Monday, July 31, 2017

Alternate Tactical Polo Features

Rothco's Gear of the Month the Tactical Performance Polo Shirt has many features that make it perfect for patrol, security, or coaching.  These features include its integrated mic clips for a variety of portable mics and pen pockets for easy access to writing utensils.  however, what would you say if I told you that there are many other uses for these great features?
  • Sick of your headphones flopping around and getting caught? Use the mic clip located under the tactical polo's center placket to hold the wires in place.  This will reduce tangling as well as preventing your headphones from hitting the floor and possibly tripping over them.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Sunglasses can be really expensive.  Why trust hanging them on your collar or hat when you can use the mic clips to safely secure your exorbitantly priced sunglasses.  (Or you can check out Rothco’s line of fashionable yet reasonably priced sunglasses here.)

Glasses, Secure.

No Tangle. No Mess.

With a little imagination you can find some handy additional uses for the features of Rothco’s Tactical Polo.  To learn more details about our #GOTM click here.

-Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Perfect Back-To-School Bag

Our Jumbo Vintage Canvas Backpack is definitely one of the best back to school bags. Its large main compartment can securely fit all of your textbooks, notebooks, folders, tablets - whatever you need for school! There are 3 outside pouches that are great holding all of your other school accessories, like pens & pencils, calculators, rulers and so much more. And with the 2 elastic side pockets, it's easy to take your water bottles with you, especially if you have sports practice right after school! It's padded shoulder straps add extra comfort for carrying around those heavy schoolbooks all day.

Our Jumbo Vintage Backpack comes in 5 different colors, sure to match any style. The durable washed cotton canvas gives the bag a vintage feel and is complete with brass hardware. Check out the Jumbo Vintage Canvas Backpack at and be sure to take a look at our other backpacks for back to school!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

Are you prepared for the next big hurricane? With heavy rain and winds that can exceed 100 miles per hour, hurricanes are among nature’s most destructive events. It's important to have emergency survival items on hand if you live in an area that is frequent with hurricanes, in case you are faced with an emergency situation. We've compiled a suggested list of items that can be essential to survival during one of these major storms.

Emergency Lighting - Power lines can easily go out due to the high winds from a hurricane. Stray debris can also knock out power and damage the lines, which means you could be without electricity for a few days. Having wind up or solar power lights can help find your way to safety.

First Aid - Hurricanes can wreak havoc, causing various injuries due to flying debris, flooding, etc. It’s very important to have a fully stocked first aid kit on hand, for any emergency.


Emergency Food/Water - Natural disasters can cause a shortage in food supply. Keep some non-refrigerated, ready-to-eat food around as back ups in case the power goes out and your appliances are no longer working.


Shelter and Protection From The Elements - Hurricanes can destroy homes and lives. Make sure you are protected in case you need to evacuate your home or neighborhood. Shelter is important in any survival situation.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Another Summer of Fun - Rothco's Summer Camp Program

Continuing with our tradition of giving back to the community, for the 5th year in a row, Rothco will be sponsoring summer camp programs across Long Island, NY.  The goal of Rothco's Summer Camp Program is to give deserving children who otherwise would not be able to participate in camp programs due to financial hardships the opportunity experience a summer filled with sun and fun ☀. At Rothco, we believe in giving back to the community that has helped make Rothco who we are today, which is why we are so proud and excited to continue the summer camp program. 

This year we are excited to give 15 deserving young children the opportunity to participate in local camp programs. Our camp program is one of the most important things we do here at Rothco. We believe it helps create a healthy environment for our local children and help them grow into good citizens. Everyone here at Rothco is proud to say we work for a company that is so willing to give to others. For more information on the organizations, Rothco supports, please visit

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Friday, July 14, 2017

July's GOTM

Our Gear Of The Month for July is non-other than our Tactical Performance Polo Shirt! We took our moisture wicking polo and gave it a tactical edge. Whether you’re patrolling the beach, working a security detail or coaching a local little league team, the Rothco Tactical Performance Polo is perfect for beating the heat. Two convenient pen pockets on the left sleeve are perfect for writing utensils, a slim pen light or another small utility item. There are also mic clips on each shoulder, as well as an additional clip underneath the 3 button placket, which is also a great place to keep your favorite pair of sunglasses when you’re not using them. Our GOTM is really the performance shirt of the season!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Rothco's 5 MUST HAVE Camping Supplies

Studies show that camping in America is on the rise.  About 5 million more people went camping in 2016 than in 2012.  That’s about a 10% increase in American campers in only 5 years!  Thinking about going camping this summer?  Rothco can help with all your outdoor needs.

  1. Check out our 5 –in-1 Multi-Purpose Tool.  It allows you to switch between a shovel, saw, axe, and pick with ease.  It also comes with a compass so you’ll never get lost.
  2. With over 15 different styles of canteens to choose from you’ll stay hydrated all day.  And when it’s time to relax and cook up some grub, Rothco has you covered.
  3. Use our safe and compact single burner folding stove to cook up your catch of the day.  And our stainless steel Chow Kit has everything you need to enjoy a hot meal after a long day of camping.
  4. Need a place to sleep at night? Our wide selection of tents and blankets will give you relief knowing that your temporary home will survive the elements and keep you warm.
  5. Scared of the dark? Don’t worry our Kerosene Lantern will light your way.

Rothco's ever growing line of camping supplies is a reliable choice when going on your next camping adventure.

-Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Team Rothco Volunteers

Last week I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Angela's House in Smithtown, along with Gina from Human Resources and Lori from Shipping. The Smithtown house, or Angela's House II, is home to medically frail children ages 10 to about 17 years old. Rothco has been working with this organization over the past few years as part of our Holiday Charity Program.

The three of us received an educated tour of the facility, where we learned exactly what the houses do, how they are run and the needs they provide. The wonderful staff that works there explained the different disabilities and how each child is unique. They also told us how all of the equipment used in the houses was either donated to them or bought with money that they raised through their many fundraising events. Next, we were able to see the beautiful rooms that the children have, complete with large murals on the walls and decorations galore. The house felt cozy and warm. It really is a home away from home.

After the tour, it was time to meet some of the residents. We were joined by two of the children who live there and had the opportunity to read to them in their living room. Then it was time to get our hands dirty and make the house's garden ready for the summer. We planted brightly colored flowers in the front gardens to help make the house more colorful and inviting. It was such a rewarding experience to see all this organization has to offer these children. I am so thankful to work for a company that encourages its employees to volunteer at organizations like Angela's House.

Angela's House is a non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill, or living with a life-threatening illness. The three houses, located on Long Island, NY, provide round the clock care for children who cannot live at home due to their circumstances or cannot afford proper medical care. For more information, visit their website:

- Susan Kowell, Digital Marketing Coordinator

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