Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

September 14, 2017

How to Buy the Perfect Size Hugger Vest

At Vel Tye, our Hugger tactical vests are designed for performance. A vest that fits your body well is the best protection against serious injury.

But how do you buy the perfect size Hugger...

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Topics: Hugger Vest, Vel Tye

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

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 04, 2017

4 Things to Know About Ordering Custom Canine Vests

Your canine partner is more than an asset, he’s a team member. A custom-fit vest for your canine is as critical to his safety as your own, but knowing how to order one can be tricky. How do you...

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Topics: Canine, Custom, K9, 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 14, 2016

Soft Body Armor for Women: 4 Things to Consider


Custom soft armor is designed specifically to fit its owner. Whether you’re ordering soft armor in bulk for your law enforcement team or purchasing a set for yourself, knowing what factors to...

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Topics: Custom Armor, EMS, Hugger Vest, Law Enforcement, Military, Vel Tye, Women

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