Monday, October 31, 2016

Savotta Kevyt Rajapartioreppu Backpack - Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Savotta Kevyt Rajapartioreppu Backpack, straight from Finland!


Links : :

Savotta web site:

Price : $153.99USD / 169.99 eur

Weight : 3.85lbs / 1.75 kg.

Features : Originally designed for the Border Guard, this pack is known as the Light Border Patrol.  It is a compact pack, very simple and versatile.   Very narrow in shape, meant to carry your gear while being out of the way. Perfect for hunting, bushcraft and even skiing.

Aluminium Frame.

Waste belt which can be folded around if not wanted.

25 L

Dimensions: height 50 cm, width 25 cm, depth 20 cm.

19.6” x 9.8” x 7.87”

The total volume: about 25 l.

Materials: 1000D Cordura, metal buckles and 8 mm spiraalivetoketjut.

Ranka: DUR-aluminum.

Color: black.

The product has a five-year material and workmanship warranty.

The Key Flag product, manufactured in Finland

Review :

This is another terrific product from the company known as Savotta!  It’s built to be tough, military grade while being functional.  It also looks awesome in my opinion.

The pack is small but it can hold a lot!  For the last couple of months this has served me while day hiking and with my bushcraft overnight adventure.

I love the external features which allow for the carry of a rifle; attached my 22lr and didn’t notice that it was there.

The waist belt is simple but effect and can be wrapped around the pack when not needed.  Also it can be used to help secure your external loadout.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Battlbox Mission 20 - Unboxing and Discussion

Battlbox Mission 20 Box; the unboxing and discussion begins now.

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Battlbox :  This is the dominating survival subscription box if there is one who can hold that title.  Over the years as Susan and I have taken a look at these type of monthly boxes, there is one that our viewers have been not only asking about but vouching for and that would be the Battlbox.

Each Box is a mission: For example this is Mission #18 which is all about fishing.  You may be wondering if every box

Only for the USA and the 50 States.

4 tiers :

Basic : 24.99  Receive 4-7 hand selected items from survival tools and manuals to emergency supplies and EDC gear.

Advanced : 49.99 Receive 6-10 hand-selected items. Additions includes 2-3 higher value items such as tactical pens, camp stoves, water purification and more.

Pro : 99.99 For the serious professional. Receive 7-11 items. Additions includes 1-2 kickass products such as tents, survival watches and tactical belts.

Pro Plus : 149.99 For the elite collector & big spender. KOTM included in each box, blade brands like Kershaw, Spyderco, Mantis, 5.11, Gerber, SOG, Buck, Fox, and many more.

If you have signed up before 8PM EST on the 3rd of each month, your BattlBox will ship by the 9th of that month, and should arrive no later than the 15th. If you sign up after 8PM EST on the the 3rd, your Battlbox shipment will begin on the following month. For example, if you subscribe on APRIL 2nd, your BattlBox will ship by APRIL 9th. If you subscribe on APRIL 9th, your first Battlbox will ship by MAY 9th.

Yes! It is almost impossible to include enough “cool” gear in each box for the entire thing to be themed, but certain products in each box WILL be themed each month for a different survival or tactical scenario. For us, this is one of the most fun parts of creating each box, and we look forward to sending some of the stuff we’ve found!

The values of the products are all right on par with what I was able to find online.  Good for you guys.  My advice to the company is to keep it real when it comes to the value of the gear that you offer.  It’s easy to add a few dollars on there and you will get busted.  If you list the value, people will check on it.  Countless sub boxes do this and we have busted many of them for going over the top.

The first thing that hit when I opened these boxes is that these are serious monthly subscription boxes.  The gear, the products are all name brand, high quality products and there is no cheap chinese products.

The biggest down fall that we have seen with monthly subscription boxes is that they pack into these boxes a ton of inexpensive chinese junk; that is not the case here with the battlboxes. When you get high quality products you feel like you are getting your monies worth and when you don’t it’s natural to feel like you are getting screwed.

Battlbox has a huge following and a very active forum which I enjoyed spending some time.  One cool thing about the forum is that subscribers can buy, sell and trade unwanted gear if there is something that they don’t need.  This is an awesome function to the site.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Terra Peak 55:20 Explorer Backpack - Review

Today Luke and Susan review the Terra Peak 55:20 Explorer backpack.


Links :

Amazon :

Uk Web Site :

Sold on Amazon for $110.99

Cost : 75 British pounds

55L and Extra 20L of storage

 Weight only 4.4 lb (2 kg)

Materials:  FEATURES

- “Terra Pro” polyester fabrics

- Fully adjustable “Pro Mech” back panel

- Hydration system compatible

- Extra 20L of storage under hood and in side pockets

- Lower access to main compartment with divider

- Ice axe and walking pole attachment system

- Zipped map pocket on front panel


Main Fabric: 600D “Terra Pro” Ripstop Polyester
Trim Fabric: 600D “Terra Pro” Polyester
Air mesh padding

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Epic Cross Country Road Trip Adventure - Part 5 - The Finale

Luke and his TWIN brother Trailblazer wrap up their Epic Road Trip across the country!  Thank you so much for joining us on this adventure, we hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we did.

15+ States,
Lots of laughs,
Incredible locations,
5,000 miles,
6 days,
some good music,
and more!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Olight R50 Seeker Rechargeable Flashlight – Review

For the Flashlight Lovers out there, today Luke is reviewing the Olight R50 Seeker Rechargeable Flashlight!


Price : $120
•       Output / Runtime:
◦                                            Turbo: 2500 Lumens / 2 Minute Burst then down to 800 for 150 minutes
◦                                            High: 1200 Lumens / 12 Minute Burst then to 800 lumens for an additional 130 minutes.
◦                                            Medium: 300 Lumens / 6 Hours
◦                                            Low: 50 Lumens / 50 Hours
•       Peak Beam Distance: 297 Meters 974 ft
•       Peak Beam Intensity: 22,000cd
•       Lens: Double-sided anti-reflective tempered glass
•       LED: CREE XHP-50
•       Dimensions:
◦                                            Length: 5.24"
◦                                            Head Diameter: 1.65"
◦                                            Body Diameter: 1.26"
◦                                            Weight: 8.99 oz (Including Battery)
Runs on 1 x 26650 Li-ion battery (Included)
IPX8 - 2m
Impact Resistance 1 m
1. While being relatively compact and being powered by only one battery, the output is 2500 lumen, and that’s a lot.
2. Build in charger, standard micro-usb socket.
3. A nice present package, a high quality USB adapter with respectable 2A output.
Premium Packing – It feels like you are about to open it up to find a very nice product.

Pros :
Excellent fit and finish.  Very good quality feel to the entire package and product.
The flashlight resembles the Baton series a lot – it is just much larger. I thing the size is optimal to hold in the hand – not too tiny, not too big.
massive silicone cover which feels like it will keep the water out.  I would prefer to see a magnetic charger port but this is good.  Magnetic charging port is great, this is good.  There is a good feeling of the cover setting into place which is nice.  Better than most charging port covers.
The socket is being lit with red light while charging, and green while the charging is complete. You can also use it while the flashlight is on
Large Olight 26550 battery which is larger and offers better performance than my personal favorite battery type, the 18650
When it comes to the beam, there are no artifacts.  Nice throwing power and flooding.
Glow in the dark o ring near the deflector. 
There is a low light indictor which turns red to warn you of low power. 
Convenient to charge in your car. 
Blue bezel looks very nice.
Feels good in the hand.  Good texture.  Doesn’t sleep.
Can use the light and charge it at the same time
Cons :
The battery is a proprietary Olight 26550 battery so you will not be able to go out and purchase one of these from many sources. 
You can use other 26650 batteries but you will not be able to recharge them and from what I have heard they will not be able to power the flashlight on turbo mode.  Luckily additional batteries can be purchased for $17 each. 
While I like the side switch it is easy to turn this one while in your pocket.  Luckily you can lock the flashlight to prevent accidental activation.
step down after 2 minutes to 800 lumens
Naturally it gets warm when running on high.
It is a roller.
No pocket clip

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hanchor Marble Backpack : Preview

Today Luke and Susan are taking a look at the HANCHOR Marble Backpack.

HANCHOR (Hand+Anchor)

Weight – 928 grams = about 2 lbs

Link :

They will ship worldwide for $20 USD

Price in USD - 264.050 US Dollar

Light Weight, Functional, Urban Outdoor Style

The HANCHOR brand was created in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012. We have been designing and hand making bags for outdoor adventures since 2010, and our logo symbolizes a chalked hand with a solid grip on a hold. HANCHOR = Hand+Anchor, both of which keep us on the wall when we climb, and our mission is to design innovative, simple, and high-quality bags to hold your stuff for all your adventures.

MARBLE is a 67 Liter ultralight hiking backpack using high-end material XPAC VX07. MARBLE is suitable for all kind of hiking trips with a roll top closure design and a two-track back frame system, providing comfortable carrying experience.

* Constructed mainly from XPAC VX07 fabrics, YKK water resistant zipper, Roll top closure – fabric is a laminated nylon ripstop/polyester combo that is not as light as Cuban fiber, but claims to be stronger and also waterproof

* Two-track back frame system, adequately ventilated

* Bottom seam bound with thick webbing, helping the pack to stand and increasing the ability to resist abrasion

* Removable hipbelt and Sternum Strap (with whistle device)

* Sides and top compression straps

* Daisy chains design at front for gear carrying

* Front large zipper pocket and two side piockets for quick access

* Two small zipper pockets on hipbelt for small stuff

* Shipped with bungee cords which helps you attaching gear

Backpack Spec

* Top circumference : 39" / Bottom circumference : 41" / Height Fully Unrolled : 36.25"

* Torsos size- Regular (R): 17~19" / Large(L) : 19~21"

Hipbelt  Spec

* Small (S): 27~31" / Medium (M) : 31~35" /  Large (L) : 35~39"


* Backpack (includes hipbelt and sternum strap) : 928g = 2lbs

* Vertical aluminum stays: 114g = 4 ounces

* Lateral aluminum stay: 31g = 1 ounce

Suggested limit of comfortable carrying capacity: 20kg – 44lbs

Accessories in the package:

* Removable hipbelt

* Removable Sternum Strap

* Aluminum stays*3

* Long bungee cord*1  / Short bungee cord*2/  String Loop*2

Friday, October 14, 2016

Epic Cross Country Road Trip Adventure - Part 4

Luke and his TWIN brother Trailblazer continue on with their Epic Cross Country Adventure!  This is part 4 of the 5 part series!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Propper Rifle Case 36" - Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Propper Rifle Case 36".

Link :

Price : $70 on the Propper web site and Amazon

Colors : Black Coyote Olive

Soft gun case

Protect your rifle with the long, padded Rifle Case. MOLLE webbing on the outside offers room for extra storage and accessories, and the large pouch can carry ear and eye protection or ammo.

·              MOLLE compatible webbing for customization

·              Padded on all sides for increased protection

·              Locking zippers

·              Dual exterior pockets sized to fit an 8x12 Pistol Case

·              Dual zippers can accommodate a lock

·              Internal retention system to secure single rifle or shotgun

·              Padded adjustable shoulder strap

·              12.5" H x 36" W x 4" D

·              slotted flap      

Propper also offers a 44" model for $89.99.

The case is fully padded and held up very well during abuse at the range with no concerns for contents during transport, including optics. Another feature that I found useful was the internal retention system - slotted corners and Velcro straps. The lighter contrasting color of the interior was also useful in low light and just in general for finding items that often make their way into an end user's rifle case. I found this to be an excellent case and would highly recommend it.

The lighter colored fabrics allow for putting up and getting out the gun in low light situations

Monday, October 10, 2016

What's in the Box??? - Viewer Mail - Unboxing 16

What's in the Box???

Today we're looking at some viewer mail that was sent in to The Outdoor Gear Review.  As always I'm honored and thankful.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Epic Cross Country Road Trip Adventure - Part 3

Luke and his TWIN brother Trailblazer continue on with their Epic Cross Country Adventure!  This is part 3 of the 5 part series!

15+ States,
Lots of laughs,
Incredible locations,
5,000 miles,
6 days,
some good music,
and more!

Part 1 :

Part 2 :

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

British Mosquito Tent - Setup and Preview

It's Military Surplus Wednesday and Luke has the British Mosquito Tent!

Link :

Price : $28

Weight : 81.2oz / 5lbs / 2301.9g / 2.3kg

A stand-alone insect net. Meant for British field cots, but nothing stops you from throwing a regular kip mat inside. Modern British army surplus, so we're talking about quality stuff for a low price.

Not much to say - you get the complete set needed to erect this and a personal mosquito net too. Measurements on the ground level about 200 x 70 cm, but at 30 cm about 180 x 60 cm. You can throw this on top of a standard field cot and secure it with the provided velcro straps. Weight for the whole package is 1,8 kg.

Used and intact. Can't promise these are totally free of rips or tears, as we really can't be arsed to check each and every one of them individually. The few we did check were in very nice shape and you'll probably get one like that too.

Free Standing

Zipped Entry

1 Cot Mounted Mosquito Net

2 Sets Of GRP Rod Sections

4 Pins

Travel Bag

2'8" x 6', 3' center height.

Olive Drab color

I think this would make for a really cool and really functional system when combined with a tarp setup.  You would roll a Basha tarp right in with the tent.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunjack Multi Colored CampLight – Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Sunjack Multi-Colored CampLight!  This is an updated version of the light that he shared years ago and it has some unique features.


Sunjack Multi-Colored CampLight USB Bulb – Review

Links :

Amazon :

Sunjack :

FYI : There are multiple versions of this light available so if you decide to purchase one, be careful and make sure you know what you are selecting.  There 5 versions;

Multi-color which you have here - $14.95

A standard cool white without daisy chain ability - $11

A standard neutral white without daisy chain ability - $11

Cool white with daisy chain ability - $12

Neutral White with daisy chain ability. - $12

Price are $5 cheaper on Amazon than the Sunjack Web Site


Super bright 8 RGB LED USB multi-colored light bulb

· 15 color choices including Cool White

Weight : 3.4oz with remote

•       Multi-Colored: Over 10 different vibrant colors. White included. Special features including strobe, flash, fade and more. Includes a remote with On / Off Buttons. Super Bright 8 LED USB light bulb with 2700K warm / soft white color temperature, 340 lumens, equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb, 270 degree beam angle provides wide ambient lighting. Use it to illuminate a tent at night or add lighting to backyard patios, outside campers and so much more.

•       USB Powered: Sturdy 7 foot long USB cord with on/off rocker switch, powered by any USB source including any SunJack Fast Charge Battery or SunJack Solar Kit.

•       Highly durable: Shatter, shock and vibration resistant. Great for traveling and emergency preparedness kits where standard glass bulbs might shatter.

•       Use with Other Daisy Chain Bulbs: The Daisy Chain Color Camplight comes with a female USB extension to allow other Daisy Chain bulbs to be added and "chained" together. String up to 3 bulbs for best efficiency.

Convenient, Safe and Environmentally Friendly - fraction of the weight and size of traditional camping lanterns. The SunJack Camplight takes up less room and adds less weight to any packing or travel bags. No fluorescent gases. No glass bulb. The bulb remains cool to the touch.

Very battery efficient.  With a good quality 10,000mah battery bank you can easily get 6-8 hours of light.

Very long cords, easy to daisy chain them together.

1 remote can direct up to three lights together and independently.

Very good amount of light.

Cons :

Doesn’t seem to be 340 lumens bright.  $250 maybe.

Today Luke is reviewing the Sunjack Multi-Colored CampLight!  This is an updated version of the light that he shared years ago and it has some unique features.