Choosing the Right CCW Vest for Concealed Carry

Concealed carrying for every occasion requires having the right wardrobe to keep your firearm from being obvious. A staple concealed carry clothing item is the concealed carry vest. Not all vests are made equally, and choosing the right one can take some time. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing your concealed carry vest.


Your CCW vest should be able to move with you. You don’t want material that’s too stiff and unbending. Having flexible, breathable, stretch fabric keeps you from feeling constricted and makes reaching for your firearm easier. When choosing a vest, you should focus on comfort and practicality.


The last thing you want is for your firearm to get soaked in a downpour. Choose a concealed carry vest that is water repellent as well as flexible. You want material that’s not easily torn or flimsy but still breathable. Keep in mind that the type of material you choose should also be based on where you live and the weather conditions. Some fabrics breathe easier than others. The key is to find a balance between breathable fabric and durability. If you’re investing in a vest that’s secure, water-resistant, and flexible, then you’re on your way to making a good choice.


If you’ve found a concealed carry vest that is breathable and water-resistant but doesn’t hold your handgun well or have a spot for your wallet and keys, well, then that vest is a fail. Above all else, you want your vest to be practical and functional. Your firearm should be able to fit well and be fully supported, you want the weight equally dispersed. At the same time, if this is a vest you’ll wear often or for any long period of time, you’re going to want a place for your keys and wallet.

Concealed carry vests come in many options, and there’s a lot out there to tempt you to buy. Remember these tips, and you’ll be on your way to choosing the best one for you.

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