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My build has just been approved, I am re-strapping some of the kit and have had suggestions of using elastic to allow some additional movement.

I wondering how other builds have been strapped with elastic, how successful it is compared to the more inflexible webbing, durability of the elastic, etc.

This was recommended:- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XU23ZU/ref=twister_B07GTLCYB2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&fbclid=IwAR2Bh6Tnhm90Q53xvQJPAc9iK7_uI3QwJkK9iIKQXDs4pcuc1-Xs8FIiMlg

Local supplier in Australia has this:- https://www.spotlightstores.com/by-the-metre/birch-non-roll-elastic/BP80211709

Thanks everyone.

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I strapped all mine with 1 1/2" heavy duty elastic. The stretch/return qualities make it a lot easer to move around AND puts less stress in the snaps and attachment points.

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Been over a year and 30 something troops in the heat of Hawaii and no lost of elasticity. Make sure you use a good quality heavy duty elastic. This might help, armor stuff is about halfway down. http://imgur.com/a/7GT4R

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I have mostly finished the upper armour re-strapping, pulled out the original velcro and went with heavy duty snaps and 1&1/2" heavy duty elastic.
All the armour self centers itself and fits nicely now.





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