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Old 03-14-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Alternative CE rated armor for Vanson jacket?

I have an old Vanson fully perf'ed sport rider-series jacket, and I'd like to upgrade it to CE-spec armor. Vanson's CE-rated offering looks pretty bulky and air-flow restrictive compared to some of the other armor systems on the market. I have another jacket with d3o armor, which I've been pretty impressed with. I'd like to go with this or a similar or option. Unfortunately, Vanson uses a velcro system to attach armor inside their jackets. I'm having trouble finding d3o pads with factory installed velcro, other than the propriety ones for the Vanson/Union Garage Robinson (, which I'm not sure are available separately. The texture of d3o pads makes me think that mounting velcro with adhesive will be questionable. Does anyone know of an equivalent armor system with velcro, or have experience modifying d3o with velcro?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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I have vanson GP armor in my fully perfed vanson jacket. now that is bulky!

I have their CE armor in another jacket....not bad at all compared to the GP

the jackets themselves are bulky with narrow arms to keep armor in place.

you should be able to install your own velcro. it is just used to keep in place inside the pockets.
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