Check out our list of cool tactical gear for the upcoming holiday. You may have something on your holiday list that you want — or know that your buddy was jonesing for. Either way check out our list of gear that we use and have abused and still keeps on working.
5.11 TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT
We keep this flash light in the truck or throw it in the ruck sack for a march. It has served us well on more than one occasion as a great back up light while mountain biking.
The 5.11 Tactical XBT A4 Flashlight has a distinct light and does really well when you throw a lithium battery in it. We have had this light for 1.5 years of field use and no problems.
We love these compression socks from SockGuy socks. They are just tight enough to compress the calf and keep blood flow – but not too tight.
I have worn them on many a mountain bike ride through thorns with little tear. I put these on with my LALO boots and can hike for long distance. These are an all around industrial sock. SockGuy is a supporter of our last fundraising efforts for the Navy SEAL Foundation so check them out as they support veterans.
There are several good products out there like BodyGlide and Boudreax’s butt paste. A simple one that gets great reviews is Gold Bond Friction Defense, 1.75 Ounce. Put this on your crotch and feet and underarms. Put it on your nipples also to keep from getting rubbed raw.
This is one of our favorite books and have read it more than once. Check out the story of Adam Brown in Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator.
It is more than a military book – it is about life and pushing forward no matter what the obstacles are in life. Adam Brown never quit and is an inspiration for us all to keep our dreams alive and pursue them.
ONNIT MCT OIL
I use MCT oil every day in my coffee. It has 100% PURE PREMIUM MCT OIL WITH LAURIC ACID. This stuff is great for your brain that requires healthy fats. Adding supplemental MCTs into the diet can help satisfy that need.
For high intensity athletes and those following a higher-fat, lower carbohydrate diet, MCTs can serve as a vital source of energy to fuel yourself through even the most intense workouts. Onnit MCT Oil has the Medium Chain Fatty Acids that provide more energy than carbohydrates and can aid in high cognitive output without the energy crash. Due to MCTs natural effect on leptin receptors, MCT oil can aid in keeping you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
It is a great small knife as a super low price ($21) so dollar for dollar you cannot go wrong. The 5.11 Tactical Scout Tanto Folder Knife will take a beating and still be there for day to day abuse and use. I plan on getting a few more and giving them out as holiday gifts.
MUSCLEDRIVER WOOD GYM RINGS
We had these exact same rings in our garage gym in ATL and have served us well for many years. We like the Wood Gym Rings as they are smooth on the hands and easy to use.
These are very well made and will last for many years. Unless you drive over them with a truck I am not sure how you would damage them. Do muscle ups, ring rows, dips and pull ups on these gym rings.
VOODOO TACTICAL RUCK
We have this ruck and use it as our bug out bag. We have 3 days or more of supplies packed into the bag and ready to go. We have a small tarp, equipment to filter water and make a fire.
The Voodoo Tactical Ruck is versatile as we also added ammo, a small weapon and a first aid kit. We have used this ruck out in the field on courses and it does great. Dollar for dollar this is a great deal at $87 you can’t go wrong.
Lightweight, well drained – this is a good pair of boots at a low price for some good training. Wear them on a GORUCK event or to just walk around town. The New Balance Tactical Abyss II boot are not meant to be a heavy boot that you will own for 5 years. It is a featherweight minimalist boot.
I have worn this hat with a visor for 6 plus years. Keeps my head warm at night and great for rucking and working out. The Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Knit Hat is ightweight and folds up easy or stuff it in a pack.
Break it out when the sun goes down or the wind picks up and you can really feel it warm you up. For $8 you can’t go wrong with this hat.
The Mechanix Wear Original Black are super comfortable and hard to wear out.
For $15 it will be hard to beat these gloves.
They are recommended by SGPT.
Put it on your hat or ruck.
The Punisher Tactical Patch – Olive Drab stays put with velcro no matter what you dish out.
Grab one now.