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DEAR NINJA...

August 30, 2016

Our Customer Service Ninja is always here to help - he can answer just about any question, be your personal shopper, give you life advice... you name it, Ninja does it.

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH GLOVE CHART

August 29, 2016

Hey guys! Outdoor Research is famous for their variety of tactical gloves. We get a lot of requests for suggestions on which glove is right for which situation. There is a very simple answer...it all depends! Use the chart below to help you get a good idea of which OR glove might be right for you.

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THE LOWDOWN ON LOWA BOOTS

August 08, 2016

U.S. Elite recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Lewis Ports, a representative of Lowa, which is a best-in-class brand that is handcrafted in Europe. We had the opportunity to gain insight into the secret sauce of Lowa boots. Our session with Lewis gave us invaluable perspective on the brand and we are stoked to share our experience.

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SCARPA KAILASH

July 24, 2016

When the time comes for a new pair of boots, how do you shop? Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way. There's a good chance you may need to try a new technique. After all, why do you need new boots in the first place? A little research goes a long way. There is a different boot for every use, so it's important you go about this methodically.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY, 2016

June 30, 2016

Ah, 4th of July memories. Most of my childhood 4th of July celebrations were at The Mall in our Nation's Capital. It's a great place, and it just feels patriotic.

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OUR WEBSITE'S WOD

May 06, 2016

In CrossFit, there is something called a WOD (Workout of the Day). One WOD, innocently enough called Fran, literally beats the crap out of you. Triggers the panic response so you want to cry, you want your mommy; you feel like you entered the Pain Cave and there’s no way out. But guess what? It’s only few minutes. Then it’s over. And after some quivering on the floor, you breathe and relax. Try it again a few more times, and you are now stronger and ready to kick more ass than ever before.

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THE OVERLORD GLOVE

March 03, 2016

Outdoor Research is known for their kickass gloves that can fit whatever kit you've got. The Overlord gloves are designed for weapons handling and great for patrolling. The Massif Wolverine™ 4-way stretch, double-bonded layer Nomex provides lightweight FR protection while the digital FR leather gives additional dexterity and support.

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VELOCITY SCARAB LT: THE BEST-IN-CLASS PLATE CARRIER

VELOCITY SCARAB LT: THE BEST-IN-CLASS PLATE CARRIER

March 02, 2016

The most notable feature of the Velocity Systems SCARAB™ Light Plate Carrier is its practical and comfortable shoulder strap design. The padded straps cushion your shoulders so they stay protected from the butt of your gun and the weight of your plates. The straps also accommodate a wide range of shoulder shapes thanks to the D-ring attachment.

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CAMPING IS GREAT...

February 11, 2016

In honor of President's Day, we bring you an extra-special American treat: a soliloquy about one of the most terrible tragedies facing our freeways. In this post, our beloved CEO Steve Keefer shares an enlightening perspective on his experience driving to Washington DC.

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SALOMON FORCES: TO GORE-TEX® OR NOT TO GORE-TEX®?

January 20, 2016

Earlier this month, Salomon premiered their new line of FORCES, including two new styles and a new color. We made a guide to the FORCES line for you, including a little info on each.

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PC-RUN-WILD IN SILICON VALLEY - YOU CALL THAT A KNIFE?!?

October 01, 2015

This is one man’s perspective on what I’ll call ‘PC-run-wild’ in Silicon Valley. My company has had to stop selling knives, which were an important part of our business. This did not happen because we’re bad at selling knives, or violated any laws, or acted in any way less than the high standards to which we hold ourselves. Simply put, it seems the powers that be in Silicon Valley have decided that small businesses should not be selling knives online. As a mini-David against Goliaths like Google, Facebook, Twitter and PayPal, I don’t have a lot of rational options other than to just vent and share my story with you.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY THOUGHTS : STEVE KEEFER

June 30, 2015

I love Independence Day! When I was a kid my friends and I would go to The National Mall in Washington D.C. and eat fried chicken and catfish (and sneak beer) while watching fireworks. One year Mr. T played drums for the Beach Boys. Kickass fireworks, right in the heart of our Nation’s Capital brought me back in time and made me tingly with patriotism and love for the USA!

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