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  • #16
    We've had the G-Excel for about two years and we have had no complaints. When the Rep came by for our first meeting he explained that it was the cheaper option to the G-Extreme, he came back with a couple of sets of each and it turned out we like the less expensive from the get go.
    The main difference is in the cut of the coat but you really can't tell even when standing next to a guy wearing G-Extreme. I love my pants I've actually stopped wearing my suspenders. My coat is a little loose but I had it cut larger so I can wear a sweatshirt in the winter. There is still plenty of options for customization.... just definatly do not mount the Mic tab on the collar. The Excel collars are short and it doesn't work out well.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
      Pretty sure "Mudflaps" are an available option across the line. T.C.
      Rhinestone encrusted mudflaps are available for an additional charge!
      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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      • #18
        Originally posted by truckedup133 View Post
        Guys thanks a ton for the comments. Looking forward to getting the gear. One of the guys on my ladder just got his in and he said his only complaint so far is the coat doesnt have the name tail...which I actually prefer. That might not be a excel thing, maybe our specs. But either way helpful info all around.
        The G-excel does actually have a "tail". It is just not noticable. It is tapered all the way from the side of the coat rather than a sharply-cut panel like other designs. I believe, according to our measurements the back of the coat is 3"-4" longer than the front.
        I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

        One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
        "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
        -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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        • #19
          Originally posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
          Rhinestone encrusted mudflaps are available for an additional charge!
          Or do it yourself with the Bedazzler! It's easy, it's fun, it's fabulous!!!
          Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
            Rhinestone encrusted mudflaps are available for an additional charge!
            YOU need a LIFE! Hehe T.C.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
              I am not a smaller guy (in my opinion anyway). I am 6'0 230.

              My Globe gear feels like a baggy pair of paints.

              I've been in a new set of the G-Excel for the last month or so and here are my thoughts. To me the coat is an improvement over the GX-7. I wear my portable radio in a strap rig and I've found that it fits better underneath this coat than the Gx-7 that I was wearing previously (same size). Interestingly, both the cut of the GX-7 and the G-Excel coats work better with the radio underneath than the G-extreme that I was wearing for a year up until this past November. The G-Excel coat has a bit of flare at the bottom which I don't notice in the other coats.

              I've found that I prefer the cut of the GX-7 and G-Extreme pants over the G-Excel's however. In the same size, the G-Excel pants are a but more snug in the hips and more of a pain to don. I've worn a 36 waist in turnout pants for years and have always had a nice not too tight, not too loose fit in the hips for easy donning. With the G-Excels, it seems as if the cut is more like a standard pair of pants. I'm not sure why they changed this. The pants fit me just fine, but to me, there should be a bit of extra room in the hips so that the pants are easy to don quickly and so that you don't have to remove everything from your pockets to don them. And no, I've not gained any weight!

              All things considered I like the gear. It seems to be a nice affordable option to get some of the benefits of the G-Extreme system. My only gripe is the cut of the pants. I do think the G-Extreme is Globe's best offering, if you can afford it. I wish I could have kept the set I had!
              Last edited by mtngael; 04-14-2011, 12:35 PM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mtngael View Post
                I wish I could have kept the set I had!
                You could have! But you'd be seeing the ocean instead of the mountains! (And no fire!)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by RFDACM02 View Post
                  You could have! But you'd be seeing the ocean instead of the mountains! (And no fire!)
                  Ain't he a whiney lil Beatch! Comes back and gets issued ANOTHER brand new set of gear, Which......He promptly schits up. He'd kick if he was hung with a new rope. Will we be expecting to see you in Springfield? T.C.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by RFDACM02 View Post
                    You could have! But you'd be seeing the ocean instead of the mountains! (And no fire!)
                    Touche sir!

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