TT Focus ML Camera Bag

This article is sponsored by Tasmanian Tiger.

If you have been looking for a camera bag, it is likely, that you mainly found black ones and non-tactical ones. Now Tasmanian Tiger offers a molle pouch for people who want to bring a camera. This camera bag can be placed on a belt, attached with Molle or carried with a shoulder sling.

Data

  • Material: 700den Cordura
  • Weight: 505g
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder sling
  • Removable hip strap
  • Carry handle
  • Inner lid pocket
  • Completely padded main compartment with zipper
  • Loop velcro for patches on the lid
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Two accessory pockets inside
  • Adjustable seperators
  • Attachable to a belt with a channel on the backside
  • MOLLE-Reverse-System
  • Lasercut-MOLLE-System

Features

On the outside you can see the lasercut molle. You have some slits for pouches. On the sides is also molle. With additional pouches you can add more space for needed equipment.

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TT Tele Lens Bag

This article is sponsored by Tasmanian Tiger.

I waited for such a product for quite some time. Now finally there is a Lens Bag for medium Tele Lenses by TT. The size fits well for a Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II. I combined this pouch with a sling, that is not delivered with this product!

Data

  • Material: 700den Cordura
  • Weight: 185g
  • Adjustable to different lenght lenses.
  • Padded bag with zipper.
  • Also usable with 50mm belts.
  • Usable with medium size tele lenses up to 100 mm diameter and 245 mm length.
  • Flexible area for tripod-adapters (they can stay on the lens)
  • Molle on the backside

Features

The bag is padded from all sides. Only the elastic area for the tripod adapter is not padded. The elastic material is also not waterproof.

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Arc’teryx E220 Riggers Harness

You can get this product at HQG

An extra light weight and compact climbing harness with certification.

Product Details

  • Small pack size
  • Wide leg loops for comfort
  • Light and compact
  • Weight:  245 g/ 8.7oz (L)

Material

  • Tweave® Durastretch™ (Belt)
  • Vapor Mesh™ 7075 (Leg loops)
  • Buckle made from T6 eloxiertem Aluminium

Certification
Meets European EN 12277 (safety relevant requirements) and EN 358.

This set consists out of a belt and leg loops. Here you can see, how compact this system is. I added the shock-cord later.

Belt

The belt has got a width of 50mm. So it fits in all standard tactical pants. The belt has got a curve. With this it better fits the hips. In this review you can see the version in Multicam.

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Removable Paint Job for Weapons

I uploaded a video about a mix of chalk with paint. With this you can easily paint your rifle with a color, that can be removed easily.

Painting a rifle with some fancy spraypaint is not allways possible. Maybe spray paint is not available or you want to be able to remove the camouflage quite easily. For this you can use this mixture of chalk (CaCO3) with water and paint.

Some reasons to use removable paint:
– Your unit does not allow to apply “permanent” Paintjob to your Equipment
– Tactical gear in decent colors is not available
– The gear does not have IRR safe colors
– Money and access to proper colors is limited

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Video: How to make / sew a plate carrier

Long time ago I made several plate carriers myself. I also uploaded MYOG (make your own gear) videos to show, how I made them and how I made other nylon products. Now after some years I decided it is time for some MYOG content again.
So here I show you, how I turned some raw materials to a plate carrier for ballistic protection inserts.

Conventional 3d leaf suit vs. GHOSTHOOD Ghost-Hoodie in near infrared

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I was thinking about doing this video for some time now. People try to tell me how expensive and overpriced GHOSTHOOD is. And most of the times they 1. don’t use camouflage in a professional environment and 2. they try to compare it to 40-50$ suits. 

Guys … these suits don’t even have NIR colors. And what is also not included: Hand Camo, Face Camo, Shoe Camo, … You also can’t fit a small backpack under most of these suits.
But with the Ghost-Hoodie you have this all in one product. You can even carry ballistics and rifle under this camouflage ponco.

But enough words. Feel free to watch the video or visit the GHOSTHOOD website.

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Merino Beanies compared

I am a fan of thin merino beanies for years now. I tried out different models. The quality and origin of the wool is not compared here. I focus on the fit and the size.
It is important to know, that my head perimeter is 61cm, so my head is relatively big. For persons with smaller heads, the small beanies may fit better.

From the temperature range I would say, that these beanies are good for temperatures below 5°C. But this also depends on the wind and intensity of activity.

Aclima

A nice fit, that covers my ears almost completely. The logo is printed on the side. After approx. half a year it started to peel off… But from the fit I would rate this a 9/10!

Armadillo Merino

This company makes my favorite merino shirts, I wear in all seasons. But the beanies sadly are made to small for my head. This is why I almost don’t use these beanies at all. But for smaller heads they will fit well.

Arc’teryx

This was my first merino beanie of that kind. With this I started to like the functionality of these beanies. Even with short hair 😉 When it was new, it hat a fit with 9/10 points. But after some time it streched out. The logo is embroidered and looks nice. After approx. 2 years of use, the fit starts to get loose.

Now I own a new one again. Here it is in almost new condition. I feel like they made the new one a bit shorter. I hope it will stretch a bit.

DNS Alpha

Dirctly from the beginning it has got a fit with 10/10 points. How this beanie will perform over time, remains to be seen. There is no logo on the outside.

Conclusion

For now my favorite is the beanie by Arc’teryx. I like the fit and the nice logo.
The fit from Aclima is close to this, but with the logo, that started to fall off, it does not look that nice.
But after years the beanie by Arc’teryx was really stretched of, that was why I started to use the Aclima one more. Now I will try out how the new Arc’teryx beanie will do over time and will also compare it to the one by DNS Alpha.

Additionally to a thin merino beanie like these, I often bring a wind stopper beanie. When temperatures drop below freezing, I also bring a thick wool beanie.

Video from the CONCAMO® Marketing Cooperation

At the marketing cooperation by CONCAMO® several companies from the tactical sector meet and create an amazing setup. That way harmonious pictures can be created.
Lately a new video was uploaded by CONCAMO.

I supported this event with some planning and as one of the photographers. I am stunned, what great work our video guy made. Thumbs up! 😉

Some of the gear and equipment we had:
– Act in Black: Night vision goggles
– md-textil: Tactical gear
– Rheinmetall: Laser and light, flashbangs and grenades
– Lowa: Tactical Boots
– GHOSTHOOD: Camouflage equipment
– ATC: Sig Sauer rifles and pistols
– Dynamit Nobel: Anti tank rocket launcher RGW110
– TAGS: Tactical rappel anchors

Ripperkon.de now also available in english!

I started this website a long time ago. In the beginning I focused on content, which was related to german gunlaws.
With my new topics like sports, mountaineering, climbing and international gear testing, it is now time for a website in english.

I just started with translating all the content on this website and this will still take a lot of work.

In the meantime you can check my youtube, where I am already doing a lot of english videos: