Posted on April 18, 2015
From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born.
These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately.
While other brands have been leaning towards light, athletic designs, Salomon proves that mountain-ready aggressiveness is a priority for operators as well. Decades in the extreme sports industry equipped Salomon with the knowledge and experience to create a long-lasting upper. The Forces line uses single-layer open-air mesh combined with a nylon layer allow breathability without compromising durability.
Nonmarking Contragrip Outsole
Every outsole in this line is a nonmarking Contragrip. This specialized mixture of durable rubbers promotes superior grip. Strategically placed forefoot grooves add flexibility and provide a smooth push-off. The self-cleaning multi-directional lugs are designed handle uneven terrain with ease by shedding debris with every step.
Salomon is famous for its Quick-Lace System which allows the wearer to get a locked-in fit with one simple pull. Thin laces thread through closed hooks and tighten at the top. After securing the customized fit, the remaining lace length stores away into an internal tongue pocket, keeping your laces out from under your feet and out of your way.
What do you think of the Salomon Forces line? Let us know in the comment section below.
Posted on March 30, 2015
Winter is over, the sun is shining and Oakley has just what you need to ring in the new season. In 2014, the brand launched its initial lineup of glasses featuring PRIZM lenses. This proprietary technology was developed after decades of color science research. By blocking specific color wavelengths, PRIZM lenses increase the natural acuity of the human eye. This Spring, Oakley released new styles featuring never-before-seen PRIZM lenses intended for daytime operations.
Posted on March 13, 2015
As our Head Buyer, Jenny Kendall-Webb gets to see the latest and greatest tactical gear before it ever hits our shelves. Even with loads of new, innovative styles swimming in her head, when asked for her gear pick she opts for a classic. The Streamlight ProTac HL Professional has been around for a few years but its high-lumens technology and durable construction make it an irreplaceable component for everyday carry.
Posted on March 7, 2015
In February 2015, the Army unveiled its plans for a new Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP). The program will be launched this year by PEO Soldier in order to provide soldiers, Army leaders and industry manufacturers clarity on what optional-wear boot models are considered Army authorized.
Posted on January 28, 2015
Per usual, SHOT Show was 5 days full of the latest and greatest gear from the industry’s premier brands. We hand-picked this year’s standout styles of apparel, equipment and footwear from the show so you know what to look forward to in 2015.
Posted on December 18, 2014
TacticalGear.com has been proud partners with The Mission Continues since 2012. When you checkout at TacticalGear.com, you are given the opportunity to donate to The Mission Continues. In the spirit of the season, we will matching every donation made through our site from now until Christmas. Help us spread some holiday cheer to the men and women who serve our country.
Fulfilling veterans through service is such a simple concept, yet it was unprecedented until The Mission Continues was founded by a former Navy SEAL in 2007. Its programs utilize veterans’ specific strengths and skills by placing them at a nonprofit in their community. Through its fellowship program and service projects, veterans have the opportunity to work with more than 600 nonprofits around the country.
Posted on November 27, 2014
Tactically proficient and all-around entertaining, the Mad Duo really knows their stuff when it comes to gear. The team writes primarily for their blog, Breach Bang Clear, but they also contribute occasionally to other publications like Military.com, RECOIL Magazine, The New Rifleman, Concealed Carry, Law Enforcement Today, Monderno and numerous firearms/tactical magazines. We were lucky enough to have them utilize their incisive wit, comical insight and expert knowledge to put together their ultimate wish list. That’s 10 hand-picked pieces of gear with the Mad Duo stamp of approval. Check ‘em out.
Posted on November 5, 2014
We have some massive news! We’ve partnered with tactical light superpower Streamlight for a nation-wide contest. The winner will receive a free Streamlight light (up to $100) every year, for 20 years. Every Streamlight flashlight, key chain light, penlight, weapon light and lantern on our site qualifies.