3 Tips for Maintaining Your Tactical Gear

Purchasing tactical gear is an important investment that should be properly cared for at all times. Unless we’re talking about our AR500 steel plate, most tactical gear requires some form of routine maintenance. Whether it’s a regular cleaning or adhering to storage recommendations, there are certain steps you should take to protect your investment. Keeping up with the routine maintenance of your gear will help you ensure that your gear is in optimal condition in the event that an emergency arises. In fact, here are three simple tips to help you care for your Body Armor Megastore tactical gear.

Follow Manufacturer Guidelines

When cleaning, storing, or using your tactical gear, the first thing you want to do is review your manufacturer’s guidelines as they will provide the most clear-cut instructions on how to care for your gear properly. While all of our gear is made from high-grade military materials, they are still susceptible to damages if not properly cared for. All of our tactical gear features care instruction labels that outline how to clean and store your gear.

Minimize Overuse and UV Exposure

Overuse and extended periods of UV light exposure are two well-known causes of tactical gear degradation. Simple acts such as storing your gear in a car or garage, where sunlight directly hits, can cause the material in your gear to break down. Overusing your gear is another way to shorten its lifespan. For example, overuse of a tactical vest can cause things like the hook and loop webbing panels on it to weaken over time. Storing your tactical gear in a cool, shaded space can help you get the most out of your gear.

Routinely Clean Your Gear

Just as you might clean your firearms, your tactical gear should be cleaned regularly to extend its lifespan. No matter how often you use your gear, over time things like debris, dirt, and dust can build up on your gear causing an unpleasant smell. To help combat these issues, you should get into the habit of cleaning your gear after each use whether it be for work or training purposes.

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