Which is better?

Discussion in 'Clothing / Gear' started by 16harrij, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    Which is better in a skirmish, a chest rig or a tactical vest?
     
  2. sniperboi94

    sniperboi94 New Member

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    If you're only planning on playing skirmishes then I'd suggest going with a chest rig. You don't really need a tactical vest until you play long games or milsim's.
     

  3. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the input.
     
  4. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    Those are broad terms. A chest rig made by a high end company may be better than Crapdor Condor gear. But a low end chest rig could be worse. It all depends, do you like high speed, low drag setups? And what is your budget? An what were you thinking of getting?
     
  5. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    Plate carriers generally allow you to carry more stuff onto the field and distribute weight better than a chest rig. Chest rigs are typically lighter and allow a bit better mobility. Which is better for you depends on what you need your load bearing gear to do. In general, I prefer a PC almost all the time.
     
  6. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    My budget would be $20-$30. I am asking for a chest rig or plate carrier for Christmas too. I like the high speed low drag steups.
     
  7. 16harrij

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    I am looking for something that will carry around 4-6 mags onto the field.
     
  8. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    Put that $20-30 in the bank and save it until you have a little more. That will barely get you a condor chest rig. I have one. Biggest regret I have made in airsoft so far.
     
  9. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    How much is a good chest rig or late carrier?
     
  10. Knief

    Knief Moderator Staff Member

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    A decent chest rig will easily be $60-$80 at a minimum, and a good PC with pouches typically runs between $120-$200.
     
  11. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    For a chest rig, you are looking at spending at least $70, and the vest should be upwards of $100, with pouches.

    Edit: sniped.
     
  12. 16harrij

    16harrij Active Member

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    Thanks guys!
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