NTOA Member Tested

United Tactical Gear CoolShield

News Release
For Immediate Distribution
April 18, 2016


Matthew Snyder
United Tactical Gear
(315) 690-1998

CoolShield Venting Shirts Earn “Member Tested and Recommended” Status from National Tactical Officers Association

CoolShieldTM, a venting, wicking shirt worn under ballistic armor, has been awarded Member Tested and Recommended status by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association, a leading law enforcement officers’ organization that has more than 40,000 members nationwide.

NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended Program runs real-world tests with active-duty tactical officers. It is a leading hallmark of functionality and quality in law enforcement gear and it is important to departments’ purchasing decisions. The NTOA member officers who tested CoolShield shirts wore them several times in a variety of on- and off-duty situations at locations across the United States.

“It felt as if I was not even wearing a vest,” reported one officer. “Great ventilation, extremely comfortable; I would recommend this shirt to anyone.” Testers awarded high scores to CoolShield for design, performance, and comfort. “The product did help reduce the dreaded vest sweat,” wrote another officer. Complete test results are available to NTOA members at ntoa.org.

“Tactical officers have some of the most extreme jobs in law enforcement, and we are grateful to the NTOA members who volunteered to test our product on the job,” said Craig Tymofy, UTG founder and CoolShield inventor. “We have conducted several rounds of field tests and NTOA has provided even more evidence that CoolShield makes officers cooler and more comfortable in the line of duty.”

CoolShield (US Patent # 8756718 B2) was previously certified by an independent, NIJ-accredited ballistic lab to meet National Institute of Justice standards for backface deflection when worn with certified Level II-A armor.

CoolShield features elongated, vertical ribs in front and back. It is made to be worn under armor, in place of a normal t-shirt. CoolShield’s flexible, lightweight rib material creates spaces between vest and skin that promote ventilation, moisture transfer, and temperature regulation with standard or external carriers.

Learn more at coolshield.us, facebook.com/UTGCoolShield, or (888) 690-1998.

United Tactical Gear, manufacturer of CoolShieldTM, is a closely held startup in Syracuse, N.Y. Its products are sold across the United States and internationally.

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the law enforcement community. NTOA currently has more than 40,000 members from specialties that include patrol, TEMS, crisis negotiations, canine, corrections, sniper, protective operations, explosives, command, tactical dispatchers, behavioral sciences and more.