What is the difference between the XP and WDS?
Both the RedMan XP and WDS training suits are designed to accept the same high level impact, and give the same blunt trauma protection. The WDS training suits have added protection with a different designed head and throat guard, and nylon mesh to offer the WDS suit the protection needed when using RedMan-approved training projectiles or Marking Cartridges. The RedMan XP is for blunt trauma protection and the RedMan WDS combines blunt trauma protection and the use of RedMan-approved training projectiles.
What is the relationship between First Line Response Systems and RedMan Training Gear?
RedMan Training Gear and First Line Response Systems are both divisions of Macho Products, Inc. We've taken our expertise in blunt trauma protection and expanded our product line to include duty gear. First Line Response Systems Disturbance Resolution Suits (the DRS-90, DRS-180 and the DRS-360) are ideal duty gear for crowd management, cell extractions and public disturbance resolution. While the First Line Response Systems gear can be worn and used in training, they were designed to be worn in duty applications and are easily worn with ballistic/stab resistant vests, duty belts and other gear.
Can I use the Disturbance Resolution Suits for training?
Yes - even though we have designed the DRS suits for duty, they are durable enough for training. Our FVTC/Training Division combines all our gear: the RedMan XP, RedMan WDS, First Line DRS-90, DRS-180 and First Line DRS-360. All of our RedMan training gear and First Line Response Duty gear may be worn interchangeably but still need to adhere to the warnings and use of safety coaches and properly trainer personnel.
Is the DRS line stab-resistant or bullet proof?
No - the DRS is strictly blunt trauma protection. However, the contoured fit is designed to enable you to wear your own bullet/stab vest underneath the DRS torso.
What are RedMan-approved Training Projectiles?
At this time, only Simunition® FX® Marking Cartridges. Other projectiles may be approved in the future.
When wearing the RedMan XP or WDS Instructor or student suits, is my head protected from kicks and strikes?
No. All RedMan headgear is designed to protect the head from accidental or unintentional contact. Remember, when the head is hit, the main injuries are to the neck and spinal area.
Do I have to wear safety goggles or a mouthpiece when wearing the RedMan Instructor or Student Suits?
Yes, when wearing all RedMan Head gear we strongly recommend the user wear safety goggles to protect their eyes, and a mouthpiece to protect their teeth in the event of injuries that may be sustained from head trauma contact.
Is there a CD or other instructional aids for using the RedMan Gear I can have access to?
Yes, we have an instructional CD to help you with identifying the RedMan parts and basic information of wearing, cleaning and repairing our RedMan gear. E-mail us for more information.
How portable is it?
If you purchase the RedMan Training Gear bag with your equipment, it is very easy to transport. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to nestle the gear to fit in the bag. You may use other bags, but this may present a problem for storage and fitting the RedMan equipment properly.
I own RedMan Training Gear, do I have to go through a RedMan class before I buy and use the RedMan gear?
Though it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended you attend a RedMan 101 or RedMan 101 Plus training program to enhance the safety or your officers and instructor conducting the training.
How does your gear compare with other suits on the market? The benefits are many:
- We are the only gear on the market today that is quickly and easily cleaned, spray disinfected and dried after each user. This saves on training time.
- Used according to instructions, RedMan keeps officers safer from blunt trauma and from blood-borne (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis) and other pathogens.
- RedMan incorporates a modular design to allow for multiple various training scenario exercises.
- RedMan Training Gear is sized to fit a wide variety of students.
- RedMan training and duty gear is the only protective gear that may be worn in every situation you may be training in, from standing to ground, from the gym to the streets, from normal everyday environments to training in the water, and much more!
How does sizing work?
Click here to see our sizing charts. When choosing sizes, you'll want to select Head Gear and Body Guard sizes; the Body Guard size automatically determines the sizing for all the other components. Our RedMan sales team can assist you. The Velcro® strapping system and contoured design give you the flexibility to fit the same gear on many body types. It should be correctly sized, positioned and strapped on snugly to minimize shifting and possible related injuries. The RedMan modular system allows you to mix and match our gear not just for training but in sizing as well.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Is the gear easy to clean?
Absolutely. RedMan is the only training gear on the market that is made of closed-cell foam and is easily cleaned and disinfected. No one wants to share sweat, blood and germs! This is extremely important in the age of AIDS, Hepatitis, and other body fungi diseases!
Can you decontaminate the RedMan Training and First Line Response Gear? Yes, our closed cell foam and protective coverings allow you to use non oil-based soap, that can be wiped clean or allowed to air dry, ensuring you avoid direct contact with sun light.
Can it be washed?
RedMan Training Gear can be washed with warm soapy water and drip dried but is readily cleaned and disinfected between users during training sessions by thoroughly spraying it with RedMan's natural spray disinfectant (SaniZide® Plus) or with a fresh, mild bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach per gallon of water). Leave the gear wet for 10 minutes for broad-spectrum disinfecting. If bleach is used, wipe away any residue.
If any blood or other body substances are present, pre-clean the gear first using Standard Precautions, combining Body Substance Isolation and Universal Precautions (including the use of appropriate cleaning gloves, the isolation of substances, proper disposal of contaminated items, etc.) as defined by OSHA and the CDC. See product guide for more information on cleaning and disinfecting.
Can RedMan Training Gear be repaired?
Yes, there is a repair kit for all RedMan Training Gear (Instructor and Student). Instructions for using the repair kit are included or can be referenced by clicking here.
Can First Line Response Systems Gear be repaired?
First Line Response Gear is very rugged, but if major tears occur, it may be sent to a seamstress for repairs in the Nomex. For minor damage, it may be easily self-repaired with a few hand stitches.
How do I order Spare Parts or send RedMan equipment back for repair?
You can order Replacement Parts by calling the RedMan Training Gear Sales office at 800-865-7840. You can also find the replacement parts here.
Can I use the Disturbance Resolution Suits for training?
Yes - even though we have designed the DRS suits for duty, they are durable enough for training. Our FVTC/Training Division combines all our gear: the RedMan XP, RedMan WDS, First Line DRS-90, DRS-180 and First Line DRS-360.