What do you think of this vest?

Discussion in 'Clothing / Gear' started by MikeyBugs95, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. MikeyBugs95

    MikeyBugs95 Member

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    Need help deciding between these vests.

    I've been looking for a new vest and I've decided on the Flyye MOLLE Style PC Plate Carrier from Shootercbgear.com. My mom is still hesitant about getting it because of the total price including shipping: over $160. I HAVE tried to convince her but I in case she says no I've continued looking and found:
    The TMC CIRAS Force Recon vest. TMC CIR Force Recon Vest Ver Land w/ 100 oz HAWG ( RG ).
    The TMC PI style Lightweight Plate Carrier , RG 6 pouches TMC PI style Lightweight Plate Carrier , RG 6 pouches.
    The TMC PI style Lightweight Plate Carrier A (w/ 7 pouches) TMC PI style Lightweight Plate Carrier A (w/ 7 pouches)

    I'm just wondering if anybody has had the TMC CIRAS Force Recon vest and what they think. And the size; on some other CIRAS vest being sold on the site it says that it fits 5'5"-5'7". So I'm wondering if this would fit the same sizes. If it DOES fit 5'5", Thats great because I'm 5'4". And I'd also like to know about the rest of the vests too. Especially if the fit and if they're good gear for the price.

    And please dont tell me about the colors, or company because I know already. I want the Flyye MOLLE Style PC, but its bit too expensive for my, or my moms/dads blood, so we all have to make sacrifices. Resist the urge to suggest Flyye/Pantac or any colors! Resist it!
     
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  2. Knief

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    A CIRAS will never fit you. Chinese repro CIRASs are big on me and I'm 6' 180lbs. Sorry man, not a chance.
     

  3. MikeyBugs95

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    Ok. Because I've found others listed on the site, and in the description it said it would fit 5'5 up... Well.. Thats disheartening...

    I saw a post by someone on a different forum by somebody who's 5'4 and wore a Milspex CIRAS Land, size medium, comfortablely... Now I dont know if just by sheer luck or something but it does have me interested... I'm not rejecting your advice Knief. I'm just doing my research. I also contacted TMC to find out from them.
     
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  4. Knief

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    My first CIRAS was a Milspex. I couldn't tighten it enough to really wear. My guess is, the vest hangs off the kid and he doesn't realize how it should fit.
     
  5. MikeyBugs95

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    Ahh.. Ok. So CIRAS vests basicially come in one size? And I'm guessing you suggest getting the other two right?
     
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  6. Knief

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    No, they come in different sizes, it just that all of the sizes are big. It's just a big vest. They shouldn't be S/M/L, they should be marked L/XL/BigAsHell.

    I'm not a fan of the Pig carrier, but others like it. I'd look into a 6094 or RRV. But really, I wouldn't buy TMC. It's not great. It's just slightly better than Condor. You should keep working on your parents for FLYYE.
     
  7. MikeyBugs95

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    Lol. Thats what sucks about being a small person. For me it doesnt just start at L... it starts as Too Big and goes up from there... Now why not the PI Carrier? And one of those links is a 6094. I myself am hesitant to the 6094 style because it a small looking carrier... Its kind of a contradiction but I like bigger style carriers, like the CIRAS and others like that. Thats also partly why I want the Flyye MOLLE PC... it looks big. I like that. Lol.
     
  8. Knief

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    I see three links, one to a CIRAS, two to PIG carriers. I don't like the whole velcro top, it's an aesthetic thing for me. The PIG carrier is going to be about the size of a 6094, not a big carrier. That said, with how small you are, any carrier is going to be big on you.
     
  9. MikeyBugs95

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    Oh... I could've sworn I posted a 6094. Oh well. Just misread. It was in a jumble of others labeled 6094. And if I do get a PIG (whats the "G" for?), I could stick to things plastered with the hook side of velcro :D. Lol. Ok back to seriousness. And actually the MBSS I have right now fits me... And I'm not to small. I'm pretty stocky... I'm just short.
     
  10. Grin

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    Patrol Incident Gear
     
  11. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    Hm... What would you guys suggest more... the PIG or a 6094? Because now I'm partial to both... And thanks for the translation from acronyms to words.
     
  13. Knief

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    Didn't I just suggest the 6094 over the PIG?
     
  14. Grin

    Grin New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'd suggest the 6094A, but I'm also biased. I just don't like the look or feel of the PIG.
     
  15. MikeyBugs95

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    You did? Oh... Sorry... I didn't realize. Ok... Well. I'll go with the 6094. I'll try and find one with a rather large pouch set and suggest it to my mom. This she'll probably accept.
     
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  16. HoneyBadgerSquad

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    I have the Flyye 6094a and it is amazing. It is actually bigger than you think it is. It is also very adjustable and fits me perfectly and I'm 6ft.
     
  17. magkill

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    Is this a general thread for all or just one persons question? If its general what do you think of this.

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  18. Grin

    Grin New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is for the OP, not general.

    Additionally, that is bad.
     
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  20. MikeyBugs95

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    So it should be about down to slightly above my belt line on me. Right? *OFFTOPIC* its really annoying when you see all these people running around with the crotch of their pants at the knees isn't it? I don't know how these kids can possibly walk or run like that. I don't get it! *BACK ON TOPIC* Since I am about 5'4". And ok. Yeah I told my mom about and I might be getting it... Minus a MAP but that's no big deal. Thank you.

    And as Grin and iTunes mentioned before, I made this thread for me. Thank you Grin and iTunes :)

    And thank you Knief and everyone else who helped me figure this out :)