When the weather heats up, these shirts will help keep you cool and dry on duty.
5.11 Tactical Class A Flex-Tac Poly/Wool Short Sleeve Shirt
5.11 Tactical's Class A Flex-Tac Poly/Wool Short Sleeve Shirts are made with 5.11's mechanical stretch Flex-Tac 62% polyester/38% merino wool twill fabric and finished with Teflon for stain and soil resistance. Both the men's and women's shirts feature traditional patch pockets with scalloped pocket flaps (with pen guides) and YKK zippered center front closures. A kit with epaulettes, badge tab, camera/radio loop, name badge support strip, and microphone loop are included in a separate bag. www.511tactical.com
Flying Cross Command Polo
Made of 100% polyester, the modernly designed, snag-free Flying Cross Command Polo is made to offer all-day coolness and comfort using a lightweight, breathable fabric with moisture-wicking technology. Featuring natural stretch for a wide range of movement, it's constructed with a longer shirt tail to ensure the garment remains tucked, and a no-roll sport collar for a sharp, professional appearance. The Command Polo can be worn as a uniform shirt with embroideries and sewn-on badges or patches. www.fechheimer.com
Propper Summerweight Polo
Available in men's and women's versions, Propper's Summerweight Polo features breathable, quick-dry UPF 30 fabric and a mesh back with two-way ventilation mesh to maximize temperature control. It's designed to be the perfect patrol polo for hot shifts where you need maximum moisture wicking and breathability. The front is made of 5.3-ounce 92% polyester/8% spandex jersey, and the back is made of 4.4-ounce 100% polyester textured jersey. www.propper.com
Tru-Spec 24-7 Series Ops Tac T-Shirt
Tru-Spec's 24-7 Series Ops Tac T-Shirt is a great base layer or can be worn on its own. It features modified raglan sleeves; flat seam construction to reduce friction; and a tagless, crew neck self-fabric collar. What you can't see are wicking and fast drying capabilities with dual drirelease fabrics and FreshGuard to prevent odor and bacteria growth. www.truspec.com
Melanie Basich is managing editor of POLICE Magazine/PoliceMag.com.