What should a windshirt be like? Light, compressible and obviously protecting from wind… It would be also good if it was comfortable and had practical pockets. It seems that this definition was fulfilled by the Helikon-Tex Windrunner, but is that enough?
How to arrange things within the main compartment of a backpack? You could use foil bags for example. However, there are more comfortable and durable solutions – for example, the Helikon-Tex Pakcell Set.
Winter is coming, and inevitalby days are getting shorter, too. What follows, is a time of long-delayed flashlight shopping. Today we will look at the Fenix HL 35, which thanks to good parameters and reasonable price turns out to be a quite decent headlamp.
Backpack suitable both for the city and one day trips? With a tactical look, but not to excess? In an affordable price? A difficult task… But what about Helikon-Tex Raccoon MK 2?
Elastic endings of leg sleeves, cargo pockets closed with Canadian style buttons, back pockets so deep that they reach the knees… It’s all enough for the Black Mountain Tactical’s Cedar Combat Pants to stand out in the crowd of military-tactical trousers. The only question is, are those solutions enough for them to succeed in a long run?
A knife, a flashlight, a multitool, a few spare batteries, fire source, something to write… A list of smaller equipment taken on every trip could continue indefinitely – a real problem arises when it turns out that your backpack doesn’t have enough compartments and pockets to keep everything in place. And what if the backpack does not have them at all? …
Cubby Hybrid, from a Polish tactical gear manufacturer Husar, is a new approach to the design solutions of the Cubby Admin pack, which was a hybrid of waist pack and admin panel. The quite successful construction was enriched with a set of more extensive organizers; and, I must admit, it has definitely surpassed my expectations…
CIM (Combat Insulation Medium), produced by a Swiss company Claw Gear, is a winter jacket meant to provide protection against cold in a durable form. Well, this goal was achieved, however, there’s a detail which makes CIM not as “combat” as its creators desired…
Helikon-Tex Wolfhound is a lightweight jacket with a synthetic filling designed for use as a stand-alone jacket or a midlayer. Additionally, it is another – after the quite successful OTP pants – of the Helikon’s steps towards developing its line of outdoor-tactical equipment – Helikon Outback.
A typical multitool is usually associated with a considerable size and a huge amount of tools. Leatherman Skeletool CX seems to be exactly opposite – it is small, lightweight and equipped with just a few tools. Should it, nevertheless, compete for a place in your pocket?