W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., announced a new line of products engineered specifically for today’s patrol officer. The majority of these officers spend their time moving between the patrol car and the outside environment. They need lightweight gear that provides protection from the elements when outside and breathable comfort when inside the car or station.
The first two products available in the GORE advanced products for law enforcement line — the GORE-TEX lightweight patrol shell and the WINDSTOPPER patrol soft shell — allow officers to put the jacket on and leave it on for the entire shift. In addition to protecting the officers from inclement weather, these highly breathable shells keep them comfortable while moving in and out of the patrol car. The modern fit and style of these shells improve range of motion, and they are also perfect for layering in colder conditions. Designed in several styles, these jackets are available with additional features needed to make the officers’ job easier, such as badge tabs, epaulets, side-zip and draw-string adjustments, and concealable reflectors.
The GORE-TEX lightweight patrol shell delivers comfort at low and high activity levels, with the durable waterproof, windproof and breathable protection that comes with every GORE-TEX product. Its unique construction makes it ideal for wet or dry weather in cool to moderately warm temperatures.
The windproof and water-resistant WINDSTOPPER patrol soft shell is the lightweight solution for patrol officers during dry or damp weather in cold to cool temperatures. The form-fitting, stretch construction of the WINDSTOPPER fabric is also extremely quiet.