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anybody running one ? I have recently decided to replace the paraclete rabv I have been running for several years with a carrier that doesn't have the zipper in the front... I like the idea of the Eagle mar ciras , anybody mess with one yet? let me know... thanks
seriously??? nobody is running one??
Here's what I found in this < thread (http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=167&highlight=Eagle+Ciras+Maritime) > at Post #21 by Ben Lenett. :cool:
The Maritime CIRAS is what the LE version is based off of. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Reference the question of why we offer a Maritime Model of the CIRAS. It was requested by a particluar organization. The Land and Maritime are both releasable vests. The difference is the Land has two release points, with one being at 0600 on the vest and the other being at either 0300 or 0900. The second point is set up based upon user preference. The Maritime only has one release point that is located at 1200 under the neck line.
I find the Land is better suited for large loadouts, but it is slightly more difficult to put on because of the large external cumberbund as well as adding some bulk to the vest. The Maritime is more streamlined and easier for a person to put on quickly. The Maritime is my personal choice when using an armor carrier of that nature.
Utilizing a Plate Carrier gives the end user more flexibility in their overall options. It will also make your overall profile SLIGHTLY more compact versus using a CIRAS. For people that are not assigned to a detail which is responsible for dedicated tactical operations, I almost always recommend the Plate Carrier with Cumberbund. That system will allow you to quickly upgrade threat protection over your existing soft armor based on the current situation unfolding in front of you. You do lose the cutaway feature of the vest, but the PC W/C is still more than capable of carrying just about anything you need.
Having worn both systems for real I personally prefer the soft armor with PC over it. It allows me better mobility and still offers outstanding overall protection.
I have been running one for 4 years with no issues (including a trip to the sand box). It is the only armor that I trust. PM me if you have specific questions.
It's a very good all in one system. It feels very comfortable and more stable with hard and soft armor. My loadout also isn't a lot and only consists of 5 rifle mags, 3 pistol mags, blowout kit, and tourniquet. I would not suggest getting one if you don't plan on using armor with it. Ciras without armor is pointless.
Here is what my setup looks like now. It offers very good support and confort. Well as much comfort as armor can be.
The mar ciras is a great Carrier I've been running it for about 2 months now. I replaced an eagle PC with it and love having my soft armor, plates, mags and crap on one platform that's easy to adjust and more importantly quickly put on and take off. So +1 on the ciras, however you may want to take a look at the BAE ECLIPSE RBAV witch is replacing the CIRAS in SOCOM, it is made with 500D condor instead of 1000D with the ciras (Significant weight reduction). ATS gear has them for sale.
What about the new version of the Paraclete RAV with the flap over the middle instead of the zip?
Some of us run the CIRAS here at the facility, including me. I have had the same one for about 5 years now with 0 issues. I can tell you that I have seen a lot of them here and elsewhere in harsh conditions and abused. They seem to do very well. I have used other packages as well, but the CIRAS seems to fit me the best.
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