Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

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

February 28, 2018

Where to Find NIJ Certified Tactical Gear



Tactical gear that has been certified by the National Institute of Justice is the pinnacle of performance. Tested to comply with a litany of detailed standards, buying NIJ certified gear is...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Tactical Gear, NIJ Certified

May 11, 2017

Five Things You Can Carry With a Low-Vis Magazine Carrier

Every piece of gear should serve a purpose. The items you decide to take into the field can literally save your life; they can hinder your movement or, hopefully, improve your performance. Vel...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Vest

May 04, 2017

Infographic: Five Gear Essentials for Police Officers


There are gear essentials for police officers that will be issued to you as part of your uniform and duty kit - firearm, handcuffs, body camera, and perhaps a tactical vest. But there are so...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Gear, Infographic, Law Enforcement

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, Body Armor, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Tactical Gear, VELCRO

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 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 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