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Posts Tagged Tactical

Review: various tactical pants go head-to-head

Posted by on Thursday, 14 June, 2012

While most fashion blogs will be discussing the colours and looks and compatibility with current fashion trends when discussing something as basic as pants, we at Freeminded like to keep our heads cool and focus on what truely matters: the tool must fit the purpose, and design should not interfere with utility.

This is the reasoning behind tactical pants: 100% utility, 0% consessions. Having tried and tested quite a few, we decided to come up with an overview of the pants we have reviewed, and maybe even throw in a comparison!
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5.11 Zipper-pull tabs: sell them separately please

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Whoever wears gloves on a regular basis knows that having small zippers on your gear is inconvenient. No matter if they are winter gloves, motorcycle gloves or tactical gloves – even the most dexterous and nimble gloves may cause trouble with the small zippers on some equipment. Many manufacturers include “zipper-pull tabs”: a piece of string (paracord or something similar) with a small tab. Unfortunately, not every manufacturer does this so I spend some time equipping all of my new gear with zipper-pull tabs.

Recently I acquired a 5.11 Sabre 2.0 Jacket which sports some really nice zipper-pull tabs. And since 5.11 is known for listening to its customers – they are the ultimate specialist when it comes to the gear, right? – I asked them if it would be possible to sell these zipper-pull tabs separately. Ideally in two sizes – for both small and large sized zippers, and in several color schemes. At least desert tan, olive drab and black. Please.

So let’s see if our prayers will be answered 😉

Casio G-Shock GW9200 RISEMAN

Posted by on Sunday, 22 April, 2012

I am not much into watches, they should tell the time and just work. Turns out that is still a pretty hard task for a watch, because “telling the time” has to be accurate. The display should be clear, even illuminated in the dark. “Just work” is a whole next level of performance requirements, hard to achieve by a watch if you throw tough conditions at it.

And this is where Seiko’s G-Shock series comes in. Read the rest of this entry »

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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