Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sneak Preview: New Items for 2018!

As we head towards to upcoming fall season, brand new items from our 2018 Catalog are arriving soon. With over 100 new items for the new year, it was hard to pick just a few items to highlight. Below are three 2018 items that Rothco is extremely excited to introduce:

1. Rothco Military Combat Work Boot - These brand new work boots are built for everyday combat. Inspired by our classic desert tan military boot, this 6" utility work boot offers long-lasting comfort, stability, and traction with a thick lug sole with midsole heat barrier and removable cushion insole. The work boot also features a padded collar with pull-tab and durable tan suede leather upper and convenient speed-hook and eyelet lacing system.

2. Rothco MA-1 Bomber Backpack - Inspired by our classic MA-1 Flight Jacket, the Bomber Backpack combines the style you love with the functionality of a backpack. With a large main compartment featuring the iconic orange lining on the side, the backpack fully represents the bomber jacket. It has an outer front compartment, an MA-1 style zippered pocket complete with red Rothco pull tab and 2 pen slots, as well as 2 side bottle holders.

3. Rothco's Stealth Ops Soft Shell Tactical Jacket - Offering unbeatable comfort, durability, and versatility, the mid-weight soft shell jacket is ideal for moderate to inclement weather and is perfect for the fall and spring. The fabric of the tactical jacket is made up of a waterproof polyester outer shell and breathable fleece lined interior designed to keep you warm and dry.

Be sure to look out for more sneak previews of our incoming 2018 products on our website at and on our social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Rothco's Most Versatile Vests

Whether you are traveling the country, walking around town, our out in the field, Rothco has the perfect vests to fit all of your gear without the bulk. 
Rothco’s Undercover Travel Vest was designed for the tactical traveler. There are twelve pockets overall, including wire pass through ports for easy access to headphones, pen pockets, a tablet sized pocket and even a hidden passport pocket on the inside for safe keeping. Our travel vest was meant to be taken on all of your adventures. Functional, comfortable and discreet, this vest will be your first choice for traveling to any destination.

The Lightweight Professional Concealed Carry Vest has a lightweight design without the bulk; only giving you the features you need. It has sleek magnetic button closures for the 2 chest pockets and 2 lower pockets, making access to gear easy while keeping it discrete. Other features include 2 concealed carry pockets (1 on each side for an ambidextrous option), 4 mag pouches, a vent on the back to keep you cool, and side cinch straps for adjustability. While the concealed carry pockets are great for firearms, they also provide an excellent open to store electronics, important documents, money and more.

For all things everyday carry, Rothco is your one stop shop. Our Travel and Concealed Carry Vests are the perfect options for any type of travel.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

4 Uses for Rothco's Medium Transport Pack

The Key to Rothco’s Medium Transport Pack is its versatility.  The transport pack’s ability to be used for a variety of different situations is what makes it a truly fantastic bag.

1. Back to School – The Medium Transport Pack has two large compartments which make it ideal for textbooks, notebooks, and other large school supplies.  The pack also has three additional storage options which are perfect for smaller supplies like calculators, pencils, erasers, and much more. The water repellent lining is great for protecting your books from the rain and spilled bagged lunches.  Last, Rothco’s Transport Pack is slim to help students navigate through the hallway with ease.

2. “Bug-out Bag” – A “Bug-out Bag” is a pre-planned portable pack that contains everything you need to survive for several days during a disaster.  Rothco’s Medium Transport Pack is the perfect bag to prepare for an emergency situation.  In fact, Rothco did a live stream on Facebook showing how to create a “Bug-out Bag” using the Medium Transport Pack.  Rothco’s pack is both portable to carry in an emergency and large enough to carry all the supplies you may need.

3. Outdoor/Adventure – Whether it’s camping, hiking, or just relaxing at the beach, the Medium Transport Pack is more than just a back pack.  The Transport Pack’s variety of features makes it the perfect bag for your outdoor adventures.  The water repellent lining makes it the ideal beach bag as well as hiking/camping during inclement weather.  The pack's multiple compartments can hold anything from bug spray to sun tan lotion.  It can hold blankets and towels while still leaving room to spare.  Lastly, it’s both MOLLE and hydration pack compatible.  With so many options the Medium Transport Pack can fit your every need.  

4. Military/Tactical – At its core, Rothco’s Medium Transport Pack was designed for military and tactical use.  Its slim design is not only good for school hallways, but for the battlefield as well.  Rothco’s pack is large enough to fit weapons and supplies yet portable for a soldier to easily transport.  As mentioned before the bag is both MOLLE and hydration pack compatible making it incredibly useful keeping a soldier hydrated and supplied with everything they could possibly need.    
Don't forget to check out for more information on our line of bags and packs.  

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Emergency Water Filter | Rothco Survival Hack

Camping is an enjoyable experience and a way to connect with friends, family, and mother nature.  Unfortunately, mother nature isn't always so willing to comply with what you have in mind.  Continuing with Rothco's library of Survival Hack Videos, we have put together a tutorial on how to filter water in an emergency situation.

Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to Rothco's YouTube page to keep up with all our survival tips, tricks, and hacks.

Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Have You Seen Our #GOTM for August Yet?

If you haven't had the chance, it's time to check out what makes our #GOTM so great. The Medium Transport Pack has many features, making it an extremely versatile and functional bag. Made from a heavy weight denier polyester material, the pack is durable, long-lasting and can brave the elements (which is ideal for camping and hiking). The extensive storage options make the pack the best for organizing your gear or filling it with supplies for your Bug Out Bag. The transport pack features one large compartment with a zippered pouch and mesh pocket, 3 additional outside zipper pockets and storage compartment; and if that was not enough storage, the Medium Transport Pack is also MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) compatible, which will allow you to attach additional MOLLE compatible pouches and accessories. It is great for all types of traveling, backpacking, or even a work bag. For added comfort, the tactical backpack has been equipped with a padded back and shoulder straps as well as a breathable mesh backing. Did we also mention that the Medium Transport Pack comes in over 15 colors and patterns?

From a day on the trail or a long weekend to building a Bug Out Bag, the Medium Transport Pack will fit everything you need.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

5 Famous Purple Heart Day Recipients

Today August 7th, is Purple Heart Day.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded to military personnel who have been wounded or killed in combat.   This prestigious honor has been awarded to many soldiers over the past 85 years.  However, did you know that there are plenty of well-known recipients from movies, television, and politics?  Here are 5 famous people you never knew had earned Purple Hearts.

  1. Oliver Stone - Academy Award winning director famous for his movies Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), and many others.                                                          
  2. James Arness - Actor most famous for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV show Gunsmoke  for over 600 episodes.                                                                                                   
  3. John F. Kennedy - The 35th President of the United States and the only Commander in Chief to be awarded the purple heart.                                                                                                            
  4. Rod Sterling - Most famous for narrating the incredibly famous TV series The Twilight Zone.  Screen writer Rod Sterling earned his Purple Heart during World War II.                                     
  5. John McCain - Current United States Senator from Arizona and a former presidential candidate earned his medal during his service in the Vietnam War.        

On this day, Rothco would like to thank all the brave soldiers who have put their lives on the line to protect their country.  Their sacrifices to keep the United States safe will forever be remembered.  

- Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, August 03, 2017