Layering is here to stay. Whether you are a soldier in the Middle East, patrolling the US border, or involved in tactical operations for a major urban PD chances are you are already layering to protect yourself from the elements. The science behind it is simple. Multiple thinner lightweight layers trap more dead air than a single thicker layer. It is this trapped warm air, which is ultimately responsible for keeping us warm.
What distinguishes a mid layer from a base or first layer? In our opinion it is the weight and thickness of the material and the appearance. A mid layer can also be worn as an outer layer for short stints out of the patrol car, whereas a base layer looks more like underwear and would not be suitable in greeting the public.
Blauer offers a variety of light and mid weight layers which look the part of a law enforcement duty uniform outer layer. From traditional Commando style sweaters in modern wash and wear fibers, to our high tech bonded fleece Commando sweaters and Softshells we are making mid layers a modern fixture of police work.