A smart alternative to the “bug-out” bags, the R72 vest is a wearable survival pack you can grab in a hurry when disaster strikes. It not only works as a floatation vest, it has lots of gear loops and MOLLE webbing for carrying whatever you need, along with a system of eight modular bags, and an emergency tube tent.
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It may look a bit like a bulletproof vest, but the FlexiFreeze vest is designed to protect you from the heat, not gunfire. Its three mesh pockets come with removable, water-filled ice packets to help keep you cool on searing hot days. The Pro version has large outer pockets, and comes in high-visibility colors.
“Built to hold your life, for the rest of your life.” Vollebak’s 100 Year Vest “repels fire, wind, rain and time.” With two large zipped side pockets, nine other smaller pockets, and three military tapes for carabiners, it can carry as much gear as a backpack. Also available in khaki.
Snowpiercer. Designer Greg Lauren brought an edge to luxury brand Moncler’s clean and shiny apparel by replacing all or part of them with his brand’s washed and weathered clothing and fabric. Lauren called his approach “destroyed elegance and imperfect perfection.”
The goose down insulated Aeroloft Zip Off jacket was made for cold weather running. But it’ll also keep you comfortable when you start heating up, thanks to its easily removable sleeves and quick-drying panels. Part of the new Gyakusou running collection.
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