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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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.

Petzl Ergo

The Ergo by Petzl is a aggressive ice tool for advanced ice, mixed climbing and drytooling. It is replaced with the Petzl Ergonomic.
I bought it mainly for summer training with ice tools and simple drytooling. But then I also used it a lot for actual ice climbing. It needed some time to get used to the curve of the shaft. More in the conclusion below.

Data

Weight: 654g
Lenght: 50cm
Standards: Pick T, Shaft T
Pick: U19 DRY

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Salomon X-Alp MTN GTX Forces

This product is sponsored by HQG.

The Salomon X-Alp MTN GTX is a relatively light mountain boot. I have seen this boot for the first time at the Lindnerhof Event 2018. Directly after the presentation I was confident with the concept. A tactical boot made for alpine environment – What do you want more?

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Flashlight “Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II”

The “Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II” is a compact, universally applicable flashlight for tactical use.

Data:
– Batteries: 1x 3V CR123A, 1x AA-Lithiumbatterie oder 1x AA-Alkalibatterie
– The stroboscope is activated with a douple push on the press key (all LED-colors have a stroboscope function)
– Keepable clip for attachment to the helmet, headband or MOLLE-vest.
– Hole for fastening rope in the clip with a loading capacity of 11.34 kg.
– Casing is bendable by 185º. On the helmet mount it is 360° rotatable
– Will hold falls from 3m height (tested by manufacturer)
– IPX7/30 Minutes water tight up to 3m
– C4-LED with a lifetime of 50.000 h
– Blue LED 5 mm, max. power at 470 nm wavelenght, livetime 100.000 Stunden
– Infrared-LED 5 mm, max. Power at 880 nm Wavelenght, livetime 100.000 h
– Red LED 5 mm, max. power at 630 nm wave lenght, life span 100.000 hours

– Dimensions: 76 x 52 x 28 mm
– Weight: ca. 160 g

The lamp comes with a headband and a mount for the helmet. When used as a head lamp, the lamp is on the forehead and is not low profile. When moving faster, you will notice the leverage and weight of the headlamp.
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