Alta Industries Contour 360 Vibram Cap Review – Tactical Elbow And Knee Pads

From tactical missions spent overseas to laying down tile back at home, a solid pair of elbow and knee pads always come in handy.

Let’s face it, the knees and elbows can only handle so much shock absorption before they ultimately give out.

Injuries are expensive when surgery is required and even minor damage often requires agonizing downtime spent doing absolutely nothing.

Luckily you can protect these critical areas of the body rather easily with a pair of Alta Industries knee and elbow pads.

Of course, you can also reduce early fatigue and improve your workload too with a pair of their Contour 360 Vibram caps.

Alta Industries AltaCONTOUR 360 Vibram Cap Highlights:

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– Biomechanically-designed for exceptional comfort and knee movement.
– Ultra-flexible with sectional foam padding Vibram cap design for 360-degree traction, added durability and superior grip.
– Cordura Nylon cover
– ½” Compression recovery foam padding for stable, firm support that doesn’t bottom out.
– Finish brushed tricot liner wicks away moisture and keeps dirt and debris out.
– Non-slip rubber strip on the back interior to stay comfortably in place.
– Widely-set dual strapping system avoids bunching and adds an extra level of comfort.
– Near silent original AltaLOK Easy On/Off Fastening System Alta Strapkeeper secures excess straps from flapping (Knee)
– AltraGrip hook and loop fastening system (Elbow)
– Adjustable to fit virtually any size.
– 37+ years making knee and elbow protection with 35+ million knee pads
produced.
– Berry Compliant products available.

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Unlike other cheap knee pads which end up around your ankles, and elbow pads which end up on your lower forearms, Alta Industries Contour 360 Vibram caps stay in place exactly where you want them.

On the elbow pads, you’ll find an AltaGrip hook and loop fastening system to acquire the perfect secure fit.

On the knee pads, you’ll find an AltaLOK easy on and off fastening system, which snaps and locks into place with ease. Simply hook the open loop over the button stud and you’re good to go. Best of all, the AltaLOK fastening system is dead quiet, making it the ultimate answer for tactical situations where Velcro is just too loud.

While the knee pads and elbow pads differ on fastening systems, both impressed me greatly! I was easily able to obtain a tight, secure fit while still retaining a natural amount of movement with zero restrictions. I gave it my best shot at forcing these knee and elbow pads to slide down, but in the end, I had no luck.

Once they’re on, their one. Simply put, you never have to worry about your protective gear shifting around and restricting your movement.

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Now, usually when I’m wearing your standard knee or elbow pads I feel almost like I’m walking around in a suit of armor in certain spots, but Alta Industries felt the opposite. Their Contour 360 Vibram cap line is extremely lightweight and ridiculously flexible. After wearing both of these items for hours I had completely forgotten that I had strapped them onto my body.

The generous amount of padding lends itself to a super comfortable feel, while the breathability is top notch. While you might think that the additional padding would soak up sweat and create hot spots, I was rather surprised to notice that this wasn’t the case. In reality, Alta Industries’
knee and elbow pads remained cool and dried way faster than I expected.

Surprises aside, what really drew me to these knee and elbow pads at first glance was the Vibram design. It’s something I had never seen done before on a knee/elbow pad. I had seen the Vibram design put on outdoor/hunting/hiking shoes at Shot Show but that was about it. You might be wondering how well it translates to the knees and elbows. Well, truth be told, it’s exceptional!

With the Vibram design, I’m able to really dig into any surface (including wet/slippery ones) and get a rock-solid grip. With a standard round cap design, I often would find my knees and elbows slipping around, but the Vibram cap has changed the game! In reality, I have a really tough time imagining how it’s possible to improve on such an already excellent level of grip.

Grip aside, the Vibram design in my mind, is going to easily stand up to the rigors of urban and mountainous environments. Indoor or outdoor, Alta Industries knee and elbow pads are going to last you a long time. Needless to say, the build quality is beautiful.

With 37 plus years making knee and elbow pads, it’s pretty easy to see how Alta Industries has mastered the two when it comes to achieving a brilliant construction.

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Looking for more protection? Alta Industries also offers shin protection in their Alta Contour EXT line. You can also find wrist protection in their PROformer line too, alongside inserts with their AltaShockguard line. While I choose to own a pair of knee and elbow pads from the tactical line, they also cater to a wide range of industries including flooring pros, outdoor sports enthusiasts, industrial, and law enforcement. From military work to maintaining an accident-free workplace and beyond, Alta industries has you covered!

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Shot Show 2018 Las Vegas Convention Coverage – Part Three

In terms of media coverage, Next Luxury was one of the lucky 2,400 to cover Shot Show 2018.

Seeing it all.

They say you can’t see it all at Shot Show. There’s some statistic that says you can only spend 22 seconds at each booth for all 4 days if you want to see every booth.

The truth is, you can see every exhibitor you want, if you skip over the ones you don’t want to see. In reality, there were at least 100 exhibitors I had no interest in seeing or talking to.
However, where your time gets wasted the most is by far, the chatty salesman. The guy who wants to talk to you ten minutes plus about their product and will gladly go on for an hour if you let them. I kept finding myself having to interrupt in the middle of a conversation and make an exit.

After a while, I became a pro of sorts at getting in and out without doing much talking. For the most part, I’d ask for the business card of the person I wanted to talk to and disappear after getting it. Time is valuable.

While I thought I had planned everything out, including making a list of all the exhibitors I wanted to see, I still somehow managed to miss a handful of them. Those include Leatherman, Battle Arms Development, Jessie James Firearms, and so on.

It’s rather amazing how you can get distracted so easily by all the exhibitors. One minute you’re on your way to Glock and you spot HK and immediately go over, then forty more booths later, and suddenly you remember that you were going to stop by Glock an hour ago.

What stood out the most.

Watershed had some of the most innovative dry bags I had ever seen. I’ve seen a lot of camping/outdoor gear in my days, but wow, their bags just blew me away.

White River Knife & Tool had some extremely beautiful hatchets and knives. Think Chris Reeves quality but with a bolder look.

First Tactical’s new pants, boots, and gloves were absolutely incredible. The finer details that went into designing all of these products left me rather eager to buy them all up. Cory Nykoluk is truly one of the top geniuses and innovators of the industry.

Lancer’s transparent AR10 DPMS magazines were a treat to see. I had yet to discover any companies making clear magazines in that size.

Rite In The Rain’s new waterproof targets were something I was surprised to see as well. Their notepad paper works so well, why not adopt it into other areas?

Wolverine had some beautiful new men’s outdoor shoes on display; as did Thorogood among others.

After speaking with the VP of Marketing over at Daniel Defense, I was impressed to hear that every DD rifle is hand fitted. If you look at the lines on the receiver they all match up perfectly; there’s a reason for that. I always wondered why DD’s products cost more at the local shop than other brands, but couldn’t really explain it myself all that well. After five minutes of talking, the answer was crystal clear; now I want one.

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Top 20 Best Survival Water Filters – Portable Water Purification Systems

Water is the source of life, and in developed nations such as ours we seldom pause to consider just how dire our circumstances would be without it.

And yet, there may come a time when you find yourself in a situation where water, or the quality of it, cannot be guaranteed and then what?

Developments in recent years have brought extraordinary advancements in water filtering devices, and now they’re better than ever: they’re portable. Perfect for hikers, campers, or those wishing to safeguard themselves against a possible water quality compromise, portable survival water filters are truly a godsend.

Water filtering devices are designed to remove nearly all waterborne bacteria and parasites from drinking water. Available in an endless assortment of models, survival water filters are most popularly carried either in the MSR Guardian make or LifeStraw component, depending on one’s needs and space capacity. While the MSR Guardian is slightly bulkier, it offers optimal water filtering by volume, making it ideal for extended treks and multiple traveling companions. The LifeStraw is much simpler, and designed for the individual in a less perilous environment, with the ability to filter up to 1000 litres of water for one person over the course of a year.

Regardless of the make you choose, survival water filters are a must-have in every man’s kit. Outdoorsmen or metropolitan dweller, a reliable water filtering device is insurance against the unexpected, as well as a welcome convenience when the situation calls for it. Portable water filters are also a perfect gift for the frequent traveler, and a worthy investment when going abroad.

We can’t always be certain that the modern conveniences we enjoy today will be readily available tomorrow, but we can prepare for the worst in the most ingenious way possible.

My personal favorites:

Msr Guardian Best Survival Water Filter

The MSR Guardian water purifier is number one in my book (and bag). Yes, it costs and arm and a leg. If you can’t afford it, then consider the Katadyn Pocket water filter. If your budget is even less, then you can’t go wrong with a Sawyer Mini. Worst case scenario, go with the Lifestraw. It’s better than nothing and does offer a certain level of protection. The price is attractive for what you get and it’s affordable for pretty much everyone out there.

With that said, go ahead and explore the top 20 best survival water filters below. Just keep in mind, while they are in no particular order, I can assure you all are excellent choices.

1. Grayl Ultralight

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An award-winning water purifier, the GRAYL eliminates 99.999 of disease-causing viruses, bacteria and protozoan cysts from your drinking water. It does not break a sweat doing so, considering it takes 15 seconds to deliver 16oz/ half a liter. Compact yet light, its three-level cartridge technology makes this filter ideal for disasters, international travel, and outdoor adventures. It weighs 10.9 ounces.

2. Katadyn Gravity Camp 6 Liter

Katadyn Gravity Camp 6 Liter Survival Water Filters

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This high quality 6 liter bag has an indicator to show the water level so that you know when to replenish stock. That’s not all; however, its 0.2micron Ultra filter technology handles 2L/ minute and can provide 1,500 liters of water that has the disease-causing bugs taken out. The Katadyn Gravity comes in a 2-pound backpack that is hung for the water to flow through a sediment trap before the cleaning.

3. Katadyn Hiker Microfilter

Katadyn Hiker Microfilter Survival Water Filter

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Touting itself as the lowest maintenance filter, this baby has a knack for coming up tops in a challenging environment. From the newbie to the rugged warrior, its appeal has been constant. Featuring a 0.2 micron glass fiber micro-filter and activated carbon in its core, the Katadyn micro-filter might weigh 1 pound but does a big job. It provides great-tasting water with the chemicals filtered out. Fill your water reservoirs at the stream without a worry.

4. Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter

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Designed for hikers, this filter is easy to use and ultralight. Bacteria, algae, protozoa, and cysts will be kept out of your water by its glass fiber, 0.2-micron filtration system. It also filters out chemicals and odors, giving your water a great taste. The filter weighs 8 ounces and filters 1 liter per minute up to 13,000 gallons. Connecting it to a hose is a breeze as is cleaning.

5. Katadyn Pocket

Katadyn Pocket Survival Water Filter

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Handling 13,000 gallons at the rate of a liter/quart per minute, this filter should be a friend to everybody who likes a life outdoors. This pocket filter weighs a paltry 7.4 ounces, but no microorganism greater than 0.2 microns gets through this tough cookie. If you purchase this filter, you will be in good company as it is beloved by the US military and international travelers for the clear fresh water it delivers.

6. Katadyn Vario

Katadyn Vario Survival Water Filter

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This filter ranks high for versatility because it can be adjusted to two modes, depending on how much of a hurry you are in. The three-tier cleaning system will take care of water clarity, bacteria, and chemical residue in your water at a rate of either 1 or 2 quarts per minute. Being a bit bulky at 1.4 ounces at shipping, this product is ideal for a group of hikers or campers. The pleated fiberglass micro filters work at 0.2 microns.

7. Lifestraw Go

Lifestraw Go Survival Water Filter Bottle

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As the name suggests, this straw is for hikers. You simply stop at the nearest stream or water body, fill your leak-proof bottle that comes with it then drink. The hollow membrane technology eliminates 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and protozoa, including e.colli. The straw filters at 0.2 microns and will handle at least 1000 liters/264 gallons at 1.7 liters per minute. Once you finish drinking, blowing through the straw unclogs its system. It weighs 7.8 oz.

8. Lifestraw Personal

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Used the world over by NGOs, this ultra-light straw has served with distinction in emergencies, including the Haiti earthquake. Weighing a mere 2.0 oz and with a 0.2-micron filtration, it eliminates 99.99% of the protozoa and bacteria that cause disease. With a flow rate of 1.7 liters per minute, it is designed so that you can drink directly from source if you are in survival mode. You can also drink from a container with it in use.

9. MSR Guardian Purifier Pump

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Used by the US military and in a backwater, this filtration pump is a big boy that does not shirk duty. Viruses, bacteria, and sediment scuttle out of the way when the MSR goes into action. Its robust frame allows it to work in freezing weather and withstand rough treatment yet continue to deliver a fast 2.5 liters per minute. Another chevron on its sleeve is its self-cleaning at every stroke. It weighs 2.19 pounds and handles 10,000 liters.

10. MSR Miniworks Ex Microfilter

Msr Miniworks Ex Microfilter Survival Water Filter

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As an adventurer, you don’t want your water filtration tools to give up on you. The MSR mini works will not. Built with durability in mind, its carbon/ceramic element withstands heavy and frequent use. This filter works at 1liter per minute and does not require any tools to clean. Furthermore, it will serve with dedication to eliminating 99.9 of bacteria and protozoa while clearing the water of chemical and odor. The cartridge handles 1,000 liters.

11. MSR Sweetwater Purifier System

Msr Sweetwater Purifier System Survival Water Filter

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Sweetwater has no odor or unpleasant taste. This filter eliminates 99.9% of harmful waterborne bacteria and protozoa. It also inactivates 99.99 of viruses through the 0.2-micron filter. Campers will not find it difficult to tote its compact 14 ounces weight, bearing in mind it’s easy to use lever action. Although the 1 liter per minute flow is not high, the pump has a lifelong guarantee. Its cartridge lasts through 750 liters.

12. MSR Trailshot Micro Filtration System

Msr Trailshot Micro Filtration System Survival Water Filter

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As a hiker, extra baggage like packed water can be substituted for this micro-filter at 5.4 oz. You squeeze it gently to fill the bottle at a flow rate of 1 liter per minute or drink directly from the source. Its 0.2-micron filter eliminates most bacteria and protozoa with a success rate of over 99.9%. You will also find it easy to clean.

13. Platypus Gravityworks 4 Liter

Platypus Gravityworks 4 Liter Survival Water Filter

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If you are out camping or hiking in a group, this gravity assisted filter should accompany you. It works fast too at 1.75 liters per minute. The cartridge processes 1,500 liters while it can be cleaned in 4 seconds through backflush. It also passes the EPA guidelines for the elimination of over 99.9 percent of protozoa and bacteria. The Platypus holds 8 liters of water and weighs a pound. It has o.2 micron filters.

14. Sawyer Products 0.1 Micron

Sawyer Products 0 1 Micron Survival Water Filter

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This double bag system uses gravity where the reservoirs contain dirty and the other clean water. Suitable for emergencies, backpackers, and campers, this filter can clean 2 liters of water in 1.5 minutes. At 1.5 pounds, it is easy to carry. Another positive is that the system comes with a lifetime guarantee. Like other top filters, it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa through the 0.1-micron filter. However, it does not eliminate viruses so extra treatment might be necessary.

15. Sawyer Products Mini

Sawyer Products Mini Survival Water Filter System

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With filters of 1 micron, this filter is made in the sawyer tradition of using the most advanced technology. It fits into the palm and weighs 2 oz. The filter is rated at 100,000 gallons. Though it does not filter chemicals or viruses, more than 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa cannot go through it. It is ideal for the outdoors and travelers. You can attach it to various water holders or drink directly from the source. Cleaning your filter is easy using the backwash method. The manufacturer also recommends that you sanitize your filter after every outing.

16. Sawyer Products Select Series

Sawyer Products Select Series Survival Water Filters

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These select filters pack power and speed in their performance. They come in bottle shape with 0.1-micron fiber filtration and will provide all the clean water you need whether traveling in the backcountry or internationally. The filter will eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria and protozoa. It also does a great job of blocking chemicals and viruses. Replaceable membranes are used in the filtration process, and each can be used 800 times.

Coast HL8R Headlamp Review – Rechargeable Hands-Free LED Light

Let’s face it, holding a flashlight up to your head for hours on end makes for a terrible time.

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to keep your home illuminated during a power outage, or if you’re simply trying to see what’s in front of you during a late night hike outdoors.

Eventually, your arms are going to get tired.

Of course, sometimes holding a flashlight is impractical when you need two free hands to get a job done.

Luckily, the Coast HL8R solves all of those problems for you.

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With 800 lumens on high, a 702 ft. beam distance, and 4 hours 15 min of run time, this headlamp is the Crème de la crème for Coast’s line. At the lowest settings with 50 lumens and a 180 ft. beam distance, it manages to deliver an impressive 64 hours of run time.

Should you happen to drain the rechargeable Li-ion pack, a recharge only requires plugging in a single micro USB cable. If you’ve got a second backup li-ion pack, you can easily unplug the first and swap it out for a freshly charged battery.

If charging via USB is a no go, you can always use the included alkaline battery pack. 4 AA batteries are all it takes and you’re back in business.

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At 12.3 oz some may consider the Coast HL8R headlamp to be on the heavier side, but for me, it feels natural. I can easily wear this headlamp for hours on end or longer, with zero complaints. In terms of fit, the included Coast straps offer plenty of adjustment to cater to just about any noggin size. In my case, I was able to get it secure enough to do things like running at full speed, jumping, etc. all without any issues.

While this headlamp offers plenty of illumination, you’ll be happy to know there are three light output settings: high, medium and low. While high is suitable for long-distance viewing, chances are you don’t want to use it late at night while other campers around you are sleeping. The ease of rotating through these settings is incredibly simple and extremely convenient with a light control dial located on the side of the headlamp bezel.

To utilize the pure beam focusing functionality a simple rotation is all it takes to go from an ultra-wide flood to a long reaching spotlight. Along the transition, you can adjust until you find the perfect level of focus. In other words, you aren’t just stuck with flood or spot for illumination.

While I personally love this feature, what really impressed me was the hinged beam adjustment. Instead of looking downwards to focus your light on the ground, simply tilt the headlamp to adjust the direction of the light beam. Needless to say, tripping over things in front of you is pretty much a thing of the past.

While Coast includes a handful of accessories in every HL8R headlamp box, I was pleasantly surprised to see included hardhat clips.

Regardless if you’re into backpacking, construction or simply need an emergency headlamp for a dark house, it’s really hard to beat the Coast HL8R. With a lifetime warranty, attractive construction, and brilliant performance, I’m certain this headlamp will be one I’ll enjoy for years down the road.

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Vertx Delta Stretch Pants Review – Minimalist Men’s Everyday Tactical Pant

Meet the do it all, everyday pant. With discreet tactical functionality and the comfort of yoga pants, the Vertx Delta Stretch is one pair of pants you’ll never want to take off.

Truth be told, these are the “Rolls Royce” of everyday tactical pants.

Sure, they don’t have as many pockets as say, Vertx’s Hyde or perhaps other tactical pants out there, but Delta Stretch pants weren’t meant to be over the top.

Instead, they are casual, blend into virtually any surrounding, and yet, still give you the added edge of tactical touches here and there. In reality, these are what I consider to be the perfect pant.

The comfort is truly out of this world. If you think your favorite pair of jeans are comfortable, just wait until you slip on a pair of these. You are in for a surprise!

Quick Highlights:

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– 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex / Stretch Tricotine.
– Soft, super flexible 9oz fabric for the ultimate mobility.
– Casual, four-pocket minimalist look.
– Waistband compatible for concealed carry of firearm.
– Interior back pocket includes discreet credential flaps that prevent pick pocketing.
– Front pocket knife notches.
– Concealed vertical zipper pocket.
– Tool pockets on both sides of pant with leather lining.
– Articulated knees and gusseted crotch for ease of movement.
– Self-locking fly keeps zipper stay put even if buttons bust.
– YKK Zippers.

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The moment you put on the Vertx Delta Stretch pants you’ll want to run, jump, crouch down, slide, etc. Needless to say, it’s like the moment the caffeine buzz from your morning coffee kicks in… You feel amazing, energized, supercharged, etc.

When I’m wearing these pants I start to dream about a spending the day hiking outdoors or training at the range. Factor in the flexibility these pants offer and pretty much any activity you can imagine is enhanced by wearing these.

But don’t let the flexibility fool you. While flexible, the fabric isn’t lightweight by any means. Usually, with other brands, you sacrifice serious durability in exchange for added flexibility. With the Vertx Delta Stretch pants, you don’t sacrifice anything as each pair comes with a super tough 9oz fabric.

And speaking of durability, you may be surprised to know that you can actually do the splits in these pants. With a gusseted crotch, it’s literally impossible to rip them apart.

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Fit, comfort, etc. aside, what I’ve really come to like is all the hidden/discrete features these tactical men’s pants have to offer. On the right main pocket, you’ll find a zippered inner pocket for keeping your precious cargo secure. On the rear pockets, you’ll find a tucking flap to secure credentials while making a pick pocketer’s life a nightmare. Needless to say, these are pickpocket-proof.

On the sides, you’ll find tool pockets with a leather lining at the top. These are great for pistol mags, multi-tools, knives, etc. In terms of your standard front/rear pockets, Vertx’s depth is anything but standard. A 30rd AR mag will easily fit inside while remaining concealed with a jacket. Not to mention, you’ll also find really nice knife notches on the front pocket as well.

Now, there have been a lot of times where I wanted to wear tactical pants but simply couldn’t because they looked too tactical. With the Vertx Delta Stretch that concern is really just a thing of the part. I believe I may have finally found the perfect tactical/outdoor/everyday pant for virtually any occasion. In fact, I want these in every color and I want an entire closet full of them!

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Vertx Hyde Pants Review – Casual Vaporcore Men’s Tactical Pants

Meet the “any mission”, “any temperature” pant. With Vaporcore you stay cool under heavy pressure and warm when the action goes cold.

Don’t let the minimalistic/outdoor look fool you, these men’s tactical pants are built to perform.

With numerous pockets, both hidden and visible, you can literally fit an entire war kit in the Vertx Hyde pants.

To ensure you stay comfortable while carrying all that cargo, each pant features VaporCore powered by 37.5 Technology. By working with the IR of the body to regulate the ideal 37.5 body temperature, things like sweat, wetcling, shivering, accelerated fatigue, etc. are things of the past. (Odor too!)

Best of all, they dry 5 times faster than other leading performance fabrics.

Quick Highlights:

Vertx Hyde Pants Brand Tag

– 7oz 42% Polyester, 23% 37.5% Polyester, 35% Cotton
(Or) 5oz 40% Polyester, 24% 37.5% Polyester, 36% Cotton.
– Outdoor look with tactical functionality.
– Vaporcore permanently embedded fiber. (Maintains body temperature, dries 5x faster, eliminates odor.)
– Gusseted crotch and non 4-point seam moves freely and allows for splits without blowout.
– Articulation in knees allow for bending downwards without the rise.
– Pass through in pocket for communication receiver.
– All mesh pockets.
– Side utility dump pocket slanted for phone or AR magazine.
– Two reinforced utility pockets along back yolk angled for AR magazines. (Easily covered by polo shirt for low profile appearance.)
– Back pocket can be used as a credential pocket and features design that eliminates pick pocketing.
– Reinforced heel kick plate.
– Escape and evasion hidden pockets at bottom cuffs of pants.
– All pocket corners reinforced with metal rivets.
– Low-profile zippered vent pocket along seam of both legs for maximum air circulation.
– YKK zippers.
– Lower front-hand pockets for easy access with/without holster.
– Self-locking fly keeps zipper put even if buttons bust.

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Regardless if you choose the 5oz or 7oz version you’ll come to appreciate the reinforced top pockets, angled back top pockets, side utility pocket, back pockets, side mesh pocket, and bottom cuff pocket.

Whew, that’s a lot of pockets! (All of which are mesh by the way.)

Luckily, Vertx didn’t just incorporate a lot of pockets into these pants and call it a day. Instead, Vertx made each one incredibly useful and carefully thought out their functionality. For instance, the angled back pockets allow for the thumb to make positive contact on an AR mag while eliminating interface from your shirt above.

Side zipper pockets feature a full mesh construction which maximizes the amount of airflow to your body. A hidden pocket located at the bottom cuff of these pants allows for a discreet and accessible way to store escape and evasion tools. A pass-through in pocket for a communication receiver alongside back pockets to secure things like your credentials with a unique pick pocketing prevention measure, make life so much easier.

With all that gear, let’s face it, you’re going to need a pant with top notch durability. While 5oz and 7oz constructions are appealing, I like the fact that Vertx has also added a gusseted crotch with a non 4-point seam. Sure, it allows for freedom of movement and the ability to do splits, but more importantly it means no blowouts.

For durability you’ll also find a reinforced heel kick plate and reinforced pocket corners with metal rivets.

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Front

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Magazine Draw Pockets

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Vertx Hyde Pants Review Side Magazine Pocket

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Sides

For all day comfort, it’s hard to beat the Vertx Hyde pants.

They are exceptionally breathable, lightweight, comfortable and absolute cargo holding powerhouses. While VaporCore is new to me, and perhaps to you as well, I have to say I’m surprised by just how well it works. Even after a heavy 6-hour carbine tactical class, I felt like just as cool/comfortable leaving the range as I did walking in. Normally, I’m sticky hot, uncomfortable and my clothing is damp/drenched.

With the Vertx Hyde pants and one of their combat shirts with the same VaporCore tech, it was a night and day difference. For longer days of training or shorter days when the weather is either too cold or too hot, you can bet I will be reaching for a pair of these!

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Top 12 Best Tactical Stockings For Men – Manly Christmas Decor

The holidays season is all about honoring traditions we looked forward to all year when we were children, and hanging one’s personalized stocking over the fireplace is far from a kiddy pastime.

In fact, some could say the tradition gets even better with age.

The modern holiday man’s stocking–and its contents–are an upgrade from childhood Christmas morning windfalls, and he deserves a stocking that will hold his newfound treasures with masculine style and a wink of good cheer.

From military straps to secret pockets to bi-directional zippers, and even quick-release toe clips (all the better to spill the goodies even faster), the best tactical Christmas stockings are all about savoring the holidays like a pro. Whether you prefer nylon or knit, leather or canvas, or just good old-fashioned red fleece, your stocking is sure to make Santa grin–and maybe even add a few more treats, regardless of whether you’ve been naughty or nice.

Some things should only get better with time, and the joys of Christmas are one of them. Why should the kids get all the fun when you work twice as hard and can finally reap the gifts you’ve earned? Treat yourself or the men that make your holidays shine to a stocking that is sure to steal the spotlight on Christmas Eve.

1. “Blue Force Gear Santa Socks Tactical Stocking

Blue Force Gear Santa Socks Tactical Stocking

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If you are looking for something that is made from sturdy utility material, a military style inspired stocking is sure to grab anyone’s attention. Made with some of the toughest material, the tactical Christmas stocking by Blue Force Gear is durable and has ample amount of space for stocking stuffing.

2. Camosock Army Christmas Camouflage Tactical Stocking

Camosock Army Christmas Camouflage Tactical Stocking

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With the US Army and an American flag on it, the stocking is one hundred percent American. Made of cotton and nylon, this stocking is incredibly well tailored to give you a beautiful and unique stocking that your man will love!

3. “Garud Multicam Christmas Tactical Stocking With Molle Gear

Garud Multicam Christmas Tactical Stocking With Molle Gear

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Are you looking out for a high utility stocking that offers everything that you need? Then the Tactical Christmas Stocking is the perfect option for you. With multiple pockets, you can hide multiple goodies in these with absolute ease.

4. Green Camouflage Tactical Stocking

Green Camouflage Tactical Stocking

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This eighteen-inch camouflage stocking is perfect for sons, husbands and just any man in the military. If you want to get a matching pair for a woman in your life, or even for yourself, the product also comes in a pink camouflage pattern as well.

5. Kurt Adler Camouflage Tactical Stocking

Kurt Adler Camouflage Tactical Stocking

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A slightly bigger stocking than the other options on our list, the Kurt Adler Camouflage Stocking is a good mix of camouflage and Christmas cheer with the faux fur part at the top. The stocking also comes with a side pocket for extra stuffing.

6. La Police Gear Tactical Vest Christmas Stocking

La Police Gear Tactical Vest Christmas Tactical Stocking

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Breaking away from the camouflage trend, these solid brown stockings are made of an extremely durable material, and are perfect decorating with a tactical touch. The stocking has multiple pockets and adjustable straps to fit everything that you need to in it.

7. “Lazer Designs Tactical Christmas Stocking

Lazer Designs Tactical Christmas Tactical Stockings

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For a stocking that you can easily personalize, this Tactical Christmas Stocking by Lazer Designs is the perfect one to go in for. The stocking comes in a variety of colors and textures, so you have a good number of options to choose from.

8. Northlight Camouflage Christmas Tactical Stocking

Northlight Camouflage Christmas Tactical Stocking

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A good budget option for a Christmas stocking, the Northlight Camouflage Christmas Stocking is another camouflage option that you can go in for. It has a faux fur cuff, which adds a nice unique touch to the stocking.

9. OC Tactical Rhodesian Camouflage Christmas Stocking

Oc Tactical Rhodesian Camouflage Christmas Tactical Stockings

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For a man who wants a Christmas stocking that is made of pure heavy duty military grade material, the Rhodesian Camouflage Christmas Stocking is the answer. The stocking comes with its name tag as well to write your name on.

10. Osage River Ruck Up Canine Tactical Stocking

Osage River Ruck Up Canine Tactical Stocking

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For a man who loves dogs more than anything else, this dog Christmas stocking is the perfect option. The stocking is available in three colors and has fabric holders throughout to hang candy canes, or dog treats if you may!

11. SKD Multicam Christmas Tactical Stocking

Skd Multicam Christmas Tactical Stocking

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For a cool utility Christmas stocking, this multicam one from SKD is a good choice. The product comes in a pair, so you can give one to another member of your family, or keep it for yourself for double the Christmas stuffings!

12. Wilde Custom Gear Tactical Christmas Stocking

Wilde Custom Gear Tactical Christmas Stockingsx

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If you want a lot of options and patterns in Christmas stockings, and not just the regular camo choices, then these tactical Christmas stockings are the way to go. Wilde Custom Gear’s tactical stockings arrive with a cool 100d Cordura construction with a laser cut MOLLE panel. You’ll also find a nice hand tag and vlecro topper for nametape or patches. From classic black to Kryptek, Wilde Custom Gear offers countless manly tactical options.

Vertx Hyde Pants Review – Casual Vaporcore Men’s Tactical Pants

Meet the “any mission”, “any temperature” pant. With Vaporcore you stay cool under heavy pressure and warm when the action goes cold.

Don’t let the minimalistic/outdoor look fool you, these men’s tactical pants are built to perform.

With numerous pockets, both hidden and visible, you can literally fit an entire war kit in the Vertx Hyde pants.

To ensure you stay comfortable while carrying all that cargo, each pant features VaporCore powered by 37.5 Technology. By working with the IR of the body to regulate the ideal 37.5 body temperature, things like sweat, wetcling, shivering, accelerated fatigue, etc. are things of the past. (Odor too!)

Best of all, they dry 5 times faster than other leading performance fabrics.

Quick Highlights:

Vertx Hyde Pants Brand Tag

– 7oz 42% Polyester, 23% 37.5% Polyester, 35% Cotton
(Or) 5oz 40% Polyester, 24% 37.5% Polyester, 36% Cotton.
– Outdoor look with tactical functionality.
– Vaporcore permanently embedded fiber. (Maintains body temperature, dries 5x faster, eliminates odor.)
– Gusseted crotch and non 4-point seam moves freely and allows for splits without blowout.
– Articulation in knees allow for bending downwards without the rise.
– Pass through in pocket for communication receiver.
– All mesh pockets.
– Side utility dump pocket slanted for phone or AR magazine.
– Two reinforced utility pockets along back yolk angled for AR magazines. (Easily covered by polo shirt for low profile appearance.)
– Back pocket can be used as a credential pocket and features design that eliminates pick pocketing.
– Reinforced heel kick plate.
– Escape and evasion hidden pockets at bottom cuffs of pants.
– All pocket corners reinforced with metal rivets.
– Low-profile zippered vent pocket along seam of both legs for maximum air circulation.
– YKK zippers.
– Lower front-hand pockets for easy access with/without holster.
– Self-locking fly keeps zipper put even if buttons bust.

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Vertx Hyde Pants Review Back Pockets

Vertx Hyde Pants Side Back Pocket

Vertx Hyde Pants Side Zipper Mesh Pocket For Airflow

Vertx Hyde Pants With Ar10 Magazine

Vertx Hyde Pants Zipper And Button Closure

Regardless if you choose the 5oz or 7oz version you’ll come to appreciate the reinforced top pockets, angled back top pockets, side utility pocket, back pockets, side mesh pocket, and bottom cuff pocket.

Whew, that’s a lot of pockets! (All of which are mesh by the way.)

Luckily, Vertx didn’t just incorporate a lot of pockets into these pants and call it a day. Instead, Vertx made each one incredibly useful and carefully thought out their functionality. For instance, the angled back pockets allow for the thumb to make positive contact on an AR mag while eliminating interface from your shirt above.

Side zipper pockets feature a full mesh construction which maximizes the amount of airflow to your body. A hidden pocket located at the bottom cuff of these pants allows for a discreet and accessible way to store escape and evasion tools. A pass-through in pocket for a communication receiver alongside back pockets to secure things like your credentials with a unique pick pocketing prevention measure, make life so much easier.

With all that gear, let’s face it, you’re going to need a pant with top notch durability. While 5oz and 7oz constructions are appealing, I like the fact that Vertx has also added a gusseted crotch with a non 4-point seam. Sure, it allows for freedom of movement and the ability to do splits, but more importantly it means no blowouts.

For durability you’ll also find a reinforced heel kick plate and reinforced pocket corners with metal rivets.

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Front

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Magazine Draw Pockets

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Side

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Side Magazine Pocket

Vertx Hyde Pants Review Sides

For all day comfort, it’s hard to beat the Vertx Hyde pants.

They are exceptionally breathable, lightweight, comfortable and absolute cargo holding powerhouses. While VaporCore is new to me, and perhaps to you as well, I have to say I’m surprised by just how well it works. Even after a heavy 6-hour carbine tactical class, I felt like just as cool/comfortable leaving the range as I did walking in. Normally, I’m sticky hot, uncomfortable and my clothing is damp/drenched.

With the Vertx Hyde pants and one of their combat shirts with the same VaporCore tech, it was a night and day difference. For longer days of training or shorter days when the weather is either too cold or too hot, you can bet I will be reaching for a pair of these!

Military Olive Vertx Hyde Pants Purchase

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