Winter is coming, and it’s going to be awfully cold if you’re not prepared. Join us as we share some of the most popular, field-tested cold weather gear that’s available at US Patriot Tactical.
Tactical Cold Weather Jacket by Rothco
No matter how unpleasant winter weather can get, the Rothco Special Ops Tactical Soft Shell Jacket can handle it. The three-layer tactical jacket is built to deflect wind, wick moisture away, and retain your body’s heat. The top layer consists of a waterproof polyester outer shell, so you’ve got all winter elements covered. The jacket features a drawstring waist, and hook and loop elastic wrist cuffs to seal out the cold and wind — while offering plenty of storage throughout the body and upper arms. The hood can be hidden in the collar or completely removed when you aren’t using it, and the jacket is offered in a variety of colors.
Thermal by Condor
Every operator knows you need a mid-layer over your base layer, especially when the temperature drops. While you can layer more than one garment, you definitely want a thermal layer to keep heat in and close to your body. Because of its lightweight design, Condor’s Alpha Fleece Jacket can act as a mid-layer or your primary jacket. The jacket is constructed with 100% polyester fleece with oxford reinforcement. For an added element of protection, the interior is lined with laminated polyester. To increase durability, the collar and elbows are abrasion-resistant. And if you plan on using this as your primary jacket in the field, there’s plenty of storage throughout the upper arms and chest.
Cold Weather Boots by Belleville
Belleville makes tough boots. It’s that simple. These full-grain, leather boots are heavily insulated and waterproof. No matter if it’s snow, sleet, ice, or rain, these Belleville 600g Thinsulate Boots will keep your feet from freezing and ready for any ruck marches. What makes these tactical boots ideal for cold weather are the Vibram Fire and Ice outsoles and the Gore-Tex waterproof fabric that encases your foot. The Vibram outsole gives you the type of foot traction you need in icy conditions, and the Gore-Tex bootie protects and repels all kinds of water and slush to keep your feet from freezing.
Cold Weather Facemask by Condor
Condor makes some great fleece-lined products. Their Thermo Neck Gaiter is no different. Constructed out of flexible microfleece, it easily guards your face against the cold without being abrasive. It’s also form-fitting so it can act as a mask or neck warmer.
Cold Weather Gloves by Oakley
The Oakley Polartec Midweight Gloves are crafted with a 53% polyester, 35% nylon, and 12% spandex material, making this a midweight glove that can handle some needle-dropping temperatures. And with Oakley’s patented stretch chassis, you’ll keep your mobility while your hands remain cozy. In terms of function, the gloves feature no-slip silicon palms so you can keep your grip stable.
After you pick up your Cold Weather Gear, you’re ready to take to the field and conquer the elements! Read our article on Cold Weather Survival Stories and Tactics.