Being part of the military armed services means having to wear a lot of specialized clothing. There are different kinds of clothing for different kinds of situations, of course. When the work is on the dangerous side, then you need protection, or at least, you need to be protected against the possibility of something dangerous happening.
Over the years the military branches have built up a whole wide range of clothes for just about any and every purpose and eventuality possible. Protective gear covers most of the body, from the head to the feet. If a body part might be vulnerable in any way, there will be protective clothing available within the overall range of tactical gear to help prevent damage.
Knees and elbows protrude, which makes them potentially vulnerable to possible damage. Protective knee pads and protective elbow pads are typically made up of a hard shell outer part, covered in camouflage material, with a heavily padded inner part that is in direct contact with the knee or elbow.
The knee and elbow pads are no larger than they need to be. They are lightweight, yet extremely strong, capable of taking a considerable impact without breaking or shattering. In an impact situation, they will of course protect the knee or elbow from serious damage. This is especially useful if the person involved is likely to fall, or have to crawl for some reason.
Protective tactical gear can also protect the hands. Protective gloves can protect against severe cold in arctic, winter or mountainous conditions. Gloves can also protect against contact with chemicals, or for various other reasons. The gloves can have built-in padding or hard shell to help protect the knuckles and fingers.
In tactical conditions it is very possible that those involved may be shot at. That’s where a protective vest can come in handy. These are bullet proof, or at least, they will prevent a bullet from entering the body, though only for the parts that the vest covers, of course.
Other kinds of protective tactical gear include protective headwear that can protect the head against a range of possible dangers, including being shot at, protective goggles for the eyes. Sunglasses may also be needed where the sun’s glare can be blinding, such as in snow conditions where there is a lot of sunshine.
The role of tactical protective gear in today’s armed forces is critical and essential to the proper functioning of those involved. It allows personnel to continue working, even when conditions would normally prevent them from doing so.