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DEAR NINJA...

September 13, 2016

Hey Ninja, my new job requires that I get some gear with a CAL rating high enough to fulfill the needs of HRC Category 2. What are HRC Categories and CAL ratings, and what do I need to get to meet the requirements?

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Fall Buying Guide

September 09, 2016

There's no denying that Fall is the season to deck yourself out in new digs. That means a whole new wardbrobe and some awesome new gear.

 

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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 1 Comment

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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THE HIGH SPEED GEAR TACO®

July 12, 2016

The Taco® is the #1 choice of the high-class guys - hands down. There are so many different varieties that when you order one, you feel like you're at a real taco stand (there is, thankfully, no fish Taco.) We'd like to offer some tips on how to choose the Taco® that's right for you.

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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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