Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
As the winter months and severe weather approach, you need footwear that will protect your feet while keeping them dry and warm. The following companies offer boots that are insulated, waterproof, and all around top-quality for functional and dry wear to get you through shifts in the coldest season of the year.
The Delta Nitros are extremely comfortable, flexible, and supportive without the need for insoles or breaking in, something few boots can claim. They do this and still maintain the feel of a real boot.
Scott Smith reviews the Pelican Products 2490 Recoil LED Light, EOTAC Operator Grade Emerson Folding Knife, Haix GSG9S Boots, and 5.11 Tactical Taclite2 Gloves.
You might not be Cinderella or even Prince Charming, but you deserve a pair of boots that meets your finicky standards. Good looks are only part of the criteria that need to be met. Your boots should provide proper fit, comfort, and durability, in addition to any other personal preferences. New footwear styles for patrol include such features as side zippers, new waterproofing technologies, and improved shock absorption, not to mention good-looking designs.
Find the right black boots for your shift. Read our product roundup that includes 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk, Bates, Danner, Haix, Lowa, Magnum, Original S.W.A.T., OTB Footwear, Ridge Footwaer, Timberland Pro, and Thorogood.
Although the folks at BlackHawk do not promote their Warrior Wear Operations Jacket for covert operations, after months of use, I have found it to be one of the finest quality overt/covert jackets I have ever owned.
With all of the gear we carry on our duty belts, what we don't need is yet another bulky tool to add more weight and take up more space. The Hawkhook is one piece of gear that is small but mighty.
This year Danner introduces the Striker II DXTVent boot. It's built to take the rigors of duty, but still keep your feet "cool" and comfortable on the hottest of days.
For 2008 Spyderco Knives introduces the Tenacious. With a foundation of 8Cr13Mov stainless steel, this knife is designed to be durable and dependable.
This jacket not only offers you a number of ways to wear it, it's also packed with features. To vent body heat and reduce condensation in the jacket, there are armpit zippers for ventilation.