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September 03, 2010

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VERTX Introduces Multicam Gunfighter Shirt


CINCINNATI, OHIO – Vertx, a leading provider of authentic apparel for the Operational Athlete, today announced the availability of its original MultiCam®Gunfighter Shirt.

Vertx products are designed for the operator who wants the combination of low visual profile and function of a battle garment. The Gunfighter series was designed in cooperation with SWAT and military operators interested in a clean, functional approach to high incident tactical wear.

 “The Operational Athlete of today has to be highly adaptable, always prepared for a number of situations,” said Vertx President & CEO, Bob Getto. “We work closely with law enforcement and military contacts to understand these unique needs and create wearable performance clothing that can match the versatility required for the job.”

The Gunfighter Shirt, with a proven, durable nylon cotton ripstop blend and its water-resistant Storm variant, incorporates technical materials and finishes critical for use in harsh weather conditions. Its simple, clean design and articulated shoulders and arm allow for full range of motion. Durable, yet lightweight and breathable, the shirt is ergonomically designed for any situation and does not compromise freedom of movement.

Both versions incorporate MultiCam®, a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. Vertx is currently  in development on  Gunfighter models with solid color shells.    

“Vertx offers a modern take on the battle dress uniform,” said David Walsh, Brand Manager for Vertx. “A low profile, business casual appearance can be maintained without restricting any movement or comfort. This approach enables operators to perform at the highest level needed in an instant without calling direct attention to the individual wearing it.”

In addition to the strong patterning and construction techniques, the Storm variant utilizes a technical laminate fabric to provide exemplary foul weather performance. Lightweight 40 denier nylon is bonded to a wicking, anti-microbial polyester knit. This laminate provides tremendous water repellency, stretch and wind protection while the wicking backer keeps the moisture management moving.

“The gunfighter shirt provides for such a great range of motion without the excess fabric and features associated with other tops that you don’t even know that you are wearing it,” said a SWAT officer wear evaluator. “The Shoulder pocket design is clean, you can slide your arm in and out of jackets or protective equipment and the pocket does not get snagged on the inside of the sleeve.”

Additional Storm Features
- Stand up collar protects neck from weapon slings and flying hot brass
- Low visual profile zippered bicep pockets provide fluent access to contents
- Loop Velcro™ patch on both upper arms for Unit patch
- Clean comms wire side seam pass through with Velcro closure
- Intuitive Velcro™ wrist closures to ensure snag free fit
- Anti-Microbial
- Schoeller Nanosphere® durable water repellant finish
- 100% Made in the USA and Berry Amendment compliant

The Gunfighter Shirt is available now for pre-order online at http://www.wearvertx.com/vertxgunfightershirt.aspx. Delivery of the Gunfighter Storm shirt will begin in October 2010.

About Vertx
Vertx’s original and authentic apparel is designed by and for the Operational Athlete. Backed by Fecchiemer Brothers, a Berkshire Hathaway company, Vertx is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Available to shop online at www.wearvertx.com, Vertx also works closely with dozens of retailers throughout the U.S. To find a store location near you, visit http://www.wearvertx.com/findastore.aspx.