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Split front chest rig
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:36:31 AM »
Split front chest rig

4x Double magazine pouches (pistol magazine pouch on inner face and PALS on outer)
Popper and velcro closure
Adjustable lids
Shock cord retention
4 columns of PALS on the side
Sewn on H harness with light padding











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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 08:56:54 AM »
Looks like a pretty solid rig, I have a few questions:


1.  Is there anything between the spacer mesh and the padding?  If so, what?

2.  Do you have a good source for the separating molded zippers?

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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 04:37:19 PM »
I had seen a piece of 2" webbing onto the foam before stuffing it inside the cordura-spacer mesh outer.

I got a pair of zips from the issue MTP daysack and modified them down to size with zip stops.  On holiday, I went to the YKK office in Hong Kong.  They can literally make any zip for you but require a month lead time and I only had two weeks left there.  They don't offer to arrange courier so that isn't very helpful at all.
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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 04:56:47 PM »
Looks really good. I like your shoulder harness a lot.

Questions - Are the pistol mags easy to access? I looks like you could have positioned them normally but next to the zipper. Interesting way to stitch the attachment points for the harness to the rig. I didn't understand why until I saw you used binding tape. Why not the more common way to fold your cordura to sandwich your webbing attachment and use velcro to close the flat pockets?




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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 12:42:40 AM »
Yes, the pistol pouches are easy to access.  The customer wanted it on the sides.


Not quite sure what you are trying to say with the be next bit.  The body of the chest rig is two layers of cordura thick and the harness is sandwiches between them.  I only used binding tape for the mesh panel.
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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 04:59:28 PM »
Ya, nevermind. I figured it out.  :P

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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 06:36:14 AM »
Why the drag handle is oriented downwards?

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Re: Split front chest rig
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 09:37:52 AM »
Why the drag handle is oriented downwards?
Why is there even a drag handle? The strap itself works as a drag handle.
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