Car manufacturers test their vehicles under extreme conditions, because who knows if their consumer'll drive conservatively, or crash into telephone poles at mach speed due to a sticky gas pedal while trying to drive conservatively. Of the belief that clothing manufacturers oughta do the same, TAD Gear. Based in Dogpatch, TAD (aka Triple Aught Design) hawks a super technical-yet-stylish line of field-ready apparel and accessories that's been perfected/abused in hairy scenarios that range from horseback trekking in the Andes, to canyoning in Zion National Park, to summiting Mt. Hood, so it should probably keep you
safe and warm on MUNI. New apparel offerings include the heavy duty Spectre Hoodie in durable/waterproof "Shark Skin" (with 9 pockets and full venting pit zips), the high-stretch poly/lycra pullover with reinforced elbows and a single-zippered chest pocket, and the Stealth soft shell hoodie with welded pocket sleeves that're pre-shaped for the natural hang of your arms (so short and shriveled?). Accessory-wise, TAD's just released both the compact LiteSpeed daypack that rocks a removable waste belt and indestructible reverse coil YKK zippers, and the Camelback Delta 5 Tactical Hydration Vest made of Cordura mesh with a built-in "water beast" bladder that accommodates 3 liters of liquid or one platypus. TAD also stocks stuff from vendors deemed as uncommon/uncompromising as they are, like LED flashlights and headlamps by SureFire, and rounded titanium flasks by Snow Peak, which're perfect for those who drink conservatively, and Toyota execs.