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 Flak Vest Material Advise

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Flak Vest Material Advise
« on: May 24, 2021, 01:08 PM »
I've been trying to look around for duck cloth and can't find any in my area. I was wondering if anyone has any idea if cotton twill would be serviceable. The material would have to be reinforced of course as it is thin but the particular material I was looking at does not sag easily and is very thin (I live in the southern USA and will need something breathable to make sure I don't overheat). If anyone has any advise it's be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Flak Vest Material Advise
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 06:34 PM »
Look for canvas; 12 oz should be heavy enough.

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Re: Flak Vest Material Advise
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 10:56 PM »
for my vests, i use two layers of fabric. the inner layer i use a heavyweight canvas, like the type used for painting on. for the outside, i typically use twill, or another medium weight fabric for the right colors.

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Re: Flak Vest Material Advise
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 03:26 PM »
Thank you both, much appreciated.

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