Tactical clothes are separated into two very different categories. Primarily, these are durable clothes that would be used in the field, either in open combat or overt security operations. The other type is the clothes worn for civilian, sports, or training purposes, as well as covert operations.
And, this other type can also be ballistic and belong to the covert armored clothing.
There are three major requirements for something to be considered tactical clothing:
- Assists in some way with the resolution of the mission
- Protects against the elements and terrain difficulties
- Resistant to tears and durable in general
Once these three requirements are met, you will want to add the specifics for your mission or line of work. Between tactical pants, tactical jackets, shoes, shirts, and other apparel, there are a lot of items to choose from.
Types of Tactical Clothes
There are literally tactical clothes from head to toe, starting with balaclavas and tactical headwear to tactical boots and sneakers.
While some items can be considered auxiliary and not strictly needed for most operations, others make the core elements of any gear setup.
Primarily, there are tactical military boots. If you need to pick only one piece of tactical clothing to have on your mission, take the boots. Boots like the HAB™ Heavy-Duty Army Boots are made for climates where the temperature reaches 104°F (40°C) and where the ground can get heated to double that temp.
Without tactical boots, your feet will be open to injury, infection, and slipping due to sweat. But, in these boots, you will stay insulated and comfortable, as well as healthy. Otherwise, a simple foot infection, especially when wounds appear, can leave you decommissioned for weeks.
Easy Sync with Your Body Armor
Whichever type of tactical clothing you might choose, you need to make sure that it works well with your body armor. Both items should assist each other and make the overall setup easier to wear and with extended protective capabilities.
The same way your body armor will protect you from ballistic projectiles, your tactical clothing should protect against the elements, pestilence, and mechanical injuries from longer marches or chafing.
Finally, your tactical clothes should add to the utility of your setup. Items like the LCS™ Lightweight Combat Shirt are there to help with cooling and ventilation. But, it also has additional pockets for items that you haven’t placed in other pouches and compartments.
Tactical Clothes for Every Occasion
Tactical clothes are any type of apparel that widens the range of your tactical options. While most products will be focused on open combat tactics and the private security sector, some will be covert or even outright civilian.
Apparel like the APJ™ Armored Puffer Jacket is definitely not for open combat. But, if your mission requires you to stay incognito and yet be protected, it will become a core element of your tactics.