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 Post subject: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:54 pm 
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Let's start at the beginning;
I wanted to try a carrier with mostly hypalon. So while I was cutting some other stuff, I decided to engrave few small patches. I engraved them pretty deep, and they looked awesome (CB fabric with the engraved part ending up black).
So I decided to engrave my logo onto the front part of the carrier, since it was basically a T&E project anyway. Ended up looking pretty cool;
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Let's just say that when you engrave 2/3s or more into a piece of fabric, you ruin the structure (Hypalon is rubber - woven fibers - rubber AFAIK). It didn't break until I put my plates in and lifted it up by the middle slit. The entire thing broke so I started to pull it apart. The engraved area went easy, the rest of the grid was close to impossible to rip apart. So I hung it up, and did a dead hang from the front flap (I'm only ~65kg) and it worked out pretty fine. I had also used my old CAD files for the cutting pattern, instead of the new, rounded ones. Gaaaaaahhhhh.

So I redid the pattern, and ended up with this;
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- Designed for Norwegian issued plates size M with NFM plate backers (12.25x9.5").
- Coyote Brown Litelok base fabric.
- Hypalon PALS grid; Works with most attachment systems, including MALICE clips.
- Skeleton PALS cummerbund (3x9 per side), shock cord adjustable.
- Hypalon pull tabs.
- Slots for QASM buckles for option to attach chestrigs directly to front.
- Weight: 490 gram / 17.3 oz

When doing the 2 sets of carriers that I made, the carriers (front and back x2) ended up at ~8 hours (some of that time was spent figuring stuff out). Then the fucking cummerbunds ended up at 3:15 hours. Basically the cummerbunds currently eat away too much time, there are too many steps compared to the carriers. My plan is to do a Hypalon cummerbund as well, which will most likely be a lot quicker than the skeleton type, if my calculations on the number of steps is correct.

edit: wasn't there an image resize feature on this forum?

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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:08 pm 
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Jesus christ. I want one stat! Can you do small plates?


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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:48 am 
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Damn, thats really nice! I)

Yes it was a resizing feature but it went AWOL with an update...

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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:55 am 
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Fish, I could do small plates, but I haven't got small plates as a size reference, so I can't guarantee a fit. An it would also include some extra CAD work, so if I were you, I'd wait for more people requesting small instead of taking the cost alone.

Checked the (E)SAPI sizing, this should fit Mediums without any problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:46 pm 
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I can do medium. What kinda pricing are we looking at?


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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:54 pm 
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1700 NOK with the skeleton cummerbund, which is ~$282. Then shipping is probably in the area of $50 with tracking/insurance and $15 without.

A hypalon cummerbund might be cheaper, I'll hopefully get a prototype done by next week.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:01 pm 
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Let me know how that works out, I am very interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:28 pm 
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That is so beautiful! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:32 am 
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Great job, very good workmanship. I'll be interested to see the hypalon cummerbund results. Does anyone know if hypalon is being produced in camo yet or is it just flat colours?

Edit- Looking at Crye's and BFG's sites I'm guessing it is being produced in camo patterns.


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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:55 am 
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If you have the money, then you are pretty much able to get any type of fabric with any type of print.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:32 am 
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mann this looks sweeeeet, if i had the money i whould buy it just to have it, i dont even have a use for it, i dont play airsoft, i am not a LEO, armed citizen or MIL personel. but i still want one :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hypalon plate carrier
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:01 am 
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I've seen multicam hypalon on some custom chest rigs. Pretty cool stuff.


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