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Hey Barb!

I've been using my Denali for a few months now and I love it! I wanted to give you guys some feedback of what I found in the past few months.

Fit & comfort: It is amazing! The integrated suspenders really changed the game for me, my back pain is now gone and I feel way more agile while in full gear. The only problem I've had was during use with hard plates, when I've had to take off the vest and loosen the Cummerbund for the vest to close properly. I believe this issue to be partially caused by the thickness of my agency-issued level 4 plates, but haven't tried with slimmer ones yet to confirm.

Overall design : It is extremely versatile and yet very well built for a lot of specific applications. I have used my vest in different configurations to test things out and add a bodycam, and always managed to mount things a way that was comfortable and effective for me. The internal pockets are also very well thought out. The cable loops tend to sometimes pop open, however they are very well placed on the vest and convenient. I really enjoy the loop on the back of the cummerbund, but found it covers the last row of molle and prevents me from placing my radio pouch further back. This is just me nitpicking as not a lot of people use pouches this far back on the vest. Also, I found the vest to look very professional and blend in well with different uniforms.

Magloc closure : Works like a charm! The placement is optimal in the sense that it lines up with my holster, meaning I would not use any molle in that specific spot anyway. I've had it open a single time during a fight, but I believe it was improperly closed as I never had that issue again, even when people grabbed near that part of my vest. Also, we recently ran a fire drill where some members had to remove my vest while under stress and had never seen it before. All of them managed to open it under a few seconds. Again, job well done!

Quality and durability : I've been pretty rough on it and did not notice any premature wear and tear on the vest. It held up significantly better than my issued one, and even other models bought by other members. Even in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, sliding, falling, or fighting through rocks, ice and people did not cause any damages.

Suspenders : I love the integrated suspenders and have tried both with and without. While I do enjoy them a lot, I noticed they tend to get stuck in my upper back when I put on and off the vest. Not a major issue, but maybe some loops at the bottom of the vest could fix this issue? Also, one of them came off from its Velcro attachment inside the vest during a foot pursuit. Again nothing to crazy here, just an observation I made. I still enjoy them a lot and run them daily. In the end, they are leaps ahead of any stand-alone suspenders and their elasticity make them much more effective than traditional ones.

Overall, I really enjoy this vest and truly believe it is one of the best offerings on the market right now. It is evident to me PRE Labs took their time to craft a vest with the end user in mind rather than just another, "look good and gets the job done," offering. Multiple members have commented on it and expressed they believed the Denali to be a better piece of equipment than the "common" aftermarket vest found on other agency members. As such, I am pleased to say I have recommended this vest to a lot of colleagues, as well as friends in smaller forces.

I want to say a sincere thank you to you and your team for your top notch quality work, and precision and speed in delivery. You guys are amazing.

The vest fits great, and I could not be happier. I look forward to ensuring any of my future officers proudly wear your product.

On behalf of the Chestermere team, thank you once again.

The Denali is lightweight and covers all of the vitals. The rapid release makes it easy to gear down in the office. I can wear my hard armour inside the pocket so all of my molle attachments are free for me to utilize.

I literally can't think of a better product currently on the market. On thing I would recommend to the buyer, the additional pockets inside the pocket where the hard armour goes, put them in front of the armour not behind.

The customer service was exceptional, the best I have experienced in this line of work. This was a fast, painless process with top notch staff. The follow-up afterwards was even better.

If you need body armour in Western Canada, GET IT HERE. I did, and have been thanking myself for it every day since. Please excuse how dirty it is in the photo, I wanted to REALLY test it before I posted this review.

Firstly, I'd like to say that the website is immaculate. If you've shopped around at other sites, you'll know that they often are awkward to navigate, ugly to look at, and some are actually hard to read due to... Spelling errors. Prelabs is the opposite. Great photos, great information, and easy on the eyes.

I first saw the Pallaton model on the website and immediately fell in love. I filled out some basic info and submitted. Sean emailed me soon after, and we discussed my wants and needs over the phone. I told him I would need some time to think, and he was respectful and not pushy about it (like some other places).

Not long after, I told Sean I was going to take the plunge and order it. I sent photos of my hideous previous vest with my measurements, and then a very nice and very helpful lady named Barb assisted me and made sure everything was perfect.

A few months later (perfection takes time), it arrived.

The stitching? Flawless. The fit? Flawless. The aesthetic? ON POINT. And the price? Much lower than it has any right to be. Equal to the price of a similar setup from a much much less pleasant competitor with lower quality products.

The internal elastic straps that buckle to the included belt keepers are a GAME CHANGER. Between that and the squishy padding inside the vest, it is more comfortable than I ever thought possible. I have no issue wearing it for 16 hours straight.

The pockets are deep and well setup to organize within them. The cable management snaps at the back of the neck are a feature I didn't know I needed, and will never be able to go back from now. Did I mention the custom velcro patches that came with it?

I could go on all day, but I'll stop here. Just do it. Let Barb improve every hour of duty coming your way.

The Deanli is lightweight and covers all of the vitals. The rapid release makes it easy to gear down in the office. I can wear my hard armour inside the pocket so all of my molle attachments are free for me to utilize.

I literally can't think of a better product currently on the market. On thing I would recommend to the buyer, the additional pockets inside the pocket where the hard armour goes, put them in front of the armour not behind.

The customer service was exceptional, the best I have experienced in this line of work. This was a fast, painless process with top notch staff. The follow-up afterwards was even better.

I discovered PRE Labs while looking to equip my new department with body armour. I was looking for a particular design for our carriers, and a particular threat level protection.

Having previously tried to work with another Canadian manufacturer and had been greatly disappointed with both customer service and product, I was glad to have found PRE Labs! Their customer service was above the industry standard. They were excellent and easy to work with and had no problems catering to my small departmental needs.

The armour we received was comfortable, affordable, and well made. I would definitely order from PRE Labs again.

The PRE Labs Pallaton has been my daily carrier for over 15 months and I am still impressed by its performance. I found my company issued vest did not offer all the features and configuration options I needed. I was looking for additional MOLLE for my gear and an integrated pocket for a trauma plate.

I provided PRE Labs with tracings of my body armour panels and they were able to custom fit them perfectly - they fit like a glove! The Pallaton also fit great and is comfortable to wear even during long shifts.

Their customer service was also extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. I would definitely recommend PRE Labs if you are looking for quality, made-in-Canada body armour products.

We have had our vests for over four months now and are continuously satisfied with the quality of vests PRE Labs made for us!

The features the vests come with not only make us feel comfortable but more protected every day we put them on to go to work. From day one of working with PRE Labs to have our vests made to suit each of us, the team has been informative, willing to help us get the best possible vests, and genuine. They have continued to reach out and ensure we are satisfied with our products.

We have received numerous compliments on our vests for the quality, professional look, and features it comes with. We'll recommend PRE Labs to anyone! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to a great company!


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