Review: Arktis – C411 Ranger Shorts

Review: Arktis – C411 Ranger Shorts Introduction Event though I got these already last year in September, it was already too cold to sport and write about them then. At the same time, the C411 Ranger Shorts by Arktis may not be new in their line up – but that doesn’t mean they are not […]

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Field Test: PenCott Metropolis – an update

Field Test: PenCott Metropolis – an update Introduction It has been several years since I last wrote about PenCott Metropolis. In my initial field test, I introduced the prototypes of said pattern, which were displayed during IWA 2017. Since then a lot has happened with it. While PenCott Wildwood gained more interest, as it is […]

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Winter Camouflage – PenCott Snowdrift

Winter Camouflage – PenCott Snowdrift Introduction Even though most of the snow is already gone, I am going to continue the winter camouflage series. In this field test, I will be focusing on PenCott Snowdrift. As I was doing this series, Dominic Hyde, the developer of the PenCott patterns, quickly reached out and provided me […]

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Review: Tasmanian Tiger – TT Maine M’s Jacket

Review: Tasmanian Tiger – TT Maine M’s Jacket    Introduction Tasmanian Tiger is usually known for its backpacks, bags and tactical equipment. With the TT Maine M’s jacket, the company is also offering a very practical and no-nonsense softshell jacket. I received the jacket last year in late summer and had the chance to put it […]

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Review: Bundesheer – Camouflage field jacket, heavy (Austrian Armed Forces)

Review: Bundesheer – Camouflage field jacket, heavy (Austrian Armed Forces) Introduction The Camouflage jacket, heavy or “Tarnanzugjacke, schwer” fielded by the Austrian Bundesheer (Austrian Armed Forces) is part of the “Tarnanzug Neu” – offering Austrian soldiers not only a universal camouflage pattern, but also a new line of clothing. When I had the chance to […]

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Winter Camouflage – Finnish M05

Winter Camouflage – Finnish M05 Winter Camo Introduction It has been a while since I last tried out camouflage patterns in a winter environment. Previous field tests dealt with regular as well as transitional camouflage in winter. The thought behind these articles was the notion that not all armies can or want to afford winter […]

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Review: UF PRO – Delta ComPac Jacket

Review: UF PRO – Delta ComPac Jacket Introduction Last year UF PRO released a new loft jacket – the Delta ComPac tactical winter jacket. Designed to be packable in itself, it can be easily stored in your pack, car etc. Having a decent Winter with snow and cold temperatures, it was a no-brainer for me […]

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Review: Arktis Ltd – B110 Smock in PenCott Greenzone

Review – Arktis Ltd B110 Smock in PenCott Greenzone Introduction Arktis Ltd went PenCott! For those of you who have been living under a rock, or somehow missed the news: the high profile British company, and one of the hallmarks of the tactical world licensed the PenCott Greenzone pattern and introduced several items to the […]

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