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thatonekid
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« on: May 17, 2011, 01:09:07 PM »

I'm setting up my GT gear and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a low budget vest for my 24 Hr. gear. Specifically where I should look for said vest. and remember: LOW BUDGET. Thanks all.
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C/MSgt Collins
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 01:58:37 PM »

I'm setting up my GT gear and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a low budget vest for my 24 Hr. gear. Specifically where I should look for said vest. and remember: LOW BUDGET. Thanks all.

Don't get a vest at all since you are required to wear an orange vest over it which defeats the purpose of the tactical vest.
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David Sinn
thatonekid
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 03:26:09 PM »

Not if you get an orange "tactical" vest.
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Larry Mangum
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 03:31:35 PM »

Orange is no longer sufficient, it now needs to be ANSI III compliant. Read the new safety regulation.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 03:38:12 PM »

ANSI III (3), or just ANSI II (2)?

The lower spec stuff is sans sleeves, the higher spec stuff has sleeves to meet the higher reflective/contrast area requirement.
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Dave Bowles
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thatonekid
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 03:50:32 PM »

ANSI III (3), it doesn't necessarily have to have sleeves.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 05:44:05 PM »

ANSI III (3), it doesn't necessarily have to have sleeves.

ANSI 2 not ANSI 3. Please see 62-1. It can not have sleeves if worn over an AF uniform.
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David Sinn
thatonekid
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 10:38:25 PM »

Oh, my bad.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 02:25:35 AM »

ANSI III (3), it doesn't necessarily have to have sleeves.

Show me an ANSI III garment upper body garment without sleeves, please. The specification requires a specific minimum area of reflective material, and contrast material. A sleeveless garment does not have sufficient overall area to accomplish this.
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Dave Bowles
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 11:39:17 AM »

OK here is an answer actually related to the original post- 

I use the Arktis brand vest. I bought it off ebay for 60 bucks and i actually love it.  Just remember to buy a hydration system or a couple canteens to go with it.

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