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Why To Consider Hugger Vests for Your EMS Team

February 21, 2017
By Vel Tye

EMS Protection Gear


First responders are exposed to dangerous situations every day. At Vel Tye, we work to provide gear that protects those in the line of duty from harm.


Here are two important reasons to consider investing in Huggers for your EMS team:

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Safety – The biggest reason for EMS responders to have Hugger vests is to ensure their safety. When EMS respond to calls, they never know the situation they are walking into. Situations may become hazardous, and if responders can end up with serious injuries if they don’t have any kind of protection on their bodies.

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Mobility and comfort – For many, there is a preconceived notion that EMS will have restricted movement when wearing their protective vests. Not with the Hugger. Hugger vests are lighter and more comfortable than other tactical vests because they are constructed of lightweight, mil-spec materials. This enables first responders to do everything they would normally do while on the job without any hindrance.


Vel Tye specializes in tactical gear for police, military, and first responders. With our products, you can feel at ease that your team is protected. All our Huggers offer torso protection while still allowing the user full range of motion. Visit our product page to learn more about what we do and the products we offer, or contact us. Our team will help you find the protection you’re looking for.

Topics: EMS, First Responder, Gear, Hugger Vest, Soft Body Armor, Tactical Gear, Vel Tye, Vest