Coatesville, PA (theEMSstore.com) May 2, 2012: theEMSstore.com delivers protection, performance, and durability with 5.11 EMS apparel’s user-driven features that are built in. From the newest Taclite EMS pants and Taclite EMS Jumpsuit to their original EMS Pants, 5.11 has engineered apparel that can stand up to the demanding environments faced by EMS, EMT and Paramedics on a daily basis.
New to 5.11’s EMS line, the Taclite EMS Pants and Jumpsuit are the most recent additions to the EMS line from 5.11 and are constructed of advanced 6 oz. 65% polyester/35% cotton ripstop fabric to stay cool and comfortable, even under the hottest conditions. The fabric has been treated with DuPont HP Teflon fabric protector which adds a durable finish; repel stains, soil and fluid. This light-but-tough fabric is highly breathable and fast-drying. It is also machine washable in cold water for the easiest possible care.
Both the Taclite pants and jumpsuit have a gusseted crotch for enhanced movement and plenty of purposefully designed EMS-specific pockets and gear holders. Two unique, smaller cargo pockets are conveniently positioned on the lower legs for faster access to critical gear when you are kneeling over a patient. An extra fabric layer on the knees adds durability and creates interior pockets for low-profile neoprene kneepads—provided FREE from 5.11 using a mail-in coupon.
Taclite EMS Pants feature an action waist is a self-adjusting tunnel waistband that moves with you, keeping you comfortable as you maneuver in and around patients. The pants also feature Double-Time belt loops which feature an extra-wide 1 ½” belt loop that can support a riggers/rescue belt or a 2¼” duty belt to comfortably carry the weight of a radio, flashlight, EMS holster sets, tools, and other critical gear. A thinner 3/8” loop is centered over each main loop to provide convenient additional attachment points for a radio strap, lanyards, carabiners, and other accessories.
EMS cargo pockets on both thighs provide specialized storage and easy access to critical gear. The pants popular, extra-deep front pockets have been redesigned with additional support and reinforcement at the bottom edges to carry a clip-on knife or flashlight, and protect the material from wear. Patented rear slash pockets and rear web strap are standard and a new welted wallet pocket on the left side adds to the storage options.
Heavy duty durability comes from several elements including genuine YKK zippers, Prym snaps, tough cuff hems, double and triple-needle stitching and bartacks in high-stress areas. These 5.11 Taclite EMS pants are available in dark navy only. Men’s sizes fit 28"-44" waist and 30”-36” inseams while women’s sizes fit 2-16; in regular or long lengths.
The Taclite EMS Jumpsuit has been designed specifically for EMS personnel to deliver one-piece protection and comfort. With many of the same features as the Taclite EMS pants the Jumpsuit has a two-way full-length front zipper that opens from the top or bottom, for fast access and really easy on and off. In addition they feature an expandable waist and side seams, a bi-swing back to allow for superior comfort and virtually full range of motion—even when down on one knee. The Velcro adjustable belt loops can accommodate belts up to 2¼” while the elasticized waistband moves with you and adjusts to your body. The side belt loops have utility loops to attach additional equipment or an ID.
The upper portion of the jumpsuit has a professional, uniform shirt appearance. There are Velcro-closed bellows chest pockets that expand in the center when full and keep a neat, low profile when empty. Convenient pen pockets are located on both the left and right chest. The jumpsuit is available in dark navy; sizes S-5XL and come unhemmed to allow for a customized fit.
5.11’s Original EMS Pants are constructed of rugged, fade-resistant, 100% 7.25 oz. poly-cotton twill that has also been treated with DuPont HP Teflon fabric protector which adds a durable finish, repel stains, soil and fluid. These pants incorporate a longer rise in the back and gripper material to help keep your shirt tucked in and maintain a professional appearance.
EMS Professionals were directly involved in the research and development that built these EMS pants by incorporating innovative, user-driven features. External EMS-specific pockets, a Cordura lined scissors/shears pocket and cargo pockets with internal dividers are just the start. Front pockets are extra deep and feature 5.11's coin-keeper construction plus reinforced bottom corner edges to protect from wear and great for securing folding knives. A secondary set of welted rear pockets (right below the standard ones) have internal Velcro break-through dividers that allow you to carry long items (like a full sized flashlight) or short items (like a cell phone or multi-tool).
As with all 5.11 EMS apparel, these original 5.11 EMS pants come standard with the double-thick "tough-cuff" hem, Prym snaps and a YKK zipper for proven durability. The gusseted crotch allows for freedom of movement and virtually eliminates seam failure. Two layers of fabric in the seat and knees deliver critical durability in these key areas. Men’s sizes fit 30"-56" waist and 30”-36” inseams or unhemmed while women’s sizes fit 2-12; in regular or long lengths.
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