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Garments offer the latest in fabric technology for the ultimate in comfort, durability and ease of care.  Updated features like Underarm Vents, Dual Comm Wire Openings and Flex Waistbands aim to meet the needs of today’s first responders 

Reading, PA (October 3, 2011) – Elbeco, Incorporated announced today the launch of two new additions to its Response line of uniforms: T2TM Shirts and Tek2 TM Shirts and Trousers.  Engineered to meet the technical requirements and physical demands of today’s first responders, these garments include features to enhance performance and comfort.

Elbeco will debut its new Tek2 and T2 lines at its booth, #1919, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference set for October 22-26, 2011, in Chicago, IL.   

“As equipment, technology and strategies evolve, Elbeco remains committed to keeping up with the demands of today’s first responders,” said director of sales and business development, JD Devine.  “We engineered T2 Shirts and Tek2 Shirts and Trousers with ultra-comfortable fabric tested to stand up to the daily punishment of a first responder’s day.  Then, we incorporated convenient features like a Covert Flex Waistband for ease of wear, our new Flex Underarm Ventswhich boost ventilation and mobility - and Dual Comm Wire Access Openings – perfect for use with listen-only microphones, body cameras and other technical devices.  Finally, we delivered superior color matching for a complete, professional look.  I’m thrilled with the results, and know our customers will be, too!”     

The Tek2 uniform line is designed as the next generation of Elbeco’s current TekTwill TM shirts and trousers.  The new garments are an enhanced version of their TekTwill counterparts, offering the same cut and comfort, with new, improved features to complement today’s first responders.  T2 Shirts feature ultra-comfortable lightweight poly/cotton fabric, which, in midnight navy, offer a perfect match to Tek2 trousers.

T2 Shirt Features Include: 

  • Flex Underarm Ventallows for body heat ventilation and increased mobility
  • Dual Comm Wire Access Openings - keep body camera, microphone and other tech. device wires out of your way
  • False Button Front Placket with 14-inch  Zipper - offers easy off and on 
  • Comfort Poly-cotton Twill Fabric -delivers lightweight, soft feel while maintaining durability and ease of care
  • Stitched-in Creases – for a military look
  • Long and Short Sleeve Styles, Variety of Colors - (Midnight Navy T2 shirt matches Tek2 Midnight Navy Trouser)
  • Available in Ladies Choice pattern

Tek2 Trouser Features Include: 

  • New Covert Flex Waistband -  provides up to 3” of additional room 
  • Double Hook and Eye Waist Closure - prevents waistband roll over
  • Triple-stitched Crotch - prevents seam separation
  • Nano Fluid Repellency technology- maintains natural breathability while preventing fluids from penetrating fabric
  • Durable Poly-cotton Stretch Twill Weave – offers comfort and ease of care
  • Available in Ladies Choice patterns  
  • Cargo, EMT, 4-pocket and Cargo Shorts styles available 
  • Excellent Color Matching – delivers a professional uniform look (Midnight Navy Tek2 Trousers expertly match Midnight Navy T2 Shirt)

Tek2 Shirt Features Include: 

  • Flex Underarm Vent - allows for body heat ventilation and increased mobility
  • Dual Comm Wire Access openings - keep body camera, microphone and other tech. device wires out of your way
  • Durable Poly-cotton Stretch Twill Weave – offers comfort and ease of care
  • Nano Fluid Repellency technology - maintains natural breathability while preventing fluids from penetrating fabric 
  • Extra-long Shirt Tails- keep shirt tucked in
  • Long and Short Sleeve Styles, Variety of Colors  

For more information on these new products, or to locate a dealer near you, visit or call 1-800-468-4654. 

About Elbeco 

Elbeco Incorporated has been manufacturing uniforms for Police, Fire, EMS, Postal, Tactical, and Transportation personnel for over 100 years. With approximately 300 union-represented associates, the company is America's premier and largest manufacturer of union-made uniforms, supplying over 17,000 agencies and private companies across the U.S. and Canada. Elbeco services the uniform needs of this professional community through its network of over 400 authorized dealers.  Additional information about Elbeco Incorporated and its products can be found at

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