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Old 03-23-2020, 06:59 PM
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i have a couple of different chest rigs but i always end up going back to the old Army LBE
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Always have had this type of set up. Have the h-straps instead of the y straps. Couple of extra mag pouches and the butt bag also. It works.
LBE works great as a stand-alone patrol system maybe augmented with a small patrol pack. This simply suck if you're actually using a full size pack with requisite hip belt actually designed and used to distribute the weight to the hips, where it should be. The old-school ALICE equipment never addressed this and you can adjust your LBE all you want, but it simply sucks if you're doing anything less than a couple of patrol miles with a big pack.

While chest rigs did allow for easier entrance/exit of vehicles, they do suck for actual drills involving IMT's and going prone. They do however, work much better with conventional packs (the smaller ones), so it's a trade off and often more mission specific. I wouldn't say there's a one-size fits all, but I've found the micro chest rigs far more versatile as a short range patrol kit and long-distance backpacking option with a conventional pack. It's also the same reason I have hundreds of miles with HPG Kit Bags over other options.

Given my current living situation and bug-home planning, I had to do some adjustments to my worse-case scenario kit. The pack is a Seek Outside Gila 3500. I'm using a Haley Strategic micro chest rig for open carry, and while I train and have deployed using a battle belt, it doesn't work/integrate with a pack's hip belt system. I had to work a Velcro inner belt attachment to my pack that can be pulled off and attached after I jettison my pack. It's not the best solution, but I can carry my handgun on my pack, yet with the Safariland QLS, I can quickly move it to my battle belt if I need to do a short patrol, E&E without my pack, or do engagement drills if necessary.





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Old 03-23-2020, 07:13 PM
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Im with Henry on this. I do run a scarab with the zip on pack for cqb and limited lrrp function. Its small low pro and not ti cumbersome. But my get home gear is a full LBE and an alice pack with frame.
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But my get home gear is a full LBE and an alice pack with frame.
I learned my lessons 30 years ago evolved. I do have a Large ALICE ruck with an upgraded harness and hip belt (back when HSGI was doing custom mods and work on military gear), but for actually hauling weight for long distance, I've found far better options. I still have my old medium and custom Large ALICE packs, but they're just used for short-distance, mobile transportation of supplies

Lots of good options, both old school and new school. Biggest advice is to use and train with what you're have and are comfortable with...

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