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ATTENTION all VMI parents and future RATS:

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of items your child needs for matriculation?

Are you unsure what brands and types of items will work best for the rigors of military school life?

Are you afraid you might purchase something for you child that could get them in trouble?

Are you concerned about the number of hours/days/weeks it will take you to find all these items?

Are you trying to find an affordable solution to solve all these problems?

Then we can help!

Our packing list has been compiled from the recommendations of countless alumni from the classes of 2017 to 2025.

Our products have been vetted through personal experience and are exactly what you child will need to succeed and thrive in the uncertain VMI system.

If you have more directed questions regarding the packing list, specific items, customizing the packing list or about VMI in general please don’t hesitate to contact us!

If you need additional assistance outside of messaging let us know and an associate will reach out to you personally.

In order to express its support for the Rat Mass of 2025+3, FEX Gear will donate a percentage of all profits to the future Class of 2028's fund.

FEX Gear LLC is owned and operated by VMI alumni and U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officers.


VMI Mandatory Packing List 2024


PACK DOES NOT INCLUDE: pillow, personal hygiene items, or duffle bag.


Includes all the items below:


•1 Black Camelbak Hydration Pack 50oz

•14 White Premium Boxer Briefs

•7 Black Hanes Sport Compression Shorts

•10 White Hanes Sport Racerback Compression Sports Bras (females only)

•14 White Hanes Crew Neck T-Shirts
•14 Pairs White Hanes Athletic Ankle Socks 
•14 Pairs Hanes Black Crew Dress Socks
•10 Pairs Black Fox River Combat Boot Socks

•2 Pairs Saucony Running Shoes

•5 Premium Hotel Quality Bath Towels 27×50 White

•1 Premium Hotel Quality Wash Cloth 13×13 White

•1 Pair of Slider Shower Shoes
•1 Premium Comforter Navy Blue 94x66 Twin XL
•3 Premium T-180 Twin XL 66×115 White Flat Sheets
•3 Premium T-180 42x36 White Pillow Cases 
•1 Black Swim Trunks or Conservative One Piece Swimsuit
•1 Boxing Mouth Guard
•1 Casio Sports Watch

Images Provided by Adrea Thomas Photography

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