Happy holiday season! Before Christmas, our guy Patrick was busy in the studio putting together video reviews of the Belleville Flyweight, as well as some of our other popular items. Well, the presents are opened and Santa is kicking back with a cold one in the North Pole, but we’re still working hard in the studio to give you the best product reviews of some of our favorites. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the past few weeks:
The Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger is a roomy backpack designed for easy access to a concealed firearm, as well as its other compartments. The straps are comfortable, you have an elastic cinch to secure additional items on a hook, and there are also pocket spaces for water bottles and other gear. Oh yeah, this is definitely a hero’s bag (watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.
The Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger is available in six colors and is perfect for hikers, military personnel, and the average person alike. PALS webbing makes it easy to hold several attachments and lots of storage pouches give you all the space you need to pack along the essentials, like water, a knife, or your cell phone. All around, it’s a solid bag for anyone who wants a better way to carry his or her gear.
The Belleville Tactical Research TR960 boot comes in three styles and are ideally suited for law enforcement professionals. Specialized units such as SWAT, Drug Enforcement, and Border Patrol are all big fans of this boot since it’s comfortable, durable, and can stand up to all sorts of terrain.
Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the famous Blooper Reel.
If there’s one thing we’re always up for supporting, it’s our military. C’mon. It’s a no-brainer. We’re veterans and we know what veterans have sacrificed for this country. So, when we heard about The Oscar Mike Foundation, we couldn’t wait to do our part to help this amazing cause.
The Oscar Mike Foundation is a charitable apparel line and foundation founded by a former U.S. Marine named Noah Currier. Now, Noah is an amazing guy. After a tragic accident left him paralyzed, Noah went on to found this organization, which is completely supported by veterans. The mission? Use comfortably engineered materials, better fitting apparel, and fresh designs to build a powerhouse military clothing brand that’s designed to help disabled veterans.
Today, the Oscar Mike Foundation is a proud supporter of Paralyzed Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans. Its hallmark is an extensive veterans apparel line that’s designed to take military clothing to a whole new level. These military t-shirts and sweatshirts feature fresh designs that stay true to the organization and our military. The best part is that 10% of the proceeds from the sale of any Oscar Mike Foundation t-shirt, sweatshirt, or item goes directly to The Oscar Mike Foundation, which uses 100% of its donations to help disabled veterans. This is more than looking good in military apparel. This is about doing good – real good – with made in the USA clothing by veterans. That’s right. Not made overseas. Made in America – with quality in mind.
Patriot Surplus is the only authorized distributor of Oscar Mike Foundation apparel besides the foundation itself. We are proud and excited to work with Noah and his foundation as we offer service members, veterans, and their supporters high-quality clothing that honors our own. To shop the selection and help disabled veterans, just visit our Oscar Mike Foundation Apparel brand page.
To learn more about the mission of the Oscar Mike Foundation and Oscar Mike apparel, check out OscarMike.org.
We’ve been busier than Santa’s elves during the past few weeks at Patriot Surplus. Let’s talk about some of what we did:
1.) We made lots of videos.
You’ve seen our boy Patrick do his reviews, but did you see the bloopers? That’s right. We made (and kept) a blooper reel. Enjoy with our sincerest compliments. (Oh, and if you haven’t seen the rest of our video reviews, you should definitely check them out on the official Patriot Surplus YouTube Channel.)
2.) We got in our shipment of Belleville Flyweights.
For those of you who know and who preordered, this was a big deal. We’ve been waiting on these boots since November and we’re proud to say that they are here, they’re in our warehouse, and they’re being shipped out to our happy customers. Thanks again for all of the preorders! If you didn’t get a chance to preorder, no worries. We have Belleville Flyweight Boots in stock and ready for purchase, baby!
3.) Steve put together his Holiday Gift Guide for 2011.
The holidays never looked so good.
We’ll be posting more about this on the blog next week, but in the meantime, stay tuned. Your inbox will be graced with the sweet sounds (er, words) of your main man Steve and his gift picks for this holiday season. Also, there may be a coupon for you to enjoy (hint, hint).
4.) We hit 5,000 fans on Facebook!
That’s right. You guys are amazing. You came out in a major way and showed your support for a small business that is dedicated to giving you the best. Thank you. (If you haven’t already, find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriotsurplus)
Also, today, we’ve had some pretty nice compliments from our customers roll in. One guy even shared our special power of helping you wrestle sharks right out of the Chesapeake Bay. That’s right. Sharks. Wrestled. Out. Of. The. Bay.
Back on October 19th, we introduced you to the Belleville Flyweight boot, the hottest garrison boot out there. This is the latest boot in the Belleville Shoe Tactical Research line. It is one bad ass boot folks. When I say it is light, I am not kidding. Weighing in at a mere 1.5 to 2.5 pounds per pair (size makes a difference), these are a winner in my book when it comes to a garrison boot.
There are three layers of cushioning comfort for superior shock absorption and come with some truly innovative design features that add both comfort and stability to your step. As follows:
Medial side air vents to keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable
A highly breathable unlined upper
An athletic feel and fit. Essentially, this boot feels like a sneaker.
Double and triple stitched seams for enhanced durability. Solid tack points at all the important seams ends.
Tough VIBRAM premium rubber outsole
Built-in VANGUARD Sole System for high performance
We carry the Belleville Flyweight Boot in both Sage Green and Desert Tan, so you can choose the pair that best suits your tastes – or the requirements of your uniform. Did we mention that this boot wears like a sneaker but performs like a champion?
Now, I’ve tasked our employee Patrick with helping us sell all these boots that we just unloaded off the truck. Let me tell you, he is a little less than pleased with his new found accommodations! For the last few days, we locked him in the warehouse and told him he isn’t allowed out until every last pair is shipped! Check out his video from inside the warehouse. We’ve surrounded him with every single box of flyweights and he isn’t allowed out until further notice. So come on folks, help set Patrick free! Use coupon code “freepatrick” and get an additional 10% off the boots!