Category Archives: Shop Galls

This category is dedicated to helping you make a more informed decision when purchasing public safety uniforms and gear.

Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?

Tommie Copper is a notable brand of compression apparel that is Tommie Copper 4infused with copper and designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Unlike most compression wear, Tommie Copper promotes the idea of comfortable compression wear. Tommie Copper compression wear bridges the gap between athletic use and pain relief in overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?

Bates Individual Comfort System

Bates 1Not all people walk in the same way; some people walk with an outward or inward tilt. If you’re one of these people, you may find your shoes uncomfortable. If you find your shoes uncomfortable after work and everyday activities, you may be wearing shoes designed for someone with a different walk. Many footwear companies will try and compensate for this by stiffening up a portion of the shoe where a person is over compensating their step. Locking the buyer into whatever state the footwear is designed for, no matter what their personal walk is. Those who spend large amount on their feet know how crucial comfortable footwear is and the difference a good shoe can make. Continue reading Bates Individual Comfort System

Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

2015-10-20-EMCOLDER-H2-300x1441As of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed new rules for employees regarding open flame hazards. While before this change it was only recommended that your body be fully covered with flame-resistant clothing in the work place, this new regulation requires that those whose workplaces meet certain requirements, which an employer must check, must have 100% full body coverage for their employees. We’ll detail how these changes might apply to you. Continue reading Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

jets-on-the-tarmacWhile it might make sense to prepare for an emergency at your home or at work, it might also behoove you to consider preparing in the case of travel, especially travel by plane. It’s easy enough to throw your bug-out-bag in the back of your car if you’re going on a road trip, but most typical items people would include in their luggage won’t make it past airport security. However, with a bit of cleaver thinking you can still be prepared for an emergency either at your destination or in case of an emergency landing. Here are the top items you should consider including in your carry-on luggage. Continue reading Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Being ready for anything means being prepared to go at a moment’s notice, and the best way to do that is to have a Bug Out Bag. Designed to have everything you need in case you need to “bug out”, hence the name, your bug out bag should be stock full of the essentials to survive an emergency situation. But, what should you keep in your bug out bag? Continue reading Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Body Armor Sizing and Measuring

Body armor is quite simply the most important piece of any law enforcement officer’s uniform. It saves lives. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t fit properly, your body armor can also be the most uncomfortable part of your uniform. However, with the correct fit, your body armor will not only be more comfortable but also provide effective and protective coverage. All it takes are a few simple measurements and some fine tuning once you have your vest, so let’s get started.

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Tommie Copper: Science Behind the Compression Apparel

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Tommie Copper is a brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper, designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Their line-up consists of compression sleeves for the ankle, calf, knee, wrist and elbow, as well as men and women’s compression shorts and shirts. Tom Kallish, who claims to have created the brand after finding more traditional compression wear to be uncomfortable, founded the compression wear. While compression wear is often advocated for and used by athletes, Tommie Copper bridges the gap between athletic performance and pain relief, and may help alleviate some of the stress from overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: Science Behind the Compression Apparel

OC and Pepper Spray Variations

Pepper spray comes from oleoresin capsicum (OC), which is actually a chemical distilled from peppers. OC causes extreme pain and burning when it comes into contact with the eyes, skin or mucous membranes, which makes it very effective in deterring or stopping attacks. The effects of pepper spray are instant and non-lethal, lasting up to 45 minutes and completely disabling an attacker. Continue reading OC and Pepper Spray Variations