Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:11 pm

Got the sof one. Have to have a look how the chinstrap comes off
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:26 pm

Okay, so I ordered the chinstrap. Don't know the issue is with compatibility or my noggin. The rear attachment point has no room between the liner for the leather straps. Also at the tightest setting it is way too loose for me. I guess I'll go back to my canvas one... :(
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Granger » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:10 pm

Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:35 pm

The lightweight one? On the belt definately. Tried it vertical with the strap keeping it on the belt. I prefer the hotizontal way with the clips.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby MartinR » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:59 am

I wear mine over the shoulder - keeps it upright (as i tend to jam it with chocolate, spare batteries, camera etc) as the dodgy flap lid isn't designed to stop small items falling out.

I put it on after everything else and the strap sits neatly just behind the corner of the small pack.

If I had a gas mask in it, I'd clip it to the belt.

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby McVickers » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Granger wrote:Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?


In period photos, it's very rare to see the C-clips being made use of - with most images showing the preference of most units to sling it over the shoulder.
For greater impression portrayal accuracy, wearing it on it's strap, rather than clipped on to the belt, FTW.

For airsofting use, it's more comfortable to not have to worry about it flapping around, and I used to have it clipped to the rear of my belt all the time too.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby MartinR » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:47 pm

McVickers wrote:
Granger wrote:Quick question; do people prefer wearing the gas mask bag over the shoulder or clipped onto the belt?


In period photos, it's very rare to see the C-clips being made use of - with most images showing the preference of most units to sling it over the shoulder.
For greater impression portrayal accuracy, wearing it on it's strap, rather than clipped on to the belt, FTW.

For airsofting use, it's more comfortable to not have to worry about it flapping around, and I used to have it clipped to the rear of my belt all the time too.


Perhaps their bags were stuffed with chocolate and fags too :lol:

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Granger » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:00 pm

Sounds like over the shoulder is the way to go, especially as I'm all for stuffing it with chocolate.

In other news I've lost my toggle rope!
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby McVickers » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:11 am

Granger wrote:In other news I've lost my toggle rope!


Oh no! If you need another, Anchor Sales in Ripley has a large plastic bin full of them for £9 each - I could try and sort you out a nice wartime looking one if they have any left?
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Granger » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:13 am

McVickers wrote:
Granger wrote:In other news I've lost my toggle rope!


Oh no! If you need another, Anchor Sales in Ripley has a large plastic bin full of them for £9 each - I could try and sort you out a nice wartime looking one if they have any left?

Thanks for the offer but I've found it now. It was lurking in the depths of my wardrobe
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