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The Vel Tye Hugger: The Soft Armor Solution You've Been Looking For

January 12, 2020
By Vel Tye

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Vel Tye, a tactical gear company specializing in VELCRO® brand hook-and-loop material, is single-handedly revolutionizing the way tactical apparel is fitted.


The Vel Tye HUGGER is the Definition of Comfort


The HUGGER, a patented Vel Tye product, is the ultimate in tactical vest design. A soft-sided vest that’s worn close to the body, each and every HUGGER is made to ensure a perfect fit. As with all of Vel Tye’s products, the HUGGER line is made by hand right here in the U.S.A. Vel Tye, in fact, is based out of one of the military capitals of the country: Virginia Beach, VA.

As one of our customers puts it, “I’ve been fitted for a suit before but never fitted for armor.” Well-fitting tactical gear is more functional and less likely to interfere with the mission at hand. HUGGER gear is totally adjustable; customers are asked to provide detailed information on how they’ll use the vest and even what type of plates will be used to ensure an appropriate cut. At Vel Tye, we understand that the way a Naval officer will use soft armor differs drastically from how a private security officer will use his.


How Will You Use Your Soft Armor Vest?


When ordering a HUGGER vest, customers are asked to identify the type of plates they use (i.e. EOD Standard, RBR Tactical, etc.) as well as the MOLLE style they prefer. We also let customers choose Comm locations and D-ring locations, as well as the addition of shoulder pads. It’s our goal to provide nothing less than the best soft armor solution on the market for each and every customer.


Working only with VELCRO®-brand hook-and-loop, Vel Tye ensures our products are both resilient and long-lasting. Available in grades ranging from domestic to marine, VELCRO® tactical fasteners are the pinnacle in supportive adjustability. In addition to HUGGER vests, Vel Tye also offers a range of custom VELCRO® products, from phone holders to weapon accessories.


To find out more about why Vel Tye sets the standard in soft armor, contact our team today.


Topics: Body Armor, EMS, Hugger Vest, Law Enforcement, Military