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Klassen vest back mounted klassen flex good operating

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#1 Andy Johnson

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

I currently have a demo flex vest but I can not find a comfortable fit. 
I have made a scribble to help explain. I am used to operating my U2 vest so this is completely alien. 

At the moment it feels like (when loaded) it hangs on to the top front curve of my hip bone area. When the vest is closed, there is no more space left on the ratchets to close further. It has a slight bias to angling the top towards in instead of out. I have worn the vest for a few hours tops but I have been told that it is not uncommon to tighten up as the day continues because of foam warming. I have all supplied foam in the vest.

When I was wearing the vest I was also curious of where the back section foam/frame should be in contact with you. It seems like its the two hips + the lumbar area as I feel the sides are only slightly away from my sides, is this the same for you? 


Thanks guys.

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#2 Tuomas Viitakoski

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:59 PM

Hi Andy,

That vest was propably made for an average size(?) human being but we're all different so you should send the nice drawing and your comments directly to Walter so he can help you out since he knows the vest throughout! You'll get the answers and avoid any further pain and injuries unsuitable vest might cause in time. Walter knows the best! :)

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#3 Rich Cornelius

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:06 AM

Hi Andy,
Im really interested in how the vest performs interms of comfort. I'm having a dilemma on whether to purchase an Exovest which I demoed recently and a Flex vest. The price difference is quite a lot not to mention making the right decision.
Trouble is demoing a klassen flex vest before purchase, where did you get hold of one to play with.
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#4 Andy Johnson

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

Contact klassen directly.
Their customer service presale and post is outstanding.
I didn't take a klassen in the end out of personal pref.
I highly recommend talking to Walter and his team.
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#5 Ian Vatcher

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

I agree, I bought a flex recently and couldn't be happier. I had an issue with the fit when I first received it, but they cleared it up right away. Turns out I was wearing it a little too high and just needed to adjust the straps to change where the harness would sit. The customer service is outstanding! I can't recommend them enough. I love my flex.
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#6 Fisher


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:28 AM

I bought a flex last month, absolutely love everything about it. It took a week to find the best height for me.

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