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#1 Claus Stuhlweissenburg

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

Has anyone replaced their foam padding for a pro, master or klassen vest and if so what type of foam did you buy and where

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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

Have you contacted the maker of the vest for replacement padding.  Which vest are you looking into re-padding?

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#3 Michael Maga

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

I thought about it, but both Pro and Klassen sell replacement pads for their vests.. you might want to check with the manufacturer of your specific vest. The prices are not too bad when you consider the price of the vest. Last time I checked I think it was around 5-600, and that was with them fitting the padding to my size.

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#4 JamieSilverstein


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

I can only speak for Klassen vests, but the contours of the pads alone would keep me from doing the job myself.

Just my 2¢.

Hi Claus!


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#5 Andrew Ansnick

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

If you have a PRO vest, call Michelle @ GPI for a quote. I had my pads replaced about a year and a half ago. It was around $500-$600, well worth it for the proper fitting, proper density pads. Plus I got all new hardware, not because I needed it, but because that's just the kind of service you get from them.
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#6 PeterAbraham


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

The memory foam being used on the new Exovest conforms nicely to my upper back / shoulder blades. Perhaps a layer of that.
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