Wintertime CCW Gear

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posted on February 12, 2020
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A. With features like fully sealed seams, a removable fleece liner, an adjustable hood and elastic cuffs to keep you warm and dry, the Propper 3-in-1 Hardshell Parka makes it easy to adapt to seasonal changes. Numerous interior and exterior pockets provide ample space for carrying assorted EDC gear. There are also dual pull-out ID panels, a front storm flap and a convenient zipped pocket along the lower back. Colors include black and LAPD Navy. MSRP: $179.99; propper.com

B. Constructed from top-grain, center-cut steer hide and Kydex, this practical pairing makes the Galco Parabellum Shoulder System ideal for cold-weather carry in that it is more resistant to hard use, even in the cold, damp and extreme conditions associated with winter. Both the holster and the dual-magazine pouch are oriented for horizontal carry. Rubberized ramps hold the magazines in place, while a passive retention device along the trigger guard and a pivoting hood securely hold your pistol until it’s needed. It is only available for Glocks. MSRP: $220; galcogunleather.com

C. Blackhawk Aviator Winter Ops Gloves are designed for multi-purpose use. Four ounces of Polyfill insulation provide protection from cold and water without adding bulk or unwanted weight. Double-layered goatskin overlays on the fingers/palms offer great durability and welcome purchase, while nylon loops on the middle fingers facilitate quick removal. The wrist closures are lined with  hook-and-loop material to ensure a secure fit that retains welcome warmth. MSRP: $59.95; blackhawk.com

D. In addition to sporting a one-size-fits-all, unisex skull-cap design, the Nine Line Apparel Beanie boasts a machine-washable wool blend that will keep your head cozy once the mercury falls. There is even a branded logo that adds an extra touch of style. Available colors include black, gray and navy. MSRP: $14.99; ninelineapparel.com

E. Available in six different colors including, coyote, olive drab and three types of digital camo, Tru-Spec H20 Proof ECWCS Pants are constructed of a three-layer, breathable nylon fabric that is designed to fit over standard pants. Bemis-brand tapered seams offer protection from water and wind, keeping you warm and dry, while a Dintex inner lining and reinforced knees provide additional durability. A zipper fly with snap button, drawstring waist and zippered leg openings with hook-and-loop ankle adjustments facilitate hassle-free donning and removal. MSRP: $95.95; truspec.com

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