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Minimize the stress of holiday shopping and maximize your time with loved ones this year by taking advantage of one-stop shopping at members-only pricing at www.GovX.com. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a colleague or family member, or dropping a helpful hint about something you’d really like, our gift guide is compiled with the active law enforcement professional in mind. From gear to help you make the most of your workout to a durable watch that can withstand the physical rigors of the job and look good doing it, this collection is full of handy items that will be appreciated and used for years to come.
Hylete Cross-Training 2.0 Men’s Short
Cross training shorts have evolved! When you’re serious about working out, you don’t want anything to break your concentration, and if you’re lifting weights or running bleachers, you can’t have ill-fitting clothes tripping you up. That’s why these shorts are engineered to accommodate even the most extreme exercise movements. The Cross-Training 2.0 Men’s Short from Hylete still showcases all the great qualities of the original shorts, but has been enhanced for better performance. Features include a patent-pending two-way drawstring system to ensure a comfortable fit, angled zipper side pockets with cord access for phones and music players, and a lightweight material that bends with you, is quick to dry and is chlorine-resistant. MSRP $70.See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Hylete Compete Performance 1.0 Men’s Hoodie
Whether you wear it for exercising or just as a comfortable light jacket, you’ll appreciate the Hylete Compete Performance 1.0 Men’s Hoodie. The full-zip hoodie, made out of a cotton-polyester blend fleece, provides plenty of warmth without being too heavy. It’s great to wear for chilly morning jogs or after working up a sweat in the gym when you don’t want to overheat by slipping into a heavy winter coat. The athletic cut won’t restrict your movements if you do wear it while exercising, and you can stash your iPod in the inner holder of the front pouch pocket to access the controls without breaking your stride. MSRP $65.See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Nixon Unit Watch
Your watch should work as hard as you do, and the Unit from Nixon is applying for the job. Choose from a range of polycarbonate colorways and digital interfaces to customize the look to match to your style. Further customize it by setting the watch for either a 12-hour or 24-hour cycle, whichever format you prefer. It also offers a positive/negative display for clear readability in various environmental and lighting conditions. There’s an alarm and temperature gauge, too. Finally, the silicone band is designed to endure a lot of use, which only adds to this watch’s reputation as one tough ticker. MSRP $150. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5/5s
Double Your Power
Cell phones take a beating from everyday use — dropped, shoved into pockets or to the bottom of purses, and occasionally given an unintentional bath. Add to that the wear-and-tear of bringing the phone to work with you, and you’re really testing its limits. Just as you make sure to always put on your protective gear before going into the field, give your phone an added layer of protection with the Mophie Juice Pack Air cover. This pack is specifically designed to fit the iPhone 5 and 5s models with edge-to-edge coverage, but it’s more than just a cushion. The case pulls double duty as a battery: its 1700 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery prevents your phone’s charge from running out too quickly, providing hours of additional use. It’s also engineered to redirect signals back toward the user for better audio performance. MSRP $99.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
TRX Training TRX FORCE Kit: Tactical
Test Your Strength
Want to get an intense workout outside of the gym and take your fitness regimen to a whole new level? Then test your strength with the TRX FORCE Kit, tactical version, TRX Training’s toughest, lightest and most versatile kit. This 12-week program is designed by a former SEAL commando and the routines are inspired by the physical training military personnel have to master in order to be declared combat-ready. Set up the portable kit anywhere you can create the necessary resistance for the suspension training system, which comes with rubber handles, a door anchor and an extender that can reach tall or vertical anchor points, such as pull-up bars or tree limbs. Included are two DVDs that demonstrate more than 70 exercises formulated to take you through three progression stages. By phase three, you’ll be a machine. MSRP $299.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Vertx Phantom Men’s Tactical Pants
Fit for Duty
When you’re on the job, you expect your tactical gear to function properly, and your work clothes should meet that same high standard. You can’t worry about your pants tearing or not having the room to hold all the items you need while on duty. The Vertx Phantom Pant is designed to perform in high-incident tactical situations, with articulated knees, crotch, rise and waistband for a balance of comfort and mobility, and is constructed out of a special ripstop weave fabric for extra durability. The material has also received an IntelliDri treatment to repel moisture as well as wick away sweat to keep you comfortable. In addition to the deep cargo-style pockets for duty item storage, you’ll find a concealed zipper pocket and a back pocket with a credential flap to keep everything secured. MSRP $57.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Hydro Flask 21-Ounce Bottle
Hydro Flask bottles were developed to not only withstand the toughest environments, but to excel in them as well. Suitable for when you are working in the field or out on an extended trek, the Hydro Flask bottle is made of food-grade 18/8 stainless steel and features double-wall vacuum insulation, keeping contents hot for 12 hours or cold for a full 24. BPA-free and resistant to bacteria, odors and condensation, Hydro Flask has a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects and comes in a variety of colors. MSRP $27.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Grunt Style Fear the Beard II T-Shirt
While this graphic T-shirt from Grunt Style may resemble some of the manly beards being sported by so many professional baseball and football players these days, it’s actually meant to honor the “fighting beards” of the Armed Services, from the Civil War to modern Special Forces. Then again, it’s just a cool-looking shirt. MSRP $21.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Spy Quanta Sunglasses
The ANSI-certified Quanta Sunglasses from Spy are the result of years of research and development. Designers have come up with a slimmer style to fit smaller faces, but that also can take on big challenges. The glasses are made from Grilamid, which is a material specifically formulated to withstand big impacts and be flexible without losing strength. The 100% UV lenses are interchangeable and shatterproof. Rubber nose pads and temple tips not only supply a comfortable fit, but help keep glasses in place even when wet. Both men and women will appreciate the various style options, including white frames with green Spectra lenses or “real tree” camouflage with orange Spectra lenses. MSRP $99.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
LifeProof Bike and Bar Mount
If you take your iPhone out on bike rides because you need to stay connected, want it handy for emergencies or use it for fitness-tracking apps, lock the phone in place with the LifeProof Bike and Bar Mount. The quick-release, custom-shaped clamp is easy to install and remove and adjusts to a variety of bar sizes, so you can mount it to different types of bikes as well as motorcycles, jet skis, gym machines, even shopping carts. Just mount it, snap in your iPhone 5 and you’re good to go. MSRP $39.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Pelican Maker’s Mark Case
For Kentucky’s Finest
Well-known to first responders for their watertight, airtight, dustproof, corrosion-resistant properties, Pelican cases are the go-to solution for transporting valuable equipment. This rugged Pelican Case is custom-designed to perfectly hold valuables of an off-duty kind: one 750 ml bottle of Maker’s Mark, two Maker’s Mark Cigars and two Glencairn Whiskey Glasses, for relaxing in unique style. The glasses are included; just add alcohol and enjoy! MSRP $229.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
BioLite CampStove System Bundle
Off the Grid
This ingeniously designed, compact portable cooking and power bundle is excellent for both outdoor trips and disaster preparedness. A fully integrated system, this kit enables you to grill, boil, cook and charge on the go. Included are the BioLite CampStove, a wood-burning thermoelectric generator that powers your USB gadgets; the lightweight, folding Portable Grill; and the 1.5 liter/quart KettlePot.
Depending on the strength of the fire, about 20 minutes of charging an iPhone 4s yields 60 minutes of talk time, while only 1.6 ounces of wood is required to boil 1 liter of water in less than five minutes.
MSRP $239.85. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Officer Survival Solutions Trauma Plate Pack
First Aid at Hand
Designed by experienced police tactical medics and special operations combat medics, this Trauma Plate Pack from Officer Survival Solutions was created for the law enforcement officer on the street who has to deal with high-stress situations that may include medical emergencies. In order to snugly fit the pack into the trauma plate pocket of concealable body armor, the packaging had to be ultra thin, yet strong enough to survive a number of environmental factors. The resulting product is a thin, pliable material that can be skipped, thrown or kicked over the roughest of pavement surfaces, and features a one-hand deployment system. MSRP $48. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt
The 5.11 Tactical Men’s Holster Shirt provides an alternative way to conceal your weapon in casual or off-duty situations. With durable fabric pockets built in under each arm, the shirt has enough space for a compact handgun, extra magazines or speed loaders, and firearm accessories, while an integrated shoulder yoke evenly distributes firearm weight to maximize accessibility and maintain freedom of movement. A layer of outer mesh fabric helps hide your firearm’s outline for a covert profile, while moisture-wicking material and a padded neoprene inner layer are designed to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. MSRP $74.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack
Ready for the World
Whether you are headed overseas or across town, the feature-packed, durable Timbuk2 Aviator is designed for maximum travel flexibility. With reinforced grab handles for easy pick up, stowaway straps and a removable hip belt, the backpack converts to a generously sized carry-on bag, while a full-zip main compartment opening provides the easy access of a duffel. Shoulder pockets can hold a sidearm and accessories; hidden zipper pockets are perfect for storing passports, wallets and phones; and a pocket measuring 15.7 X 10.6 X 1.2 inches accommodates laptops. Featuring hook-and-loop fasteners to help keep everything secure, the Aviator even has a rainfly for protection in case of wet weather and a “quarantine” area for dirty items. MSRP $179. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 2.0 Over Ear Headphones — Exclusive Military Edition
The world’s most famous headphone has been redesigned and reimagined. Lighter, stronger and more comfortable, the Beats Studio headphone delivers precision sound and adaptive noise canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery and RemoteTalk. It has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, reengineered sound. MSRP $299.95. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Braven BRV-X Portable Wireless Speaker
Fit for Your Outdoor Adventures
The ultra-rugged BRV-X rocks the outdoors with an IPX7 waterproof rating and shockproof rubber exterior, and features a powerful 5200mAh power bank to charge external devices. Experience Braven’s highly acclaimed TrueWireless Pairing for left and right stereo sound using two Braven BRV-X speakers. MSRP $199.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
prAna Midas Long Sleeve Shirt
The 100% organic cotton prAna Midas Shirt is sustainable gold. With a contoured fit, antique metal snaps and an intricate plaid, this shirt demonstrates that care and attention to detail didn’t end at the farm. MSRP $69. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
You already know the active steps you take now can improve your overall wellness today, tomorrow and well into your future. And while it seems simple to get out of that car or chair more often and move, making it stick is another matter. That’s where Vívofit can turn good intentions into lifelong habits. It’s the only fitness band that greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks your progress and reminds you when it’s time to move. MRSP $129.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
Waterfi Waterproof iPod Shuffle
Braves the Elements
Waterfi has created a dual layer technology that has you waterproofed from the inside out. This makes the Waterfi waterproof iPod Shuffle the most versatile and reliable MP3 player on the market. Bulky and unreliable cases are no longer needed and you can bring your iPod Shuffle with you wherever your active life takes you, be it the ocean, pool, gym, snow or rain. Waterfi is backing its newly redesigned waterproof iPod Shuffles with an industry-leading two-year warranty. MSRP $199.99. See discount price at www.GovX.com.
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