Wintertime CCW Gear

The following gear provides you with practical protection and welcome warmth—be it from bad weather or cold-blooded intentions.

posted on November 8, 2022
winter gear

winter gearA. In addition to sporting a one-size-fits-most design, the Magpul Tundra Beanie boasts a Merino wool and acrylic-knit blend paired with a polyester/fleece interior headband lining that will keep your head warm once the mercury begins to fall. There’s even a branded suede-patch label on the front for an added a touch of class. Colors include black, charcoal heather and grizzly brown. MSRP: $34.95;

B. The 100-percent microfleece construction of Tru-Spec’s Polar Fleece Jacket offers a handy mid-layer in the cold months and a comfortable jacket in brisk conditions. Microfleece keeps you warm and dry and weighs less than conventional wool. An interior pocket provides space for assorted EDC gear. Elastic cuffs protect from the elements, while sleeve loops allow for use with a parka. MSRP: $50.95;

C. A company favorite for more than 50 years, the DeSantis New York Undercover (DBL PCH) Shoulder Holster is available in right- or left-handed variants and is constructed from top-grain cowhide expertly molded to precisely fit 11 different brands of handguns. Its harness is adjustable, accommodates up to a 54-inch chest, pivots at all four junction points and is shipped fully assembled with a vertically oriented double-magazine pouch. Color options include black and untanned. MSRP: $209.99;

D. Vertx Men’s Integrity Shell Pants​ offer uncompromising protection from water and wind while fitting over standard pants. Its 37.5 Active Particle technology promote moisture evaporation, while zippered inside-thigh vents facilitate enhanced airflow, keeping you cool and dry. A generous fly and ankle zippers allow for easy donning and removal without wrestling with the pants or being forced to take off your boots beforehand. MSRP: $213.99;

E. At only 4.5 inches tall and weighing a mere 42 ounces, Danner Fullbore Boots are designed for hard use without sacrificing comfort. Their flexible Vibram Fuga outsole contains self-adapting lugs and a Megagrip compound that provide much-needed traction on wet or dry surfaces. The Danner Dry liner delivers a waterproof barrier, allowing moisture to escape without letting any water in. MSRP: $210;


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