The Defender Fabric features a breathable cotton and Cordura® Nylon blend. The 2-way mechanical stretch Nyco, is one of the first to the market and has double ripstop fabric that is moisture wicking and perfect for warm weather.
Double Tough Elbow Protection
The Defender Shirt features features a durable, double-layer elbow pocket that is designed to take abuse throughout a lifetime of use. Pairs with First Tactical's Defender Elbow Pads.
Despite being designed for SWAT teams and high-level operators, the Defender Shirt maintains a professional look without looking overly aggressive.
Just issued this shirt and I love the fact that it is body armour ready. OTW shirts are becoming the military norm and the thought that went into doing the same thing for LEOs made me a fan for this shirt. Finish, material, and fit are all spot on!
We recently switched over uniform to the Defender Series. So far very comfortable very roomy and very professional looking. We will follow-up with a durability review after additional field testing by team. Stay tuned.
Great shirt I love the utility of the pockets and the material is on point. I will admit that they are already fading. I got them in black and I have only washed them twice taking heed of washing instructiveons ans the Nyco areas such as the sleeve and collar fade to a reddish color. I think it may have to do with sun bleaching or sweat, either way great product. I ordered the short sleeve version shortly after.
The defender shirt has quickly become my "go to" tactical uniform shirt. The fit is great and the zippered pockets and collar are smooth. I appreciate the lightweight, yet durable feel of the garment. It won't be my last.
also made a video review about the shirt on my youtube channel