Outerwear: 2010

Prepare yourself for cold weather with these jackets for duty.

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5.11 Tactical

Chameleon Softshell Jacket

5.11 Tactical's new lightweight, wind- and water-repellent Chameleon Softshell Jacket is made of a 100-percent polyester bonded softshell material with a brushed lining as well as a mesh liner and a drop tail. The jacket includes three exterior pockets and three internal pockets. An internal audio port will accommodate a radio or mp3 player. The Chameleon's covert design is easily transformed with three imprintable and removable ID panels. It's available in black, dark navy, and a moss/black combination and in sizes XS to 3XL. Pricing starts at $99.99.


3/4 Zip Grid Fleece Pullover Hoody

The lean and athletic cut of this high-speed stretch fleece makes it ideal for layering without restricting mobility. The three-quarter zip has double zip openings that can be unzipped for more ventilation and easy on/off capability. Raglan sleeves allow for full range of motion, while sleeve thumb-holes make for easy on/off capability when layering or as an additional hand coverage. This pullover hoody sells for $79.99 and is available in black or coyote brown and in sizes from Small to 2XL.


TacShell 4-1 Jacket

Blauer's newest innovation in outerwear is its 9820Z TacShell 4-1 Jacket. Waterproof, windproof, and breathable fabric with stretch provide comfort and mobility. Hidden pockets, ripstop reinforcements, a TASER AXON integration system, and an ANSI certified reversible zip-out softshell fleece jacket are just a few of the TacShell standout features that help you do your job better.


Shield Meridian Modular Outerwear Jacket

Elbeco developed its Shield line of jackets for every public safety official who frequently works in less than perfect weather. The company's Shield Meridian Modular Outerwear Jacket has a water-repellent nylon shell that offers wind and rain protection while retaining a high level of breathability. Telescopic sleeves allow for full range of arm movement and side zipper vents with snaps provide quick access to belt equipment. An included fully insulated zip-out Thinsulate liner features zip-off sleeves and openings that allow access to inner jacket pockets.[PAGEBREAK]


Flying Cross 54100 Series Softshell Jacket

Fechheimer's Flying Cross 54100 Series Softshell Jacket features a two-way stretch fabric of 88-percent polyester, 12-percent Spandex bonded to polyester fleece. Two lower vertical hand pockets and two upper vertical pockets provide plenty of storage while 10-inch side vents with zipper closure and snap elastic tab provide easy access. Articulated set-in sleeves allow for maximum mobility. Other features include contoured Velcro cuff closures and unattached badge tabs. This jacket is available in LAPD navy, black, forest green, and brown, and in sizes regular XS-4XL and long M-4XL.

Horace Small

Enforcer Jacket

With its foundation of a windproof, waterproof, breathable Teflon membrane, Horace Small's Enforcer Jacket can withstand the toughest climates. Its nylon outer shell and Primaloft zip-out liner for insulation provide plenty of warmth, and multiple pockets provide ample storage. The jacket even features innovative concealed 3M Scotchlite retroreflective sleeve bands so you can be even more visible or you can conceal them when you don't want to be seen. Horace Small's Enforcer Jacket is available in midnight or brown and in sizes XS-5XL.


Reversible Hi-Viz Jacket

Magnum's Reversible Hi-Viz is a stylized black jacket designed to let you stay completely incognito until you need to stand out. Turn Magnum's waterproof/breathable and wind-resistant jacket inside out to reveal its ANSI II hi-viz interior. Both sides of this jacket offer an adjustable hood, side zippers to access your sidearm, mic loops, and four hidden pockets that can be accessed from both sides.

Tru-Spec by Atlanco

24-7 Series WeatherShield 3-in-1 Jacket

Based on Tru-Spec's popular 24-7 Series 3-in-1 jacket, this new waterproof waist-length jacket can be worn three ways: as an unlined jacket, as a lined jacket with the zip-in fleece liner, or the fleece liner worn separately as a cool weather cover-up. Special police-friendly features include easily accessible pockets, smooth operating zippers and hook-and-loop fasteners, mic or sunglass loops, chest pocket with ID tag, and back yoke with cape opening and detachable ID panel.

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical

Elite Layering System

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical's outerwear and layering system gives law enforcement professionals choices for inclement weather. In addition to the Elite Waterproof Breathable Parka, the system now includes the Elite Polyester Fleece Jacket and Elite Polyester Fleece Vest. All feature two-way side seam zippers that provide fast access to gear on the waist. They can be worn together for an optimum combination of warmth and protection from the elements or separately to adapt to changing weather conditions.

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