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Old 11-27-2012, 04:27 AM #1
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Hey Everyone!
So I am just recently started getting into paintball, I was looking to get a vest to hold some pods and a tank, the issue I am a big guy. Usually wearing 3x or 4x shirt. Anyone have any recommendations? Or any bigger guys have anything that has worked for them
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:36 AM #2
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i'm about the same size, i wear valken's fate pants and empire contact jerseys... where are you planning on playing? speedball or woods? also as far as a harnes goes i've been using both NXE and Valken harnesses with great success
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:43 AM #3
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:50 AM #4
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i buy just about all my gear except markers and parts from ansgear.com that said I still say go with the valken pants but buy a set of kneepads such as the nxe pads (priced cheap but durable) and then whatever kind of long sleeved camo shirt you want.. i haven't had any experiance with vests, only traditional harnesses, however if you buy a harness that will hold a tank, typically it will also have a place for suspenders... i know it sounds a little dorky but it works
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:20 AM #5
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i buy just about all my gear except markers and parts from ansgear.com that said I still say go with the valken pants but buy a set of kneepads such as the nxe pads (priced cheap but durable) and then whatever kind of long sleeved camo shirt you want.. i haven't had any experiance with vests, only traditional harnesses, however if you buy a harness that will hold a tank, typically it will also have a place for suspenders... i know it sounds a little dorky but it works
I'll take function over fashion any day
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:21 AM #6
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well i'm 6'1" 350 lbs.... and that is exactly how i have my woodsball gear setup, mainly cuz big guy vests can be hard to find
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:25 AM #7
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I use suspenders on my pants! they are XXL and I lost a little weight and all they do is fall off. Suspenders work great and there are a lot of clothes out their for us big guys. Have you considered looking on here to see if you could snag some used gear or do you want new?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:31 PM #8
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Guy that owns my team is about 5'5, and way more than 400lbs. he uses a NXE pack, and just wears his pants under his ***/gut. it's kinda disturbing
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 PM #9
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well i'm 6'1" 350 lbs.... and that is exactly how i have my woodsball gear setup, mainly cuz big guy vests can be hard to find
I am 5'10" and about 350 so I am right in that ballpark. Thanks for the suggestions
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:51 PM #10
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I use suspenders on my pants! they are XXL and I lost a little weight and all they do is fall off. Suspenders work great and there are a lot of clothes out their for us big guys. Have you considered looking on here to see if you could snag some used gear or do you want new?
I have been looking at some of the used gear. New or used doesn't matter. Just mainly wanted to try and get some feedback from some bigger guys on what might have been working for them
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:26 AM #11
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i would recomend that if you do buy used gear do not buy a used mask... im not a germiphobe but lets be honest peoples sweat, spit and who knows what else are in the foam
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:52 AM #12
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thats probably the one thing i wouldnt buy used. I have been looking at the sly profit mask
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i would recomend that if you do buy used gear do not buy a used mask... im not a germiphobe but lets be honest peoples sweat, spit and who knows what else are in the foam
i bought my grills used...but then i immediately replaced the interchangeable foam.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:13 PM #14
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Go with valken as they make stuff designed for big guys and any podpack will work with a belt extender. That's what I use ....
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not to be mean, but its going to sound that way...but good god, how can you weigh 350 at only 5'10? lose some weight, you'll thank yourself in the future
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:24 PM #16
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Hey man it hard to find bigger gear for a big guy like you but I know valken makes big gear my good friend is really big and he has a couple of valken pants. If you want like dye or empire go to ansgear.com and look I know they got them check it out! Good luck man paintball is a really fun sport!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:21 PM #18
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Thanks! I have been having a blast playing. I work as an EMT and have thus far just been wearing some old work pants they have worked out pretty well so far
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Thanks! I have been having a blast playing. I work as an EMT and have thus far just been wearing some old work pants they have worked out pretty well so far
Haha no problem man
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not to be mean, but its going to sound that way...but good god, how can you weigh 350 at only 5'10? lose some weight, you'll thank yourself in the future
That was extremely mean.... props to the big fella for getting out and doing something physical.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:57 AM #21
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That was extremely mean.... props to the big fella for getting out and doing something physical.
thanks.

I have always been a big guy, but its not like i sit on the couch all day. I used to play football and even then was still a big kid. I work as an EMT and spend all day on my feet lifting people carrying people up and down stairs. Not that i really feel I need to defend myself to anyone on here. As long as I can wake up and look at myself in the mirror because I know I am a good dude, i could care less what anyone thinks of me.
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