Standing, kneeling or prone, protecting your knees is always important in any physical situation. The Vortex Gel-Core Hybrid Knee Pads were created to provide wearers with the utmost comfort. More specifically, they were designed to support individuals engaged in law enforcement and military activities. The “hybrid” comes from combining both high- and low-density materials for ultimate cushion. The GEL foam core contains two shock-absorbing gels that help withstand body weight, which also ups the comfort factor. MSRP $68.
Despite best efforts, when crowds get riled up, there’s always the potential for close contact between officer and rioters. In those cases, added protection, such as Carbon-Tek fiber knuckle gloves, can make a difference. The Vector 1 Riot Control gloves were created with such circumstances in mind, as well as high-risk inmate movements. In addition to the molded hard shell, the knuckles and wrists have foam-injected padding, the palms are reinforced, the stitching is double reinforced and the lining is made from a bonded breathable tricot material. MSRP $78.50.