There use to be a well known Army Navy Store here in the Philadelphia Suburbs that was family owned and we use to go there to get our cub scout gear. They had shovels camping gear, sleeping bags and war props. Those were fun days for us but that industry just faded away in South Eastern Pennsylvania. It’s hard to even find a place where you can check out a Swiss Army Knive. The internet is a booming industry but there is still so much competition amongst brick and mortar stores. I have friends that shop at Victoria’s Secret for clothing for their wives because shopping online is too hard. In this industry the same things happen for women trying to find the correct style and color of tactical clothing. Many will ask what multi-cam is and what color is coyote brown.
On the other hand the average guy will have no idea how to explain what color turquoise is and is going to want to walk into a store to see it. Backpacks and duty bags are Mission driven and tactical clothing is no different. The differences between 100% cotton ripstop pants, Blackhawk Polycotton ripstop pants, Tru Spec Polycotton ripstop and 5.11 lightweight tactical pants are also very different. Pocket designs are unique, some are good for a knife, others have different cargo pockets and may or may not work for you. We got asked this question all the time about the differences between Eotac and Woolrich Elite tactical clothing. All of these products have their pros and cons and it really depends on what your needs are.