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01-04-2006, 04:47 PM
I was just trying to make my own vest with an army jacket that I play with, since my camelbak is HUGE when I wear it in games. Anyone else done this? Any pics? Ideas?
01-04-2006, 07:17 PM
walmart sewing shop. Get 1/2 yard of camo patterned material and make a pocket to sew between the shoulderblades...
01-04-2006, 11:37 PM
i got lazy and bought one of these, there is a provision for a camelback built into it http://flurryindustries.com/ulempavedica.html
01-05-2006, 10:13 AM
I tried making one out of Duct Tape, if i had a little more time and patience i could make a nice one that absorbs all the shock
01-05-2006, 03:20 PM
It seems like it would be alot of work for a not-so-great outcome. I don't know if it's worth it. The other vest I thought I might buy was this one:
If anyone else knows good vests, I need:
-(4)140 rd. pod holder
-hydration pack holder
-radio, miscellanous holding pockets
I don't really use grenades
01-05-2006, 03:40 PM
the Intersept Akwapac, two liter hydration, 4 pods, and a extra pouch $90
the Specialops Broadsword, holds 1,100 paintballs, up to 91ci tank, hydration bladder, two pouches for grenades and the such, radio pocket, two utility pockets, $150
(right out of APG magazine)
01-06-2006, 07:42 AM
This is the one I have...
Well worth every penny.
01-08-2006, 03:58 AM
you wear a camelbak to games? i think it's a tad expensive and not that good for paintball.
but as for the vest, if you want it cheap and don't mind it being a little ghetto you can use some heavy duct tape and tape the insides of the army jacket to your liking. or you could sew some denim/material to the inside of the jacket. or both, depending on how much padding yhou want.
Recon by Fire
01-08-2006, 09:16 PM
There are tons of vest out there that can incorporate a camel back. Take a look...
01-10-2006, 10:31 PM
Well cops911 makes the best vests by far. Kind of a confusing site but......they'll make your vest any way you want it. They also have all price ranges. My team just picked up a sponsorship from them and Mo and Robert are awesome guys to work with. My teammate just picked one up similar to the CIA vest you just saw for 108 4 pods and a tank on the back. I think that included the custom name plates and everything. Unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky. Mine came to $350 but the cut it to $240. Mine has every option possible including interlocks to customize and extra pouches along with the poosibility of carrying 15 pods into a game. I also have two 92 CI tank holders, a water pouch, option pouches, padded shoulders, a gun holder, a makk holder, belt loops, custom name patches........and I can't remember the rest of the options. Then again I have to carry enough rockets to feed the rocket launcher and my freestyle with paint and air.........I'm now a mobile artillery mech with the night vision, throat mics and special listening devices :)
01-11-2006, 02:20 PM
xragon...i wear it because i stay in the woods for an extended period of time. it's perfect. the way i have it now is: I use the whole camelkbak as my gear pack, but it makes me look like a camel in the woods because it's huge on my back. hence the vest situation. I WANT to use just the bladder part of it.
01-11-2006, 06:59 PM
I'm not that much into the whole scenario thing, but i do play woodsball, and I've never had a situation where i absolutely needed hydration on the field, but if i did, i'd just put a waterbottle in my pod-holder, it won't make you a bigger target, and you dont have to invest money in it
01-12-2006, 04:22 PM
Couple things about water pouches and paintball...Having the water pack prevents the sloshing noise, the hydration bladders are only $10, the hydration bladder will keep you cold or warm as the case could be and they provide a landing cushion if you land on your back........however slight. So imagin I fall with two 92 cu in tanks on my back.......instead of my back bone taking the impact of the tanks the bladder dispurses the pressure. Let hop you don't need that aspect. As far as how much water you need.......if I have the paint and air capacity which this vest provides.......I only leave the field in a 12 hour game on Sat during the required dinner break......so having it available isn't a bad thing.......besides the water bottle restricts my ammo supply!