Gear is back! This issue of Gear UpWe look at the latest innovations, as well classics which are essential to staying ready for any challenge. We will provide you with the latest technology and time-tested tools to keep you on top of your game wherever life takes you. We’ll help you prepare for the unexpected or improve your preparedness kit.
Forloh Women’s ThermoNeutral Down Jacket
The Women’s ThermoNeutral Down Jacket by Forloh sets a high bar when it comes to staying warm and agile in unpredictable conditions. This jacket is designed for those who don’t want to compromise on comfort or functionality. Its ThermoNeutral technology means this isn’t your average down jacket; it’s engineered to adapt to your body’s heat, providing optimal insulation whether you’re on the move or sitting still. This jacket comes in different sizes and a range of eye-catching colours. But it’s not just about aesthetics; the Deep Cover variant offers a camo pattern that can help you blend into natural surroundings, while the solid black is a versatile choice for any setting. Weighing between 13 to 21 ounces depending on the size, this jacket won’t weigh you down and makes it a good choice for those who need to pack light but still want a reliable layer of warmth.
Black, Deep Cover, Exposed, Forloh Green, Magnet, Snowfall
MPowered Rechargeable Batteries
Say hello to MPowerd’s AA USB Rechargeable Batteries, the eco-conscious power source you didn’t know you needed. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill batteries; they’re integrated, reusable, and cable-free. When they run out of juice, just pop them into a USB charging port, and they’re good to go in 1 to 2 hours. There’s no need to search for stores that sell conventional batteries and there is less waste in landfills. These batteries, which have a capacity of 1200mAh and a 1.5V output voltage, are extremely versatile. They can power everything from video game controllers and remote controls to headlamps, baby monitors, and even headlamps. They’re a perfect fit for both tech-savvy city dwellers and off-the-grid adventurers. Consider your battery options before worrying that your flashlight will die during a power outage or that your GPS will run out of juice while you’re exploring the outdoors. What sets these apart is their longevity — they can be recharged over 1,000 times. That’s not just cost-effective; it’s a nod to sustainability.
Starts at $15
Outdoor Element Fire Flute
The Fire Flute is a multi-purpose tool that can be used to prepare for outdoor activities. The gadget is the size of a Sharpie, so it’s easy to carry in your backpack or pocket. It is made of sturdy aluminum and weighs just 1.7 ounces, but it offers three essential features. The first feature is a 120dB loud whistle that will alert anyone in earshot. Whether you’re lost in the woods or need to signal for help, this whistle ensures you’ll be heard. The Fire Flute has a compartment for combustible flame tabs that can be stored in a watertight compartment. The packaging includes slow-burning tabs that can make a big difference when you’re trying to start a fire quickly. The Fire Flute also comes with a replaceable rod made of ferrocerium. The Fire Flute, when combined with a hardened strikerplate, will easily ignite a campfire. This device comes with both a pocket clip and lanyard for multiple carry options.
Garmont T8 Athena
Step into the T8 Athena boots by Garmont and you’re stepping into a world of tactical innovation designed specifically for women. Crafted with a suede leather upper and polyester fabric, these boots offer increased arch support and a slightly raised heel, catering to women’s shorter Achilles tendon, ensuring you’re comfortable and stable whether you’re navigating rocky terrain or city streets. Dual-density EVA is designed for comfort and shock absorption. Garmont Traction Formula Diamante is designed with specialized climbing zones and braking areas to provide stability on a variety of surfaces. These boots weigh only 13.7 ounces in size 7 US and are AR 670-1-compliant. They’re a great choice for the Armed Forces.
Women’s 5 to 10.5
Burris Signature LRF 10×42
Introducing the Signature LRF 10×42 binoculars by Burris Optics, a serious upgrade for serious observers. The ultra-sharp HD lens allows you to see clearly, making it easy to spot wildlife, hazards or other resources. This device allows you to measure distances accurately and quickly. It has a range of 5 to 2,600 yards. Its three modes of operation, Auto, Sport, or Hunt, allow you to adjust to various scenarios. You can select to view distances in line-of sight or horizontally, with degrees of angle. This will give you a better understanding of the environment. Rubberized outer surfaces provide both grip and protection. It’s also tripod adaptable, freeing your hands for other tasks. The adjustable eyepiece ensures you won’t miss a thing, and it operates in temperatures ranging from 5 to 131 degrees F. Powered by a single CR2 lithium battery, it boasts a battery life of over 2,000 measurements.
Hunt, Sports, and Auto
Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Batteries
Whether you’re camping, tailgating, or spending a day at the beach, a portable fridge packed with cold food and drinks makes any outing more enjoyable — no ice required. However, any time your vehicle’s engine isn’t running, you’ll need an auxiliary power source. Dometic is known for making some of best portable refrigerators, so the company created a power source that matched. The PLB40 is a compact Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery with a 40 Amp-hour/512 Watt-hour capacity — enough to keep a CFX 40W fridge powered for about 40 hours. This portable power station is not like others. Its square shape, ergonomic handle and 16-pound weight makes it easy to carry. Output ports consist of standard 12V DC, locking 2-pin 12V (to connect Dometic fridges securely) and two USB. The PLB40 battery can be charged via 12V DC, either from a vehicle or AC wall charger. A large LCD screen makes it easy to see the battery’s charge percentage and status.
8 by 8 and 10 inches
Bear & Son Cutlery Sideliner w/Reverse Tanto Blade & Glass Breaker
Bear & Son Cutlery’s 4.5-inch Black Aluminum Sideliner (BE127) is a versatile tool that’s more than just a knife. This knife has an 8-inch length when opened and a blade of 3.5 inches made from 440 Stainless Steel. It is designed for everyday use. The sleek black aluminum handle is designed to fit comfortably in your hands and ensure a firm grip. Ball bearing washers allow rapid blade deployment with the pull of a lever, which can be vital when you’re in a hurry. The knife also comes with a stainless steel sideliner lock, ensuring the blade stays in place when in use and is easy to close when you’re done. The knife also comes with a glass breaker, making it multifunctional and useful for getting out of tight situations. It also comes with a metal pocketclip and a spacer for lanyards, allowing you to secure the knife and store it securely.
440 Stainless Steel
NEXTORCH The TA30 V2.0 is a tactical flashlight with a one-step strobe.
When it comes down to being prepared for anything, the TA30V2.0 Tactical Flashlight provides more than just illumination. Not just a flashlight; it’s a multifunctional tool designed to keep you one step ahead. One-step-strobe is a technology that allows you to activate a tactical strobe with a single tap. This feature can be used to disorient potential attackers or draw the attention of onlookers in an emergency. The lens is made of tempered glass coated with a coating to ensure maximum light transmission. The edges of this flashlight have super-hard ceramic strike tip that can be utilized to break glass, or for self-defense. Though not included, there’s a specially designed accessory called the FR-1 tactical flashlight ring. This add-on provides more versatile usage, whether you’re navigating through a power outage at home or finding your way in the great outdoors.
Jase Medical Jase Case
Jase Case is a must for anyone who wants to be prepared in case of the unexpected. This kit is packed with five essential antibacterials that treat infections ranging from pneumonia to bladder infections. It can also be used for wound complications. The medications included are Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, and Metronidazole, each carefully selected for their efficacy and safety. But it’s not just about the meds; the Jase Case offers a holistic approach to self-care. The online evaluation is done by a board-certified doctor to determine if the antibiotics are suitable for you. Once the kit has been approved, it is delivered to your door, saving you the hassle of multiple pharmacy visits. This package includes an Antibiotic Guide, written by medical professionals to give you confidence in using the medications. Whether you’re an adventurer far from civilization or someone who wants peace of mind during supply chain disruptions, this kit empowers you to take control of your health.
Diarrhea Infections Pneumonia Bioterror
VSSL Insulated Flask + Speaker
Are you ready to elevate your outdoor experiences? The VSSL Insulated Speaker + Flask is a unique product for those who enjoy exploring the wilderness or chilling in the backyard. Crafted from durable 18/8 stainless steel, this flask offers double-walled insulation to keep your drinks at the perfect temperature — cold for 10 hours and hot for 5. This flask comes with an integrated weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker to enhance your adventure. The flask has a patented pop up drinking cap which doubles as carabiner. This makes it easy to clip on your gear. Plus, the cap is leak-proof, ensuring you won’t lose a drop of your precious beverage. The locking carabiner adds an additional layer of security so that you can concentrate on your journey. The flask’s multi-functionality is what makes it stand out. It not only allows you to keep your drink exactly the way that you like it but also offers up to 5 hours music playtime.
8 fluid ounces
Guzzle H2O Stream
Guzzle H2O’s Stream is like the Swiss Army knife of water purification systems. Imagine you’re out camping near a creek or maybe you’re at a campground that has questionable water quality. This device is the best way to get clean, delicious water. This gadget can pump, filter, and purify water at a rate up to 0.75 gallons a minute. It uses LED UVC purification which has been tested by third parties to inactivate 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Plus, it has a 0.5-micron activated carbon block filtration system that’s effective at reducing sediment, unpleasant taste, and odor. It is rechargeable, and it has a LiFePO4 high-capacity battery. It’s even waterproof with an IP67 rating, so no worries if it takes a little dip. Whether you’re an overlander who loves remote settings, or a family camper tired of your kids complaining about “icky” water, this system has got you covered. It’s versatile, portable, and perfect for those who want to be ready for whatever life throws at them.
1.1 gallons (four liters) per minute
Bodyguard Armored Backpacks First Responder Backpack 3A Kit, Bulletproof.
First Responder’s Bulletproof Backpack allows you to discreetly carry your personal protection while on the move. This backpack is both tactically and practically designed. It has multiple compartments, a 40-liter volume and webbing to attach MOLLE compatible accessories. Its patented deployment system offers front and rear armor protection instantly without having to search for a handle. Just pull up on the Velcro shoulder straps, and your vitals will be covered with this kit’s included 11×14-inch front and 16×12-inch rear Level 3A soft armor inserts. Soft armor is included, and the kit weighs only 7 pounds. The pack’s Concealment Chamber keeps its protective nature discreet until the armor is deployed, and the Stay-Put armor system secures the front protection in place with ease. Body Guard offers the backpack as well with Level 3-plus hard armor plates to protect against rifle-caliber weapons ($1,047), or you can buy it separately ($499) and use your own armor. This backpack will keep you ready for any situation. It is robust, adaptable and discrete.
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