Op. Zulu Advanced Tactical Duty Vest
The Op. Zulu Tactical Duty Vest is a unique multi-functional duty vest designed by a specialist team of serving police officers and experienced product developers to overcome the problems with existing products, whilst at the same time meeting the needs of real police and security operatives. This vest will stand up to the toughest duties and will provide the user with a comfortable and secure system for the overt carriage of essential PPE. Whether your shift is on foot or in a vehicle, this vest should make your life as easy and comfortable as possible.
This vest features two Peter Jones Evo Klickfast docks for radio holders and klickfast accessories on both shoulders. The velcro adjustable shoulders and front allow you to fully adjust your vest so that it fits you like a glove whilst remaining comfortable.
Other fantastic features of this Op. Zulu Tactical Duty Vest include:
• Hidden elasticated torch/glove holders in the shoulders
• Elasticated belt loops to aid retention and comfort whilst running or changing from standing to sitting
• Epaulette bars and buttons to attach all styles of epaulettes and sliders
• Manufactured to extremely high standards, utilising tough 1000d polyester and breathable tactical mesh
• Innovative rear stash pocket, perfect for gloves or contact cap when not being worn
• CS spray pouch, suitable to hold a Peter Jones unit
• Baton cross-drawn down for quick deployment – please note that Monadnock and longer batons require the extended baton retaining strap
• Combi handcuff pouch suitable for speedcuffs and hinged cuffs
• Small pouch suitable for medical kits or limb restraints
• Hidden elasticated pen/spare cuff key holders behind medical pouch
• D-rings for additional attachments – lanyards, carabiners or ID tags
• Large water resistant zipped pockets behind equipment panels, ideal for document storage
• Small velcro patch on the front and a large velcro patch on the rear allowing the user to attach their forces’ chosen colour scheme or specific patches (badges are NOT included)
• NOT suitable for side handle batons
In order for your vest to fit you properly, you should choose the size according to your chest dimensions without body armour. Op. Zulu have allowed for the fit of body armour.
• Small 32–38”
• Medium: 36-46”
• Large: 46-50”
• X-Large: 50-56”
This really is a superb vest that includes just about very feature that you could imagine or need. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are what some happy customers have to say about the Op. Zulu Tactical Duty Vest:
“I would recommend this vest to anyone looking to buy one and I think it's one of the better ones compared to the others. Very well made and I expect it would last for years to come.”
“A well designed vest which is far more comfortable and practical than standard belt kits as it spreads the weight avoiding back pain along with larger pockets allowing for paperwork to fit nicely.”
“Excellent Vest, Really like the fact that there are pockets for absolutely everything. Pens, Gloves, torches even my response cap. The elasticated belt straps are also a god send removing the jolt when running and the vest pulling on the belt.”
The Op. Zulu Tactical Duty Vest – Don’t Compromise!
Brand OP Zulu Colour Black Weight 0.65 KG Product Number OZATDV
ReviewsWrite your review
My first vest
This is the first vest I've owned (only been in the Job a bit over a year). Can't believe what a difference it makes getting all the weight off my waist. The quality of the vest seems really good (I used to sell sports bags and I can see that the quality of the stitching is excellent - a bit sad, I know, but I notice these things!) Seems really well thought out - great having the docks pre-fitted and all the pockets seem to fit whatever I bung in them.
Got drenched the other day but the vest dried out really well and has kept its shape.
Don't really know what I'm supposed to look for in a vest but for me this one does exactly what I want and I think it is great value for money. I think it is priced as a cheaper vest but in reality the quality is significantly better than that. A great buy.
Good bit of kit
I wear this over body armour instead of a belt and it is much more comfortable.
The baton and cuff pouches fasten securely so I am able to run in the vest without everything jiggling or falling out. The rear pocket is a bit pointless for anything other than maybe a folded evidence bag and rubber gloves...hard to reach and anything bulky digs in once sat in car.
Overall good product at very good price
I ordered this vest the other day and was surprised how fast it came! The quality is much better than it looks to be in the picture, the vest is easily adjustable about comfortable. It saves having the weight of a utility belt on your hips and has pockets for everything I need to carry with me.
When it came the front and rear badges didn't match up (different font and colour) but a quick call and email into Patrol store sorted that out. Great service and a really great product!
Very good vest
I bought this vest a few weeks ago as I was getting hip/back pain wearing my kit belt. This is a very good vest and looks smart. Loads of pockets to keep paperwork etc in.
I'm not too keen on the rear stash pocket as I drive a response vehicle however you could keep a few evidence bags or exhibit labels in there if you wanted to.
I would recommend this vest to anyone looking to buy one and I think it's one of the better ones compared to the others. Very well made and I expect it would last for years to come.
Very quick delivery and excellent customer service as always!
Good for the price
A Cullen - Notts
The vest looks very neat and tidy maintaining the professional look. I opted for blue badges however a colleague opted for the black. My opinion the blue look better.
Practicality - very. Fits everything you need. Fitting an airwave dock to my torch means that i can carry one nice and easily on the opposite shoulder to my radio however without an airwave dock on the torch theres nowhere to keep the torch. Big pockets fit leather gloves PNB and nicely.
Durability - about 6 months wear as a response cop and no issues.
Room for improvement.
The rear pocket is useless unless you're stretch arm strong and can live with something digging in your back all day. I wear this instead if body armour but for speed i have the size set to fit over my body armour. With that it is VERY baggy and a bit uncomfortable without body armour. Not a problem if you wear it all the time. It would make this a lot better if there were some kind of quick release adjustment between the two. Pockets feel a bit flimsy however do the job.
Overall a good vest especially for the price and i would recommend
Very Practical and good service
A well designed vest which is far more comfortable and practical than standard belt kits as it spreads the weight avoiding back pain along with larger pockets allowing for paperwork to fit nicely. However the standard baton strap isn't long enough. Overall a good product that was delivered very quickly however it could do with the baton strap being slightly longer.
First class product with first class service from order to delivery. Would recommend to anyone.
Brilliant product and Astonishing customer service
As the people who purchased this vest before me, I had a problem with the lenght of my baton, which was too long. As soon as I e-mailed customer service they promptly sent me the longer strap. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!
Good solid product
I wore this vest for the first time yesterday and was very comfortable. It has a pocket for everything and really saves your back instead of wearing a duty belt.I have also had the problem with the baton holder how-ever patrol store have shown great customer service as always and have added me to the list for the new extended baton holder free of charge!
The vest is of good quality and is comfortable. Only issue is that the baton holder does not secure my baton. Its too small and needs a longer strap to properly secure the baton in place as by design the baton is facing downward therefore if not secured its dropping off unnecessarily. Would be interested in getting the longer strap being developed.
All in all a great product!
Would strongly recommend
I believe we have already been in touch regarding the strap, we will be sending the strap as soon as they come in stock.
Excellent Quality but a few issues
Quality is excellent, however I have noticed a few issues with the pockets - the baton strap is too short to securely hold the 26" baton Dyfed-Powys issue. I have noted that Patrol Store are developing a longer strap, but is there any news on when that would be available??
Also the PAVA holder will not completely cover the unit, but that could just be me being too picky!
Finally the pockets at the rear are a great idea, however unless you are a contortionist, or don't have a chest, I think it might be a bit difficult to utilise properly, especially if worn over body armour.
Despite these, which are probably more personal issues than anything, the vest is excellent, feels rugged enough to stand up to a bit of abuse and easily adjustable to fit over armour and clothing etc.
Would recommend to anyone.
The Longer straps will be available End of Feb/Early March 2013. Please email us if you need the longer strap.
Excellent Quality but a few issues
I was looking for a new utility vest as my old one was showing signs of wear, I was not disappointed with this one!!
The quality is great, it is very easy to adjust to fit over my body armour and feels and fits better than previous vests, however the baton strap won't fit over my baton (26" without any adaptions) and the pouch for my PAVA will not completely cover the holder, it just needs another inch or two on both retention straps to be a perfect item.
I also have difficulty in utilising the rear storage pockets - maybe I'm too big around the chest or not flexible enough, but I can't seem to get my arms around to use the pockets!!
I have noticed from previous comments that a longer baton strap is currently being developed, and would be interested to know when this is being released.
Other than that, a great value item.
Would strongly recommend
The Longer straps should be available end of Feb/Early March 2013
Doesn't fit all batons listed on website
The utility vest is excellent quality and feels comfortable, but I was disappointed to discover that it doesn't fit my Monadnock Auto lock 21" - which the product info page clearly states fits in the baton holder. I have contacted the company and I am now having to wait 3 weeks to get a larger strap for the baton holder sent out to me so that it fits.
The vest should fit the 21" Inch Baton as long as it doesn't have any modifications; power safety tips, hindi caps etc. If not the longer Strap will be available end of Feb/early March 2013.
This vest is brilliant so far I have not used it for duty yet but it fits really well. I work for Sussex and our batons fit just right so if you work for Sussex and are thinking about getting one get it !!!!!
Great bit of Kit
Excellent Vest, REally like the fact that there are pockets for absolutely everything. Pens, GLoves, torches even my response cap. The elasticated belt straps are also a god send removing the jolt when running and the vest pulling on the belt.
Not for Cambs
Great vest unfortunately does not accommodate the hindi cap batons issued by cambs and so with regret had to return this item. other than that, top quality and innovative.
Please contact us if you would like a longer baton strap as we are developing one currently to accommodate larger batons with Hindi Caps and Power Tips. As standard the vest should fit most batons up to 26", however it will not fit a 26" with a hindi cap.Delivery Information
In Stock orders placed before 15:00 online, or 14:30 over the phone, Monday-Friday will be dispatched same day. Please choose "Priority" shipping at the checkout for guaranteed next working day delivery or "Standard" for less urgent deliveries. Click for more details.UK Mainland Standard
Under £25 - Royal Mail 48 £2.99 £25 and over - Royal Mail 48 Tracked £5.99 Next Working Day £6.99
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