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  • How To Stop Feeling Hot, Sweaty, Itchy and Miserable in Your Body Armor
    June 29, 2020 Suresh Madhavan

    How Police Officers Can Stop Feeling Hot, Sweaty, Itchy and Miserable While Wearing Body Armor

    If you wear body armor on the job and get hot, sweaty and itchy, what would you give to actually not feel miserable all shift long? If you said "anything" ... keep reading.

    After spending 13 years on the job as a full time Police Officer, the thing that bothered me the most while on patrol was how uncomfortable it was to wear body armor. It was somewhat bearable in the winter months. But come the summer time, it was brutal and borderline unbearable. This was a concern from a comfort standpoint but also a safety standpoint.

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  • Police Officer Invents Anti-Bacterial Breathable Base Layer Shirt To Wear Beneath Body Armor With A "Cool" Hidden Feature
    April 15, 2020 Chris Lee

    Police Officer Invents Anti-Bacterial Base Layer Shirt To Wear Beneath Body Armor With A Hidden Benefit For Those With Tattoos and In BJJ

    Their flagship piece of gear, The Maxx-Dri Vest for body armor ventilation, cooling and comfort was, like all of their gear, invented and designed by Madhavan himself. The Maxx-Dri Vest is a breathable cooling vest worn beneath body armor which allows excess heat and moisture to escape while allowing cooler, fresh air in. It offers 360° ventilation, meaning you get that cool rush of fresh, clean air around your entire body; everywhere your body armor covers. And now they've launched an anti-bacterial base layer shirt to help those suffering from itch, rash, skin infections and odor. 
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  • The Dangers Of Wearing Body Armor & How Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Prison Guards Can Avoid Them
    December 22, 2019 Suresh Madhavan

    The Dangers Of Wearing Body Armor & How Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Prison Guards Can Avoid Them!

    Every year thousands of Police Officers & Military Personnel are diagnosed with painful, itchy rashes and skin infections. At times these rashes and infections can get so bad that wearing body armor can be unbearable. But where do these rashes and dangerous skin infections like impetigo come from. The answer is shocking to most. Thankfully now there's a solution in the form of a body armor cooling vest which provides 360 degree ventilation.

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  • Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas for Police Officers and First Responders 2019
    November 28, 2019 Brad Pedell

    Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas for Police Officers and First Responders 2019

    If you're looking for the best holiday gift ideas for a police officer in law enforcement or a first responder, you're in luck. This holiday gift guide will help because it's chock full of unique gift ideas for police officers, emts, paramedics and many more. And the best part is, you won't find these top 10 gift ideas for police officers anywhere else. It's always nice to give someone something different from the traditional holiday gifts of socks and sweaters.
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  • The Best Holiday Gifts & Ideas For Police Officers and First Responders 2019 - 221B Tactical Black Friday Sales Event
    November 26, 2019 Brad Pedell

    The Best Holiday Gifts & Ideas For Police Officers and First Responders 2019 - 221B Tactical Black Friday Sales Event

    It's that time of year again. The best holiday gifts for 2019 have arrived. But this year, wouldn't it be great to get the one you love something they've never gotten before? How good would it feel to get them something that you see them using every day, all year round? 221B Tactical's 20% off Black Friday sale is one of the best black Friday sales for police officers, law enforcement and first responders. With gear designed to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable every day like our one-of-a-kind search gloves, you'll be hard pressed to find gift ideas this holiday season that will beat these deals.

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  • Police Officer Invents Thin Cold Weather Winter Patrol Gloves That Actually Keep Your Hands and Fingers Warm and Dry
    October 22, 2019 Michael Kravetsky

    Police Officer Invents Thin Cold Weather Winter Patrol Gloves That Actually Keep Your Hands and Fingers Warm & Dry

    After years of testing and development, Madhavan was able to develop a cold weather winter glove that is not only thin and warm but also water proof...a true game changer, especially in the police and first responder glove world. Add to it high-grip technology on the palms and touch screen finger tips which allow you to use your smart phone or tablet without taking your gloves off, and you have what some have called "...the best winter gloves on the planet."
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  • The Best Thermals For Police Officers And Anyone Who Works Outside In The Winter
    October 5, 2019 Shawn Lee

    The Best Thermals For Police Officers And Anyone Who Works Outside In The Winter

    What are the best winter cold weather gear thermals for police officers and those working outdoors?

    Now some with experience in the outdoors might say, "layer up to stay warm." Well this might work if your hiking or skiing because you can easily stop to shed a layer or two if you start getting too warm. However this isn't an easy option while on duty as a police officer. It would require removal of your police radio, gun belt, body armor and uniform shirt. Not a quick or easy task. Additionally, many officers can find themselves overheating on their core, beneath their body armor, while their arms, shoulders and upper chest/neck are freezing.

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  • Cop invents breathable cooling vest for police law enforcement officers and military to wear under armor to stay cooler and less sweaty
    July 9, 2019 Teri Yang

    Cop invents breathable cooling vest for police law enforcement officers and military to wear under armor to stay cooler and less sweaty

    When designing the Maxx-Dri Vest for body armor ventilation, Madhavan ensured that the vest provided full 360° ventilation so law enforcement police officers, first responders and soldiers would experience cooling and airflow around their entire body. This makes sense considering you don't just get hot and sweaty in one area; you get hot and sweaty everywhere your body armor covers. Madhavan said this was evident every time he and his co-workers took their body armor off. There was literally a dark, wet spot on their shirts which matched up exactly to where their body armor rested; front, back, shoulders and sides. That's why the Maxx-Dri Vest specifically provides full separation and ventilation beneath your entire body armor.
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