Lightweight, vented and CCW ready, this shirt from 5.11 Tactical is just right for sunny summer days. It’s also designed to help wick away sweat and moisture. The shirt comes in four different colors and an array of sizes.
Based on the Draino model, which features Cobian’s patented drainage system to help keep your feet dry, the company’s new Sawman Sandals—inspired by Craig “Sawman” Sawyer—feature synthetic PU uppers and custom, anatomically correct foot-beds so you’re comfortable in any condition. The tops of the sandals also feature authentic military camo. A portion of the proceeds from every pair of Sawman Sandals is donated to Operation Hawkeye to help support the families of fallen special operations warriors. Cobian’s campaign, “Every Step Matters,” highlights how its ambassadors and partner organizations are using the platforms they’ve been given to inspire, encourage and serve others.
This smooth auto from Bear & Sons Cutlery is built for tactical knife enthusiasts looking for a dependable tool at an affordable cost. The Bear OPS Bold Action V has green-and-black G10 handle scales, push-button operation with a safety slide and a Sandvik 14C28N blade with a Rockwell hardness of 58-60 and a black or bead-blasted finish. With a closed length of 4.5 inches and weighing 4 ounces, this slick auto is just right for everyday carry where legal.
Available in straight and slim fit configurations and constructed with a Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend with just the right amount of elastane, these comfortable pants keep their shape and help you conceal weapons with style. Seven pockets can securely hold everything from mobile devices to extra magazines.
Featuring hand-oiled leather and a custom buckle with matte or gloss finish, each Executive Gun Belt from CrossBreed Holsters is matched cross-grain with a premium 7-ounce leather liner using industrial adhesive, then beveled, burnished and joined by recessed stitching using 277 thread, making it a fashionable belt with plenty of strength for everyday carry. These belts are available in 1.25- and 1.5-inch widths with seven holes spaced 1-inch apart, and CrossBreed offers a “Two Weeks Try It Free” guarantee.
This 100-percent pre-shrunk cotton compression-style undershirt features commercial-grade hook-and-loop attachment pads on each side for attaching holsters and accessory pouches for comfortable concealed carry. The pads are reinforced to eliminate sagging, and holsters are available in small, large and universal sizes. Available in white or black and made long to ensure it stays tucked in, the Packin’ Tee eliminates the need to wear jackets or other heavy outerwear to conceal your weapon.
Advances in laser-sealed gaseous tritium light sources (GTLS) from Trigalight give the new H3 Aurora chronograph the colors of the Northern Lights with tritium-powered light sources as thin as a human hair, providing decades of low-light illumination without requiring a power source. The H3 Aurora chronograph also features a stainless steel 46mm case, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a sapphire crystal. Available with a black leather or stainless band, the watch is water resistant up to 10 atmospheres.
Sure, it’s easy to practice everyday carry in the winter where you’re afforded the luxury of concealing your wallet, keys, phone, firearm, knife, light and more in a plethora of clothing and accessory options, but what about the summer? Everyday carry doesn’t just apply to one season. In the photo gallery above, we’ve taken the liberty of assembling a few products from the likes of 5.11 Tactical, CrossBreed Holsters and others in order to give you an idea of how to dress for self defense when it’s on the warmer side as we head into the next few months.
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For more information about the everyday carry gear featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
5.11 Tactical Intrepid Short Sleeve Shirt
Cobian Sawman Sandals
Bear OPS Bold Action V
5.11 Tactical Defender Flex Pant
CrossBreed Executive Gun Belt
Ridge Packin’ Tee
Traser Swiss H3 Aurora Chronograph
This article was originally published in ‘Ballistic’ Summer 2017. To order a copy of this magazine, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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