Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are a selection of our most common frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Initially, the shirts are available in Adult sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL. The shirts should be worn tight on the body so be sure not to order a size that would be baggy or loose fitting. The fabric can stretch and still be comfortable on your body.

CoolShield™ SizeChest Size
Small34-36″
Medium38-40″
Large42-44″
XL46-48″
2XL50-52″

The base fabric is a two-layer blend of cotton and polyester that promotes rapid moisture wicking, fast drying, and high durability. The design is collared and cut to meet the widest variety of police uniform standards for low sheen and resistance to sticking to the skin in an accident or injury.

Here’s a quote from a police officer who field tested the shirt: “It’s a new experience putting the shirt on—it’s snug and more rigid compared to a regular T-shirt. As soon as I put the vest on over it, I got why. The ribs hold the vest off my body and keep me cooler and much more comfortable throughout the day.”

Ballistic testing was performed by ICS laboratories which verified that wearing certified Threat Level II armor with a CoolShield shirt underneath does not compromise the ballistic properties of the vest. CoolShield works with the vest whether it is worn under the uniform or outside the uniform under the outer carrier alone. It is important that the CoolShield shirt be sized as snug as possible to eliminate interference with armor plates, belts, and holsters.
There are no special requirements for cleaning and maintaining the shirts. You can run them through a washing machine and dryer at any setting. For storage, you should avoid folding the vertical ribs.

Initially, the shirts are only available in black. We plan to add white, navy and tan(desert) in the near future.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. If defects are encountered within 90 days of purchase we will exchange the defective shirt with a new shirt at no cost.
Yes we will be happy to negotiate discounts for large purchases. Call our sales department at (888) 690-1998 ext 1.
Send us an email to service@unitedtacticalgear.com or call us at (888) 690-1998 ext 1.
Yes, CoolShield will help to keep you cool and safe when worn under an external vest. You just need to make sure that you have airflow around your neck so that air can move out from between the CoolShield base layer and your uniform and vest.

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Feel free to send us an e-mail with any questions or concerns you may have. service@unitedtacticalgear.com