Mayflower / Velocity Systems
Velocity Systems was founded in 2007 to provide the highest performing armor solutions, in the shortest amount of time, to the United States Military Special Operations community and top Law Enforcement communities. The Velocity Systems owners have over 75 years of combined specialized armor manufacturing experience. Together they have molded Velocity into a company with extensive knowledge of custom armor solutions and special projects for new and emerging threats. While specializing in custom armor systems and special projects for Special Operations Soldiers and Law Enforcement, Velocity also maintains an abundant inventory of our "off-the-shelf" armor systems. This inventory allows us to deliver "At the Speed of Need" for immediate requirements.
Mayflower Research & Consulting LLC was founded in 2005 by a Special Operations Veteran who began designing light weight, high performance tactical nylon for the "military athlete" while still on active duty in the military. In 2007, Mayflower partnered with Velocity Systems for their manufacturing capabilities, and since then Mayflower products have been manufactured by Velocity. The Mayflower design philosophy is built upon 20 years of Infantry and Special Operations experience over six combat tours by Mayflower's founder. This philosophy centers on trimming unnecessary weight off of the warfighter's load by analyzing each piece of load carriage equipment for lighter but still durable alternatives, and incorporating hybrid designers to meet rapidly changing TTPs and environmental factors.
After 7 years of very successful partnership between Velocity Systems and Mayflower, Velocity Systems acquired the Mayflower brand on January 1st 2014. This was done so design, production and shipping could be further integrated and improved, to make products available faster and less costly to the end-users who need them. Mayflower's original founder remains the designer for Mayflower branded products.