I will be using this method .... thanks for sharing it !!!
Question: The posts on the pins I received are 10mm (3/8 inch) long. Is this long enough to go through the vest with the backs attached ..... or should I look for pins with longer posts ?
I was also considering gluing a small round piece of plastic or ply, about 1/8 inch thick, between the pin and the armor, to bring the armor out (away from the vest) a bit. Good idea or bad idea ?
I know this is an older pinned post and I plan to do this pin method when my armor and vest come in. But I'm having a hard time picturing the knee connection described here. Any chance you could post a pic or two?For the knees I would recommend using large sewing snaps on the inside of the knee at opposite points. I glued the male end of the snaps inside the knees and then sewed the female portion to the corresponding location on the suit. This way the knee armor has a pivot point when you walk. Then I cut slits on the elastic straps to place them over the male snaps and glued those in place so when you snap the knees to the suit, the snaps pin the elastic in between. In addition to the elastic strapping in the back, also use Velcro at the front on top just underneath the return edge of the knee armor.