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By Craig Tymofy
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About

The CoolShield ™ vented tactical shirt (US Patent No. 8756718 B2) is a breakthrough product to keep you cool and comfortable under a ballistic vest. It provides airflow and temperature regulation with wicking breathable fabric and ribs that hold the vest away from the wearer's body.

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We are proud to be recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program. CoolShield meets National Institute of Justice backface deflection standards with both regular and external carriers. And after more than four years of product development and testing by military and law enforcement, we can confidently say that CoolShield: Flat. Out. Works. No batteries, no hoses, no mesh to collapse-just put on your CoolShield, put on your vest, and go.

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The first-generation CoolShield shirt, in black, is already a big hit with law enforcement officers in 19 states and counting. We shipped our first black shirts in early 2017 and we're shipping them as fast as we can to keep up with the warmer weather. 

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Our LEOs tell us they also want options such as a white version of the shirt, a Pantone 499 tan shirt that meets U.S. military uniform standards, and a v-neck.

As a small, American, LEO-run startup, we're so focused on meeting the needs of our early adopters that we could use your help to expand our product line. If we are successful, we will use the proceeds of this campaign as a down payment for our first production run of white CoolShield shirts. This will allow us to meet the needs of even more members of law enforcement based on uniform standards and personal preferences.  We will continue to add new colors and styles over time.  

Our design is ballistic tested, patented (# US 8,756,718 B2) and extensively field tested by LEOs and military operators. 

Risks and challenges

If CoolShield is successfully funded, we will use the proceeds to fund the manufacturing and delivery of our next-generation CoolShield shirt in white. Our first-gen Black shirts have already been produced and are selling through e-commerce, and we have supply chain and logistics ready to go for the white version once we raise money to start production.

If everything goes as planned we will meet our advertised delivery date for the white shirts. We do not see any direct risks and challenges to production but there is always a chance of unforeseen delays. To address this, we have set reasonable backer limits; we will try to complete our production run ahead of schedule so that all our supporters get their rewards on time; and we will provide updates if our schedule changes in any way.

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    CoolShield Window Sticker

    A brightly colored, high-contrast vinyl decal so you can proudly show your support for our men and women in blue

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    CoolShield Low-Pro Ball Cap

    A clean, professional look with a low-profile ball cap with CoolShield logo, perfect for wear off duty or at the range.

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    Black CoolShield Shirt

    A black CoolShield Shirt to help keep you cool and comfortable under your vest. CoolShield shirts are NTOA member tested and recommended and a runaway hit with police officers in 19 states and counting.

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    White CoolShield Shirt

    A white, crew neck CoolShield Shirt to help keep you cool and comfortable under your vest. We plan to manufacture white shirts this summer and have them available in the fall.
    The white shirts will be made with the same quality fabric and materials that have earned NTOA member tested and recommended status and have been ballistic tested by an NIJ-certified lab.

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    3 Black CoolShield Shirts

    3 black CoolShield Shirts to help keep you cool and comfortable under your vest. CoolShield shirts are NTOA member tested and recommended and a runaway hit with police officers in 19 states and counting.

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    3 White CoolShield Shirts

    3 white, crew neck CoolShield Shirts to help keep you cool and comfortable under your vest. We plan to manufacture white shirts this summer and have them available in the fall.
    The white shirts will be made with the same quality fabric and materials that have earned NTOA member tested and recommended status and have been ballistic tested by an NIJ-certified lab.

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    Outfit your Department or Agency

    Outfit your department with 24 Black CoolShield shirts to keep everyone cool and comfortable under their vest. Depending on the size of your department, you can provide multiple shirts to each officer - these are base layer shirts that need to be laundered every time they are worn.

    You must be an actual police department or agency that issues vests to officers in order to receive this offer at this price.

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Funding period

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