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Re-Size turnout gear.

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  • Re-Size turnout gear.

    Hey guys! I have lost around 90 pounds in the past year, and i was fitted for new gear before i lost all that weight. So my question is, i have new gear that is too big, i know there are companies that will clean and repair your gear but do yall know of any that will tailor gear?

  • #2
    I have to believe that making alterations that drastic to your gear would be cost prohibitive (cheaper and more efficient to get new tailored gear.)

    1. Congratulations. Nothing like the feeling of getting new SMALLER gear, not to mention not blowing through a tank of air in 10 minutes, having more energy, not feeling like **** the next day, etc etc etc.......Gastric bypass surgery May 2012 and lost 150lbs + since.

    2. I suggest get a used set of gear for now. You will probably gain and lose a few more until you get yourself to where you want to be. Once you are there, THEN order a new set.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."


    • #3
      Once you're where you need to be, get new gear. Your current stuff can go into reserve, if you will. There's bound to be someone who will be able to use it before it ages out. That's why we get Velcro name patches and don't have names sewn directly to gear.

      If your department has some older stuff that's serviceable and fits, use that, as has already been suggested.

      I agree that altering it would probably be cost prohibitive. But it never hurts to ask.
      Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

      Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.


      • #4
        The manufacturer of you turnout gear can take it in, or let it out, and still comply with standards. Last set I sent it was about 170 bucks.


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