Originally Posted by TargetIndy
So far I've used both the NXe and Valken V-Tac chest protectors. The NXe ones look good, but the fabric around the ventilation holes is just glued in place. After a few months of wear and tear the material comes unglued and frays.
The NXe chest protectors use a plastic buckle which can break. The V-Tac's use an elastic velcro strap. The only bad thing about the strap is that it can be removed from the vest and may get lost, so buy spare straps.
I've also found they don't fit smaller children as well as the V-Tac chest protectors. The NXe's are wider in the shoulder.
From a cleaning standpoint, both chest protectors float. This can make cleaning them in a top load washer difficult. The time I tried it, they all floated to the top and the spin cycle damaged some of them.
I've found the easiest way to clean them is to wipe them down with a bit of soapy water and a towel after each use. Eventually you'll have to do a deeper cleaning to them. You can either take them outside and hose them down or wash them in your tub (I've found the first option to be more wife friendly). A plastic scrub brush and some laundry detergent makes it pretty easy to clean them. Just hang them up to air dry them.
In short, I've found the V-Tac chest protector to be the better choice.
Agreed. V-tac are the best i've seen.
Extreme rage are also good.
but neither will wash well in a washing machine.
Originally Posted by Rancid1845
Tell those little babies to come back when they their man-vests grow in.
didn't know Sobbe asked for advice on how to run customers off.