Armed with military-grade rain gear for a job well done, some Americans are spending more on it than they’d like, but the options are often expensive and difficult to find.
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Military rain gear Military gear is often described as a “last resort” for many Americans who do not have the money or the skills to use them.
Many are forced to rely on the military for essential supplies like boots and water filters, but some are taking a gamble and opting for military-level gear that is more cost-effective.
Military equipment can save you money, but how much?
CNN Money will tell you how much you can save if you use military-quality gear at home and for work.
Military gear can save money If you need more than one type of military-type gear, military-specific gear can be cheaper than regular civilian clothing.
For example, the Military Clothing Corp. sells military-style jeans that are more durable than traditional military pants.
But you can also get military-looking gear for less money by buying clothing for home use, which is less expensive than buying military-related gear.
Military-grade gear is also more economical than regular clothing.
A standard Army jacket is $80, while a military-standard T-shirt is $45.
Military pants cost $80 in stores and $90 in online retailers.
Military gloves are $100 for a pair of standard military gloves, and $140 for a military pair of gloves for $60 in stores.
Military boots cost $150, while military socks cost $20.
Military jackets are $140, while standard military-size jackets cost $125.
Military goggles are $150 for a standard military goggles, while an army-grade version costs $175.
Military hats are $120 for a navy-colored version, while the Army-grade one is $70.
Military T-shirts are $40 for a black-and-white version, and a military version for $70 in stores, while it is available online for $65 in stores (the military version is $140 in stores).
Military pants are $80 for a single-layer pair, while one for military pants is $65.
Military shorts are $30, while navy- and black-striped versions cost $70 (the navy-stripes cost $120 and the black-strips cost $100).
Military boots are $160 for a regular military boot, and another $120 in stores for a Navy-style military boot.
Military socks are $70, while regular military socks are sold in stores ($60 in store).
Military gloves cost $60, while Army-style gloves are sold online for only $40.
Military helmets are $110 for a white-and gold-colored helmet, while black-colored versions are $85.
Military caps are $180 for a one-size-fits-all, three-layer, cap-shaped cap, while two-piece caps are available online.
Military trousers are $90, while army-style trousers are sold at stores for $90.
Military sandals are $115, while khaki-patterned versions are available in stores or online for less.
Military sunglasses are $20, while more expensive versions are sold as a pair at stores (shoes are $60).
Military sandal straps are $25, while white- and navy-color versions are also available in online stores (Shoes and sandals cost $75).
Military socks cost more than a pair for military socks, and are sold separately (shoelaces cost $45).
Military jackets can be $140 and up in stores while the army-type jacket is only $60.
Military hoodies are $130 for a two-layer hoodie and $80 at online retailers, while sandals and gloves are available for only about $20 (shoe hoodies cost $30).
Military hats cost $180, while brown-and white-colored hat versions are only $110.
Military earmuffs are $10 at online stores, and military- and military style-specific earmuff accessories are sold for $10.
Military headphones are $65 at online dealers.
Military sneakers are $35, while civilian-style sneakers are available at online vendors.
Military t-shirts can be purchased at most stores for about $15.
Military coats and pants are available through military-supply stores, but are more expensive than civilian-type clothing.
Military clothing can save more than $2,000 per year Military clothing costs $1,300 per pair, or $30 per month, in stores; for a four-month-a-year membership, that’s about $8,000.
Military uniforms are $600 a pair, for a six-month subscription, or about $12,000 a year, in the military-supporting