With the winter months already upon us, it’s a good time to either dig through the closet for the warmer clothes, or simply picking up something new. You definitely want to make sure that you have everything you need for when it starts getting much colder. Continue reading Tactical Jackets and Footwear for Cold Weather
5.11 Tactical®: Global Innovator of Tactical Apparel and Gear Will Donate Portion of Proceeds Generated Through Purchase of T-Shirt to Non-Profit Organization that Benefits Military Families of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers
MODESTO, Calif. Feb. 12, 2015—5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, has launched a limited edition 5.11 Folds of Honor t-shirt. Created as part of its ongoing mission to support the Folds of Honor Foundation, 5.11 Tactical will donate a portion of the proceeds generated through the 5.11 Folds of Honor t-shirt to the nonprofit organization. Folds of Honor Foundation provides annual educational scholarships and tuition assistance to military families of those who have been killed or disabled while serving in active military duty.
To design the commemorative t-shirt, 5.11 Tactical teamed up with retired Sgt. LeGrand Strickland. Strickland left his civilian job as a professional graphic designer to serve the nation during Operation Enduring Freedom and sustained extensive injuries during an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, which resulted in the need to amputate both of his legs. After returning home, Folds of Honor Foundation provided Strickland with the financial support he needed to ensure his two sons were receiving the education they needed.
“I’ve always believed that education is a gift that can’t be taken, and offering that gift to my children was a goal I wasn’t ready to give up on,” said Strickland. “The support Folds of Honor offered my family during a time of critical need is something I’ll always be thankful for; they made obtaining a quality education possible for our children. Having the opportunity to give back and support the organization by tapping into my design skills, and working with 5.11’s innovative product development team has truly been a privilege.”
Both committed to raising awareness of- and support for the Folds of Honor Foundation, 5.11 Tactical and Strickland partnered to leverage their combined expertise and design a one-of-a-kind item. Available in red or blue color options, the t-shirt features premium 5.11 graphics that are resist fading and peeling.
“Our 5.11 Tactical team is tremendously excited to work with the Folds of Honor Foundation and Sgt. Strickland, whose dedication to both our country and his family are a true inspiration and embody our ‘Always Be Ready’ mindset.” said Tom Davin, CEO at 5.11 Tactical. “We are honored to support Folds of Honor and their ongoing mission of providing scholarships to veterans’ families.”
The Folds of Honor t-shirt is $22.99 MSRP and is available now at Galls.com. To learn more about 5.11 Tactical’s Folds of Honor Series and the company’s wide breadth of tactical apparel and gear, please visit 511Tactical.com. More information on the Folds of Honor foundation can be found at FoldsOfHonor.org.
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About 5.11 Tactical
With offices globally, 5.11 Tactical collaborates directly with end users/operators to create purpose-built apparel and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of first responders worldwide. 5.11 Tactical products exceed rigorous and exacting standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and cement itself as the premier choice for Duty-Driven professionals. Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Connect with 5.11 Tactical on Facebook, #511tactical, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical.
As winter gives way to the sun-filled days of summer, we trade our bulky jackets and sweaters for lighter layers. The more comfortable you are, the more you can focus on the job at hand. Since polos provide comfort while maintaining a professional appearance, they are becoming increasingly accepted in public safety. Fortunately, the two core ingredients for public safety uniforms — function and comfort — are incorporated into modern polos. Many include functional components, such as integrated mic loops, badge tabs, pen pockets and even built-in UV protection.
Today’s vast selection of polos offer welcome variety, but what’s the difference between all of these? It really boils down to the fabric. They fall broadly into three fabric contents: cotton, blended and polyester.
For work indoors, you may prefer traditional cotton or blends. Soft and breathable, cotton polos are time-tested favorites, which often come with limited color-retention and soil-release features. Affordably-priced, cotton is a practical option for the budget-conscious public safety professional.
Usually comprised of cotton and polyester when it comes to polos, blends are more durable and colorfast than 100% cotton shirts. They are also more resistant to wrinkles, fading and shrinkage than pure cotton, making them a low-maintenance choice for every-day duty uniforms.
Typically used for top-of-the-line performance wear, polyester is lightweight, extremely breathable and moisture-wicking. Not just for tropical climates, performance fabrics are an excellent choice for any high-energy or athletic situation. These are usually constructed of 100% jersey-knit polyester or a poly-elastane blend that stretches easily over a vest. The cooling features of performance fabric are especially advantageous when wearing body armor in the summer months.
After determining which fabric best suits your needs, construction is a primary consideration, such as mesh ventilation for improved airflow, side-stretch panels and gusseted sleeves for increased mobility, and drop tails for extended coverage. The free range of motion that such construction allows is quite beneficial for the public safety professional who faces high-stress situations that demand maximum flexibility.
Maintaining a professional appearance is more comfortable than ever. Whether you’re working a desk, patrolling a beat or responding to an emergency call, picking the right polo begins with the fabric. With the many customization options available, it’s easy to project an image of authority. Call us at 866.673.7643 for more details on customizing your polo.
TRU-SPEC: A customer favorite that delivers features, quality and value
Galls: Premium materials and features at budget-friendly prices
5.11 Tactical: Innovative features with high-quality construction
LawPro: Traditional style and excellent value
Elbeco: High-tech materials and duty-centric design
OGIO: Stylish, sports-inspired designs and materials
Long before tactical pants became the norm in law enforcement, they were scaling mountains and heading into the backcountry. Royal Robbins was an avid climber and kayaker who set out on a new adventure to create outdoor clothing, over 25 years ago. Among their successful styles were the well-known 5.11 Pants. Robbins named the pants after the highest rock climbing difficulty level listed on the Yosemite Decimal System (at that time).
5.11 Tactical pants were discovered by some FBI agents, who also enjoyed climbing, and knew the pants would be a huge benefit at work. The pants were soon supplied to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where they caught the attention of some law enforcement officers.
Over the past decade, companies like 5.11, Tru-Spec, Propper and Galls have merged features of dress and battle-ready pants to create a new category for casual or duty wear. Although tactical pant features are constantly changing, there are a few key aspects to keep in mind when selecting your pair:
Your pants need to carry their weight, plus all the gear you may load into the cargo pockets. A ripstop fabric will give you the durability you need whether you’re on duty, off duty or hiking. Basically, the fabric stops rips from spreading with a crosshatch thread pattern.
The most common fabric blends are polyester-cotton or cotton canvas. A polyester-cotton blend is ideal for year-round wear since it gives you more stretch and mobility with the comfort of cotton. Cotton canvas stands up to rigors of daily work and becomes increasingly more comfortable over time.
Modern tactical pants have evolved from the traditional cargo pants to now feature a more streamlined look and functionality. Most are outfitted with two bellowed cargo pockets plus utility, knife and magazine pockets. The key is to make sure your pockets are reinforced to ensure your gear doesn’t create holes.
3. Stain and Soil Resistance
You will also want to make sure your tactical pants are treated for stain and soil resistance. The most common treatment is a DuPont™ Teflon® finish, which creates a protective barrier against oil- and water-based stains, dust and dry oil.
4. Knee Pad Pockets
If you anticipate using your pants on duty or for training purposes, then make sure the knees are reinforced with built-in pockets for knee pad inserts.
Here’s what some people are saying about top-rated tactical pants:
I have been wearing 5.11 Tactical TacLite pants from Galls for the last 2 years. These are great pants!! They are very durable for everyday wear and I have never had any issues with fading.
***** Jason W., Marianna, FL
Purchased 3 pants and I am pleasantly surprised. The fit is great and the comfort outstanding. The stretch waistband allows for comfortable movement at the range or in the office. I highly recommend these pants for anyone who is looking for comfort at an affordable price.
***** Ky. Probation and Parole Officer, Lexington, KY
I worked law enforcement in a plain clothes narco unit for several years and was always looking for quality, tactical clothing that would be street durable…I also love a lot of pockets / storage for any equipment I needed to carry on a daily basis…The Tru-spec rip stop pants met those needs…they also look great for casual wear as well…enough said!
***** Rob R., Stony Point, NY
I have a pair in every color…two in Khaki. Love them for all uses. Outdoors, hunting, working, casual wear…all the way around. Mostly I wear with untucked shirts so I can carry concealed. However, on days I have to tuck in my shirt, the side pocket with a pocket holster fits my Ruger LC9 perfectly.
***** MickHLR, Holy Lake Ranch, TX
There was a time not long ago when duty sunglasses were pretty much just that, glasses to protect against the sun. They may have been able to shield your eyes from sunrays and flying sand or dirt, but that was the limit of the protection they offered. Then sports eyewear companies started using polycarbonate materials to make their lenses. That innovation led to stylish protective shades for shooters, construction workers, and other sports where high-velocity impact is likely. And that led the military to take interest and further develop tactical eyewear. Today, protective eyewear is a must have for both law enforcement and military personnel. Brands such as Oakley, 5.11 Tactical, Crossfire and Edge Eyewear have a variety of makes, models and features to choose from. Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing protective eyewear. Continue reading Safety and Protective Eyewear
Great Deals at Galls.com
Right now at Galls.com (and for a limited time only) you can get great deals on gear for yourself, your department or agency.
Some of those great deals include:
- 15% off highest rated products – from supplier including 5.11 Tactical, Dyna Med, Fire Dex, Point Blank, Smith & Wesson and many others.
- Free Shipping on any order of $129 or more
- $5 Shipping on any order of $79 or more up to $129
What Are Highest Rated Products?
Highest rated products are the products we carry at Galls.com that have been given a 5-star rating by other Galls customers. These products were purchased and subsequently reviewed.
You can trust these reviews – they’re real reviews from real Galls customers who use the product on duty and off!
Examples of Galls Highest Rated Products
Here are a 3 examples of products rated highly by our customers (along with a sample review).
“lightweight steel toe boot very comfortable.” a review of the Galls Mens 8 Inch Steel Toe Zipper Boot
read more about the Zipper Boot here.
“What a great knife. Easy knife to open and close with one hand. Has enough weight that you know you are holding it and sturdy to get the job done. A great knife at a low cost and is better than most cost that cost more.” a review of the Smith & Wesson Assisted Opening SWAT Knife
read more about the Assisted Opening Knife here.
“I work in a rural hospital based EMS service. And between posting in one of our many outlying stations to taking a minimum of 2-3 out-of-town transfers a shift, this bag has you covered. Even with my laptop, ID, field guides, textbooks and misc items I still have plenty of room to spare. Great buy.” a review of the 5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase
read more about the 5.11 Tactical Briefcase here.
Do you really need anymore incentive to buy 5.11 Tactical Pants?
Well if you do, Galls and 5.11 Tactical have a great promotion going on over the next two days!
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Get a Free Pistol Case when you buy 2 pairs of select 5.11 Tactical Pants at Galls.com August 29 and August 30.
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USE CODE: GAPISTOL at checkout
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Why buy 5.11 Tactical Pants at Galls.com?
5.11 Tactical creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and other first responder and public safety professionals.
Their reputation is built on a foundation of:
- Superior quality
- Proven durability
- Innovative design
- Great value
Plus, all purchases at Galls are backed by our No Hassle Guarantee…. not to mention our focus on:
- Personal attention to the customer
- Providing the broadest selection of inventory
- Offering a full spectrum of in-house uniform services
- Maintaining a huge in-stock inventory with rapid fulfillment
- Delivering brands you can depend on
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At Galls we believe in tactical pants!
Importantly, we also know that our customers love tactical pants (perhaps even more than we do).
So, what makes a good pair of tactical pants?
As we’ve said before (and as our law enforcement, FED/MIL and security customers know), a good pair of pants are durable – they can take a beating and hold up to multiple washings.
Also, they’re reliable – the zippers won’t break, the seams won’t rip, the bottom cuffs won’t fray, etc.
And the price of the pants is good too – the cost of the pants are relatively equal to the quality – most tactical pants at Galls will cost between $39.00 and $59.00. That’s pretty good investment for a something you’re going to rely on week to week and month after month!
What should you look for in a pair of tactical pants?
- Fade resistance
- Wrinkle resistance
- Finishes (like Teflon) that help repel dirt, stains, etc.
- Lightweight fabrics
- Multiple functionality
- Lots of convenient pockets (for holding all those things you have to carry)
*note: not every pair of tactical pants will offer the same features. It’s best to look a variety of options to see which pants best suit your needs.
Product Spotlight: Tru-Spec 24/7 Ripstop Pants
One pair of pants that we feature is the Tru-Spec 24/7 Ripstop Tactical Pants. The pants offer all-season comfort, durability and functionality.
Plus, they’re lightweight with 6.5 oz. polyester cotton rip-stop that’s guaranteed to combine comfort with the ruggedness of Class B pants.
And with 14 pockets to hold your gear, these versatile pants are perfect for tactical use, casual duty, training, range days or off duty wear!
Tru-Spec Tactical Pant Features:
- 6.5 oz. 65/35 polyester ripstop fabric
- Teflon™ coated to protect against stains
- 14 pockets including two cargo pockets with two mag pocketsineach, external cellphone/mag pocketon each side, two front slash pockets, four expandable rear pockets and a knife /accessory pocket on each side
- YKK® brass zipper
- Comfort-fit slider waistband
- Reinforced knee with knee pad pockets
- Machine wash and dry
Looking for a all-purpose polo shirt for both on-duty and off-duty work?
The 5.11 Tactical Men’s Snag-Free Performance Polo at Galls.com is a great option.
Customers review it well – for it’s light weight feel, its performance and its overall sharp look. You’ll look professional and feel good doing so!
(see actual customer reviews of the polo below)
The 5.11 Tactical Series® snag-free performance polo for men is constructed of Smartweave®, with a high strength-to-weight ratio. It’s a solid work shirt or off-duty shirt for law enforcement and other public safety personnel. The polo comes in a variety of colors and size and can be embroidered with agency logos and information.
- 6.5 oz 100% polyester
- Wicks away moisture to keep you dry
- Fade, shrink and wrinkle-resistant
- Anti-microbial effect prevents odor-causing bacteria
- Surface has a slight sheen that doesn’t pull so it stays smooth, day after day
- Gusseted sleeves for greater range of motion
- Short sleeve
- Mic clips on shoulders and a mic clip on the bottom of placket
- Machine wash and dry
This polo can be embellished, just call our customer service line (800-477-7766 and we will be happy to help you).
See the shirt here at Galls.com.
Get your Public Safety Uniforms fast!
From Class A Shirts and Pants to Class B Shirts and Pants to Tactical Shirts and Tactical Pants, we’ve got a huge selection from the brands you trust.
Galls has Public Safety Uniforms that can stand up to toughest tasks, including:
- Class A Shirts
- Class B | Tactical Shirts
- Class A Pants
- Class B | Tactical Pants
- Class A Jackets
- Class B | Tactical Jackets
- Class A Outerwear
- Class B | Tactical Outerwear
- Base Layers
- Apparel Accessories
Why order from Galls?
- Top name brands!
- Top quality items!
- Great selection!
- Embroidery and Customization is a snap!
Head to Galls.com for all of your Public Safety Uniform need – whether for individuals or for the entire department.