The Rise and Repercussions of Tactical Apparel

From outdoor gear to everyday apparel, tactical clothing has been growing more and more ubiquitous. At the same time, however, gun violence and armed militias have also been surging. The coinciding upticks prompt the question of whether they might be linked. To explore this, Gear Patrol’s Associate Editor (and CH alum) Evan Malachosky traces the style’s rise beginning with its origins when it was intended …

Road Testing GORE® Technical Clothing

Keeping dry from head-to-toe during a hike through Taconic State Park, NY

Ever since Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, began using “a remarkably versatile new polymer” that we all now know as GORE®, the landscape of technical clothing has grown so extensively that it allows people to perform to the maximum, in all kinds of conditions from extreme weather to severe fires. GORE-TEX® is the fabric membrane most commonly found in protective outerwear from …

ISAORA’s Tech-Laden #TRAINBETTER Collection

Performance activewear that's as attractive as it is functional

Built functionally to help inspired individuals perform at their peak, yet with enough aesthetic prowess for its technical features to be all but ignored without consequence, the #TRAINBETTER collection from ISAORA comes just in time for a season of ambitious to-dos. Whether you’re actively pursuing that elusive beach bod, or just hoping to give off an athletic vibe at the local coffee shop, the fresh …