Posts Tagged Gear

5.11 ATAC 6″ boot

Posted by on Saturday, 21 April, 2012

Some time ago I picked up a pair of 5.11 ATAC 6″ boots. I was looking for an ankle-height, black polishable boot which provides both performance and a neat look. Read the rest of this entry »

Viper UBAC Special Operations Shirt

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

With the advent and wide-spread use of body armour came a new type of shirt: the Under Body Armour Clothing or UBAC for short. The idea is simple; if you’ll be wearing a vest it may not always be comfortable to wear it overtop your normal shirt or jacket. So the solution is simple: an undershirt with sturdy sleeves.
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5.11 Sabre 2.0 – numerous improvements!

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

Years ago I bought a 5.11 Sabre Jacket, which I reviewed here. Now 5.11 has updated their Sabre into the Sabre 2.0. Normally, with software an update in version number does not necessarily mean the actual product has become better. However, the Sabre 2.0 compares well to the original and is a great improvement on a great jacket. Read the rest of this entry »

HAIX Fire Flash Gamma boots

Posted by on Sunday, 8 January, 2012

When fighting fire, having the right equipment is essential. This is true for both the equipment such as hoses, the fire truck and rescue equipment, as well as for personal protective equipment. Reliable and qualitatively good equipment can make the difference between life and death in risky situations.

Footwear might at first glance not be the most important thing: a good protective suit and a self-contained breathing apparatus are very important too. However, sometimes incidents require the fire fighters to stand outside for long times on end in cold and wet conditions. When fighting fire inside a building good footwear is essential to keep the body protected from the heat.
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Dump Pouch: 5.11 VS Condor

Posted by on Thursday, 29 December, 2011

When it comes to versatility of load bearing equipment, there’s nothing that can beat the dump pouch: a MOLLE-attachable, foldable pouch. Read the rest of this entry »