Friday, October 31, 2014

Hill People Gear Original Kit Bag - Review





Today we are taking a look at the Hill People Gear Original Kit Bag.
Enjoy the Review.

As seen in the Blood Moon Night Hike Adventure :
LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbJm2NfVTGo

Price : $105

To Purchase :

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/CategoryID/1/ProductID/1/Default.aspx

This is what Hill People Gear call their Kit Bags but I often refer to it as a chest rig.

Some may see a slight similarity to the Ribz pack which I have shown off in the past but this is a completely different piece of kit.  Instead of having two pouches on your sides, you have one main pouch in the middle of your chest.

There are multiple version of the Hill People Gear Kit Bag.
There is a Heavy Recon Kit Bag which is bigger.  There is runners kit bag which is thinner  So on and so forth.

If you decide that you would like to pick up one of these kits, make you you get the right one for you.

Weight: 1.00 lb
Length: 2.00 in
Width: 11.50 in
Height: 7.50 in

When it comes to use, this is how my testing has unfolded so far.
This has been my hiking pack for the last couple of weeks.
Right around 40 miles worth of trail time.
Temps ranging from 60 to 35.

Dry to light rain.

Very comfortable to wear and semi easy to adjust while wearing it.  Front straps are very easy to adjust but the side straps are difficult to do unless you take it off.

When the temps were in the 60s and I was exerting my self, I could feel heat building up underneath the pouch.  At temps around 30 - 50 I didn’t notice this at all.

Naturally if you have something against your body, there will be heat and possible sweat.  Speaking of sweat, no issues with the straps or the back.  Some sweat build up with the pouch on warmer days and with a good pace.

As far as looks go, I love it and I’ve had a good bit of conversations about it while out hiking.  The size of this pack is what I call perfect.  You can carry a knife, a couple of flashlights and batteries, a first aid kit, your phone, a firearm if you carry and conceal and even a poncho.

color
black
coyote brown
foliage grey
ranger green

velcro compatible: yes

But I would have liked to see more Velcro.  At least 3 - 4 inches.

Loops on the back of the second pocket would be beneficial

The original Kit Bag includes the following features:

500d nylon construction

quick access concealed pistol compartment

mesh backed H-harness allows you to wear the Kit Bag by itself or underneath of a pack

elastic keepers for the H-harness straps

Velcro loop and dummy cord loop in pistol compartment allow for

various retention options

tabs with grimlocs at the top for hanging on another pack, or for use with Lifter Straps (included) for docking to a host pack
tabs on the bottom for attaching to another pack, or for use with the Stabilizer Kit (optional) for running with

Front zippered access flat pocket with two interior slot pockets with

large 1" deep main compartment with dual interior slot pockets with

YKK zippers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Medical Supplies - USMC FILBE - Corpsman Assault Pack




Today we are looking at the medical supplies that I received with my purchase of the USMC FILBE - Corpsman Assault Pack.

If you would like to see the preview of the Corpsman Assault pack, here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYJGGDa2wM


Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Falling Leaves Overnight Adventure - INTRO



This is the INTRO for our latest Overnight Adventure, Falling Leaves.
The actual Adventure is coming soon.
Enjoy.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pouches and Accessories - USMC FILBE - Corpsman Assault Pack



Today we are looking at all of the Pouches and Accessories for the USMC FILBE - Corpsman Assault Pack.

If you would like to see the preview of the Corpsman Assault pack, here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTYJGGDa2wM


Monday, October 20, 2014

tmart.com SS-A100 Flashlight - Review





Today we are reviewing the tmart.com SS-A100 950 Lumen Flashlight.  Kick back and enjoy.



http://www.tmart.com/SS-A100-CREE-XM-T6-8W-950LM-3-Mode-Focus-Flashlight-Black_p136633.html

$21.99

SS-A100 CREE/XM-T6 8W 950LM 3 Mode Focus Flashlight
Black in color

Smile Shark - ???

950 Lumens on the highest setting
I couldn’t find any information on the low setting but it is at least half of the max setting.

Strobe is very bright

Focus able bean which I use more than I expected.

I have had at least and I mean at LEAST 60 hours worth of trail time with this light and I love it.

For me, this is one of the best hiking lights that I have used in a very long time.  It’s so bright that it literally illuminates everything!

When it comes to durability, I have accidentally dropped it 3.5 ft onto crushed gravel and there were no issues.

I have also carried this light in numerous rains; incredibly heavy rain to light drizzle.

Again no issues.
I wouldn’t toss this into a river or body of water though and honestly, I wouldn’t do that with any flashlight.

This light runs on two different types of batteries;

1- 18650
or 3-AA.

Do yourself a favor, order some cheap 18650 batteries and enjoy!

When it comes to battery life, I consider it to be very good.
One 1 TangsFire 3600 mAh battery  I’m getting around 3 - 4 hours of burn time on the highest setting.

When I go out for a night hike, I will typically bring along a back up fully charged 18650 battery and I’m set.

Key Features Flashlight
Model SS - A100
Emitter Type CREE / XM - T6
Brightness 950 Lumens
Power 8W
Bulb Quantity 1
Light Color White
LED Lifespan 100, 000 hours
Modes 3
Mode Arrangement Hi - Lo - Strobe
Lighting Distance 500 m
Battery Configuration 1 x 18650 or 3 x AA batteries
Input Voltage 3.6 - 4.2V
Runtime 2 - 4 hours
Switch Type Clicky / Clickie
Switch Location Tail - cap
Lens Convex Lens
Special Features Zoomable
Material Aluminum
Color Black
Dimensions 5.31" x 1.37" x 1.10" / (13.5 x 3.5 x 2.8) cm (L x Head Dia.x Body Dia.)
Weight 162g / 5.71oz empty 6.9oz with 18650 battery


Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ThruNite T20T - Preview and Test




Today we are taking a look at the ThruNite T20T flashlight.


Official Store: http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-t20t/
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MA6JAOO/
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MA6JAOO
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MA6JATE/ 
Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00MA6JATE
Amazon France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00MA6JATE/
Amazon Italy: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00MA6JAOO/

$59.95
Cool White
Neutral White Versions

ThruNite T20T Titanium alloy flashlight.

You can choose CR123A, RCR123A or 16340 battery to run it with a max output of 255 lumen.

 INCLUDES : Inside, in packing foam, is the light, diffuser wand, extra o-ring, pocket clip with screws and mini-Allen key, and manual.

Features and Specifications

However, you are able to switch modes by either full off/on clicks of the switch, or a partial soft-press and release. Pressure required for the soft press takes a little getting used to, but does work (and is rare on a reverse clicky switch). Mode sequence is Lo  Med  Hi, in repeating sequence.

Thoughtfully, the T10T still works as a twisty-style light – even in titanium form. With the switch clicked in the On position, you can turn the light off/on or change modes by a simple loosen/tighten twist of the head.

There is mode memory, if you wait at least 2 secs after turning the light off before re-activating. Otherwise, you will simply change modes.

There is no strobe or SOS mode on the T20T.

Fluted edges at the top so you can turn on and off the flash light with one hand.

TIP:  install the included stainless steel pocket clip as it help with grip, bit it serves as an effective anti-roll device otherwise, there is nothing to stop rolling. The clip is not very large, and fairly lightweight, but seems to work alright as a pocket clip.  fastened by a pair of hex screws.

 Thrunite T20T: Weight: 43.1g, Length: 80.0mm, Width bezel: 20.0mm

- Cree XP-G2 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.

- Uses 1*CR123 /1*RCR123/ 1*16340 battery.

- Max output: 255 lumens with XP-G2.

- Output mode: Firefly: 0.04Lm 100hours; Low: 11Lm 19hours; High: 255Lm 55min.

- Working voltage: 0.9V-4.2V

- 80.5mm Length×20.0mm diameter.

- 43g weight without battery.

- Reverse polarity protection design to protect from improper battery installation.

- Tail-switch and twisting head design.

- Titanium alloy TC4 body with surface treatment polishing process.

- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating.

- OP reflector gives perfect flood.

- Removable clip.

- Stand on tail to serve as a candle, with the wand covered on the head.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Blood Moon - Night Hike Adventure - INTRO




This is the INTRO for the Night Hike Adventure, BLOOD MOON!  This actual Adventure is coming soon.
Enjoy and Get Ready!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Quick Response : Achluophobia (Fear of the Dark)





Today we discuss our fears of the Dark and how to overcome them so you can experience a whole new Element of hiking/backpacking enjoyment.

REMEMBER : Commonsense is VITAL!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

ThruNite Ti3 Flashlight - Giveaway




It's Flashlight Thursday and we are giving away a ThruNite Ti3.
To Enter :

1. Subscribe
2. Check out http://thrunite.com/ and pick out a flashlight that you would like to own.
3. Comment down below and let me know what it is and why you would want it.

Simple as that!
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Preview of the Ti3 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtpVGOXdu3M

Want to buy a Ti3 flashlight : http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-ti3/

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Other Links :
Amazon USA : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LUO028U/=1-1
Amazon Canada : http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00LUO028U/
Amazon Germany : http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00LUO028U/
Amazon UK : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LUO028U/
Amazon Italy : http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00LUO028U/

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$19.95

"This is the little light that can” and at first I laughted when I saw it

Available in Cool White or Neutral White
Description:

Ti3, another little key chain flashlight from ThruNite.

Small but bright (120 lumen), Simple but functional: four output modes, firefly, low, high and hidden strobe.

 I have begun testing this light out and I have some footage from when I was out doing some night hiking.

Key Features

⦁ LED: Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of

  20+years of run time.

⦁ Battery: 1 AAA battery

⦁ Dimension: 70mm(length)*14mm(head diameter)

⦁ Weight: .42oz without battery.  .9oz

⦁ Reflector: OP Reflector

⦁ Aircraft quality aluminum body structure.

⦁ Premium Type III hard anodized (Ann O - dized) anti-abrasive finish.

⦁ Waterproof to IPX-8 standard.   Protected against water submersion - The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer.  IPX-8 means suitable for continuous immersion in depths over 1 metro.  I do not know for how long though and that can vary from manufacturer.

⦁ Convenient twist switch.

⦁ Output and run time:

  Firefly: 0.04 Lm(115h), Low: 12 Lm(6.3h), High: 120Lm(0.5h), Strobe:120Lm(1 hour)

⦁ One handed operation.

Turn on /off

Easily twist the head to turn on / off  the light. Tighten the head for on and loosen for off.

Change modes

When the light is on, turn off the light and then turn on in 2 seconds to change output mode.

Memory function

Keep the light off between 2 to 10 seconds and then turn on, the output mode will keep the same as your last use.
Over 10 seconds and then turn on, the output will get back to firefly.

Hidden strobe

Cycle the “Change modes” for 6 times to activate hidden strobe mode(120Lm,13Hz).
Pros
-Very very well made
-Light weight
-The firefly mode is really very low while the high mode is exceptionally bright for such a small light.
-Very nice texture on the body with very grippy knurlings.
-Pocketclip is removable - Holds well.
Threads are very smooth, the head screws in firmly and there is no shakiness or looseness when the head is not fully tightened on the threads.
Great EDC flashlight

Tip : Buy some rechargeable batteries and save yourself some money.

Cons
Key chain attachment does not seem to be very sturdy.  I would much rather see a ring instead.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Winner Announcement - Austrian Combat Pack - Giveaway




Today we announce the Winner for the Austrian Combat Pack with Shoulder Strap from The Outdoor Gear Review and KeepShooting.com.


Preview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR1HdcnC6S8

To Purchase: http://www.keepshooting.com/austrian-combat-pack-with-shoulder-strap.html

$10.95

The Austrian Army issued this combat pack to soldiers in the 1980s. What makes this combat pack very unique is it can be either worn on a belt, or it can be carried using the included shoulder strap. Each combat pack is in very good condition and is capable of serving as an every day carry bag.

Medium sized combat packs like this Austrian Combat Pack are very popular. The size of this combat pack makes it ideal for an every day carry bag, range bag, or a bug out bag for the trunk of your car. The Austrian army is well known for issuing quality gear to their troops and this combat pack is no different.

Features:

Shoulder Strap or Belt Carry - Both are possible with this combat pack and it can be connected to the 4pc Austrian Backpack system which it would ride in the front, over the chest.
Drawstring Closure with Water Resistant Flap
Reenforced Bottom - Carry a heavier load
Interior has three separate pockets
Height 35 cm (Approximately 13.75 inches)
Width 35 cm (Approximately 13.75 inches)
Depth 13 cm (Approximately 5 inches)
2 Belt Clips
100% Nylon which is water resistant
Thick Canvas straps
All of the hardware is brass.

The inside has a divider, and the outside has attachment points for more equipment.
It would be the perfect size for a small "messenger" type bag.
Great for your fishing kit, survival pack for your vehicle or for day hikes

Military Origin Austrian
Construction Aramid
Condition Surplus Used
Weight 1.2lbs


Monday, October 6, 2014

Tactical Distributors : Shooter Performance Shirt - Review





Today we are reviewing the Tactical Distributors Shooter Performance Shirt.

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http://www.tacticaldistributors.com/shooter-performance-shirt

$24.95

Three colors : Black, Sands and urban grey

Small to XX large.

moisture wicking fabric

4 way stretch

87% Polyester
13% Spandex

Light weight shirt, 5.5oz for the small size

I like this shirt a lot and it feels terrific.  Very good feel, dries very quickly.

When it comes to improvements, I would like to see a tighter neck.  It feels a bit large to me.

- breathable

- moisture wicking fabric

- 4-way stretch articulated side panels & raglan sleeves to allow flexibility of movement.

- loop sleeve patch for your favorite morale patches and of course the TD signature logos.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ThruNite Ti3 Flashlight - Preview and Test




It's Flashlight Thursday and we are taking a look at the ThruNite Ti3.

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http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-ti3/

$19.95

"This is the little light that can” and at first I laughted when I saw it

Available in Cool White or Neutral White
Description:

Ti3, another little key chain flashlight from ThruNite.

Small but bright (120 lumen), Simple but functional: four output modes, firefly, low, high and hidden strobe.

 I have begun testing this light out and I have some footage from when I was out doing some night hiking.

Key Features

⦁ LED: Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of

  20+years of run time.

⦁ Battery: 1 AAA battery

⦁ Dimesion: 70mm(length)*14mm(head diameter)

⦁ Weight: .42oz without battery.  .9oz

⦁ Reflector: OP Reflector

⦁ Aircraft quality aluminum body structure.

⦁ Premium Type III hard anodized (Ann O - dized) anti-abrasive finish.

⦁ Waterproof to IPX-8 standard.   Protected against water submersion - The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer.  IPX-8 means suitable for continuous immersion in depths over 1 metro.  I do not know for how long though and that can vary from manufacturer.

⦁ Convenient twist switch.

⦁ Output and run time:

  Firefly: 0.04 Lm(115h), Low: 12 Lm(6.3h), High: 120Lm(0.5h), Strobe:120Lm(1 hour)

⦁ One handed operation.

Turn on /off

Easily twist the head to turn on / off  the light. Tighten the head for on and loosen for off.

Change modes

When the light is on, turn off the light and then turn on in 2 seconds to change output mode.

Memory function

Keep the light off between 2 to 10 seconds and then turn on, the output mode will keep the same as your last use.
Over 10 seconds and then turn on, the output will get back to firefly.

Hidden strobe

Cycle the “Change modes” for 6 times to activate hidden strobe mode(120Lm,13Hz).
Pros
-Very very well made
-Light weight
-The firefly mode is really very low while the high mode is exceptionally bright for such a small light.
-Very nice texture on the body with very grippy knurlings.
-Pocketclip is removable - Holds well.
Threads are very smooth, the head screws in firmly and there is no shakiness or looseness when the head is not fully tightened on the threads.
Great EDC flashlight

Tip : Buy some rechargeable batteries and save yourself some money.

Cons
Key chain attachment does not seem to be very sturdy.  I would much rather see a ring instead.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Red Rock Outdoor Gear - Mavrik Pouches and Accessories




We've looked at the S.08 Sling Pack, the U.45 Backpack and today we are taking a look at many of the Mavrik Pouches and Accessories.

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15" PADDED LAPTOP SLEEVE $27.00

There is a 13” padded sleeve for $25

- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 11"W x 15"H x 1.5”D
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DOUBLE RIFLE MAG POUCH
$17.00
The Double Rifle Mag Pouch/ 20-30RD rifle magazines.
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 4.5"L x 2.25"W x 8.25”H
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LARGE MEDIC POUCH
$21.00
The Large Medic Pouch
- Storage for trauma first aid kit
- Hi-Vis cross on top allows it to be located easily
- Internal organization dividers and elastic loops
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 7.5" x 5.0"H x 3.0”D

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DOUBLE PISTOL CLIP POUCH
$15.00

The Double Pistol Mag Pouch fits most pistol mags.
- Adjustable pouch for two pistol clips
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 4.5"L x 1.5"W x 5.25”H
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PADDED TABLET SLEEVE
$22.00
Our Padded Tablet Sleeve
hook and loop fastened top flap
zippered mesh pocket
- Fits iPad and most competing tablet modles
- Zippered mesh slip pocket for chargers, headphones, and accessories
- Velcro top flap makes a snug and secure fit
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 8.0"W x 10.0"H x 0.5”D
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MEDIA POUCH
$17.00
The Media Pouch
- Ideal storage for smart phones, cameras, and MP3 players
- Three soft lined compartments to store and protect contents
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 4.5"L x 4.0"W x 6.5”H
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MOLDED VELCRO HOLSTER
$15.00
The Moled Velcro Holster
- Fits popular small to large frame pistols
- Reversible snap closure strap
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 7.0"L x 5.0"W x 2.5”H
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LARGE PADDED POUCH
$22.00
The Large Padded Pouch

- Perfect for binoculars, medical equipment, cameras, and electronics
- Padded walls secure internal contents
- Zippered mesh slip pocket for chargers, memory cards, and accessories
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 6.5"W x 7.5"H x 3.0”D
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MESH WINDOW POUCH 5" X 7.5”
$15.00
The Mesh Window Pouch

- Ideal storage for travel accessories and frequently used items
- Mesh window makes contents visible and simple to locate
- Compresses easily when not in use
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 5.0"W x 7.5"H x 3.0”D
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MESH WINDOW POUCH 4" X 5"

$11.00
The Mesh Window Pouch
- Ideal storage for travel accessories and frequently used itmes
- Mesh window makes contents visible and simple to locate
- Compresses easily when not in use
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 4.0"W x 5.0"H x 3.0”D
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MULTI POCKET PANEL 18”
$15.00
The Multi Pocket Panel
- Zippered mesh pockets for Mavrik compatible gear
- Ideal for side panels of Mavrik backpacks
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 18.0"W x 5.0”H
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SIDE PANEL POUCH 15”
$22.00
The Side Panel Pouch
- Interior compartmentalization for Mavrik compatible gear
- Padded walls secure internal contents
- Two external zippered mesh slip pockets
- Lightweight 600 Denier Polyester Construction
- Measures: 15.0" x 5.0"H x 4.0"D

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