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Vertx CCW in the Summer – Tactical Tips

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In the dog days of summer it can be tough to beat the heat – especially when carrying concealed. What a relief that this episode of Tactical Tips has Melissa & Dave showing us how to stay cool while staying safe with Vertx' summer CCW line. For more info read on below, or check out the video and they'll show you in less than 5 minutes.

CCW Summer Style

If you carry concealed then you're familiar with the struggle – keeping a low profile is tough when the summer heat is on. For general CCW garb, padded clothes are your friends – which is great for fall and winter – but when the days get warm, we have to look at some different options. Enter the Vertx summer line for men & women.

Vertx Guardian 2.0 Short Sleeve Shirt

An Athletic fit, modern CCW shirt with snap button front closure. Contains a built-in WeaponGuard 37.5 underlayer to deliver efficient temperature regulation. Constructed with firearm drawing and clearing in mind.

Women's Guardian Tank

EDC ready stylish top for women provides discreet concealment, coverage and mobility. Features the same WeaponGuard underlayer as the Men's Guardian shirts, as well as mini stash pockets and comms loops in the collar and underlayer side seams.

Men's Capitol Dress Shirt

Tailored button front look with mobility and temperature regulation for combat. Built-in comms features, mini stash pockets, and curved hem for easy tucking. Woven stretch body for maintaining fit while accomodating CCW gear and range of motion. Available in regular and long sizes.

Cutback Men's Shorts – 11 & 8.5

In the style of the popular Cutback Men's Pants but, shorter. These low profile 8-pocket stylish shorts give you the versatility to act if the need arises. Dual angled rear yoke pockets and right thigh pocket fit smart phones and rifle mags. Mini stash pockets and wallet traps on both rear pockets keep important items secure.

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Men's Guardian 2.0 Short Sleeve Shirt

Built for the Prepared Professional™ who needs to comfortably conceal fierarms or gear without the tell of an u ndershirt. The hidden, semi-compression layer prevents gear form chaffing skin. The underlayer is powered by 37.5® Technology, which actively keeps  you cool and dry no matter what the mission is or where it takes you.


  • Athletic fit with underarm gusset for all-day comfort and style
  • Modern, low-profile design for blending into any environment
  • Constructed for ease of clearing and drawing a concealed firearm
  • WeaponGuard™ underlayer protects the skin from abrasion from concealed firearms or other gear along the waistband
  • Comms loop on the inside of the back collar and wire pass-through in both side seams of WeaponGuard™ underlayer
  • No-roll collar for a consistend, clean look
  • Longer, semi-compression WeaponGuard™ underlayer to remain tucked in
  • Pullover design with low-profile snap button front closure
  • Two chest pockets with snap closure
  • The WeaponGuard underlayer infused with 37.5® technology delivers temperature regulation regardless of environment, up to 5x faster drying than similar fabric and controls odor.
  • Low-profile hem pockets for weight or other similarly sized items

Fabric and Technology:

  • Main: 74% Cotton/ 23% Polyester/ 3% Spandex
  • WeaponGuard™: 58% Polyester, 42% 37.5® Polyester
  • VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® technology, promotes active cooling and rapid drying

Women's Guardian Tank

CCW isn’t just for the boys. The Guardian Tank is an EDC-ready garment designed specifically for women to conceal firearms and gear discreetly and with style. The stretch a-line fit outer layer complements your figure while providing coverage and mobility whatever your CCW position, and the temperature regulating VaporCore™ underlayer guards the skin from chaffing or abrasion caused by your daily carry gear. Carry comfortably and confidently with the Guardian Tank wherever your adventures take you.


  • Hidden mini stash pockets let you pre-load key items up to 2.25 inches long
  • VaporCore™ WeaponGuard™ underlayer promotes easier clearing and drawing of concealed firearms, regulates body temperature and dries rapidly
  • Comms loop inside the back collar
  • Comms lead pass-through slots on both side seams of the underlayer


  • Four-button reinforced placket
  • Extended semi-compression WeaponGuard™ layer stays tucked in
  • Contrast placket stitching
  • Soft stitchless printed size label

Fabric and Technology:

  • 8-ounce 50% cotton/50% polyester jersey knit
  • 7-ounce WeaponGuard 40%Polyester 35% 37.5 Polyester / 25% Lycra stretch mesh
  • VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® technology, promotes active cooling and rapid drying

Men's Capitol Dress Shirt

It’s Wednesday, and you need a garment that has the look of your favorite tailored button-front with the mobility and temperature-regulation of your most dependable combat shirt. The Capitol Dress Shirt is the result of such a union. Constructed like a classic dress shirt, the Capitol features 37.5® technology designed to retain breathability and comfort even under a suit jacket or sport coat. Built-in comms features and a streamlined fit that eliminates weapon and holster interference make the shirt ideal for any executive protection or low-vis application. The ultimate choice in professional performance, the Capitol Dress Shirt is ready for business time.  


  • Woven stretch body and button-front design with chest pocket mimics a tailored dress shirt while knit stretch back and underarm panels provide a wider range of motion
  • CCW compatible fit does not obstruct holsters or catch when drawing
  • Four hidden mini stash pockets let you pre-load items up to 2 inches long
  • Comms loop inside the back collar and comms lead pass-through slots on both side seams
  • Curved hem for easy tucking


  • Tapered athletic fit hugs the body without constricting movement
  • 2-button mitered adjustable cuffs with button sleeve placket
  • Raised button placket
  • Spread dress shirt collar with removable collar stays for crisp appearance

Fabric and Technology:

  • Woven Fabric: 72% Cotton, 25% 37.5® Polyester, 3% Spandex
  • Knit Fabric: 56% Cotton, 38% 37.5® Polyester, 6% Spandex
  • 5® Technology infused fabric delivers temperature regulation regardless of environment, up to 5x faster drying than similar fabrics, and controls odor

Men's Cutback Shorts

Blend into the crowd but be ready to act if the need arises. The Cutback Short’s low profile design and 8 pockets make them an essential for every gray man. Keep all your EDC gear, and more, handy and hidden whether you’re on the job or out for some R&R. Ideally suited for the Prepared Professional™ and featuring VaporCore™ mechanical stretch fabric in an athletic cut, the Cutback Short remains comfortable and flexible all day and during any level of activity.


  • 8 pockets keep tools and essentials at the ready
  • Deep front pockets are made of soft highly-breathable mesh
  • Watch pocket in right front pocket with pass-through for comms
  • Dual angled rear yoke pocket and right thigh pocket fit standard smart phones and rifle mags
  • Wallet traps in both rear pockets keep wallet or passport secure
  • 3 mini stash pockets let you pre-load key items from 1.75 to 2.25 inches long
  • Keyring and lanyard anchor point in both front pockets
  • Concealed DropLoop pass-through in each belt loop for flexible restraints or reinforced tether points for lanyards or gear


  • Athletic cut complements your active lifestyle
  • 11” inseam fits at knee
  • Full gusseted crotch allows greater range of motion
  • Brass YKK® locking zipper
  • Contoured higher back rise
  • 8 belt loops are 0.875-inch wide and fit up to 1.75-inch belts
  • All heavy-wear seams are double-stitched
  • Bar tacks or YKK® rivets at critical stress points

Fabric and Technology:

  • Stretch 6-ounce 48% cotton/25% 37.5® polyester/27% T400 polyester blend twill
  • Enzyme washed for comfortable feel
  • VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® technology, promotes active cooling and rapid drying

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