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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by NWMoss, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Looking into options, sound off with opinions and if you've had any experience:

    -woolrich algerian field jacket (don't know if i like the half zipper)

    -sigarms canvas jacket

    -SeV fleece 5.0

    - 5.11 Tactical Jacket

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  2. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    NWMoss,

    Did you make a decision? Any insight?

    I'm considering the ScotteVest, but just can't make up my mind. I guess they have a pretty good return policy, so I might order the 'Essential Travel Jacket'.

    -Mike
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I own a couple 5.11 jackets. One is the patrol style, the other is the tactical style. Both are nice and comfortable and provide easy access to my weapon. The only thing I don't like is the on-board mag carry options. My personal preference is still a pouch on my belt.
     
  4. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    I have already sent two 5.11 fleece jackets back because the seams are sewn by some 7yr old and they rip out even without washing. 5.11 is the poorest quality equipment I have seen in a long time. I don't usually bad mouth clothing, but I saw the same thing happen with The North Face. TNF stuff was awesome until it became popular and their QC when down the crapper.

    5.11 is no different. "True Operator" clothing my **s I wouldn't by it even to let my grandma pack her .38 to church.
     
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    While I don't argue that there could be better QC on the brand I do feel the need to state that even in the .mil, duty gear is rated on the 6 month rotation. It's supposed to wear hard and stand up to whatever...for half a year before you replace it.