Review: Direct Action – Halifax Backpack

Review: Direct Action – Halifax Backpack Introduction The Direct Action Halifax is one of the backpacks long anticipated by the tactical and outdoor community. Being teased already during IWA in 2018, it still took some time for Direct Action to finally get the pack released on the market. Needless to say, everyone was pleased to […]

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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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Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” – urban and alpine

Field Test: Bundesheer “Tarnanzug Neu” in an urban and alpine environment Introduction I already had the opportunity to introduce the new camouflage pattern of the Austrian Army (“Bundesheer”) in 2019. Called the “Tarnanzug Neu” (TN 17/20), this pattern was introduced to the public in 2017, trialed with the first battalion in 2019 and then fielded […]

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Review: ANV Knives – P200

Review: ANV Knives – P200 Introduction In this review I want to take a closer look at the ANV P200 knife. Acta Non Verba is a company that some of you might already know from previous articles of mine. Be it the M311 Spelter or the M200 Hard Task, the knives of this Czech company […]

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Review: Nitecore – P20i

Introduction Flashlights are a topic you rarely find here on Pine Survey, but it is always interesting to see what is going on in the world of illumination and once in a while I get the chance to take a closer look at what is out there. The P20i by Nitecore is a good example […]

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Review: Giena Tactics – Navigator Pants

Giena Tactics – Navigator Pants Introduction Readers of Pine Survey might be already familiar with Giena Tactics – an interesting Russian company based in Novosibirsk, which specialises in military and outdoor gear and apparel. Thanks to some engaging conversations during IWA, I had the opportunity to already take a closer look at their Strider anorak […]

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Field Test – Multicam Tropic

Field Test – Multicam Tropic Introduction For a very long time now, I have been asked on a regular basis to do a field test of Multicam Tropic. Easier said than done, since the pattern is actually not that easy to get in Europe and also because I cannot jump on any pattern my readers […]

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