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Propper International Introduces Defender Series Outerwear

July 10, 2008  | 

Propper International has introduced a new line of law enforcement outerwear inspired by advanced technologies from both the military and high-end ski and mountain gear. The new, lightweight waterproof-breathable line, named Propper Defender Series, is designed to replace heavy and outdated law enforcement jackets with the latest in outerwear technology.

The design includes Propper's exclusive HALT waterproof-breathable barrier, a Special Forces-inspired Peripheral Vision Hood System (PVHS)—an integrated stow-away hood contoured to your face and head for maximum visibility—and an Action Fit Design with articulated sleeves/elbows for greater range of motion.

The jackets are specifically designed for law enforcement professionals with molded badge tabs, microphone clips, and side zippers on each hip that allow quick access to an officer's duty belt or weapon. "We saw an opportunity to use many of the advanced applications that we use in our military designs to produce a line for law enforcement outerwear that would replace the outdated designs in the marketplace," Said Tom Kellim, President, Propper International, Inc.

The Propper Defender Series includes seven styles, aptly named with a NATO series nomenclature, including Propper Defender Alpha, Bravo, Delta, Echo, Gamma, and two hi-vis jackets, Halo I and Halo II.

Several important features are the foundation for the series' leading-edge design. First, all of the jackets, except the Echo Softshell, feature Propper's exclusive Halt barrier for optimum waterproof-breathable performance. These are two- and three-layer laminate barriers, originally designed for the military, which are exceptionally light and less bulky for a better fit that enhances freedom of movement. Second, all jackets, except the softshell, are factory seam sealed to meet the highest standards of waterproof protection. Additionally, most jackets feature Propper's Peripheral Vision Hood System (PVHS) for increased visibility.

Finally, Propper's "Action Fit Design" is built into all of the styles, offering superior anatomical fit for an advanced range of motion with articulated sleeves and elbows. For the user, this means that you can move your arms above your head or forward with ease while your jacket stays in place and doesn't rise above your belt.

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