Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

April 05, 2017

Infographic: 5 Gear Essentials for First Responders



As a first responder or emergency medical technician, every second matters when lives are on the line. Even with an ambulance packed with all the requisite medical equipment, keeping your gear...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Infographic, Safety, Tactical Gear

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 07, 2017

Infographic: Five K9 Gear Essentials

As a K9 handler, the safety of your canine colleague is of paramount concern. Police and military canine officers are not pets - they are service members with important work to do, and just like...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Canine, Gear, Infographic, K9, Law Enforcement, Military, Safety

February 28, 2017

What’s in a Kit? 5 Essentials for EDC


We at Vel Tye know how important the contents of your everyday carry (EDC) kit are. If anything happens, you need to have the right equipment to remain safe and take care of yourself. Here are...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, EDC, Gear, Tactical Gear

February 21, 2017

Why To Consider Hugger Vests for Your EMS Team


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...

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

February 02, 2017

4 Essential Accessories To Go With Your Hugger

You’re already making an investment in your safety and security by purchasing a Hugger from Vel Tye. But which accessories will help you get the most out of your Hugger?

Here are four accessory...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, American Made, Gear, Tactical Gear, VELCRO

January 18, 2017

Made In the USA: Take a Tour of the Vel Tye Factory


Vel Tye is proud to be an American company, based in one of the military capitals of the country, Virginia Beach, VA. At our production facility, we produce quality tactical gear for law...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, American Made, Gear, Hugger Vest, Materials, Vel Tye, VELCRO, Vest, Virginia Beach

January 11, 2017

3 Reasons Cordura Is the Perfect Material for Tactical Vests

Who doesn’t have lots of questions when considering tactical vests?

How heavy should it be? Should I go full-custom or buy “off-the-rack?” What material should my vest be made of?

Vel Tye is a...

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Topics: Gear, Hugger Vest, Materials, Vel Tye, Vest

January 09, 2017

Infographic: 5 Gear Bag Essentials for Active Shooter Response

Unfortunately, active shooter events in the U.S. are on the rise. Defined by the FBI as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area,”...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Law Enforcement, Military, Shooter Response, VELCRO

December 28, 2016

5 Life-Saving Gear Essentials For Your Police Force


Over the last few years, funding for fully-equipped police gear bags has come under question. With over 12,000 active police departments in the U.S. alone, equipment for officers has become a...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Law Enforcement