Limited Edition Hardside Hoody Available Only at

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer of low-profile tactical apparel and accessories, is excited to announce the launch of the Hardside Hoody and their partnership with online retailer OpticsPlanet. Available in three limited edition colorways, Reaper Red, Open Water Blue and Tarmac, the Hardside is now available for sale exclusively on

“As the premier destination for tactical apparel, we are proud to showcase our strongest partnership through exclusive products,” said Alex Royzen, Director of Supply Chain Management. “Vertx® is known for their innovative and functional products and the Hardside Hoody is no exception. We are excited to offer it to our passionate customers!”
Designed with low-profile operations in mind, the Hardside Hoody fits into any environment, whether you’re pursuing adventure or on the pursuit. The hoody’s athletic fit makes it easy to layer in chillier weather or if your appearance needs to change on a moment’s notice. When temperatures drop, the drop-back hem keeps your core warm and waistband concealed, even during strenuous activities. Soft pill-resistant four-way stretch fleece has flatlock main seems to reduce bulk and improve comfort. The articulated hood is built to keep your field of vision clear and a bound hem maintains its shape and enhances durability. CCW users will appreciate it’s snag-resistant AbrasionGuard™ lining around the beltline that protects it from wear and tear caused by equipment as well as the hidden pass-throughs inside both hand pockets that provide access to gear stowed at the waist.
“Vertx® and OpticsPlanet, Inc. have been strong partners for many years,” said Ron Dan, National Sales Manager, Commercial at Vertx®. “Through the growth of our partnership and this exclusive offering we are able provide our customers with an amazing product like the Hardside Hoody.”
Learn more about the Hardside Hoody and the rest of the Vertx® line at

About Vertx®
Vertx® is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern-day Prepared Professional™. Vertx® designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by the best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx® has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx® is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

About OpticsPlanet, Inc.
Founded in 2000, OpticsPlanet, Inc. is celebrating 20 Years of Gear ™ as being the leading online Destination for Gear ™. OpticsPlanet, Inc. serves demanding enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about their jobs, serious about their recreation, and devoted to their service. Currently offering over 1 million items from over 3,600 brands in over 580 specialty categories,’s wide selection of outdoor sporting goods, military and law enforcement gear, apparel and footwear, as well as scientific products and eyewear.
In 2020, the company was recognized for the 13th straight year by Internet Retailer Magazine as one of the top 200 e-retailers in the United States. OpticsPlanet, Inc. has also been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the country. OpticsPlanet, Inc. and its parent Ecentria have been recognized in both 2018 and 2019 as one of the best places to work, being honored by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace in Chicago, and by the National Association for Business Resources as The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the entire nation.
Other stores in OpticsPlanet, Inc.’s portfolio include, – the world’s first members-only store devoted to gear,, and For more information visit, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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