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Sagging Armor


Got the leg armor glued to the undersuit, but it's so heavy, it tends to pull the undersuit downward, making the knee armor fall slightly below my knees. Any tips on how to stop "the sags?"


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Re: armor weight issue


That's why I like my armor on wetsuits instead of lycra suits. (no I don't like to sweat, just figure that's part of the job) maybe when the chest is attached it will help support everything.

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Re: armor weight issue


 I had a heavy one piece leg chaps that pulled my lycra suit down too.

 To get rid of my baggy-ass, I wore a back support under the suit in which it was sewn to the lycra suit. So inturn I was actually wearing suspenders "under" the suit. It worked out pretty well... actually the belt part also worked as a nice girdle(too many beers)... :whack

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Suspender type straps can work... However, what I did was put a drawstring in the waistband of my UnderArmor type pants and then put a big piece of industrial velcro where the chest piece overlaps the leg armor in the front. Keeps it in place for me, at least for the time being until I can figure out a better way...
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You think thats bad....wait till you get the chestpiece on. Thats why I use the Wetsuit as well

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Re: armor weight issue


what kind of body suit are you using? is it one or two pieces? how thick is the armor? any pics? Sorry about all the questions, seeing if i can help
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The suspenders suggestion has given me ideas. I've got velcro, strapping, and elastic, so I think I'll experiment this weekend. Thanks.

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Re: armor weight issue


Long story short, nothing worked. Plus getting in and out of the suit was a nightmare.

Thus, I have gone back to the wetsuit.

"Wearing de suit in Texas, in de middle of summer. Me feeling HOT HOT HOT!" :firemad


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For Halloween I had leg armor attached to a lycra dive skin and had a similar problem in the sagging. The dive skin was also too big for me to begin with. What I did and it work amazingly well was, add a nylon strap in front and in back and hooked the BIG FAT INDUSTRIAL suspenders to the straps. to attach the straps i used goop and glued them down leaving about and inch or so unglued to hook the suspenders to. I tightened the suspenders a little more than what I would normally need to hold up a pair of baggy pants. My chest piec was attached to an under armor shirt so th legs went on first pull the suspender straps over the shoulders then put on the chest. worked great and I even added returns knee caps. with all the weight on the dive skin and all the walking I did taking my kids Trick or Treating they stayed in place the whole time

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Whoa! Didn't expect this thread to be resurrected. Sounds like a neat idea, John. Going back to the wetsuit has worked out okay for me.


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