As Spartan Training Gear™ prepares for the imminent launch of its Hoplite Training Armour™ line in January 2011, the only thing left to do is put this bad boy to the test. We need to make sure it'll live up to the name 'Spartan' and is ready to take punishment from the best soldiers, cops and fighters in the world.
So when one of the most highly respected S.W.A.T. teams in North Carolina agreed to try it out, we jumped at the opportunity. Here's some pics from the training and a testimonial from the team leader.
I have been in law enforcement for 22 years and a S.W.A.T. team member/leader for 20 of those. I have had the opportunity to train and work with law enforcement (municipal, sheriff, state and federal agencies) as well as all branches of the military, including many or their elite units. In doing so, I have been exposed to several types of training gear, including Red Man & High Gear. Having been given the privilege to Test and Evaluate the Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear, I have found it to truly be the next step in the evolution of training gear. Not only does It provides coverage, protection and mobility during hard core scenario training, it also lends comfort and fit that allows for extended wear (i.e. multiple martial classes and sparring as well as role player demos).
Lieutenant (Police and S.W.A.T.)
Law Enforcement and Military Trainer