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

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

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

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