Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

July 10, 2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Ordering Body Armor


Knowing what body armor to buy is absolutely crucial. Whether you’re in law enforcement, the military, a member of a first response unit, or in an occupation meriting protection from firearms,...

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Topics: Body Armor, NIJ Certified

March 15, 2018

"What Does the NIJ Certification Process Look Like?"


The NIJ certification process is considered the most stringent testing for tactical gear in the industry. The National Institute of Justice has been certifying various types of tactical...

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Topics: NIJ Certified, Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, Protective gear

September 19, 2017

How Well Do You Know Your Department's Armor Policy?

Law enforcement across the country have different armor policies. Some police officers are provided body armor when they get their badge. Others are required to buy their own armor, and still...

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Topics: Body Armor, Vest

June 14, 2017

How to Stay Cool in Full Gear

Vel Tye manufactures quality tactical gear for police officers, firemen, and military personnel, among others. Many of our loyal customers work in extreme heat, from the deserts of the Middle East...

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Topics: Body Armor, Gear, Safety

May 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Kit as Light as Possible


Tactical gear should be as comfortable to carry as it is effective. If your gear kit is too heavy, it runs the risk of slowing you down; when you’re in the field, every second counts....
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Topics: Body Armor, Comfort, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

April 27, 2017

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tactical Protection Gear


When you’re faced with the unknown each day, you want to be sure you’re wearing protective gear that works. Your safety matters and you shouldn’t delay when it’s time to get new tactical...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

April 10, 2017

First Responders and Tactical Accessories: How You Can Save Vital Time



In the field, seconds matter. If you’re a first responder, wasted time can be the difference between life and death. Your tactical pack matters and the accessories you choose could save you...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Tactical Gear, VELCRO, Body Armor

March 23, 2017

Soft Body Armor VS. Hard Body Armor: What's the Difference?


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Topics: Body Armor, Gear, Hard Body Armor, Hugger Vest, Materials, Soft Body Armor

March 09, 2017

Body Armor: Why the Expiration Dates Matter


All body armor used in vests and other protective gear is stamped with an expiration date. It’s important for you to know why and when your armor expires so you ensure your gear is always...

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Topics: Body Armor, Custom Armor, Soft Body Armor

January 25, 2017

How to Choose Body Armor Plates for Your Vel Tye Hugger

Deciding to purchase a tactical vest is a great investment in your safety. Vel Tye’s Hugger vests are designed for security and durability. The question is, what kind of body armor plates should...

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Topics: Custom, Hugger Vest, Vel Tye, Vest, Body Armor, Soft Body Armor