By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
Image(s) Credit: Cherries Covert Ops Apparel
January 31, 2017
Back in late 2015, DefenseReview (DR) published a piece on some Cherries Covert Ops Apparel tactical clothing and gear, including the Tactical Response Covert Shirt and “The Medina” Appendix BWB (Below-the-WaistBand) deep cover concealment holster for covert ops. Well, about three weeks ago, DR was watching “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel (FNC), and we saw Cherries president/CEO Aaron Cohen whip out their Pocket-Carry High-Viz ID Cap for law enforcement personnel and civilian CCW’s (Concealed Carry Weapons), and we thought it was a pretty fantastic idea, as it can keep you from getting shot by the authorities if you ever have to use your firearm to defend yourself and/or others.
The key to the cap, if you will, is its collapsible/foldable design, which allows the user to easily stick it in a pocket and forget about it, until and unless he/she finds himself in a self-defense shooting situation, God forbid. Once donned, the large reflective lettering is very easy for responding law enforcement personnel to see and read quickly–and it’s on both sides of the cap to make sure it’s seen, regardless of the viewing angles.
The Cherries Pocket-Carry High-Viz I.D. Cap was modelled after the original Israeli Reflective Police Cap, which has been a critical part of Israeli anti-terrorism/counterterrorism tactical response operators’ kits for years, keeping them alive after urban combat/tactical shooting engagements. The Israelis consider this item to be so important that it’s mandatory EDC (Every Day Carry) gear for plainclothes and off-duty LEO’s
Again, there are two primary versions of the cap: one for plain-clothes LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officers), and one for civilian CCW’s, although the LEO variants can say either “Police” or “Sheriff”.
Defense Review would very much like to acquire a Cherries Pocket-Carry High-Viz I.D. Cap for our own EDC kit, as we agree with the Israelis that it’s a very smart thing to have with you in case of the worst-case scenario. We highly recommend this product for this purpose.
The following information on the Pocket-Carry High-Viz I.D. Cap comes directly from the Cherries Covert Ops Apparel website:
1) Allows off-duty and plain clothes officers (when forced to respond) immediate ID to responding patrol.
2) Folds up and slips into your pocket for easy, everyday carry.
3) Easy to don on under stress when adrenal glands are dumping. Requires minimal training.
4) Available for POLICE and SHERIFF and CCW.”
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