Military Equipment

Impartial reviews of items of military equipment including webbing

  1. Teenage Safari

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Life as a South African National Serviceman in the early 1980s
  2. Firearms Guide - 8th Edition

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    This years updated issue the 8th edition landed on my doormat this week and I have been a busy boy indeed. Its a DVD Rom which is nicely packaged and is compatible with both Windows and Mac, as a Windows user I will have to believe the bit about the mac compatibility. It is a database which is searchable by almost every variable possible but I used the drop down box on the left to view manufacturer first. It boast 67,000 Firearms, Airguns and ammo entries from 1,000 manufacturers and...
  3. Warrior Elite Ops Pegasus Pack

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4.25/5,
    It's been a long time since I've banged up a review. A few weeks ago I got a message out of the blue asking me if I wanted to have a look at something from the Warrior Elite Ops range of goodies from UK Tactical, so obviously I jumped at the chance. Being a sailor I have very little use these days for a decent set of webbing, chest rig etc. They do a variety of nice looking grab bags, bergens etc. but I thought I'd be able to get the best use (and therefore do the most effective review) on...
  4. London Bridge Trading Company - Three Day Light Backpack

    Author Rating:
    2/5,
    Average User Rating:
    1/5,
    Defence exhibitions are always a great place to go should you be interested in what's the greatest, latest bit of kit to hit the market. It's also an ideal opportunity to socialise, network and generally throw business cards around like Frisbees (Or boomerangs if you're not that popular!). The other, usually very interesting, part about these international exhibitions is the chance to discover previously unknown companies and manufacturers. This is often down to a lack of UK distributors for...
  5. Dixies Corner - Multicam Webbing & Spyder Yoke

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Another day another set of webbing to be dragged through the mud, jumped up and down on and generally treated like a Thai catalogue bride who's not putting out upon delivery. This time our contender is from the very well known and established, Dixies Corner. Hardly a soul amongst us won’t have heard of DC either through reputation, the fact that someone else owns a bit of their kit or because it's where we've stood at those bloody sheds in Brecon catching a breather before heading for the...
  6. Highlander Forces 44 in HMTC

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    It could be said that Highlander are a house hold name when it comes to outdoor kit and the 44 Litre rucksack has been one of their firm favourites for a few years now. Now that it is clear that MTP is the way of the future, and a lot of firms have been bringing out their “own version” of MTP to keep up with the latest trends and Highlander is no different in bringing out their Highlander Multi Terrain Camouflage (HMTC). Of course the million dollar question is going to be “how does HMTC...
  7. Marauder Webbing

    Average User Rating:
    1/5,
    First - the caveats: I'm only using this as a CFAV, my boss gave/issued me this webbing, my last experience with webbing was near 20yrs ago, and I'm a self confessed gear whore! So, on to the webbing. This the Marauder SAS/Para MTP Webbing available from Britkit for £94.95 I've no idea what makes it SAS/PAra... that's their label. It's configuration is pre-fitted pouches to a padded belt, with a roll-pin buckle. Available in 2 sizes (below 32", and above 32"), the smaller size has 2...
  8. Mountainlife 50L Backpack

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    I suspect that most people have heard of Mountain Warehouse as they have been around for a few years now after their launch in 1997 and they have their own branded equipment (Mountainlife) ranging from socks through to ski clothing. I have tested the Mountainlife 50L backpack that only comes in one colour (dark olive green) and a stated capacity of 50 litres. My first view of the backpack is that it is well made and has most of the usual gubbins that you would expect of a backpack of this...
  9. BCB Sleep-lite Folding Sleeping Mat

    The Sleep-Lite Folding Sleeping Mat is part of BCB’s bivouac range. This is not the future soldier mat. Folding sleeping mats have two main advantages over rolling and self inflating sleeping mats. The first advantage being pack-ability compared to the rolling mat. They compact right down without the need to have a hole in the middle and, when compared to an inflating mat, folding mats can be used to support bags but of course don't pack down as well. When fully folded up the mat...
  10. Highlander SL hydration system

    Highlander is a firm that we have all heard of, as they have been going for over twenty years now and their motto of “The world, without costing the earth” indicates their aim of providing a range of outdoor products that are value for money. The Highlander SL hydration system is their latest product and comes in a choice of two or three litre. I have tested the two litre version, which is made from a PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate which is a copolymer of polyethylene and ethylene...
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