Review: Helikon-Tex Tramontane Jacket

Review: Helikon-Tex Tramontane Jacket Introduction After some initial delays I was able to get my Helikon-Tex Tramontane jacket in summer.  Since then I have been using it on a regular basis and now it is time to give you my impression of this very lightweight piece of gear. According to Helikon-Tex it is designed to […]

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Desert Camouflage in Winter time – Finnish M04 desert camo

Desert Camouflage in Winter time – Finnish M04 desert camo Introduction Despite the current temperatures, or even because of them, I want to take a look at a cool topic – literally and figuratively: Desert camouflage in winter time. Some years back, I did an article on transitional camouflage patterns in winter environments, arguing that […]

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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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