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Posted: 9/12/2010 1:07:12 PM EDT
Lets face it, military web gear is designed pretty much, for the worst case scenario. So its great stuff to have on hand.

Whats the opinion on which military made the best, and which styles? Veterans, amongst all, please chime in.

Also, I have some old stuff from vietnam, but it is rather faded. Is there a good way to re-dye the web gear to get it looking somewhat original? Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:36:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 5:15:07 PM EDT by tc556guy]
Worst case scenario? It was designed for use. I use the old US LBE. Nothing wrong with it, it worked as issued gear for decades.

If the piece is functional, I wouldn't worry about appearance. You aren't trying to impress anyone as an reenactor or something similar.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:02:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:28:02 PM EDT
Please, please, please don't dye your original webgear. Put it away. Prices for some of the older cotton pieces are already going up as they get scarcer. If you want to sell it, put it on the EE. There are retro hounds looking for the stuff.

Now, on to the newer stuff. One of the reasons they went to nylon (aside from rot issues) was the fact that when it gets wet the cotton gear gets very heavy. Think how heavy a cotton towel can get when its sopping wet. The newer nylon gear does not hold water. It will not get signigicantly heavier when wet.

ALICE gear is serviceable in a pinch. If you go that route, make sure you get one of the older nylon "H" harnesses not the "Y" ones. You can balance your load better. Also, you can cut the grenade pockets off the sides of the ammo pouches to get them closer together on your belt. There is a maker that sells new ALICE-ish 30rnd pouches made without the grenade pockets but why buy those when you can just take an Xacto knife to the older models that are much cheaper?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 10:20:48 PM EDT
I have two of the LRAK or ISSAK rifleman kits from blackhawk. They are a great piece of gear only draw back is that they are not modular( which does have a tiny advantage in that you do not have worry about loosing your pouches( you can zip tie them or 550 them) like on alice gear)
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