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

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

Ask any Police Officer and they'll reveal one of the most annoying situations they struggle with every winter - WEARING A BULKY COAT.  At first it may sound odd that something so simple could be so frustrating. But when taking a closer look, it becomes crystal clear why heavy coats are pain points for police officers and first responders during cold winter months.

When most people don a winter coat they focus on staying warm and maybe looking good. However, when a police officer or first responder puts on a coat or heavy jacket, they also contemplate survival.

Anytime during a police officer's patrol shift he/she may get into a fight for their lives.  When this occurs, the last thing one wants is a heavy, bulky coat or jacket restricting movement and range of motion. And coats are notorious for restricting access to vital gear on a duty belt.

This brings the quandary peace officers around the world encounter every winter ...

.... Wear a heavy coat, stay warm, but possibly compromise safety.

.....Or, lose the coat, accept being cold and damp, but maintain the security of free, unrestricted movement when an event occurs

Some with experience outdoors might say, "layer up to stay warm."  This might work if you're hiking or skiing because you can easily stop to shed a layer or two if becoming too warm. This isn't an easy option while on duty as a police officer. It requires removal of your police radio, gun belt, body armor and uniform shirt. Not quick or easy.  Additionally, many officers experience their cores overheating beneath their body armor, while their arms, shoulders and upper chest/neck are freezing.

This issue led Suresh Madhavan, a 13 year law enforcement veteran, to design and develop the Equinoxx Stage 3 Thermal. This unique thermal has been specifically designed to take care of concerns shared by police officers and anyone wearing body armor vests worldwide. Heretofore, those concerns were not being met by products produced by athletic companies such as Under Armour and Nike.

The thermal's center core features a lightweight moisture-wicking material. This begets optimal warmth and evaporation of moisture (i.e. SWEAT) while wearing body armor or a heavy vest. Coupled with 221B's Maxx-Dri Vest for body armor ventilation, one has a system for keeping warm and dry beneath body armor all winter-long.

The sleeves of the Equinoxx Stage 3 Ultra Thermal feature a wind-blocking, grid-patterned thermal fabric offering multi-directional stretch. This innovation keeps one as warm as if wearing a coat, without bulk and restriction of movement.

With a mock turtleneck and compression wrist cuffs, The Equinoxx Stage 3 Ultra Thermal has completely changed the game not only for police officers and first responders, but for anyone working outside in cold weather - construction workers, contractors, municipal employees,

The 221B Equinoxx Stage 3 Ultra Thermal is an amazing solution!

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