so recently, under some pretty unusual circumstances, i was allowed to participate in an all day training exercise with a whole unit of real life marines! although i can't talk about what we did, i can tell you that their flak vests are FREAKING HEAVY! a couple of guys were nice enough to let me try one on and it's like wearing a bell around you and it makes running and moving around a real challenge. those guys did it all day and they're the real deal. support your troops man!