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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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: Tasmanian Tiger – TT Companion 30

Review: Tasmanian Tiger – TT Companion 30 Introduction With the TT Companion 30, Tasmanian Tiger introduced a lightweight daypack in the 30l range to the market for 2022. Combining some of the typical features of TT with a less is more approach, the pack features an interesting option for everyday carry, short trips or even […]

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Review: Tasmanian Tiger – Assault Pack 12

Review: Tasmanian Tiger – Assault Pack 12 Pine Survey contributor Lazarskyy is taking a closer look at the Tasmanian Tiger Assault Pack 12. As always it is with great pleasure that I can present you an article from her. INTRO If you ever wondered why Tasmanian Tiger is called that way – here is the […]

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Review: Civivi Knife – Tamashii

Review: Civivi Knife – Tamashii A German version of this review can be found in the german Tacticalforum here. Introduction The Civivi Tamashii is the product of a collaboration between Bob Terzuola (the father of the tactical folding knife) and Civivi Knife. Known for their budget friendly, but high quality knives, Civivi has become a […]

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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: Helikon-Tex Covert M-65 Jacket

Introduction When Helikon-Tex announced the release of the Covert M-65 Jacket in Duracanvas, I was just as excited as anyone else in the gear community. Paying homage to one of the most iconic military jackets and giving it a modern and edgier look, this was surely something to look forward to. Luckily enough, Helikon-Tex decided […]

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