Jump to content


vest-rig combination

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Bazil Christodoulou

Bazil Christodoulou

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Greece

Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:54 AM

hello everybody,


i was wondering if there is a point of wearing a big rig's vest like Master series with a smaller sled like the Zephyr,Provid,Flyer etc


what are the advantages-disadvantages with such a combintation?

i m not so experienced so i would appreciate any answer.



  • 0

#2 Jerry Holway

Jerry Holway

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 748 posts
  • Philadelphia

Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

Not too much point to it, especially comparing a Master Series vest to a Zephyr vest - the Zephyr vest is quite good and it is hugely adjustable for body types and sizes. Some find the Zephyr vest perfect for all but the heaviest payloads on big rigs.


Other "small rig" vests typically flex too much or don't distribute the loads as well as the big vests, but they also weigh less, generally cover less of you body for better heat dissipation, and are fine If one doesn't overload the sled.


Any arm socket can be put on any vest, so that's not an issue.


The key thing for any vest: it needs to fit you. It doesn't matter what anyone else says or prefers; your vest must fit you.


If you like the Master Series vest (which I never did without modifying it, but that's just me), and you want to use it, go right ahead.

  • 1

#3 Bazil Christodoulou

Bazil Christodoulou

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Greece

Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:49 AM

thanks a lot for the immediate and enlightening answer.


i haven't worn a Master series vest but i found one at a low price and i was temted because i m trying to build a steadicam system...


i think it might be a bit bulky especially with a smaller rig

  • 0

#4 Frederic Sturm

Frederic Sturm

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 105 posts

Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

Hi Bazil,


If you're interested in a perfect crossover vest for anything from smaller rigs to bigger ones, the Zephyr vest is really nice, as Jerry sais.

Oh, coincidentally I have one to sell ;)



  • 0

Boland Communications

Ritter Battery

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

The Moses Pole - Steadicam Monopod

Varizoom Follow Focus


Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Omnishot Systems

Paralinx LLC

GPI Pro Systems

PLC Electronics Solutions

PLC - Bartech

Engineered Cinema Solutions

rebotnix Technologies

Wireless Video Systems