We just hit our 100th article on Best Military Surplus! I think it’s time to look at all the great military surplus gear out, and rank it according to several of their characteristics. They will be ranked on: usefulness, cool factor, customer reviews and just plane how much we like them.
You can see we are a little bit partial to guns and knives, as most of them are ranked higher than clothing items. Be sure to let us know how your list would be compared to ours, what we messed up, or if you thought it was spot on.
Top 25 Military Surplus Items
#25. ALICE Pack
The ALICE Pack is an all-purpose lightweight case is from a design from the 50′s and 60′s. Only modified for current day use. Much lighter and better for traveling. There are several models, depending on what gear or heavy guns your bringing along.
Read Our Full Article on the ALICE Pack | Check Availability of the ALICE Pack
#24. Mummy Sleeping Bag
There are so many different types and models for this, we picked the item and not a specific bag. That depends on your situation and budget. Whether you are camping in the mountains or planning on taking a leave as an Eskimo. Your best bet is to read the differences in our article below.
Read Our Full Article on the Mummy Sleeping Bags | Choose from the different kinds available
#23. Camo Case Pepper Spray w/ Keyring
Police quality, high stopping power, with a cool camo case.
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#22. Air Force Flight Jacket
We gave one of these away to our newsletter subscribers actually. If you want to dress up like Tom Cruise (yeah he was in the Navy we know).
Read Our Full Article on the Air Force Flight Jacket | Buy an Air Force Flight Jacket
#21. Folding Kayak
These Kayaks collapse into smaller units that can be transported with ease. An items used by special forces.
Read Our Full Article on these Special Forces Folding Kayaks | Check Pricing & Availability
#20. M65 Field Jacket
For warmth and protection, this is the jacket of choice. Comes in a variety of camo colors, and a removable liner.
Read Our Full Article on The M-65 Field Jacket Here | Purchase an M-65 Field Jacket
Six tools, 12 features, this model received amazing reviews, very high quality.
Click here to read customer reviews and buy a Swiss Army Knife
#18. The Classic BDU
#16. Survival Kit
#15. MRE – Ready To Eat Meal
Maybe not the best tasting meal you’ll ever eat, but what kinds of meals are available, who eats these, are they right for you?
Read Our Full Article on MREs Here | See The Selection of MREs available to buy
#14. Wooly Pull Sweater
We talk a lot about the wooly pully here, even worn in one of our weekly videos. You can see our review below.
Read Full Review (video and text) here | Click for Pricing & Availability
#13. Tommy Gun
Designed for our military actually (I know your were thinking that this was just a gun for the mob). Learn about it and buy it below.
Read Our Full Article on the Tommy Gun Here | Click Here For Pricing & Purchasing
The Pistol you know and love. For close range shooting. Used by our military, very easy to use.
Shown with other guns in our Punisher Gear article | See Pricing & Availability on the 9mm
It’s easy to guess why we picked them. But some of you may ask, are these really military items? We debate that in our article below.
Should Stun Guns Replace Guns In The Military | Buy Yourself A Stun Gun
#10. Ontario Knife & Sheaths
A wide variety of knives and sheaths comes from their experience and years in the marketplace.
See Our Complete Article of Top 5 Knife Sheath | See Pricing & Availability On These Sheaths
#9. Big Aviator Glasses
These have a very special place in the hearts of those who love movies like Top Gun. Worn by pilots to keep the sun out from almost all angles.
Read Our Full Article on Reflective Aviator Sunglasses | Buy A Pair
#8. Tactical Combat Knife
Don’t you think that this is one of the coolest looking knives you’ve ever seen? Finger guard, teflon coating, sheath included. Check it out.
See The Knife In Our Jack Bauer 24 Gear Article | See pricing & availability on this combat knife
#7. KA-BAR Knives
The name of their company has a unique story. One thing is clear though, they are well-respected for their quality, in the military and out.
Read Our Full Article on KA-BAR Knives | Buy A KA-BAR Knife
#6. M79 Grenade Launcher
You may be asking, can I buy one of these? Is your mouth watering at the thought?
Click To Read Our Full Article on The M79 Grenade Launcher | Or Click Here To Skip Straight To Buying One
#5. A Sailors Friend – The Multi-Tool
I have seen first hand on ships how these can be quite useful. With many functions and good reviews, these Gerbers are a good buy (well-priced too).
Buy it for yourself
#4. Throughout History – The M1911 Pistol
One of the best handguns out there. Used in Terminator 2, Saving Private Ryan and other movies. It has been used for decades and loved by many people. If you don’t know about this pistol it’s time to learn.
Read Our Full Article on the M1911 Pistol | Buy An M1911 Pistol
#3. Cold Steel FGX Knives – Undetectable?
Several models, most of them are incredibly cool looking. Even claims that they are undetectable on an airplane.
Read the article on these Cold Steel FGX Knives to learn more | See Pricing & Availability
#2. Camouflage Spray Paint For Your Gun
Something fairly new for the military to do/allow. Turning guns into their camouflaged counterparts. You can actually do it to your own gun too.
Read Our Full Article on Camo Guns | Get the spray paint and do it yourself
And the #1 item is…..
#1. P90 Submachine Gun
One of the coolest weapons, used in my favorite show SG-1. Higher powered, fires insanely fast. Great at close and long ranged. If you really want to do something spectactular get one of these for each hand. I wouldn’t choose another gun over this one.
Read Our Full Article on the P90 | Treat Yourself To One, Buy A P90
Rankings by Bill Wayne, member of the Best Military Surplus team.