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Posted: 11/15/2007 6:23:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2007 6:23:05 AM EDT by Lancelot]
I am not sure where to post this, so I am sorry if it is the wrong place.

Once on this board there were some members discussing real toned down tac vests that would carry several mags.

I am interested in a SHTF vest that doesn't so much look like a tac vest, but you could still throw a day pack on if you needed to.

Any info would be kindly appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 7:20:58 PM EDT

IMHO that's as good as it gets for "low-profile" mag carriers.
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 7:31:26 PM EDT
I like my Duluth Trading Co. "presentation jacket" for CCW. It's stiff enough for good concealment and fast draw(I use mine for IDPA). It has held up to daily use for the past 1.5 years. I feel I look more like an innocuous college professor than a discretely armed highly trained killing machine.

They also make a working man's vest that has a ton of pockets and doesn't look tactical to me at all. They are made of fire hose canvas and seem to wear like iron. Now to get a link working.....


There! now peruse the many offerings of non tac gear.
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:13:25 PM EDT
Yes sir that fire hose material is tough, but hot. I was looking for something a little less heavy and a little more like a fishing vest. I do appreciate the feedback though. BTW I always thought it was wierd how all of Duluths catalogs and their website has drawn images of their clothing.

Anybody have any further ideas?
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:17:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:22:02 PM EDT
Thats it, thanks a lot!
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:30:02 PM EDT
Also check out the Woolrich ones.
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:32:52 PM EDT
Yeah, I'd recommend these Woolrich vest over the 5.11 one.
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 9:46:42 PM EDT
I like the Woolrich Elite vest a bit better by looking at it. It holds more mags! It also seems more rugged. It is also cheaper.

What about it makes you like it better?
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 6:47:01 AM EDT
What about this? You can wear it under a light jacket if you need to be discret. Different 5.11 Vest
Link Posted: 11/16/2007 5:25:24 PM EDT
I picked up a SigTac vest (marketed by SigSauer) for $45. It's lighter than the 5.11 (98% cotton by the label, almost a ripstop), and works fine for its intended purpose.
Link Posted: 11/16/2007 5:35:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/16/2007 5:46:38 PM EDT by DemolitionDamon]
Does the Woolrich Lightweight Discreet Carry Vest carry four AR mags, each separated from each other?

Would anyone who owns one chime in?
Link Posted: 11/18/2007 6:44:25 AM EDT
these discreet vests wouldnt be very discreet if they were being worn by a young guy like me. I think you would have to be over forty for it not to get wierd looks.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 5:33:59 PM EDT
I think even an older guy would stand out with a discrete vest, if for no other reason than that SHTF carbine hanging on a sling.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 6:07:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DemolitionDamon:
Does the Woolrich Lightweight Discreet Carry Vest carry four AR mags, each separated from each other?

Would anyone who owns one chime in?

Yeah, I've got the Woolrich Lightweight Discreet Carry Vest and it doesn't carry any AR mags. I use it as a concealment garment to meet agency requirements when I'm going to be kicking around sometimes.

I also agree that any time I wear it people know that I'm just covering my gun. I've got a navy blue Izod golf vest for when I want to blend in to the crowd.
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 7:59:54 AM EDT
IMO, any vest in a SHTF situation will scream GUN to me. I would prefer a zip sweatshirt hoodie, and a MOLLE vest under it.

And age is another consideration. Not many 20-30 year olds wear vests daily.
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