The Gear Journal

5.11 Tactical – Vest & Cargo Pants

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When 5.11 Tactical approached me about doing a review of some of their products, I was pretty fired up. I’ve always loved their bags and packs and couldn’t wait to get my hands on their offerings. So, I was pretty let down when I learned I was actually going to be reviewing their “Taclite Pro Vest” and their “Taclite Pro Pant.”

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Best Made

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I love Best Made. They have such an eye for style and design… And they do it with such functional stuff. But did you know they made more than just axes?

Check it out.

Herschel Little America

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I don’t know a thing about this brand, but I sure do like their style. The “Little America” backpack pictured above is just one of their classically inspired products.

Check them all out here.

Carabiner Key

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Looks like the are finally taking orders on the “keybrid.” It’s an interesting concept… And I think the idea works well for a supplemental key on your chain. In any case, you can get yours here.

Polaroid SX-70

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Check this shit out… Photojojo got their hands on a bunch of Polaroid SX-70 cameras, restored them, repackaged them beautifully, and are now offering them up for sale for $290.

Get yours here.

Anso Titanium Carabiner

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Jens Anso is a knifemaker in Denmark with a sense for simplicity. His knives are clean and graceful. I like that… So, I was pretty excited when he decided to send us one of his new titanium carabiners to review. Each is CNC milled in Anso’s shop from .210″ thick titan 6Al4V. They measure to be about 3″ by 1.5″ and weight in at about 1.2 oz. The spring is stainless steel…

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The Hager Commando

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Last week, I mentioned that I often dream about owning a Rolex MilSub. It is, however, ultimately a dream as financially an original MilSub is completely out of my financial reach. Even so, there are options out there. A number of companies make watches based off of the MilSub design and you can pick one up from anywhere between $50 and $1500.

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