Friday, December 29, 2017

The History of ECWCS

Do you know what ECWCS stands for? It means the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System, which is designed to keep soldiers warm and protected in temperatures ranging from -60 and +40 Fahrenheit. As the country currently faces extreme cold weather, with some cities seeing temperatures drop below 10 degrees, a clothing system like this would be ideal to have handy!

Did you also know the clothing system has been around for over 3 decades? The ECWCS was developed in the 1980s by the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center. The first generation ECWCS consisted of a parka and trousers plus 20 other individual clothing items, including gloves, headwear and footwear items which are used in various combinations to meet the cold weather environmental requirements of the US military. 

Could you guess how many levels there are to the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System? ECWCS is made up of a total of 7 different levels of clothing, with each level consisting of different layers, materials, and functions. The higher the level the more protection against extreme cold weather conditions! Level 1 features lightweight undershirts and underwear. Level 2 is mid-weight. The third level is a fleece jacket which is a primary insulation layer and can be worn underneath other layers or as a final layer. Level 4 is a wind jacket designed to deflect wind and retain body heat. The fifth level is the soft shell layer, consisting of jackets and trousers. The sixth level is the extreme cold/wet weather jacket and trousers, providing a waterproof barrier to keep moisture and cold out. Level 7 is the final layer. This is designed for the most extreme cold weather conditions and features a parka and trousers. All of these levels are designed to be worn through ranging temperatures and climates, so soldiers can adapt to the level of cold around them. 
You can view Rothco's own line of Extended Cold Weather Clothing System here, and get yourself ready for the extreme cold!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2018 Is The Year of Ultra Violet

Pantone has recently announced the color of 2018 is Ultra Violet but you don't have to tell Rothco that! For decades Rothco has been developing product featuring that ultra-popular purple hue, from our Tactical BDU Camo Pants to Camo T-Shirt we've got you covered. 

To find everything Ultra Violet check out our website

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Be Winter Ready

Winter is officially coming! Are you prepared? With our large selection of waterproof, insulated and slip-resistant winter boots, it is easy to tackle those icy and cold conditions. From boots like the Forced Entry Waterproof Tactical Boot (which is also our #GOTM) to the Extreme Cold Weather Hiking Boot, and our All Weather Duck Boots, we have a boot designed for any weather condition.
Rothco's GOTM, The Forced Entry Waterproof Tactical Boot 

Rothco's Forced Entry Waterproof Boot features a waterproof leather and nylon upper, a moisture wicking lining, as well as a slip-resistant cup sole for ideal traction in icy conditions.

The Extreme Cold Weather Hiking Boots are designed to keep your feet warm and dry in cold, snowy and wet conditions. Featuring 600-gram Thermoblock insulation for extra warmth and protection along with a Thermoplastic rubber outsole that stays pliable even in the coldest conditions

For lighter conditions, Rothco's All Weather Duck Boots are a classic rain boot constructed with a durable brown leather material with a matte finish and rubber outsole. These boots also come with a 4mm removable sponge lining, making them extremely comfortable.

You can view all of our cold weather boots, as well as all of our footwear, in our updated Footwear Catalog!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thursday, December 07, 2017

What's Decembers #GOTM

Rugged. Reliable and Waterproof - those are just a few reasons what our Forced Entry Waterproof Tactical Boot is December's Gear Of The MonthThe waterproof tactical boot offers tons of features that will help protect you from the elements; learn more about the boot by watching Rothco Sales Manager Hans Blechschmidt video breakdown.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Join Rothco For Our Holiday Giveaway!

Get ready for the holidays, with Rothco! Tune in to our Facebook page on December 12th, at 2pm (ET) as Rothco goes LIVE with our #EpicHolidayGiveaway where we will be giving away up to $1,000 worth of prizes!! Viewers who join us will have the chance to win some great Rothco gear while playing a fun game! What better way to kick off the holidays than with winning some awesome gear?! Like and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything Rothco and be sure to share our event so everyone can join in on all the fun this holiday season! 

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Friday, December 01, 2017

Check Out Rothco's Hottest Trending Holiday Items

Gearing up for the holiday season? Our Holiday Hot List is here to help! We've compiled a list of the hottest trending items for this season, and it is now available to you! From travel and adventure gear to tactical and military essentials, we've got all the items for your shopping list. Below is a preview of some of the items that are really heating up this season, but you can view the entire list here.

Rothco Ski & Rescue Suit
Rothco MultiCam MOLLE Plate Carrier Vest
Rothco AR 670-1 Coyote T-Shirt
Rothco Canvas Shoulder Duffle Bag 
Rothco Thin Blue Line Flag Low Pro Cap
These items are as hot as they've ever been and if you aren't already doing so, you should be taking advantage of these trending items before it's too late.

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