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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Review: Carinthia – G-LOFT® Ultra Hoodie

Carinthia Pro – G-LOFT® Ultra Hoodie Introduction Writing about a product of Carinthia is actually a novelty on Pine Survey. Despite me being from the same state, and visiting their booth several times during IWA, we never actually talked about a review cooperation. With the G-LOFT® Ultra Hoodie, this will finally change. While most people might […]

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Urban Camouflage: Phantomleaf WASP II Z4

Phantomleaf Wasp II – Z4 Introduction Urban camouflage is an underrepresented topic outside of military circles. And while there are many patterns out there, commercially available and/or developed by government research centers for the military, not that many of them have been fielded. I have written about PenCott Metropolis in the past, also covering several […]

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Review: Helikon-Tex – Tactical Hoodies

Introduction Last year in Autumn, Helikon-Tex was kind enough to send me a huge care package of their Urban Line. Part of it were two of their hoodies. The “Urban Tactical Hoodie (Fullzip)” and the “Covert Tactical Hoodie (Fullzip)”. It took some time for me to make a decent review, because first the weather was […]

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