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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sterling Short Static Ropes

Don't need a full rope? We have a new shipment of new Sterling first quality Static Ropes that are bagged and tagged, but less than the normal full 150-200' length. Current lengths go between 49-92 feet and colors are generally orange or white.

What are some of the things that you can use a short rope for. Safety Line for short pitches, anchor lines, build a shelter, make a tent deadman or tie down your tent, make a ladder, a litter, a splint, a sling, a tow rope, deer drag, clothes line, belt, tie your self to your friends, animal leash the list goes on.

Questions email info@vtarmynavy.con or call 802-479-2289.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sizing Sterlingwear Women's Pea Coats

Talk about one of the toughest items to try to fit in our online outerwear inventory. Sterlingwear makes great women's pea coat but they use a tailored military oriented sizing system to manufacturer their coats. This can some times lead to some confusion on sizing. We have a number of size charts below. We have always encouraged people to go slightly big on sizing but that is not always true as for fitter individuals or those seeking at tight fit. You may want to be more conservative.

There are two different size charts for Sterlingwear Women's Pea Coats. The Authentic and the Navigator are the satin lined versions. Double click to expand:

The Classic and the Mariner are the heavier quilted versions. Double Click to expand


So how do you measure? See the instructions below. Double click to expand

 Sterlingwear has come up with what the actual measurements are, these are measurements by size and may be helpful as well. Double click to expand.:

Need more sizing tips here are some tips based on the type/style of coat you may be looking for, double click to expand.

Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 800-448-7965.





Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Snugpak Tents coming back into stock

We received confirmation today that the


Snugpak Cave and


Scorpion 3 tents were coming back into stock and should be ready to ship ~1/29 or 2/1. These have been great tents for the quality of there fabrics, coating and poles, but are also like because they are low profile and the colors fit into a natural environment. If you are trying to disappear who wants yellow or orange?

Snugpak Tents are made to last for example the Cave and the Bunker have 5000mm coating for water tight  seals and TH72M aluminum poles which are strong and light.

Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 800-448-7965.

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Bates Footwear 1/25/16

Bates Footwear has been popular with military and law enforcement personnel for years. We have recently added a number of new boots and shoes from Bates to our Bates Footwear offerings including:



Black Tactical Boots



Bates Tactical Desert Boots



Delta 8 Sage Boots



Bates High Leather Uniform Oxford



Bates Olive Mojave Recondo Boots



Multicam Black Recondo Boots



Olive Mojave Mulitcam Recondo Boots



Bates Hi Gloss Oxford



Bates Leather Padded Collar Chukka

Sizes are up to date so all listed are in stock. Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 800-448-7965.

Hillsound Gaiters are just right



Like most of the products we sell Gaiters are something that people usually want because of necessity. Snow Gaiters are necessary if you are not going to wear snow pants and the snow goes over 6-10". Gaiters actually have military roots. In the 80's I remember Military Surplus Austrian Gaiters made from boiled wool with a strap that caught under the bottom of the boot. If you are inventive it would not be that hard to make your own from an old pair of wool socks.




However I've always had problems with Gaiters not fitting well until now. In the past they have always been to big at the bottom or to wide at the top! I tested out a pair of the Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiters yesterday on Mt Washington and they were well fitting but not super hot or cold. We have two models online the Armadillo LT Gaiter and the Super Armadillo Gaiter. The zip from the bottom, I found it odd at first but is seems to help the fit and function of the gaiter.




Now days gaiters are made from a breathable nylon. We find the users very widely from people working in the woods to delivery people, hikers and skiers. Basic Gaiters have a zipper and Backcountry Gaiters are heavier and have a Velcro closure. Both are breathable but if you are active I would take that with a grain of salt.



I am on my 6 or 7 pair of sportee gaiters that I use year round to keep the stones and pine needles out of my hiking boots and being a towering 5'5" they are about mid calf. They are great for spring, summer and fall!

Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 800-448-7965

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rothco BDU Shorts

Getting ready to go some where warm. Barre Army Navy Store has several different colors and styles of Rothco BDU Cargo Shorts. What are some of the newest colors Sky Blue Digital, Urban Digital, City Digital Camo!

Sizes are Small to 3X as a rule with Small being a 27-31" waist, Medium 31-35", Large 35-39", XL 39-43", 2X 43-47" and 3X 47-51". 


Colors of BDU Cargo Shorts are ACU, Black, Desert, Desert Digital, Khaki, Midnight, Navy, Olive, Purple Camo, Sky Blue Camo, Tiger Stripe, Urban Camo, Woodland Digital and Woodland Camo. Average inseam on the Barre Army Navy Store BDU Cargo Shorts are 10".



ACU Digital Cargo ShortsACU Digital Cargo Shorts - Woven BDU shorts ~ 55% cotton / 45% Polyester ~ Two front slash pockets ~ Two rear button down pockets ~ Two large side cargo pockets ~ Button Fly ~ Adjustable pull tabs on waist ~ No reinforced seat




Black BDU ShortsBlack BDU Shorts -- are also great quality military clothing; they come in solid or Camo colors. All have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of either 100% Cotton Ripstop or 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Black BDU Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51, 4X=51-55 Sizes are approximate. **Size 5X now available in the Cotton/Poly!





Desert BDU ShortsDesert BDU Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. This item is being discontinued. Sizes 3X and 4X are sold out for good. Desert Camo Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51 Sizes are approximate.






Desert Digital Camo BDU ShortsDesert Digital Camo BDU Shorts -- Starting at $21.99 -- Desert Digital Camo BDU Shorts POLY/COTTON TWILL TWO FRONT SLASH POCKETS TWO REAR BUTTON DOWN POCKETS TWO LARGE SIDE CARGO POCKETS BUTTON FLY ADJUSTABLE PULL TABS ON WAIST NO REINFORCED SEAT AVAILABLE IN SIZES: XS - XL (65416), 2X (65417), AND 3X (65418) Desert Digital Camo BDU Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51, 4X=51-55 Sizes are approximate.




Khaki BDU ShortsKhaki BDU Shorts --  have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of either 100% Cotton Ripstop or 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Khaki BDU Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51, 4X=51-55 Sizes are approximate.





Navy Blue BDU ShortsNavy Blue BDU Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of either 100% Navy Blue BDU Shorts Cotton Ripstop or 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Navy BDU Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51, 4X=51-55 Sizes are approximate.




Navy Longer Cargo ShortsNavy Longer Cargo Shorts -- made of cotton/polyester twill material extra long inseam at 13.5'' two front slash pockets two rear button down pockets two large side cargo pockets zipper fly adjustable pull tabs on waist 1'' wider leg opening available in sizes: xs - xl (7432), 2x (7433) and 3x (7434)





Olive Combat ShortsOlive Combat Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of either 100% Cotton Ripstop or 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. OD BDU Combat Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51 Sizes are approximate.




Olive Drab Capri PantsOlive Drab Capri Pants -- made of 100% Cotton Ripstop. woven 100% cotton rip-stop 20'' inseam 1.5'' wider legs then standard bdu pant adjustable waist tabs zipper fly two front slash pockets two button down back pockets two large button down pleated bellows leg pockets reinforced seat and knees double stitched seams available in sizes: xs-xl (8356), 2xl (8357), 3xl (8358), 4xl (8359) olive drab capri pants are available in waists are ~ xs=23-27, s=27-31, m=31-35, l=35-39, xl=39-43, 2xl=43-47, 3xl=47-51, 4x=51-55 sizes are approximate.




Purple Camo BDU Combat ShortsPurple Camo BDU Combat Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Ultra Violet Camo Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51 Sizes are approximate.




Rothco Military Black Capri PantsRothco Military Black Capri Pants -- are made of 100% Cotton Ripstop. woven 100% cotton rip stop 20'' inseam 1.5'' wider legs then standard bdu pant adjustable waist tabs zipper fly two front slash pockets two button down back pockets two large button down pleated bellows leg pockets reinforced seat and knees double stitched seams drawstring ankle ties available in sizes: xs to xl (8351), 2xl (8352), 3xl (8353), 4xl (8354) black capri pants are available in waists are ~ xs=23-27, s=27-31, m=31-35, l=35-39, xl=39-43, 2xl=43-47, 3xl=47-51, 4x=51-55 sizes are approximate.




Sky Blue Camo ShortsSky Blue Camo Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Sky Blue Camo Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47 Sizes are approximate.






Tiger Stripe Camo BDU ShortsTiger Stripe Camo BDU Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Tiger Stripe Camo Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51 Sizes are approximate.






Ultra Force Urban Camo ShortsUltra Force Urban Camo Shorts -- \have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of 50/50 Cotton/poly twill just like the US Made, only priced lower. Urban Camo Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51 Sizes are approximate.







Woodland Camo Capri PantsWoodland Camo Capri Pants -- made of 100% Cotton Ripstop. woven 100% cotton rip-stop 20'' inseam 1.5'' wider legs then standard bdu pant adjustable waist tabs zipper fly two front slash pockets two button down back pockets two large button down pleated bellows leg pockets reinforced seat and knees double stitched seams drawstring ankle ties available in sizes: xs to xl (8361), 2xl (8362), 3xl (8363), 4xl (8364) woodland camo capri pants are available in waists are ~ xs=23-27, s=27-31, m=31-35, l=35-39, xl=39-43, 2xl=43-47, 3xl=47-51, 4x=51-55 sizes are approximate.


Woodland Camo Cargo ShortsWoodland Camo Cargo Shorts -- have button fly, adjustable waist tabs, 6 pockets and are made of either 100% Woodland Camo shorts come in Cotton Ripstop (up to 3X) or 50/50 Cotton/poly twill (up to 4X). Woodland BDU Shorts are available in Waists are ~ XS=23-27, S=27-31, M=31-35, L=35-39, XL=39-43, 2XL=43-47, 3XL=47-51, 4X=51-55, 5X=55-59 Sizes are approximate.




Woodland Digital Camo Cargo ShortsWoodland Digital Camo Cargo Shorts --  poly/cotton twill two front slash pockets two rear button down pockets two large side cargo pockets button fly adjustable pull tabs on waist no reinforced seat available in sizes: xs - xl (65412), 2x (65413), and 3x (65414)





Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 802-479-2289

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New MSR Snowshoes and How to size snowshoes

We've just added three high quality versions of MSR Snowshoes to go with our Faber Snowshoe offerings.



Snowshoes have been around for thousands of years in some form. The first were bent tree limbs kept in place by gut or some other means. While traditional snowshoes and snowshoe bindings for wood frame snowshoes are still around. Many of today's snowshoes are made out of the latest materials and made to be durable in the harshest conditions.

MSR has 3 versions of snowshoes that will take a beating and keep on going. The MSR Lightning Ascent,



the MSR Lightning Explore



and the MSR Revo Explore


What is the difference between the models? The Lightning Ascent and Lightning Explore are made for long days of hiking, personally I use the Lightning Ascents and have no trouble doing 20 plus mile days in them. The difference is that the Lightning Ascent is slightly more maneuverable in places that are steep and falling is not an option.  For example the descent down to Iroquois coming off Algonquin in New York.


For those looking to hike more flat and rolling hill terrain the Revo Explore are the better choice.

How to select a size? You must consider your weight and the weight of your pack and the types of snow  and whether you will be on or off trail. For example I'm about 160 pound with an average pack of 15-20 pounds. By the book I would go with a 22 in the lightning ascents but I use a 25 as I'm off trail or in deep conditions more often than not. The only time I would not recommend a larger snowshoe is if you are a smaller person it is more weight and harder to maneuver.

Questions email info@vtarmynavy.com or call 800-448-7965.