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Looking For Camouflage fabric to go over Bulletproof vest

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by knuckle Head, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of Blue bulletproof vests, I know a good alterations, I am looking ofr a place to buy and have shipped to me strong digital camouflage fabric to be fitted over the vest.

    Any suggestions??

    Thanks,
     
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    Chugger Central Oregon Member

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  3. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Many, many thanks, I knew someone here would be able to help. looks like they have exactly what i need.

    Now I need to see how much material my seamstress needs and place the order.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    no info to add
     
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  5. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    Why digicam? The Army is going back to non-digital camo. They're calling it "multi-cam" now, and it's basically the same colours as the BDU, slighly muted with more olive. The Brit uniforms and our new multi-cam are hard to tell apart at a distance. MArines are the only ones committing to sticking with the MARPAT desert digi-cam, and that's only because they want to be different.

    Digital camo works better against digitally-enhanced nightvision devices, but not as well against the naked eye. The ACU pattern and colours don't work well outside of urban environments. Same with the USAF pattern (they're getting rid of it in fasvour of multi-cam also.)

    You could probably just tie-dye some denim with black, brown, and olive dye for a forest pattern and get the same effect.
     
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  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Why not just buy pre-made plate carrier to put them in? They are built just for that...........
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    BTW there is no such thing as a bullet proof vest.. they are rated to stop up to certain listed threats only
     
  8. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Good points, I did not know hte army was going away from the ACU, I the digital cam I was wanting to buy is the woodland MARPAT. I know first hand depending on the situation the the old army BDU was better than the ACU in some wooded terrain, I did an army exercise 5 yrs ago where some of us were wearing ACU and some wearing BDU, when people were laying in different types of brush against different soil or background colors they blended differently, sometime a person almost invisible then they would move 50 feet and could easily seen, this happen with both patterns, I will check out the new multi cam.

    Personally I never thought the ACU was the proper color wooded terrain, everything I read said it was more of a multi-purpose camo as stated above, urban, night and woods.

    I personally have many camo pattern clothes and have done experiments with friends in different terrain, different times of the year, I have even worn desert caamies in northern mid-west winters without snow in swampy area's I completely disappeared from view sitting 5 feet into the brush from someone, it was funny to see their reaction.
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I know its off-topic, BUT....

    I'm an 8-yr. Army vet (been out since '93 so I'm "vintage"), and when I saw the ACU pattern come out... I just shook my head in disbelief! Although the new pocket arrangements and "styling" is pretty good, that faded looking crap sucked from the "git-go" compared to the old Woodland patterned BDU. It only took how many millions of dollars and "man"-hours in the testing and proving, then investing in the tool-up and distribution throughout the supply chains to only then go... "uh, these suck"?

    IMHO the Multi-Cam is the best all around pattern, and at this time the Army has authorized its general issue and use in the Afganistan Theater of Operations only. The Woodland MarPat is 2nd to the old Woodland pattern for said reasons above, but better than the ACU. If you're "doing it right", your BDU/ACU (whatever acronym you want) should be well coated/stained with the local/native dirt anyway so as to blend in pretty good.

    :thumbup:
     
  10. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered a military surplus camo tactical vest? Ebay?
     
  11. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I will check it out
     
  12. LarryFink

    LarryFink North Bergen, NJ New Member

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    The fabric the United States Army uses is the ACU Universal Camouflage pattern in a 60 inch wide 500 Denier Nylon Cordura fabric. This fabric has Durable Water Repellent finish with a fire retardant coating on the back of the fabric. You can purchase the actual fabric as slightly irregulars online at Magna Fabrics for only $1.49 a yard plus shipping. There is an online store at Welcome to Magna Fabrics which lists the various lengths available. Free samples are available be request.
    (As a point disclosure this reply to the thread is posted by the owner of Magna Fabrics).
     
  13. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    WOW, Thanks, I had put this project on hold with all of Mylar bagging of stuff I have been doing from breaking of food staples. I will check it out, I would really like to get multi cam
     
  14. LarryFink

    LarryFink North Bergen, NJ New Member

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    Dear Knuckle Head
    If you email me with your mailing address to info@magnafabrics.com I will email you a free sample.
    We only offer the ACU Universal pattern. If you require MultiCam you should contact Duro Industries, however I do not think they have the appropriate fabric in the multicam and if they do the price will probably be signfigantly higher than our price of only $1.49 a yard