Part 2 of the ‘What Would’ series, see the previous article ‘What Would Batman Buy From A Military Surplus Store?‘
It’s only fitting that we begin season 8 of 24 with a feature of the man himself, Jack Bauer, his gear & gadgets. The story of this article, Jack must search military surplus stores and replace all his 24 gear. This is his his most memorable gear used in 24.
Is it a man purse? Is wearing a man purse OK for guys? The answer to both is NO, to disagree you would have to be a woman. Jack Bauer is the only character on TV who can match legends such as Chuck Norris and John McClain in pure masculine awesomeness. The Jack Sack’s purpose to hold the rest of the 24 gear and gadgets.
See Jack Sack
Can you imagine Jack Bauer in any other sunglasses? I sure don’t. These are stylish and are worn by too few people.
Ray Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses
Maybe you are hesitant to go after any phone featured on 24 as they seem to run out of batteries just when needed most. But that is to fill plot holes by the writers, not the actual phones fault. This is a phone Jack can use anywhere, except when under power lines.
I880 Nextel Motorola Cell Phone
Special Ops Watches
Jack isn’t known for flashy clothes or showing off expensive fashion choices…Except perhaps his watch. He wears a special ops watch that runs several hundred dollars. The ruggedness is important for all the beatings he takes, cars he crashes, electrical shocks he gets tortured with, you get the idea.
Special Ops Watches from Amazon
You may be thinking “what does Jack need this pocket scope for? he has super vision”. Sorry that is actually Superman, who is slightly less cool and powerful than Jack.
Brunton Echo Pocket Scope 7×18
Body Armor Vest
Yes I know it’s nearly impossible for an enemy to land a bullet shot on Jack, but in case they do, this is an easy fix to not kill off the main character of the show. The one in the picture is Israeli made and of high quality, where Jack’s is of a cheaper variety.
Body Armor Store
What good are hand cuffs against the enemies in 24? I really don’t know…
Stainless Steel Handcuffs
This combat knife is perfect for intimidating minor characters. Whether they are guilty or innocent, once Jack is holding this to your neck you’ll be sure to spill your guts. You can get one for yourself at this link:
Mantis MF4HC Tactical Combat Knife G10 Handle
Ah yes, where would we be without Jack’s signature hoodie?
What would he wear if he didn’t have this? For everyone’s sake look at the following picture and see what would happen if he didn’t have his hoodie.
Everyone needs to get a hoodie to counter that picture above. If you’re a man, get one of these:
Russell Athletic Men’s Dri-Power Hooded Pullover Fleece Sweatshirt
Written by Bill Wayne, member of the Best Military Surplus team