts they dont print and no flower look. Faded Glory - Men's Long-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt - Wal-Mart

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    Take a look at the Israeli Secret Service jackets.

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    Since the OP is in NE Ohio, I'll assume weather like we get here in New England . . . Spring can be 70 one day and 45-50 the next.

    5.11 makes a nice denim jacket that has hidden pockets. It is a bit heavy, but will work in Spring for certain weather/functions.

    I like the Shabak as well for a cover garment, but it is short-sleeved only (wish they made a long sleeved version too), so good for warmer days and not so good at 45 temps.

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    I too like the polar fleece vests for fall and spring time carry. Picked one up at JCPenny's on sale in their big man's dept. last year. Works fantastic!!

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    I wear one of my "Columbia" travel vests or "Scott-e-Vests" during warm weather. During the rest of the year I wear one of my "Scott-e-Vest" jackets or fleeces. SCOTTEVEST/SeV® iPod and Travel Clothing Solutions™ makes a number of useful jackets, vests, fleeces & pants that are great for travel and hiding things in hidden pockets.
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    I like the fleece type (Polertech-type material) vest as well. Here in MT our weather is cool or cold for most of the year so this type of vest works well.
    It's a little extra warmth under a jacket when it's real cold, and by it's self helps keep the chill off when a heavy jacket isn't necessary. I also buy them one size to big. During the short summer months, I like a t-shirt tucked in and a short sleeved untucked shirt over that.
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have a few options to look at now!

    Thanks again!

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    I have Orvis's Loch Leven Vest. I can't rave about it enough. I live in the damn thing. I've had it for 3 1/2 years, and wear it far more than I've ever worn any other coat/ jacket or vest.

    It holds a ton of stuff, keeps me pretty warm three seasons, and doesn't scream gun.

    J-Frame/ Semi Auto fits well in the pocket.
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    I have a Columbia vest that I use for fishing. But since I joined this forum, I realized that it could be used to hide a gun also. It works pretty good for that, and works really well in hot weather, as it was made for fishing, so it is a very light nylon material.

    A couple of weeks ago I bought a Woolrich vest. It would be okay for winter carry, but no way once it gets warmer. This thing is heavy-duty, and it does scream "gun".

    Get a fishing vest, just make sure it is long enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Those are some fine looking vests.

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    A couple of years ago I purchased a vest from these guys The Holster Vest It's got holsters on both sides, room for extra magazines and room for a Shurefire type flashlight. It's comfortable and I tend to wear it for going out to dinner or to church. When it reaches the hottest part of summer I tend to go with something cooler but for fall, winter and spring it works great. For me it's been well worth the money.
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