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Hot Pockets: MOCEAN Summit Pants

by Mo Ibrahim, PCI #1326T-B/EMSCI #321T-B
Metropolitan (DC) Police Department

Saturday, November 19, 2016, started out with a beautiful 78 degrees.  It seemed too good to be true, so I looked at my weather app.  Sure enough, the temperature was predicted to drop down to 39 degrees, with rain in the forecast.  I rethought my clothing choice and donned my MOCEAN Summit pants.  On duty, I tend to dress for the coldest temperature that I am expecting.  I went on with my shift, and, as predicted, the weather transformed from nice and sunny to cold and rainy!

I work with five other officers on a full-time bike unit.  Sad to say, I was the only happy one that day.  No officer wants to be uncomfortable during their shift, and the MOCEAN Summit pants are a dream come true.  They are waterproof, and weatherproof.  The cold, damp, bone-chilling wind does not cut through them.  You truly don’t feel a thing.     

I can honestly say that I was riding my bike in the rain, and it did not bother me at all.  I highly recommend these pants.  Even in the rain, you don’t have to worry about your wallet or cell phone getting wet.  Keep those pockets hot!

Summit Pants

  • Hytrel® w/Teflon HT® waterproof/ breathable shell with Coolmax® mesh lining
  • Roomy fit from the thighs and tapered down to the cuffs
  • “Varied Height-Elasticized Waist™” with a zipper fly, drawcord adjuster and “Floating Beltloops™”
  • Gusseted crotch for ease of MOCEAN
  • Two slashed “Reservoir Pockets™” with zippers and storm flaps
  • Two cargo pockets with Velcro’d® flap and gusset
  • One pen pocket with two pen ports
  • Articulated and vented knees that allow air to circulate over heated muscles
  • Cuffs are elasticized with zipper closure
  • Double needle top stitching w/ bar tacks on all stress points
  • Factory taped, waterproof seams

Mo has been on the MPD’s Mountain Bike Tactical Unit for seven years, and has used the mountain bike during many operations.  He has patrolled on bike during the day shift, where burglaries were on the rise, and during the evening hours, when robberies and thefts were also increasing.  He has worked the last three Presidential Inaugurations on the bike.  He taught the Bicycle Response Team Training and a Nightlife District Operations and Tactics workshop at the 2016 IPMBA Conference, and was certified as an IPMBA Instructor Trainer in September 2016.  He can be reached at Mohamed.ibrahim@dc.gov. 

(c) 2017 IPMBA.  This review appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of IPMBA News. 

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