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RobATK94

Dual sport vest.

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Well I'm sold.  In the military I had all kinds of load bearing vests and hated them all.  Swore them off.  Rode with a back pack and fanny pack for a long time for all my long rides.  Then I started getting tired of all the straps I had to cinch down and constantly playing with to keep tight once then got sweaty or just banging around.  Gave the klim vest a shot because reviews said it breathes better then the others.  

 Unloaded everything into it with room to spare...and hopefully not use just for the sake of packing more crap.  I beat on it for 160 miles and it stayed nice and tight to my chest with just a jersey and fits nice over a jacket too.  Not once did I feel like anything was flopping around or bouncing around like you get with a loose fanny back.  

So I guess I'm back on the vest bandwagon.  Tossing this out there in case anyone else was on the fence. 

 

 

The last time I wore a vest, which I hated!!!  Zipped up, buckled up, adjusted every which way, still crap.   Now, much better design and fit. 

 

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I switched over to a vest (Ogio) a couple years ago after wearing a backpack forever before that. I can't believe I waited so long. I carry a lot of gear (ask Mikey how heavy my Ogio is) with me and it is so much more comfortable to spread the weight out with a vest versus a backpack. The biggest complaint about the vest that I hear is about retaining heat....But I don't experience that to a point of it being a problem.

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Lb's vest is rediculously heavy. I think he carries sapi plates in there in case we run into bad dudes.

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OH yeah.  It has a holster.   Not packing a desert eagle, but a co pact would sure fit nice. 

What the hell is in the Oracles vest?   SAPIs and a Kevlar dual sport helmet?  

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10 hours ago, Mikey777 said:

Lb's vest is rediculously heavy. I think he carries sapi plates in there in case we run into bad dudes.

No, I would use CID (he's old) for that as I throw lead down range.

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BTW, I had a fortuitous event today. I was in BMW Escondido waiting for my bike to be finished up when the Klim rep walked in. He looked at me and thought to himself, well, there is one cool dude, I think I'll give him a 50% discount code for anything and everything he'd like to buy off the Klim website. So....there is a new Klim Arsenal vest in my future and a few other Klim things... :-)

 

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I have heard in the past that those discount codes are meant to be shared and that the rep's get bonuses based on how many times they are shared......

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Haha. At 50% get anything you might need for the next 5 years.   I got a deal on some left over XC gear, in the pic, and it is really nice stuff. I'm a fan.  I figured if the quality of the vest was just as good as the riding gear, I won't have any complaints.  

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Man at 50% off I might be able to afford the jacket I want.

Whats the secret code worth to you?

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Sure wish I could share it with ya'll. But I've got to respect the parameters of the gift. Sorry, gents!

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