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EDC vest

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by jonny8642, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. jonny8642

    jonny8642 Loaded Pockets

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    I've been wondering if anyone wears a vest for EDC and if anyone has one of these from Duluth Trading. I am open for suggestions om different ones.

    heres the one that I am looking at.
     
  2. parnass

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    I know I sound like a Sportsmans Warehouse ad but there is a cool vest in our store Southaven MS and I'd guess its in the rest of them for like 20 bucks pockets everywhere front and 3 in back like a game bag. I've been thinking about getting one, but that would only add to what I already carry since there would be more room and I don't know about Ya'll but more room for me means more stuff. :brickwall:

    Scott
     
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    My only experience with Duluth clothing was to order a size Medium [have you noticed how few manufacturers even make a Small any longer?], and when it showed up, it was big enough for two of me to wear at the same time. I'm still not sure what part of the shirt was 'Medium.'

    I guess maybe if you're from Duluth then you're built for a size Medium shirt that's got a 80 inch girth?

    So... that vest could be huge on you.
    Curious to hear your experience.
     
  5. bquinlan

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    I do wear a vest for EDC. I started out with the 5.11 Tactical Vest, but found them far too hot for central Texas. I would strongly recommend Columbia Sportwear's Omni-Dry Venture Vest after several years of happy EDC. It is excellent in the heat, comfortable, well-made, and with a nice selection of pockets. Also, it looks a bit nicer than most vests that are designed to carry much of anything.

    --Bob Q
     
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  7. dowtech

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    From your links, looks like you may have the Voyager (only available outside the US). It appears to be the same vest as the Omni-Dry. I just bought an Omni-Dry on sale from Sierra Trading Post, and it is great! Very lightweight -- looking forward to the warmer weather to begin wearing it.
     
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    I used the Columbia Omnidry Voyager while travelling in Middle East and can fully recommend it.

    Light weight but strong and plenty of useful pockets - great for stowing stuff when checking onto flights with a one bag carry on.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/59326548@N00/2442602576/
     
  9. parnass

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    :welcome: Welcome to EDC Forums, roscullion.
     
  10. dowtech

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    Welcome, roscullion!

    Now that the weather has warmed a bit here in NH, I've been wearing my omni-dry regularly. It is really comfortable, capacious, and commodious (hows that, English majors?) and has quickly become one of my favorite garments. Am planning to use it whenever I travel -- I just need to work out some pocket organization, and I'm good to go.
     
  11. Stutoffee

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    Those Columbia vests look good. I have a couple of pairs of the Venture Convertible pants (legs zip off to make shorts!) that they make.
    As I was buying them for use as work trousers, my bosses classed them as uniform, so with 50% discount off the, already reduced price, I paid £7.50 per pair!!! & the full price was £45.00
     
  12. dowtech

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    I bought a pair of Titanium convertibles last year. They are, without a doubt, the lightest pair of pants I've ever owned, yet seem very sturdy. Not sure what the model is (I think I got them from Campmor).

    Stu, that was a great score!