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Offline GhostFist

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Best in vests
« on: June 10, 2011, 10:09 AM »
So I recently hijacked another thread asking about tool belts and or vests. The Occidental suspenda-whatever system seemed interesting to me but i came across this guy and it might better suit my needs, I'll get the black version of course. My one concern is that I'm not a fan of their accessories and was curious as to wether or not I could attach perhaps an occi three pouch system for fasteners. Anyways check out the video and tell me what you think.


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Offline justinmcf

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 07:26 PM »
it looks great.

i cant see it being suitable for me personally. i like to hang my paslode framing/finishing gun off my belt.
i dont like their accessories either.
but its a cool idea.
i am sure there will be carpenters that either love it or hate.
maybe it will be more suitable for electricians and plumbers.

justin.

Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 08:19 PM »
You may want to check out this vest. Works well for me, I have the Skillers, since my belly got too big to wear a tool belt comfortably.  [embarassed] Thanks to Dan Clark for the info originally.
Les (near Indy) XL

Offline rookie08

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 09:25 PM »
+1 on the Skillers vest and accessories.  Been using it for a bout 2 months now and it's super comfortable and takes all the load off my lower back, which is where my old belt was killing me.  Only downside is you cannot get a drill holster in the US for it, however I rigged a different brand for it and it works great.  You can wear it over a t-shirt in the summer, and when winter comes it has an expandable flap so the same vest will fit over your jacket/sweatshirt etc.  Brian at Repcon, the owner? manager? and Harriet are great to work with. 800 325 8707

cheers

james

Offline mastercabman

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 09:59 PM »
Do those vests gets hot in the summer?
What about winter? are they hard to put on over a coat?
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Les Spencer

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 08:39 PM »
As Rookie08 says in previous post, you can wear comfortably in either the summer, lightweight mesh, or use the expander to wear over a coat in winter.
Les (near Indy) XL

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Best in vests
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 07:49 AM »
the one in the video I posted you can freeze a water bladder and put it in a compartment on the back. Cant get much cooler than that.