The first tactical unloading vest was born in Italy half a century ago. Its prototype is a shoulder-shoulder system consisting of a wide belt with two straps that pounce on the shoulders. Initially, the purpose of the RPM was to place ammunition on it.
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- 2 How to sew a unloading vest with your own hands: an option for fishermen
The main feature of the unloading vest are pockets. They are arranged in such a way that they allow to distribute the weight of equipment evenly throughout the body, removing the load from the spine. Pockets and pouches are arranged so that the back is free. Tactical vest should have such properties as:
- Strength and fire resistance
- Ensuring the freedom of movement even in their bellies
- Ensuring freedom of action when using technology
- Availability of reliable fittings
But not only the military used unloading vest. This element of equipment has long attracted hunters and fishermen for its convenience – it allows you to put inside the pouch and pockets all the necessary gear and accessories for hunting, while leaving your hands free. In addition, there is a special unloading vest for lovers of spearfishing. To take into account all the individual wishes of a fisherman or a hunter, you can do your own unloading vest.
Hunting vest do-it-yourself
Unloading for the hunter is of two types – summer, camouflage paint, and winter, white. This equipment allows you to carry with you a large supply of cartridges, which is distributed over cartridge pouches, convenient for use, and the hunter does not experience any overstrain when walking with such a weight. The summer version of the unloading vest usually consists of ventilated fabric, and the winter version is multi-layered and warmed.
The task of making your own hunting unloading vest is not so difficult, if you have some patience and accuracy. To do this, you need to choose a material, the ideal option of which will be waterproof fabric military, khaki or camouflage colors. Calculation of the meter is usually made on the basis of the width of the fabric one meter by 2.5-3 meters.
Further, it is necessary to take measurements from yourself, being in outerwear. Accordingly, if the vest is summer, the clothes should be summer. If the vest is designed for use in the winter season, measurements are taken on top of winter outerwear. After that, it is necessary on paper or any fabric to put the details of the pattern in full size, then to sweep the finished pattern and do the fitting. If you can not make a more or less suitable pattern, you can always use ready-made templates from the Internet. In this case, it is not at all necessary to search for the pattern of the unloading vest, you can use the template of a usual vest.
After notching on paper or fabric, transfer the pattern to camouflage fabric, then strip the pouch and cells onto separate parts of the unloading.
Then, the cut parts are stitched into the finished product, the seams are processed from spreading.
At the last fasteners are fastened and other accessories.
How to sew a unloading vest do it yourself: an option for fishermen
Depending on weather conditions and fishing method, the following types of unloading vests are distinguished:
- Universal vest used in any season, except for the winter and the sultry heat, and for any kind of fishing.
- Summer unloading: it differs in the used sewing material, which allows air to pass through.
- Insulated – made with a multi-layer lining, used in the cold season. It has a smaller amount of pouch so as not to limit the movement of a spinningist.
- Vest-backpack: worn as a normal backpack, but in front of him instead of the straps is a vest.
Unloading for the fisherman should contain a lot of pockets, have strong seams, it is also preferable to have a moisture resistant pocket for storing things that are afraid of moisture, as well as convenient pockets with velcro, and not on zipper locks. If the fishing is fly fishing, the obligatory part of the unloading is the presence of a attachment for the replanting.
First you need to select the desired fabric for sewing unloading and its lining, as well as plastic containers of the desired size to place them inside the pouch or covers. However, it is necessary to purchase all the accessories – locks, half-rings, velcro, and a sling with carbines in order to adjust the size of the waistcoat on each side with it. After that, you can proceed to the pattern. In order not to invent something new, you can take the pattern pattern of any waistcoat from the Internet. In addition, you need to find patterns of pockets with the removal of covers, then transfer all the patterns to paper with measurements of shoulders, armholes, length, width of the product along the back, front and sides, taking into account that a control line will be sewn on the side. This tape will allow you to wear a vest on winter or autumn clothes, as well as adjust the product to any size. You can choose the pattern option when the back is missing, instead of it a wide belt is made, connecting with straps to the collar.
Parts of the pattern should be transferred from the paper to the fabric, then they are cut and swept away, if necessary, adjusted to the shape. At the same time, all the pockets with covers are outlined, and their sizes must be observed in order for previously selected plastic containers to be placed inside them. When the product is fitted to all dimensions, you can sew its parts on a sewing machine. The backing and finishing of the collar, sleeves and bottom is sewn on last.