The Tactical Chef Apron from Think Geek is designed to equip specialist forces on the outdoor grilling front, making it a great gift for chefs on the go. Think of it as a kind of wearable case for the tools of combating cookout challenges. Playing on the look of a military Kevlar vest, with the word

CHEF

emblazoned in white on giant Velcro patches, the black cotton apron is fitted with hanging cloth loops for holding spatulas, knives, tongs and other tools; metal utility clips; and a variety of pockets, pouches and modular webbing, front and back, for toting everything from condiments to cans of beer (or soda). The manufacturer jokingly suggests accessorizing the Tactical Chef Apron with a full riot suit, but producing a tender steak should suffice.

Tactical Chef Apron is $34.99 at www.thinkgeek.com.