5.11 Tactical HardTime Gloves
Starting with the excellent fit and performance of the Tac AK2 — made with Kevlar fabric — 5.11 Tactical added its ergonomic, articulated hard knuckle plates to create the HardTime tactical gloves. Instead of a single piece covering all four knuckles, the two plates flex with your hand, each covering two knuckles and improving comfort, dexterity and performance while protecting your knuckles from impact. Tough, thermoplastic plates are padded on the hand side and covered with a durable, subdued-finish TPR laminate on the business side. MSRP $79.
5.11 Tactical Sabre 2.0 Jacket
Concealed Carry for When It’s Cold
5.11 Tactical’s Sabre 2.0 Jacket is a technologically advanced concealed-carry jacket with its QUIXIP side-access system for fast sidearm access. Radio mic pass-through openings from the hand-warmer pockets to the inside of the jacket and three pullout ID panels mean you can remain covert until you choose not to be. The outer shell features increased waterproofing and is lined with mesh and taffeta for added breathability. Waterproof zippers on the front and arms allow for additional protected storage. The removable hood can be detached and stowed in an easily accessible back-zipper pocket. The large upper-arm hook and loop allow you to add your departmental or favorite patches. Available in black, coyote, dark navy and moss. MSRP $260.
5.11 Tactical Softshell Patrol Duty Jacket
Using 100% bonded soft shell materials that are completely waterproof, fully seam-sealed and breathable, the Softshell Patrol Duty Jacket offers both the uniform appearance administrators require and the comfort and feel of soft shell materials that wear like a second skin. Included in the jacket are 5.11 Tactical backup belt system-compatible pockets and a badge tab kit. The jacket has adjustable sleeve closures, as well as two interior storage pockets and radio mic or headphone pass-through openings in each of the large hand-warmer pockets, allowing the radio ear wire inside to stay unseen and dry. Additionally, the Softshell Patrol Duty Jacket features a removable, waterproof hood and standard epaulettes sewn onto each shoulder. Available in black and dark navy. MSRP $129.
BLACKHAWK! Warrior Wear Shell Jak
Pick Your Protection
BLACKHAWK!’s Warrior Wear Shell Jak jacket system consists of three jackets designed to be used separately or layered in combination with one another depending on the temperature; elements; and the wearer’s need for insulation, ventilation and wind or water resistance. Each layer of the system has a highly sophisticated design that incorporates the highest-grade performance fabrics and most advanced construction techniques available. Each jacket is sold separately. MSRP $299.
BLACKHAWK! Warrior Wear Thermostatic Base-Layer Garments
Warrior Wear Thermostatic Base-Layer Garments are designed to regulate body temperature, wick away moisture, dry quickly and control odor. The Engineered Fit Series allows you to choose between a body-contoured Standard Fit and full Compression Fit simply by size selection. Select one size down from your normal size to achieve a Compression Fit, a true next-to-skin, no-movement fit which eliminates potential friction-related hot spots and helps reduce muscle fatigue. Thermostatic Base-Layer Garments’ smooth, matte-finish surface reduces drag and bulk when layering. The hybrid construction with stretch mesh panels enhances freedom of movement and heat dissipation, while the soft, jacquard elastic waistband enhances stability without constricting. Thermostatic Base-Layer Garments are fast-drying and come with anti-microbial odor treatment. All seams use a flat construction. This, coupled with the seamless top-of-the-shoulder design, makes Thermostatic Base-Layer Garments effective for layering. Available in sizes small to XXXL. MSRP $34.
Blauer Manufacturing Company TacShell Jacket
Blauer Manufacturing Company’s TacShell Jacket is constructed with waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane fabrics that are lightweight and offer real protection. The 12% stretch shell fabric, combined with a drop-shoulder design and articulated elbows, allows for mobility. Tactical pocketing, zippered side openings and deployable 3M Scotchlite will enhance your position in the field. The TacShell Jacket is available with zip-in liner options that are sold separately or as part of a system for all-season wear. The lightweight and wind- and water-resistant Softshell Fleece Jacket is perfect as a standalone jacket for transitional weather or as a liner during the colder months. Duty enhancements include extra pocketing, zippered side openings and a drop-shoulder design. Available in solid colors or color blocking with a hi-vis option. MSRP $225.
Elbeco Meridian Modular Outerwear System
Making the Grade
Elbeco’s Meridian Modular Outerwear System (MMOS) offers complete weather protection and is capable of meeting core public safety demands for warmth, protection, visibility and identification. Features include 360-degree telescopic sleeves for full arm movement and a front-shoulder fabric flap that functions as a second-layer rain barrier. The taslan nylon upper-waist lining adds protection from your utility belt and gear, while the elasticized waistband keeps the air out. Other features include side zipper vents with snaps for easy access to belt equipment and cross-stitched shoulder straps with mic clip tunnels. For duty-specific tasks, the MMOS is offered with optional ID panels, available in the shell colors and hi-vis, plain or with reflective identification, attached above the front pockets and across the back of the jacket. MSRP $92.
Elbeco Summit Duty Jacket
Pinnacle of Performance
The Summit Duty Jacket’s three-ply, textured taslan nylon outer fabric and Hiptex 3000 membrane make it completely windproof and waterproof, whether you are stuck in the rain, snow or sleet. Unlike models featuring waterproof liner constructions, which allow water to collect in the outer shell and cause discomfort, the Hiptex 3000 is actually bonded to the outer shell to function as a natural skin, preventing water penetration while allowing for breathability. You will not only feel dry, you’ll be dry. Other notable features include two inverted, pleat-front patch pockets with top and side entry, wicking lining and flaps secured with hook-and-loop closures, in addition to a nylon drawstring with plastic toggle, double-snap front closure and three-snap attachments. MSRP $187.
Elbeco Summit Lifesaver II Reversible Jacket
Elbeco’s Summit Lifesaver II Reversible Jacket offers plenty of visibility and comfort whether worn during the day or nighttime. The reversible jacket features a bonded Hiptex membrane for completely waterproof, windproof and breathable comfort. The inner fabric is hi-vis fluorescent lime/yellow for maximum visibility and ANSI/ISEA Class II-compliant. The Hiptex membrane is made up of billions of micropores that are smaller than water but larger than vapor, helping the Summit Lifesaver II Reversible Jacket shut out rain and snow while allowing perspiration to escape. The hand-warmer pockets can be accessed from either side. Standard badge tab eyelets on the hi-vis and exterior sides with metal grommet holes are included. MSRP $115.
Horace Small Enforcer Jacket
Tame the Elements
For those who enforce the law, Horace Small’s Enforcer Jacket offers a windproof, waterproof and breathable membrane over a zip-out Primaloft liner. The Enforcer Jacket’s durable, water-resistant finish on the fabric and zippers also keeps moisture out, while the micro-fleece lining on the neck and inside hand-warmer pockets adds extra warmth. The concealed snap-front storm flap and tunnel collar stop cold from entering the jacket, but pit zips allow for ventilation. In consideration of officers’ unique storage needs, the jacket contains two large, inverted pleat pockets with hex flaps with dual entry and hidden drop-down storage; two outside hand-warmer pockets; one zippered Napoleon pocket on the left chest; three interior security pockets; and a left forearm pocket with zipper closure. A storage pocket on the zippered, detachable hood sold separately allows for a custom logo and sealing. Other officer-specific features include a 23-inch back ike length for weapons access and an elastic back waistband that tapers to the front for increased fit and duty belt access. Additionally, nylon utility loops provide a place to clip mics, concealed 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective sleeve bands give visibility when needed and epaulets on each shoulder enhance the uniform look. Blank drop-downs also included. MSRP $349.
Magnum Boots Bi-Fit Jacket
Warmth Without Bulk
The Bi-Fit Jacket with Vest is waterproof, breathable and a perfect companion for officers in inclement weather. Features include a concealed firearm/document chest pocket, foldable ID panel, adjust-to-fit hood, side zippers for ventilation or access to a sidearm, removable ID panel on the back of the jacket, mic loop, four hidden magazine pockets and a MOLLE attachment system. Additionally, the Bi-Fit Vest offers Velcro access to a sidearm, Velcro ID panels on the chest and back, two hidden gun/document pockets and two front gear-storage pockets. MSRP $220.
Under Armour Tactical ColdGear Legging
Hold or Cold Protection
Under Armour’s (UA) Tactical ColdGear Legging features UA’s signature ColdGear double-knit fabric made from 87% polyester and 13% Lycra fabric. The technology starts at the soft inner layer, which channels moisture to the outer layer, where rapid evaporation takes place to keep you cool when you’re hot and insulate you from the elements when you’re cold. The softer-feeling, ergonomic seam placement and flatlock stitching provide maximum comfort by reducing abrasion in high-impact areas. UA’s Tactical ColdGear line was designed for those who perform. For this reason, UA added ArmourBlock anti-microbial technology for optimum scent reduction. MSRP $29.
Under Armour Tactical ColdGear Longsleeve Crew
Under Armour’s (UA) Tactical ColdGear Longsleeve Crew features a softer, brushed inner fabric that combines enhanced thermal protection and moisture management with a superior, fleece-like feel for added comfort. The raglan-sleeve construction allows for total mobility and a full range of motion while eliminating shoulder-seam abrasion points. Medium-weight ColdGear fleece can provide single-layer warmth or insulation under a shell. The hard-face exterior layers easily and prevents bulkiness created by bunching. UA’s Tactical ColdGear Longsleeve Crew is the perfect accessory for chasing joggers around the park or suspects on a foot pursuit. MSRP $48.
Under Armour Tactical ColdGear Mock
Kills the Cold
Just because you have to work in the cold doesn’t mean you have to work cold. Tight muscles restrict your movement and leave you vulnerable to injury. Under Armour’s Tactical ColdGear Mock provides maximum coverage on the job or in the field and is best suited for temperatures under 55 degrees. The double-sided fabric of ColdGear disperses heat from the hotter areas of your body. This allows Under Armour’s signature moisture-transport system to wick away moisture and keep you dry while helping your body maintain its core temperature. Beyond keeping the moisture away from your body, ArmourBlock neutralizes the microbes that cause body odor. Your partner will thank you. MSRP $49.