How to Choose Body Armor Plates for Your Vel Tye Hugger

Deciding to purchase a tactical vest is a great investment in your safety. Vel Tye’s Hugger vests are designed for security and durability. The question is, what kind of body armor plates should you choose for your vest?   Here are a few questions to ask yourself.   What level protection am I looking for? … Continued

Made In the USA: Take a Tour of the Vel Tye Factory

  Vel Tye is proud to be an American company, based in one of the military capitals of the country, Virginia Beach, VA. At our production facility, we produce quality tactical gear for law enforcement, military members, first responders, and individuals, and we’re excited to take you on a tour of our operation.

3 Reasons Cordura Is the Perfect Material for Tactical Vests

Who doesn’t have lots of questions when considering tactical vests? How heavy should it be? Should I go full-custom or buy “off-the-rack?” What material should my vest be made of? Vel Tye is a leading name in high-quality tactical vests. We can answer all your burning questions about how and why, but today we’re addressing … Continued

Infographic: 5 Gear Bag Essentials for Active Shooter Response

Unfortunately, active shooter events in the U.S. are on the rise. Defined by the FBI as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area,” active shooters are bent on destruction at any cost. It’s up to prepared individuals – both private citizens and law enforcement professionals … Continued

4 Things to Know About Ordering Custom Canine Vests

Your canine partner is more than an asset, he’s a team member. A custom-fit vest for your canine is as critical to his safety as your own, but knowing how to order one can be tricky. How do you measure, and what’s most important?