Dear Valued Customers, Vendors and Associates,

As we navigate through uncharted waters, we wanted to reach out to tell you we are thinking of you and your families and sending our best thoughts and wishes for safety and health to each of you. We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we’re continuing to closely monitor the ever-changing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

HWI Gear will continue to practice social distancing in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have opened our offices, but continue to practice social distancing in order to protect and care for those who work with us, our customers, and the public. Our receiving and processing of orders remains open, however, you may experience slight delays due to smaller employer volume at the warehouses. Additionally, many countries around the world are experiencing different levels of shut-downs in order to contain this novel virus. Therefore, we may have unforeseen back orders or delayed items. We appreciate your patience navigating through this pandemic.

As we proceed, we are committed to high quality service and will still be open online 24/7. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated, call or email.

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our customers and communities as needed.

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or your local health department’s website


The HWI Gear, Inc. Team
HWI Gear, Inc.
(805) 646-3879

Mission Statement

HWI Gear, Inc. commits to value-focused innovation in protective apparel. From the design room, to customer service, we strive for continual improvement to be the top of the industry. 

How We Get There

HWI Gear, Inc. is a small, Veteran owned, family business. Our president, Bill Hatch, has been in the business of bringing cutting edge protective apparel designs to the market for over 30 years. HWI Gear, Inc. has delivered over 2 million pairs of gloves to the US military and has designed state of the art products to meet the evolving demands of the US military for infield protection.

We also continue to focus on improving product offerings for law enforcement by investing in new technologies and utilizing end-users for development feedback.

HWI Gear, Inc. has an in-house design and sample building team to help bring our products to the market. We have established an exclusive network of manufacturing to meet any requirement, such as American Made (Berry Compliant) products, TAA compliant products and small- run specialized offerings. HWI Gear, Inc. continually invests in being a complete supplier of protective gloves and other protective apparel.

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