Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

March 05, 2018

Beyond Vests and Armor: More NIJ Certified Gear to Know


NIJ Certified tactical gear is the best in the business. Tested against the most rigorous quality standards available, NIJ Certified gear goes far beyond performance, it’s designed to make the...

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Topics: Soft Body Armor, Vest, NIJ Certified

January 15, 2018

What is NIJ Certified Tactical Gear?


NIJ Certified gear is the pinnacle of quality in tactical equipment. For several decades, the National Institute of Justice has managed a standards-based, voluntary compliance testing program...

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Topics: Hard Body Armor, Soft Body Armor, Tactical Gear, Protective 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 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

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

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

December 21, 2016

3 Things to Know When Buying Your Own Tactical Vest


More and more, law enforcement and military members are choosing to supplement their provided equipment with personal tactical gear. They’re not doing it for style points – they’re looking for...

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

December 07, 2016

3 Tips for Maintaining Your VELCRO Tactical Gear


Tactical gear is an investment in your safety. You’ve spent time and money building a foundation of supportive, resilient gear, but if you’re not taking care of it properly, it won’t last as...

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Topics: Hugger Vest, Gear Maintenance, Soft Body Armor, Tactical Gear, Vel Tye, VELCRO

November 23, 2016

3 Things to Expect When Ordering Custom Tactical Gear


At Vel Tye, we accept custom orders. We specialize in meeting (and exceeding) specific needs for law enforcement personnel and first responders, and one of the requests we get most often is for...

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Topics: Custom, EMS, Hugger Vest, Law Enforcement, Military, Soft Body Armor, Tactical Gear