With Fall in full swing and Winter fast approaching those of you who are on the job know what you're in for....freezing temperatures and blistering cold winds.
Having worked on the job for 13 years, one of the things that was a constant battle was the decision to wear a winter coat while on patrol or not. Between your body armor and all your gear, it's hard to find that ideal layering combo that keeps you warm when you're out of the car but doesn't make you sweat to death while in the car or inside headquarters. Sound familiar? Well a solution is FINALLY here....read on!
Very early on in my career I realized that I had one thing in common with tens of thousands of officers around the country....I couldn't stand wearing a coat or jacket while on patrol!
Not only do I feel like most jackets simply fail to even keep me warm, but I also hate feeling like the kid from “A Christmas Story” in the snow suit….constricted and without full range of motion!! And when I feel constricted without my arms having their full range of motion I feel like my chances of winning a fight are greatly reduced!
Wearing a heavier coat might help in the warmth department while out of the car but it also makes you nearly sweat to death while sitting in your patrol car. Am I the only one who has ever clicked on the A/C in the patrol car in the middle of a winter snow storm?
Also, bigger coats are typically bulkier and restrict access to the gear on your duty belt….something else that did not sit well with me while on patrol. I want easy access to my weapon and any of my duty belt gear when I NEED it. Also, sitting in a patrol car with a bulky coat made me feel like even more of a circus clown stuffed into the driver seat. And FORGET about getting to anything on my belt while seated in the patrol car with my coat on!
So what’s the solution? What’s the happy medium? Over my 13 years on the job I had tried wearing numerous things beneath my uniform....from Under Armour “Cold Gear” to Nike “Hyper Warm” and even regular old thermals like your grandpa used to wear. And although some of these worked okay, they never kept me as warm as my nice thermal windbreaker that I wore while off duty. And none of these expensive shirts did a thing to stop blistering cold winds.
You see, in my opinion a warm, thermal base-layer is the most critical part of your winter arsenal. But most on the market are NOT breathable as they advertise to be. This is made worse by the fact that we are wearing body armor which DOES NOT allow ANYTHING to breathe. And what does this lead to? SWEAT!! And as any outdoor expert will tell you, moisture (sweat/perspiration) is ENEMY #1 when braving the cold. It is moisture which makes you FEEL colder when out in the elements and which can lead to hypothermia. Additionally, many of these expensive winter base layers do absolutely nothing to help stop the wind. And for me it’s the wind that chills me down to my bones while out of the car!
So what if there was something that could provide you with the superior warmth of a winter coat, the wind-stopping capacity of a winter shell AND was designed specifically for those who wear body armor on the job.....giving you the freedom to move as if you were wearing nothing at all? Is it even possible?
Today 221B Tactical launches the first ever thermal base layer designed SPECIFICALLY for those who wear body armor or battle the elements while on the job!
Constructed with a patented, heat pressed, dual-layer thermal system which provides unprecedented warmth and insulation while simultaneously allowing for incredible moisture transfer and breathability. But one of the BEST features of this amazing thermal is that it incorporates a state of the art "wind-blocking" layer which fights off some of the harshest, bone-chilling winds. The culmination of these amazing features is a thin thermal base layer that wears like a shirt but keeps you as warm as a jacket!
So this winter STOP the age old dilemma of whether to wear a winter jacket or not and get the warmth you want and need WITHOUT THE BULK! Get the thermal top designed specifically for YOU! Be WARM and MOVE FREE this winter!
After 12 winters on patrol here in the northeast, I decided that it must be possible for police officers and first responders to be WARM, COMFORTABLE AND SAFE while on the job. Many have suffered and have said for years that it’s not possible!
But our motto at 221B Tactical is not just words….it’s our mission....
Millions of people love wearing hooded sweatshirts come fall and winter. However, once the temperatures start to drop, most have to switch over to a full-fledged jacket because your common hooded sweatshirt just doesn't cut it. That is why 221B Tactical has just developed a hooded sweatshirt that is sure to replace every hoodie you own.
The Equinoxx Rendition Hoodie is like no other hoodie you've ever seen or worn. It's constructed with a patented, heat pressed, dual layer thermal system which provides unprecedented warmth and insulation while simultaneously allowing for incredible moisture transfer and breathability. But the best feature of The Rendition Hoodie is that it incorporates a state of the art "wind-blocking" layer which fights off some of the harshest, bone-chilling winds. The Rendition Hoodie features...
A full-zip YKK front zipper which helps protect your mouth and nose from biting winds and rain.
A compression hood which stays up and has a built-in brim to help protect you from rain and wind.
An outer shell that offers water resistance and that can also be treated to become water repellent.
Two front pockets which are smartly placed to maximize your comfort and feature hidden magnetic closures.
A pocket on the lower sleeve allows for smartphone, ID, wallet and key storage.
A large, waterproof pocket on the front of the hoodie allows for secure storage of larger items such as larger phones, tablets and notepads.
The Rendition Hoodie gives you the warmth of a jacket with the style and comfort of your favorite hoodie sweatshirt!
Designed with your comfort and needs in mind, The Rendition Hoodie is destined to become the best hoodie you've ever worn!
With a 30-day money back guarantee you have nothing to lose. But beware....once you try it you may never wear your other hoodies or jackets ever again!
For many of the hundreds of thousands of police officers across the country the best part of their shift is the end of their shift when they get to take off their uniform and go home. Having worked on patrol for 13 years, I can tell you first-hand that going into the locker room, opening my locker, kicking my boots off, taking by duty belt off and going through my post-shift routine always felt great. Not only did it feel great to take the nearly 30 lbs. of gear off my body....it also felt good to know that I made it through another shift safe and sound and that I was going home.
However, over the years, I must say that one of the BEST parts of the end of the shift was taking my body armor off. And I can say with a fair amount of certainty that this was a favorite part of the shift for almost everyone in the locker room!
Although body armor is the one thing that police officers wear that can literally save their life, it is also the MOST uncomfortable thing most police officers wear on a daily basis. However, despite how uncomfortable it may be, not wearing it was NEVER an option for me. But boy did it feel good to get that thing off at the end of my shift!! And the next best feeling was peeling my sweat-soaked shirt off by body. Finally my skin could breathe! Unfortunately it was this INABILITY for my skin to breathe which lead to rashes and skin infections throughout my career....and I wasn't alone. Thousands of officers across the country and around the world suffer from this as a result of wearing body armor. And truth be told, this was not just an issue during the warmer months....it was an issue ALL YEAR ROUND.
You see, despite the outside temperature, wearing body armor ALWAYS suffocates your body and does not allow your skin to breathe. And no matter what the season, wearing body armor causes your skin to perspire. Even in the winter I would take my body armor off at the end of my shift and would STILL have to peel my base layer thermal off of me. And what's worse is that in the winter, it's the moisture from your perspiration that makes you COLD when you get out of your patrol car or come out of headquarters. So battling trapped perspiration and moisture for those who wear body armor is a YEAR-ROUND STRUGGLE. And it was this that lead me to develop The Maxx-Dri Ultra Comfort Vest!
The Maxx-Dri Vest, which is now being worn by over 30,000 officers world-wide, serves a very basic BUT critical purpose....it creates that little bit of space between your body armor and your base layer, allowing your body and skin to BREATHE!!
No matter the season or the outside temperature, you HAVE TO allow your body and skin to breathe. The Maxx-Dri Vest provides 360 degree ventilation which allows heat and moisture to escape while allowing fresh air to flow in and around your entire body....front, back, sides and shoulders. And those expensive moisture-wicking shirts you're wearing? Well they can FINALLY do their job with The Maxx-Dri Vest because of the air gap created by wearing it. Without a Maxx-Dri Vest, your "moisture-wicking" shirt is simply staying soaked and subsequently soaks your body armor with sweat as well. And it's this that causes that ever-so-pleasant "body armor aroma." But with a Maxx-Dri Vest, the end result is you stay drier AND MORE COMFORTABLE while wearing your body armor on the job!
So if your want to be cooler and drier in the warm weather, drier and warmer in the cold weather and MORE COMFORTABLE ALL-YEAR-ROUND....do yourself a favor and check out The Maxx-Dri Ultra Comfort Vest. OVER 30,000 satisfied users across the world can only mean one thing....IT WORKS!!
You have enough to worry about while on the job. Police officers need to be focused on the threats around them....NOT HOW UNCOMFORTABLE THEY ARE!!
Join the tens of thousands of officers who have made putting on their Maxx-Dri Vest beneath their body armor part of their pre-shift routine. And say goodbye to peeling your shirt off after your shift. Just read the thousands of 5 Star reviews....once you try it you'll never want to put your body armor on without it!