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My brother's girlfriend always runs in undertech yoga pants. She's always flashing me her gun when I run into them(only because she knows I wanted that P225 but my brother gave it to her instead of selling it to me). Maybe they make something for men.
 
Posts: 928 | Location: County 18, OH | Registered: April 11, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, I ride with those tight and riding kits. My jersey has 3 pockets in the rear. You can purchase 1 of those neoprene holster and place it in one of those pockets. I would think you would go with something small like a .380 dedicated to bike riding as weight is the enemy.The lighter the better.

****Note: Those cycling jerseys are made to wick sweat away, so moisture may be a little challenge but I don't find it unbearable.***


S&W Bodyguard in a Sticky holster rides perfectly in the center pocket of all my cycling jerseys and is what I've been using for the last few years.
 
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Question for ones using these products how well do they deal with sweat? Thanks
 
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Boy I wish we could make this topic a "stickie".

Hands down the greatest thing I ever purchased for cycling was my Hill People chest rig. Carry's my .40 Shield, extra mag, flashlight, wallet, and small knife. I cannot recommend this enough!

Pricy, but well made -

Hill People Gear


I've had this site bookmarked for quite a while as well. What size rig did you buy? How does it do with keeping sweat out of the compartment?


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Question for ones using these products how well do they deal with sweat? Thanks


When I teach CC, I pass holsters around the room including one of my well-used Pistol Wear models. I wait until it's been circulated before I tell them it's been heavily sweatified. I can't remember what they do to keep the odor down and sweat from absorbing into the compartment, but it works. On really long runs, some sweat does run down onto the gun sometimes. I wrote a review a while back. I'll try to find it.
 
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Originally posted by Ronin1069:
Boy I wish we could make this topic a "stickie".

Hands down the greatest thing I ever purchased for cycling was my Hill People chest rig. Carry's my .40 Shield, extra mag, flashlight, wallet, and small knife. I cannot recommend this enough!

Pricy, but well made -

Hill People Gear


I've had this site bookmarked for quite a while as well. What size rig did you buy? How does it do with keeping sweat out of the compartment?


RobLew:

I went with the Recon size. It holds my .40 Shield, extra mag, Esse, and wallet.

Pistol and Mag stored in forward compartment - never had any sweat issues. None at all in fact...a few weeks ago I was riding and got caught in the rain. Everything was dry when I got home.

To add - if I were to do it again, I would get the Runner's version. It is the same size, but does not have the PALS (which I do not need, or want for that matter).

I have searched all over the internet for something similar that does not scream "gun". Either the quality is not up to par, or it is not the same setup as what Hillpeople have designed.

Also wish at least for the runner's version they would offer a color like blue or red. Something not so tactical.


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After trying to figure this out for the last few years, I think I've finally found a way to carry while I run.

I'll preface this by saying that the solution works for me but might not work for others. I'm a firm believer that situations that vary even slightly can require drastically different solutions.

I run in a t-shirt and shorts, through neighborhoods and on city sidewalks. My goal was to try to stay as "normal looking" as possible.

Last week I ordered the 5.11 Select Carry Pistol Pouch from Amazon for $35 shipped. Yesterday I did 4 miles on the treadmill with my G26, and it seems like it's a workable solution (I mostly run outside but wanted to do a trial-run).

Here is a little more detail on the setup:
  • I ran with the pouch oriented in the small of my back and under my t-shirt.
  • I used the 12 round magazine with the G26 and it fit nicely (not to tight and not too much room to move).
  • Because there isn't anything covering the trigger inside the pouch, I also used the Raven Concealment Vanguard 2 , and clipped the lanyard to a zipper so that it will come off of the gun if I draw.
  • I'm 6' and 175lbs with just a slight gut (hence all the running ...)
The pros for me are:
  • It was very comfortable. I was distracted by a bit of bouncing for the first mile or so, but then I got used to it.
  • The pouch is well padded so there wasn't any discomfort on my back.
  • The strap and clip that go across your stomach aren't padded, but the strap is wide enough at 2" to make it comfortable.
  • It's not invisible, but my belief is that most people will think I'm carrying some kind of hydration or cell phone case under my shirt
The cons:
  • The pistol is oriented so that the barrel is horizontal to the ground which means it sweeps everyone that you run past.
  • The pouch zips closed, so drawing is not fast/easy. The pouch also comes with quick-release velcro straps, but I'm not sure they would keep the G26 in place during a run. I also haven't figured out a way to practice the draw safely at a range. Need to think more about that.
I'm sure you can see from the pros/cons that the solution isn't perfect. For me, everything is about trade-offs. I've run for years without carrying, so even though I have a less-than-perfect solution, it's better than nothing.

Before the 5.11 pouch I tried the Pistol Wear PT-2 with the G26. I found that it bounced so much that it would end up hanging down and flapping around making it impossible to run. I bought the PT-2 after reading a lot of success stories from others so don't completely discount it because of me.

I'm planning on running outside tomorrow if possible. If I learn anything else I'll report back.

Hope this write-up helps someone!
 
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Originally posted by Ronin1069:
Boy I wish we could make this topic a "stickie".

Hands down the greatest thing I ever purchased for cycling was my Hill People chest rig. Carry's my .40 Shield, extra mag, flashlight, wallet, and small knife. I cannot recommend this enough!

Pricy, but well made -

Hill People Gear


I've had this site bookmarked for quite a while as well. What size rig did you buy? How does it do with keeping sweat out of the compartment?


RobLew:

I went with the Recon size. It holds my .40 Shield, extra mag, Esse, and wallet.

Pistol and Mag stored in forward compartment - never had any sweat issues. None at all in fact...a few weeks ago I was riding and got caught in the rain. Everything was dry when I got home.

To add - if I were to do it again, I would get the Runner's version. It is the same size, but does not have the PALS (which I do not need, or want for that matter).

I have searched all over the internet for something similar that does not scream "gun". Either the quality is not up to par, or it is not the same setup as what Hillpeople have designed.

Also wish at least for the runner's version they would offer a color like blue or red. Something not so tactical.


Thanks for the info - based on the "will my gun fit" thread, I think I can fit a P226 in the runners/recon size. I'll probably pull the trigger this riding season.


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