Monday, July 8, 2013

Bertucci DX3 Field Watch

Just picked up this item a few weeks ago and I've given it a light workout, but nothing incredibly tough just yet. So far, it's proven to be a solid purchase for $60.00. Lightweight and durable, it also features luminescent hands for low-light conditions as well as being water-resistant to 165 ft. This model is a perfect watch to wear on the trails. Purchase at

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mechanix Wear MG-72-010 gloves

I picked up a pair of these a few weeks ago for a home renovation project and thought I'd give them a test at the shooting range before completely destryoing them w/ paint stains and construction grime

My first observation was that the palm was more smooth than I'd typically want in a glove. I tend to prefer a more tacky surface, yet these gloves worked better than I initially anticipated. They allowed enough dexterity to perform several tasks, such as reloads, etc. without problems. I'd say they need a couple of hours of use to get really broken in and mold to your hands, but then what item doesn't? For the price ( $15.99 ), it's worth picking up a few pairs. I'm so fond of these in fact, I keep one pair w/ my roadside kit in my suv and another in my range bag. 

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Friday, March 8, 2013

North Face Mountain Light jacket

I purchased this jacket (same color scheme as pictured) roughly 12 years ago and it's been my loyal companion ever since. 

It's first true test wasn't the Spring rains of Auburn University's campus, but the Winter conditions of Big Bend National Park. The North Face Mountain Light was incredibly effective in not only keeping me dry, but also in being compact/light (approx. 1 lb. 10 oz.) enough to fit alongside two weeks worth of gear.

If you're looking for a Gore-Tex jacket that functions on it's own, or with it's zip-in compatible option, this one is the perfect choice. With a price tag around $250.00, it's also comparable with other jackets of this style. Find out more about this fantastic piece of equipment at