If you are new to the world of airsoft, it is important to have the right clothing to protect yourself with. Where do you start if you want to expand the equipment and clothing you own? How do you buy tactical clothing that is both appropriate and suitable, and what top tips should you apply? Read on to learn more about what you need to consider when you’re purchasing new airsoft clothing.
When you prepare to go into battle against others (and you are not just training), you will need to have your battle uniform ready. You will find that your battle uniform will consist of camouflage items and items that will protect you. Your battle-ready uniform may also include suitable glasses, a visor, and a helmet. If you are playing with others in a team, you may also find that your battle uniform may feature specific colors or distinguishing features.
A Suitable Vest
As well as protection for your head in the form of a helmet, you will also need to wear a suitable vest. If you are not equipped with a vest, you may not be allowed to enter the game. A good vest will be safety tested and protect the whole of your chest and stomach area – and not just the top half of your body. Some vests can be heavy, and this can mean they take a bit of getting used to. Try on differently weighted vests to see which one is suitable for you.
In addition to having a battle-ready uniform, you will also need to have airsoft clothing that you can train in. This may be different from your battle-ready uniform in terms of its features or even the color. Training clothes are important as you want to keep these separate from battle clothes to avoid confusion. When purchasing training clothes, think about what you would wear in battle. For instance, you will need suitable trousers (not shorts) and at least one breathable top with multiple pockets and storage areas. When purchasing training clothes, you may find it beneficial to have more than one pair available, so you can rotate them as (and when) required.
Don’t Forget the Accessories
When you are putting together your new wardrobe of airsoft clothing, you need to remember any accessories you may need. From glasses and visors to caps to keep the sun out of your eyes. The accessories can make your airsoft game more fun and competitive, so think about what you may need all year round and any safety accessories you might need.
The Best Boots
An important part of your clothing and equipment is a good sturdy pair of boots. You do not want to wear trainers or sneakers as these will not give you sufficient protection. When looking at boots, it is important to look at protective boots and the materials they are made from. For example, are they lace-up boots made from leather? Or are they slip-on protective boots that are made from non-leather products?