The Gear Journal

Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage

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Sometimes I feel like Bell & Ross tries too hard with the whole Military theme thing. They take and implement things so literally that they often find themselves in Orange County Chopper territory. That being said, I’m in love with their latest – The WW2 Régulateur. It’s has a nice vintage aircraft feel to it without being over the top. And it’s “only” six large.

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Ecosystem Notebooks

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I’ve used and loved Moleskine notebooks for years, but have always been frustrated by their lack of perforated pages. I don’t treat notebooks like some kind of art safe – I use them as tools… and so fairly often, I like to rip a page out and tack it on my bulletin board. If you do this too many times to a Moleskine, your whole damned $20 notebook falls apart. Screw that.

Enter Ecosystem notebooks. They are like Moleskines, only better. Every single page is perforated. They are available in both hard and soft cover and a number of different paper configurations. You can build your own here or buy them for fairly cheap here. You’ll never buy another Moleskine again.

The Camera Bag

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I review a lot of general purpose and camera bags here on Gear Journal. As a result, I’m always thinking about what makes the “perfect” bag. Try as might, I’ve never really been able to find one. The closest I’ve come across for my needs is the Billingham Hadley Pro line of bags. I love their nice and compact size. I love the hand made build quality. I love their simple functionality… But they look like purses… and when you got buddies like mine, you don’t even think about rolling with anything that might be mistaken for a purse. Screw that.

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The Kinkajou

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This is genius in the most simplest of its forms. I’m not all taken over with Green Sensibilities, but I know a damned idea when I see one.

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AR-7 Henry Survival Rifle

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Shit has his the fan and you need something to clean up with? And it has to be compact and easy to carry, right? Look no further soldier…

CRKT Multi-Tool

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Here’s a multi-tool option for those of you that don’t dig on the bulk of a traditional Leatherman. Designed by Custom knife makers Ed Van Hoy & Tom Stokes, the CRKT Multi-tool does a lot of shit in a small package.

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Philips Shoqbox

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How’s about a bluetooth fed portable speaker that you can take in and out of the shit without much wear? It runs $179 and by most accounts, sounds pretty damn good.

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Ti2 Pen

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I think titanium pens rule… I mean, it’s not like they are all that functional. What can a Ti pen do that a cheap plastic disposable can’t? Nothing, but I don’t give a damn. This is cool.