You can still keep your cool on duty this summer in garments made to beat the heat.
EDC stands for Every Day Carry and, just like the name implies, this Vertx bag is meant to follow you everywhere.
Manufacturers are mindful of how hot summer months can get for officers in uniform. Some have altered existing products specifically for hot weather, while others have created brand new gear. The results are ultra-lightweight, sweat-wicking products, along with items designed to hydrate, that include cooling effects without sacrificing protection or professionalism.
For training and details that don't call for a traditional uniform, polo shirts provide functional details and a professional look.
When you're not wearing a traditional uniform, you need durable trousers like these tac pants with lots of pockets to hold your gear on duty, on the range, and on the go.
Police gear suppliers are stepping up to the concealed-carry challenge, creating shirts and pants that don't print and provide easy access to your weapon. These same companies are also creating footwear and packs that don't scream "cop," yet meet your needs.
Last month, we gave you a look at some of the items from SHOT that immediately caught our attention. This month, we're going to open up the briefcase, and the boxes, load the CDs and the jump drives, and give you our Best of Show report.