Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.

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    China makes pretty good level IV for very good price! For police units, I imagine they can probably afford it. Checkout militech https://militech.aliexpress.com/store/128414, just one glimpse into the Chinese body armor industry. $85 for level IV is very reasonable, probably even cheaper if purchased domestically.
     
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    The problem with a dual protection system is that is places mobility limitations on the wearer. IE the Wedgie

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    The locations of the straps and form limit the ability to move the legs and torso. This is a major limitation for movement across any distance.
    It's always that fight of how much protection vs how much mobility.
    The structure needed to protect around the lower torso has to protect more than just the genitalia also critical is the femoral artery that is absolutely critical protection as well.
    The problem is that if you add hard plate you inhibit motion. Soft plate is lighter and more flexible but reduced protection.
     
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    I thought it’s literally just draped over the crotch
     
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    Not with a proper system. Besides that would still make it very uncomfortable and offer no real protection against blasts or impacts as in a blast it would be blown out of the way in a impact it would well a kick in the balls.
     
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    Manufacturing materials used in Hong Kong garrison gear looks much lower quality when compared to equipment used by those other forces. I have handled all sort of equipment in my current job and HK garrison equipment looks like the cheap camping gear.
     
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    Already posted by by78 in the UAV thread, but this also deserves a mention here.

    Combat vest.
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    How can you tell from the look of it? I'm just pretty curious what features make you think that.
     
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    PLA high fashion
    As a backpack, it’s probably the worst design possible. Hella expensive too lol
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    Just by looking at it's "shine" and fabric rigidness, etc. Of course I can't be 100% sure (more like 95%) but compared to other stuff it looks very cheap airsofting equipment.
     
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    Can someone ID this NVG? [​IMG]
     
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