Tool Kit: CSI Apparel

CSI Apparel: Products designed to keep you comfortable and working efficiently in the field.

Heat-activated PhaseCore cooling products absorb heat and provide a long-lasting cooling effect that will not overcool the body. The gentle cooling effect of PhaseCore helps increase productivity while reducing heat-related illnesses. PhaseCore cooling vests are made of a non-toxic, non-flammable salt mixture that is not affected by humidity and reacts only to direct heat.
The V-Force “puncture resistant” gloves from Damascus Protective Gear provide double protection with two layers of KoreFlex Micro Armor in the fingertips. The Kevlar knit liners provide increased cut resistance when working with razor blades, knives, and sharp objects. These lightweight gloves are flexible with enhanced grip for delicate evidence extraction.
Isobrite by ArmourLite ISO4 is a line of T100 tritium illuminated ultra lightweight polycarbonate watches. The ISO401 model features a Swiss Ronda 5040.D Quartz chronograph movement, polycarbonate construction, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, unique tritium illuminated 12:00, a unidirectional elapsed time bezel, and 200m of dive-friendly water resistance.
PolyWear Personal Protective disposable gowns from PolyConversions, Inc. are designed for bio-hazard as well as chemical protection. The gowns feature full frontal coverage with a contoured thumb loop design that secures the gown’s sleeves under the employee’s protective glove. One-piece construction reduces the potential for “pass-through” of fluids and other contaminants.
Randolph’s classic Concorde style has been re-engineered and hand-crafted using military standards to sustain a lifetime of wear and tear. These glasses are made in the USA using the finest components found worldwide. All sunglasses come with lifetime-warranted solder joints, adjustable silicon nose pads for customized fit, mineral crown glass lenses and UV Protection.


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Interview with an Expert

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