Outdoor Gear for Spring Exploration

Outdoor Gear for Spring Exploration

April showers bring May flowers, and with them, the promise of new adventures. As temperatures warm up and the flowers start to bloom, the time for renewal is finally upon us again. So, why not kick off the spring season by refreshing your outdoor gear?

Whether you're a seasoned adventurer with years of expertise under your belt, or someone who simply enjoys the occasional hike, having the appropriate gear is essential for your safety and enjoyment. From durable headwear that protects you from the sun to lightweight and breathable clothing that keeps you cool and dry on warmer days, each piece of gear plays a crucial role in enhancing your outdoor experience.

We're committed to getting everybody outside and providing you with equipment that makes every journey even better than the last. With that being said, let's explore a variety of products and helpful gear that will elevate the spring season.


When it comes to shielding yourself from the elements, a reliable means of UV protection is a must-have for any outdoor adventurer. Here are some great ways to stay shielded during your outdoor excursions:

  • Low Profile Cap: Built from a resilient yet lightweight material, low profile caps are quite effective at keeping you cool and comfortable under the hot sun. Take the Rothco X Bear Archery Fred Bear Camo Low Profile Cap as an example—it features a modern design with a curved brim, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, or gardening. With adjustable straps and moisture-wicking sweatbands, low-profile caps make a practical addition to any enthusiast's wardrobe.
  • Boonie Hat: Crafted with adventure in mind, boonie hats are the embodiment of outdoor versatility. These wide-brimmed hats provide 360 degrees of protection, shielding your face and neck from sunlight when you spend lengthy hours outside. Made from durable materials like cotton twill, Rothco's Adjustable Boonie Hats are built to withstand rugged terrain and unpredictable weather conditions for the times you need them most. Their adjustable chin straps guarantee a snug fit even in windy conditions, while ventilation eyelets give breathability for hot days.
  • Pith Helmet: Originally designed for tropical climates, these lightweight helmets keep you cool and relaxed in the heat. Rothco's Pith Helmets' wide brim and plastic construction will effectively screen your face and neck from harmful UV rays, allowing you to enjoy outdoor activities to the fullest. With an adjustable chin strap and inner padding, pith helmets are not only functional but also stylish, adding a touch of nostalgia to your outdoor attire.

By protecting yourself from harmful UV rays, you can spend more time having fun outside! Whether you choose a low-profile cap, a boonie hat, or a pith helmet to unleash your inner explorer, wearing the right gear guarantees endless adventures under the sun.

Outerwear and Vests

Transitional weather is at an all-time high, so it's essential to gear up with outerwear that can adapt to your requirements. Let's take a look at some versatile options that will keep you feeling confident, no matter what the forecast brings.

  • Vests: For hikers, hunters, or nature lovers navigating rugged terrain, vests offer a hands-free solution for carrying crucial items. With multiple pockets and compartments, something like the Rothco Cross Draw MOLLE Tactical Vest will provide organized storage of necessities such as maps, compasses, flashlights, and first aid kits. Moreover, specialized vests like the Rothco Plainclothes Concealed Carry Vest are designed for discreet storage, giving you a secure way to carry essentials while maintaining a low profile. With so many variations of vests to choose from, you can easily find the right one for the job.
  • BDU Shirts: BDU shirts, or Battle Dress Uniform shirts, are known for their durability and functionality, making them an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Designed with multiple pockets and reinforced seams, variations like the Rothco X Bear Archery Fred Bear Camo BDU Shirt offer you on-the-go storage and long-lasting wear for a variety of activities such as camping, hunting, or tactical training. Additionally, BDU shirts come in a wide array of camo and colors, perfect for matching with other gear.
  • Hoodies: Hoodies are a staple in everybody's wardrobes, offering a comfortable and practical layer for a variety of activities. Known for their casual style and cozy feel, hoodies like Rothco's Everyday Pullover Hoodie provide warmth and protection from the elements while still allowing for ease of movement. They pair great with vests, giving you the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and utility.
  • Jackets: Any outdoor enthusiast's go-to piece of clothing, jackets come in all different shapes and sizes, providing exactly what you need for the inconsistent spring weather. For warmer days, lighter choices like Rothco's Canvas Work Jacket are good because they offer sufficient covering and durability without being unreasonably bulky. For the cold and damp spring mornings, options like the Rothco Special Ops Soft Shell Jackets will provide practical features such as multiple pockets and water-resistant construction, making them perfect for outdoor work or casual wear.

With so many selections to choose from, you can tackle this spring season with confidence knowing you're well-equipped for anything down the road. 

Pants and Shorts 


Whether you prefer the all-around capability of pants or the freedom of movement with shorts, both options ensure you're ready for whatever this season brings. Here are a few ways you can make the most of your spring wardrobe.

  • BDU Pants: Battle Dress Uniform pants are a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts for their sturdiness and practicality. These pants are typically crafted from tough cotton canvas, like the Rothco Tactical BDU Pants, which can handle rough terrain and challenging environments. However, some variations are made with a blend of spandex for added stretch and comfort, making them perfect for activities that require flexibility and agility. For instance, the Rothco Active Flex BDU Cargo Pants delivers great mobility without sacrificing durability. With a plethora of options to choose from, you'll certainly find the right pair to fit your needs.
  • BDU Shorts: Similar to BDU pants, BDU shorts offer a practical solution for outdoor activities in warmer weather. These shorts maintain the same strength and functional design as their full-length counterparts, with sturdy materials like cotton canvas for handling rugged environments. Equipped with multiple pockets, the Rothco Tactical BDU Shorts are only one of the many selections that give ample storage for tools, maps, and snacks. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, BDU shorts can be easily coordinated with other gear for a cohesive outdoor outfit. 
  • Active Wear: Perfect for those who love to stay active, physical training shorts provide the perfect combination of freedom and performance to help you excel during your workouts. For example, Rothco Physical Training PT Shorts are designed with fitness enthusiasts in mind, providing strength and flexibility for any routine. Meanwhile, the Rothco Women's Camo Workout Performance Leggings are tailored specifically for women, offering a flattering fit and supportive comfort for high-impact activities.

Whether you opt for BDU pants, shorts, or physical training shorts, each choice offers a versatile and practical solution for staying comfortable and ready for any activity this season.

Boots and Socks

Sturdy, well-fitted boots offer the support and traction needed for navigating uneven terrain, while also protecting your feet from the elements. Paired with the right sock, you'll feel like you can conquer any terrain in your path. To get started, let's review a couple of great examples that will make your spring adventures unforgettable. 

  • Boots: Quality boots provide the necessary support and traction to navigate uneven terrain, wet trails, and muddy paths with confidence. Look for options that offer waterproofing, like the Rothco Forced Entry Tactical Waterproof Boot to keep your feet dry and protected in unpredictable weather conditions. Breathable materials and cushioned insoles help regulate temperature and prevent fatigue on longer hikes. For example, boots like the Rothco V-Max Lightweight Tactical Boot offer these features, helping you stay comfortable and strong on your spring adventures. 
  • Socks: An essential part of any outdoor enthusiast's gear, a good sock offers cushioning, support, and protection for your feet during various activities. To stay dry on warmer days, sweat-preventing options like the Rothco Moisture Wicking Socks will help you stay on your toes for long periods. For those seeking reliable performance time and time again, the Rothco Athletic Crew Socks provide excellent cushioning and support for all-day comfort.

With the right footwear, you can enjoy the freedom to move smoothly and reliably across any type of terrain. 

Spring is the season of renewal, making it the ideal time to refresh not just your home but also your outdoor gear. As you clear out the old and make room for the new, consider the benefits of upgrading your hats, jackets, shirts, pants, and boots for every journey that lies ahead. 

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