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Thread: Chest Rig 101- Introduction to the Art of the Chest Rig

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    Doc, got a lot of useful info on the earlier thread, and you have helped immensely more with this additional information. Thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slybarman View Post
    How snug do you recommend one adjust the rig to their body? Pretty snug or some play to it?
    That is exactly why I like the BCS pull forward design. I like it a little loose when walking around but snug it up a bit for more dynamic stuff. If I did not have it, I would tighten it up until it was snug with taking the deapest breath you could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackmagic View Post
    Docsherm, Do you ever use vests for LBE? My stuff is all on a vest, but it seems like I have a lot of PALs on the back that is not used so I have been thinking of switching to a chest rig.

    Has that been your experience? Do you think vests are basically overkill? Is there any circumstances where you prefer a vest over a chest rig?

    Great write up! When I want to try out a chest rig this will really help steer me in the correct direction.
    Thanks. Stay away from the vest. No need for it. It is a thing of the past. Too restrictive and not flexible enough. When you can transition to a chest rig.
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    Outstanding posts doc. Thanks so much for putting this together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docsherm View Post
    If I did not have it, I would tighten it up until it was snug with taking the deapest breath you could.
    OK. Thank you. Sounds like pretty snug then. I have a cheapo condor chest rig. Seems OK to me for what it costs and I have used it in a couple classes with no problems, but no real world use - and none really expected.

    Thank you for sharing your time and info.

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    Good info Doc....
    I think I bought a couple of your old rigs over the years...

    Using "old" TenSpeed past couple of years...

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    Thanks for the write up. Any thoughts on split front rigs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HES View Post
    Thanks for the write up. Any thoughts on split front rigs?
    I have had several. I like them. They are very handy for when you are doing a lot of crawling or prown shooting. I also like how most of the split-front rigs have adjustments. That way you can loosen it if need be or vice versa. I like it with larger rigs. I feel that it is a bit counter productive for low viz set ups.
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    Thanks. I'm a dinosaur from the days of the LBE and one thing I always enjoyed was being able to unbuckle my gear and let it hand when necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by HES View Post
    Thanks. I'm a dinosaur from the days of the LBE and one thing I always enjoyed was being able to unbuckle my gear and let it hand when necessary
    You should look at a split front rig. I would look at the Tactical Tailor Split Front MAV, put a X Harness on it and you can set it up a thousand different ways. Hell, I got a wild hair up my as one time and set up that same rig just like my old school LBE was set up back in the stone age, canteens and all........
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