Friday, June 30, 2017

Fourth of July: Fun Facts

July 4th is a national holiday that celebrates the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know these fun facts about the patriotic holiday?

Fact 1: Festivities for the first celebration of Independence Day included concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets as well as public readings of the Declaration of Independence.
Fact 2: Philadelphia held the first annual ‘Commemoration of Independence’ on July 4, 1777.
Fact 3: Another early celebration included firing 13 gunshots as a salute to the 13 original colonies.
Fact 4: The Fourth of July was not declared by Congress to be a paid federal holiday until 1941.
Fact 5: The night before the Fourth was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by boisterous gatherings often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece.

Many celebratory traditions have remained the same, with fireworks, outdoor activities, barbecues, and family gatherings. The tradition of the gun salute is also still carried out to this day; it is usually done at noon by a capable military base, with a salute of one gun for each of the 50 states in the US.

Independence Day has become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers. But it should not be forgotten that this day is to celebrate freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Please note: Rothco will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, July 3rd & 4th 2017, in observance of Independence Day. Rothco will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Tactical Boonie #GOTM

Rothco's Tactical Boonie takes the classic military boonie to the next level with 
  • Outer, front and back brand branch loops with a loop fields which are great for morale and insignia patches
  • Adjustable chin strap with quick release buckle
  • Two screened vents on each side to keep you cool 
  • Hidden Interior Pocket
  • Available in 4 colors including woodland digital and khaki
The Tactical Boonie hat is the perfect summer accessory and is a must on your next camping or fishing trip! Learn more about our Gear of the Month #GOTM at 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Essentials Checklist

Now that it is officially summer, it’s time to gear up for the warmer weather. Rothco has all of your summer essential items, right here! Take a look at our Summer Checklist:

  • Shorts - From cargo to camo, we have so many styles to choose from. 

  • Tank Tops - Suns out, guns out! Show off in our tank tops; perfect for hiking, fishing, the beach or a festival. 

  • Boonie Hats - Keep the sun out of your eyes and your head dry with one of our many types of Boonie Hats (we have over 75 styles!)

  • Sunglasses - Did you know Rothco has over a dozen kinds of sunglasses? Aviators, sports glasses and even tactical sunglasses are just a few of the many types we carry.

  • Hydration Packs - Stay hydrated during these hot summers months with one of our Hydration Packs, and always have water with you wherever you go! 

So beat the heat and make Rothco your one stop shop for summer style. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

People Helping People

This year Pronto a Long Island based community outreach centerhonored Howard Somberg and Rothco for our contributions to their organization with the Community Engagement Award at their 48th Annual People Helping People Gala. It was a wonderful event and a great source of pride to be part of such a great team as Rothco where 100% of employees as well as the company itself participated in our charity program and donated to Pronto and eight other worthy charities.

 Over the years, Rothco and its employees have donated many tens of thousands of dollars to Pronto to help with their good work; learn more about Rothco's Charity Programs here. You can also help support Pronto by visiting their website

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday US Army!

In the spring of 1775, the revolutionaries created an amateur force of colonial troops, gathered together from various New England militia companies to fight in the American Revolution. The army was initially led by men who had served in the British Army or colonial militias and they brought much of their British military heritage with them. As the Revolutionary War progressed, French aid, resources, and military thinking influenced the new army. However, the revolutionaries had to re-organize their forces, quickly, if they were to stand a chance against Britain’s hardened professionals. It was understood that there was a dire need to enlist the support of all the American seaboard colonies. On June 14th, 1775, the Continental Congress deemed them as a unified army and for the colonies to fight Great Britain, with George Washington appointed as its commander. It was first called The Continental Army, and over these many years, has been shaped into the US Army we know today.

On this day, we celebrate the men and women who have since served in the Army and the many years of service to this country. Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Army!

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Rothco's On Pinterest!

Do you follow Rothco on Pinterest?  Pinterest is a place where you can save and store links from all over the Web! It’s like a big, virtual bulletin board that allows users to find and curate images and videos, share ideas, discover new products and be inspired. We have various idea boards on things like: Bugging OutSurvival, Tactical GearThin Blue Line, our Spring Supplement, and our newest board Military Motivation. Some of our pins include products directly from our website too!

Use our pins to help create your own idea boards and get inspired by Rothco!

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Friday, June 02, 2017

June's GOTM

Rothco's GOTM for June is our Tactical Boonie Hat. What makes it “tactical” you might ask? With features like branch loops and loop fasteners, this hat makes it easy to add foliage for increased camouflage or add your favorite morale patches. A hidden interior pocket is great for storing important items and keeping them close to you. The screened side vents help keep your head cool on those hot summer days and the side snaps make it easy to fit hearing protection or headphones, while still keeping the front and back brim of the hat intact. Perfect for camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and more, the Tactical Boonie Hat is the perfect hat for any summer adventure. Learn more about June's GOTM at

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