View Full Version : H-Frames or vests?

02-18-2006, 10:50 AM
I am looking to move towards an h-frame system to lighten up and stay cooler. I need something thats modular and more integrated for versatility, but have no experience with them as far as comfort. advice?

02-18-2006, 12:47 PM

02-18-2006, 12:52 PM
sorry, h-frame vs vest type system. I know so-tech has got some good looking units I'd like to try. Seem like they are more versatile and easy to modify for specific mission essential needs.

02-18-2006, 08:13 PM
If by H frame you mean an H or Y harness, DEFINATELY go vest or chest rig. The H and Y harnesses were basically simply a way of holding up a belt that you attached all your crap to. Problem is, that belt hangs at the exact same place that the waist belt is going to go, so it's pretty much useless. You need someplace else to put it. Like your chest. That's why chest rigs have become so popular.

Dan M
02-18-2006, 09:28 PM
I have to recommend the Tactical Tailor Modular Assault Vest.
TT MAV (http://www.tacticaltailor.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=126)

I have tried the MOLLE GEN1 vest, HSGI Warlord chest harness, old scxhool h-harness and y harness, 1988 version LBV and just using the PALs on the IBA. Have to say TT MAV is my favorite kit so far. Can be wporn low like a belt rig, or worn high like a chect rig. I have the 2 piece with center adaptor. Without the center adaptor it is a lot like the '88 LBV. With the center adaptor it is alittle more like a chest rig. I like how I can un-fasten the 2 piece for extended prone position settings.
TT MAV, Scout, and Body Armor Thread (http://forums.kifaru.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001155)


Nathan C
02-18-2006, 10:08 PM
I second the MAV. This my current green version. Combat/ACU version still under works.


02-19-2006, 11:32 AM
If for some reason you don't like a chest rig, you might want to try a British PLCE 6 point yoke and belt set up in combo with a pack that rides above it.