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Spring 2020 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with @robomurray
February 29, 2020

Spring 2020 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with @robomurray

Belly up to the Bar with @robomurray

An uncommon day (February 29) seemed like a fitting time to feature an uncommon dude, Robo Murray, as our Grab a Beer With OTTE Gear interviewee. We learned about Robo from our Canadian friends at Parabellum Prime who said we should definitely check him out. While his day job is in the Information Security space focused on OSINT, his passions are Firearms, Firearms training, Airsoft, and Milsim which led him to his pursuits working for WGT Consulting on the side. Somehow he also finds the time to create rad combat-inspired casual clothing (http://www.robo-apparel.com/).  You can learn a lot more about him in our interview below, or by visiting his various social media platforms.

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Aconcagua, Argentina
January 28, 2020

Aconcagua, Argentina

January 2020 – William Todd Fairbairn, Founder & CEO of OTTE Gear

GaitersClimbing is a sport where no matter how hard you train and prepare there are always elements that are out of your control, not least of which are the weather and your DNA.  These was front and center as I attempted to climb Aconcagua last month, Argentina’s and South America’s tallest mountain.  The mountain reaches 23,000 feet. The air gets thin and hard to breath the higher you climb.  It is not considered tall enough to require bottled oxygen and while there are drugs you can take to help mask the physical pain of the high altitude, only your DNA will predict how you perform up high.  Needless to say, my DNA did not help me.  I woke up gasping for air and moved extremely slowly above 14,000’.  

OTTE Gear Multicam Gaiters (shown in photo)

 

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10K Instragram Followers Winner announced on Instagram!
December 17, 2019

10K Instragram Followers Winner announced on Instagram!

One lucky person will win over $4000 in prizes from OTTE Gear and our sponsors. All you have to do is start following on Instagram.  

1). Follow OTTE Gear

2). Follow as many of our other sponsors that you want

( the more you follow, the more chances you are entered to win! )

Click here for how to enter!

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Aconcagua, Argentina
December 10, 2019

Volume 1: An Origin Story

December 2019 – William Todd Fairbairn, Founder & CEO of OTTE Gear

It has been 15 years since I entered this industry with the 2004 SHOT Show debut of my brand, OTTE Gear and I think it’s about time I let folks know a little about me and the brand. The whole idea for the brand was born after hearing from our friends that were deployed to Afghanistan. They told us that the clothing they were using did not work well in the Himalayan environment nor did it hold up to their use and abuse. Many opted to use their civilian clothing in the most subdued colors available and black out the logos with a Sharpie marker. They knew that my partners and I had worked for The North Face so they reached out and asked for help designing better clothing systems.

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November 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Joe Fasanella
November 07, 2019

November 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Joe Fasanella

Our first beer with our fellow New Yorker, Joe Fasanella (@grayfighter1 / Condition Gray) took place at the 2012 SHOT Show. There is a lot to say about this guy – not only is he a counterterrorism expert, trainer and educator, he is also an entrepreneur who “had us at hello” with his Sling Retainer Catch available here.
 
So, belly up to the bar and read more fascinating tidbits about November's operator. 

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    FEATURED in Recoil magazine
    October 01, 2019

    FEATURED in Recoil magazine

    Thanks to its long-standing team up with Andrew Bawidimann, we think of Otte Gear as the original purveyor of tactical artwork. Its Poppies of War print is an almost subtle mash-up of toes-in-the-warm-sand comfort and Taliban-era sentiment. At first glance, it’s a broad, vaguely organic pattern; but a focused gaze reveals a smattering of weapons that are familiar to anyone who’s spent some time in Afghanistan.

    Check out our Aloha design.

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    October 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Joe Savio
    October 01, 2019

    October 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Joe Savio

    We met October's GAB Friend at the range and have ben friends ever since: Joe Savio. @savior_gst

    We met Joe on the range a while back and were instantly charmed by his skills and his humor. He is the owner of GST Training & Consulting, partner in Modern Materiel, the first and only New Jersey AR-15 manufacturer focusing on law enforcement, and Relations Manager for Holosun Optics among other firearms and defense industry companies. Drummer/Shooter/Tequila connoisseur...clearly he is a very good guy to know.

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    September 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear @uptomyassinbrass
    September 01, 2019

    September 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear @uptomyassinbrass

    beers with was short-lived yet deeply satisfying: @UPTOMYASSINBRASS (aka Jon).

    It started way back when we were searching for someone to join our team as a friend/advisor/specialist, someone who not only enjoys OTTE Gear but also lives and breathes our industry AND has great character. We were already fans of @UTMAIB and he graciously accepted the role. Jon is an avid shooter, loves all things pew pew and engages consistently with those eager to learn more. He has a fetish for Multicam and, not gonna to lie, looks good in it. So let’s grab a cold one with @UPTOMYASSINBRASS and learn more.

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    August 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Zach Stone
    August 01, 2019

    August 2019 Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear with Zach Stone

    This month we are launching our new series, Grab a Beer with OTTE Gear, where we…well…grab a beer with some of our favorite characters who inhabit the OTTE world we live in and have them answer a series of questions meant to probe and expose their innermost thoughts and feelings. Or at least give us a good laugh.

    We start with our very own Zach Stone, heralded manager of our social media & marketing. Zach is a Kiwi who grew up in Australia. During a trip to Italy back in the free and easy days, he met the love of his life, followed her back to the USA, got hitched and some time later made 2 beautiful babies (not at the same time). Zach is passionate about what he does in our industry. He is an avid outdoorsman, adventurer, shooter and all around ridgy-didge guy. So let's not drink with the flies, crack open a cold one and get to know a little more about him.

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