Getting your gear honed in is crucial prior to deployment. I need to know how my new gear is going to work if it is worth it and so on and so forth. Workups are a great time to get your gear ready and 99% of the time I stick with that same gear throughout the deployment (my deployments last a few months at a time). 4 pieces of gear that have consistently stayed the same are my Altama Maritime Assault Shoes, My AAC Frog by First Spear, My Gatorz Magnum’sand my ShotStop Ballistic’s level III+ swimmer plates. If it wasn’t for great companies like them, I truly don’t know where I would be. I work hand in hand with these companies testing out prototypes in order to get the best gear out to myself and all of the Loadout Room loyals.
Photo of the day: Deployment workup’s and gear
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