attaching Shin and Knee Armor on your Jango


Bleahhh

Active Hunter
As most would know, the Shin and Knee Armor does nt hang loosely on the Jumpsuit.

I have tried Cutting a slit, slotting the elastic band on the Shin armors into the slit, then put my whole leg into the slit while putting on the Suit. Then attach the edges of the armor to the suit with velcro.

Its not a very comfortable way of putting it on.

I wonder if theres something easier?
 

asok

Well-Known Hunter
I have mine so that the elastic band just snaps to the back of the armor. It still takes some time to put it on.
 

asok

Well-Known Hunter
You make slits in the side of your jumpsuit. That is how they did the real thing. If you have a Ref CD, you can see them.
 

Jango 5204

Active Hunter
I first determined where the straps would go by fitting it over the suit. Then I got some sturdy iron on denim patches to iron on the inside where I was going to make the cuts, so the fabric doesn't start ripping. The elastic straps are snapped onto the back of the armor. Just rough up both the snap and the inside of the armor and you can CA glue it to the inside of the armor. I've never had a snap break off. I only use one strap for my shin, but Cruzer uses two, your preference.

Hint: set your snaps a little forward of the edge like 2-3 inches. That way you can pull your jumpsuit under the armor to keep the jumpsuit legs looking tight, so you don't have a bunch of jumpsuit flapping around along the edges. Also set your cuts a little to the inside towards the fron of your shin for the same reason. When your doing your initial fitting over the suit, pull your suit to the middle, under the armor, so your suit fits your legs well. Make sense? And the strap only needs to be snug, mine used to cut off circulation. It's more likely to com unsnapped if it's too tight.

You put the suit on first, then feed the straps through the suit.

I set the straps on the knees lower than I thought I needed. It helps keep them up and not slip down off the knee when walking.
 

Brad1957

New Hunter
You can also use a button hole maker on the the fancy sewing machines. Draw a line where you want to push the strap though your suit on both sides. Use a little bigger line than the strap. Line up the line in the machine and it will make the button hole. Then cut the center out with exacto or razor blade and your hole is made. Make sure to use a similar color of thread to match the suit. Works Great!
 

Jango 5204

Active Hunter
You can also use a button hole maker on the the fancy sewing machines. Draw a line where you want to push the strap though your suit on both sides. Use a little bigger line than the strap. Line up the line in the machine and it will make the button hole. Then cut the center out with exacto or razor blade and your hole is made. Make sure to use a similar color of thread to match the suit. Works Great!

That would work too, but I needed a bigger slit to get my fingers inside to grab the strap so I could pull it through.
 

Jimmy BufFETT

Well-Known Hunter
As most would know, the Shin and Knee Armor does nt hang loosely on the Jumpsuit.

I have tried Cutting a slit, slotting the elastic band on the Shin armors into the slit, then put my whole leg into the slit while putting on the Suit. Then attach the edges of the armor to the suit with velcro.

Its not a very comfortable way of putting it on.

I wonder if theres something easier?

I have the same method of attaching the armor, although my jumpsuit makes it easier to do it. There is a zipper on each leg that runs from the ankle to the top of the knee (it's in the back of the jumpsuit, so nobody will notice ... heck I didn't even know it was there!) I just unzip the leg which gives me easy access to the back of the slits.

One different thing I do is that I also use buckles instead of just one elastic band. So I slide each buckle end through the slit, and then clip them together. That way I don't have to worry about sliding the elastic band over my leg.
 

Bleahhh

Active Hunter
thnks for ll the inputs.

but a picture tells a thousand words.

Asok gave me a pic on hw it looks like put on.

would like some behind the scenes.

we can compile them and i will add them tot he first thread.
 

Cruzer

Well-Known Hunter
Don't know if this helps.

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bigkidbiggertoys

Well-Known Hunter
I always thought that it would be a good idea to secure the armor to the boot upper. I know the strap & slits are there but it seems to me it would be more comfortable if the armor moved with the boot. You could also mount a snap on the front lower portion of the boot & armor & that would keep it snug instead of flopping around (which is a problem unless you have a second, lower strap. You could simply make a hole in the flightsuit that the snap could be attached through. This would also keep the pant leg from riding up. I've never tried this but I may end up doing this when I get my shin armor finished.
 

Loanstar

Active Hunter
Good Idea,
you can ad these invisible little zippers on the left and right seam of the flight suit.

I will give this a try on my suit also.

I have the same method of attaching the armor, although my jumpsuit makes it easier to do it. There is a zipper on each leg that runs from the ankle to the top of the knee (it's in the back of the jumpsuit, so nobody will notice ... heck I didn't even know it was there!) I just unzip the leg which gives me easy access to the back of the slits.
 

JDFett

Well-Known Hunter
my concept is very similar to what i think scott did...i plan to have the elastic glued down to the whole width of the back of the armor, then put the loose ends through the holes that ill stitch with the button hole method. once though, I'll sew back pack style small pressure clips to the elastic and just slide the suit on and clip the armor as i go up the suit.
 
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