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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hello,

 

Is anybody using extra hip-pads to use as a base-layer between your skin and your pants, if so what brand/kind?

 

Thanks

 

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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Jens;

Most waist pads have velcro opening in the material to let you get access to the foam.

I've fixed a lot of vests here are some options.

1) the 1" foam in there needs replaced and you can go to a local fabric store and just buy simple1" vanilla white foam and cut it to size with a scissors.
2) shop around for denser 1" foam on the internet or at local stores.
3) foam options are plentiful and worth the $30-100. experiment.

Just an idea but extra pads under the waist piece seldom work from what I know and often times its another element on vest fitting.

I went through a painful vest fitting era and it became a whole series of trial and error things but it took some extra padding for while til it kind of worked its way out and I'm still not sure what it was when it stopped hurting on those hip points for me.

Good luck.

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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

thx, but i was talking about a base layer for your skin against bruises, not foam replacement for your vest...


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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

Jens;

I was trying to help you with hip bruises by changing the type of foam you had or if you had bad foam.

What I found was that additional layers of foam changed how the vest sits on your torso and was a further complication so I relied on changing the type of foam for a while. (I'm back the original type after playing around with the vest adjustments over a long period.)

Good luck and maybe someone else has further advice.

I only wish you success.

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#5 thomas-english

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:24 AM

Eat a bigger breakfast and make sure you add ketchup to everything. 


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#6 Orlando Duguay

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

I have also had issues with hip bruising in the past. I have used extra thick moleskin that I stuck directly on my hip bones and that seemed to work with moderate success. It definitely helps with the chafing but obviously doesn't mitigate any issues with pressure. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has tried something similar. The main thing that has helped me was switching to a back mounted vest, while it still does occasionally bruise my hips, it does so much less than a front mounted vest.
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#7 Sam Naiman

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

The opposite scenario was true for me Orlando, and I went front mount for that reason. I heard accounts of people who'd operated for decades longer losing the sensation in the tops of their thighs, and didn't want to continue down that road. Makes me wonder if it's more due to body type and specific design though.
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#8 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

This is a great topic. I just got two golf ball sized welts on my hips after my last live job. Front mounted vest. Must have rubbed or pushed my skin down. Wondering what the fix is. Often come away with bruises on longer days. Mole skin is a good idea, and I may try that next time.


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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

Years ago I carved out two spots for my hip bones on the front pad of my Klassen harness. Been using my Pro vest a lot recently though (just easier in bad weather plus a little leg tingle makes me want to switch it up a bit) and keep it really short so it does not inhibit my legs when I wear it to yoga class
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#10 Orlando Duguay

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Hey Ron, can you upload a picture of your Klassen foam? I also attempted to cut out holes for my hip bones and it works reasonably well, but I'd love to see how you did it.

Thanks!
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

It was a sloppy job just carving out two spots several yrs ago. The hip pad foam in the Pro vest is kinda hard but never had an issue. Might squeeze in another layer of softer foam.
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