We use a very heavy duty
nylon mesh for the entire body of the vest. We use nylon for several
reasons: nylon is stronger than cotton and it does not absorb perspiration.
Since the entire body is made out of mesh we have maximum breathability
in hot weather. Our pockets are made out of nylon pack cloth that
is treated for water repellency. This helps keep your equipment
dry in all conditions.
Our vests have adjustable
sides that allow you to tighten the vest to your body for a snug
fit or let it out for a loose fit. You can also loosen your vest
in the winter to wear a warm coat under it. Because of the two adjustable
side straps you can also get your hands in your jacket pockets to
warm your hands on cold days. Every vest is closed in the front
with a zipper if you prefer a snug fit or an adjustable chest strap
for a loose fit.
After lengthy testing,
we designed a collar system that we call the "PEC". This stands
for padded expandable collar. This collar consists of a padded collar
portion that wraps around a strong piece of 1 1/2" elastic. This
collar provides a shock absorbing effect as opposed to non-elastic
fabric collar as most vests have.