External carriers are becoming quite popular in some parts of the country. What are your thoughts on external carriers for body armor? Do you use it? Does your department allow them?
My department is switching from light blue uniform shirts to a dark navy colored uniform shirt. One of the reasons given for the switch is so that we can wear external vests from the same manufacturer of our body armor who does not produce an external carrier that matches our current shirt. Plus, the manufacturer would not guarantee the warranty on the vest if we used some other carrier. I live in Texas. It is February and we are experiencing mid 70 degree weather this week. Hooray for external vests. Take that heat and humidity.