Shot Show 2022 definitely looked a little different than shows of the past. With many of the big companies not attending and fewer people in attendance it really opened up the show floor. For example some of the smaller, non-gun related companies really got to shine, including companies specializing in tactical clothing.
I was able to walk more of the floor than I ever have. As a result I got to really check out some companies I probably would have missed otherwise. Amongst those companies where many tactical clothing companies that had some very cool products. Here are some of my favorite tactical clothing items I saw this year at Shot Show.
Viktos Johnny Combat Winter Boots
The Johnny Combat boots are not new, but they are incredible. Viktos did decide to refit the venerable Johnny Combat boot. They started with a 600g Thinsulate insulation package for use during the cold winter months. The Johnny Combat Winter boot also features a waterproof and breathable performance lining. This keeps your feet both warm and dry. In addition, the bottom is an upgraded version of the original STRIFE outsole. The outsole has an enhanced grip and a high-rebound EVA foam midsole for improved comfort. The 6 inch durable nylon chassis features a reinforced rubber toe and heel for strength and durability.
Check out the different colors and more information at https://www.viktos.com/collections/new-products/products/johnny-combat-winter?variant=39396462231648 MSRP $160
Howitzer Clothing Freedom Streator Jeans
If you carry a gun, knife, phone, keys, and other accessories daily you know that the design of your pants is a big deal. Howitzer Clothing is designed by patriots for patriots with all of their tactical clothing designed right here in the USA. The Freedom Streator jeans are freedom fit with a straight leg tactical design that flares just a little bit at the bottom to comfortable fit over boots. The Freedom Flex fabric allows for a full range of motion and one of the most comfortable pairs of jeans money can buy. The reinforced EDC double layer front pockets and heavy-duty half inch wide belt loops are designed for the abuse of everyday use. The best part of the Howitzer Freedom Streators and all their clothing is the company gives 5% of their proceeds to non-profits and charities that support veterans.
A pair of jeans is only $76.95 and can be found at https://howitzerclothing.com/
Nexbelt Titan Precise Fit EDC Belt
Nexbelt has been my favorite belts for EDC for a while now, so I feel they need to be in this mix. The Titan Precise Fit EDC belt is my favorite belt they offer, and it is now coming in even more colors to match any and all of your fashion needs while still being extremely functional. The buckles are powder coated with texture for better wear resistance. The buckles feature stainless steel allen screws which replace the typical pins for an even stronger buckle design. A larger clasp body with 2 set screws insures a strong hold to the belt strap as well. The backing is sweat resistant as well as fully customizable as far as sizing.
Order yours today at https://www.nexbelt.com/collections/edc-belts MSRP $61.99
Tru Spec Clothing 24-7 series Concealed Holster Shirt
This is one of the most innovative shirts I have ever seen. Designed specifically for concealed carry of small to medium frame handguns but can secure magazines, electronics, or even small medical devises. The shirts feature pockets on each side to accommodate right or left-handed individuals. These 85% polyester mixed with 15% Spandex constructed shirts are designed to allow easy deep concealed carry without the use of holsters. TRU-DRI moisture-wicking technology and anti-microbial properties built into the fabric keep you cool and dry all day. The shirt also features a double-needle sport collar that prevents sagging. Lastly, a dense outer mesh layer aids in preventing printing of your gun. The shirts are offered from Tru Spec in extra small up to 3XL with an MSRP of $66.95 each.
Premier Body Armory Elite Executive vest
In 2014 Premier Body Armor released the Discreet Executive vest. At the time it was one of the thinnest light weight vests on the market. A vest designed to have the same level of protection as a standard law enforcement vest, but comfortable and concealable enough to wear to high-profile outings. Fast forward to 2022 and Premier is once again raising the bar for personal protection. They took all the features that made the Discreet Executive Vest so popular and combined them with a brand-new technology they call HOVERLIGHT ballistics. HOVERLIGHT Ballistics is a proprietary blend of US-made armor fibers that create the thinnest and lightest wearable armor available to civilians. The Elite Executive Vest has a NIJ Certified Level II rating and an MSRP of $1,199.95.
The vest is only available at https://premierbodyarmor.com/products/elite-executive-vest-level-ii?variant=42262559785205
Gatorz Eyewear MILSPEC BALLISTIC DELTA
Gatorz Eyewear is the trusted eyewear of some of the most elite special ops teams in the US military. One of their newest offerings is the Delta line of glasses and now they even made them stronger. For this reason, the MILSPEC Ballistic Delta is designed to give you enhanced eye protection while on the range. For example, the high impact resistant polycarbonate lenses will shield your eyes from unexpected fragments. This style offers a fully adjustable frame and nosepiece ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. Thin temples fit easily under helmets or ear protection. This frame features a sleek blackout logo and is available in Smoked or Inferno (photochromic) lens options. These MILSPEC Ballistic Lenses Meet MIL PRF 32432A, Clause 4.8.4 Ballistic Fragmentation Protection requirements.
Check out all their products at https://www.gatorz.com/
(Editor’s Note: we’ll have a full review of some Gatorz products coming up in the future here on Tactical-Life.Com)