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Chest pack help

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by Johnnyboy1971, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Johnnyboy1971

    Johnnyboy1971 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    For a while now I have been looking at Hill People Gear products and the chest pack (kit bag they call it).
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    What im wanting to do is cobble together my own version without coughing up £100.
    The pack is mounted via a harness of which I intend to use a PLCE yoke I have.
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    What im looking for is a Molle style pouch of similar dimensions to the one in the pictures.
    Can anyone suggest a pouch that will fit my requirements.
     

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    Admin pouches perhaps?
    Or condor stuff
    Military1st may have someit?
     
  3. Johnnyboy1971

    Johnnyboy1971 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Thats the sort of thing just need to find the right one.
     
  4. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    I've had this very project on the go for over a year now, and I have the slightly-modified (tidied up) lid from an old PRI Predator as exactly the right thing for this; large front pocket with the internal zipped mesh pocket in there, and then what used to be the lid pocket itself as an outside one. It's not stitched together yet only because it's in desert camo and I haven't got around to trying to dye it.

    I'm a great user of chest packs, I'm always surprised they're not more popular and I reckon some of the bigger companies are missing a trick by not designing and making a good one. I used, and sometimes still do use, a large Ribz pack which is good for some light-ish stuff, but I want something more substantial in canvas or cordura to take a bit more and to have a bit of it's own shape rather than the floppy Ribz-type product.

    Tha last few I've cobbled together I've been hangig from the D-rings on the shoulder straps of my packs which means no bulky extra harness under the pack itself; seems to work really well and counterbalances the weight in the pack itself. It's amazing how much kit you can carry very efficiently with a small day pack and a chest rig added, a very comfortable and adaptable system.

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    I'll stitch this together as soon as I have a bit more time, then dye it and see if it'll do the job.......Hanging the chest pack from the shoulder straps of the pack means that you also have the use of it as a shoulder bag without all the extra harness, too

    Just my thoughts on it so far :)
     
  5. Johnnyboy1971

    Johnnyboy1971 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice one Mac, and great to see that others like to idea.
     
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    made a couple in the past out of Mil spec admin pouches - Tactical tailor and Blue force gear IIRC

    I just went with the chest rig cross strap approach as it was cheaper

    bought the hardware and webbing from britishtactical.com
     
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    JohnnyBoy; the administration pouch from Condor would work but you maybe need to decide on what it will carry for sizing before purchase. The standard administration pouch is good for light items and as an organiser for the small stuff and 'to hand' items only

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    That sort of thing is available in various sizes/colours & styles from Victoria's secrets......

    Rob
     
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    Johnnyboy1971 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    These look interesting,but I just know I would lean forwards with it undone an the contents fall out.
     
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    Have you had a look at RIBZ. I have a Condor large admin pouch in tan/CB. If you want photos with stuff in it let me know it'll also be for sale if needed. I did have a black one set up a few years ago I attached it to my rucksack straps using a grimloc.
     
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    There is a Kifaru Koala Lite 2 inch pocket for $20.80 on their website. It's not the main portion, but may work depending on what you want to put in.

    I have both the Koala lite and the HPG recon chest rig. Both have their own features that I like.

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    I got a Raidlight Chest pack ( adds an extra 4lt and two bottle holders) that clips onto the rucksack straps and waistbelt. I've yet to try it in anger but it fits nicely on my Innov8 lightweight pack. Not bad for £12 ish delivered.
     
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    someone on here modded a snugpak response pack to go on their chest when wearing a rucksack. Seems similar?
     
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    Actually did you get one of the MTP gas mask bags in Chef's group buy a couple of years back?
     
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