Fancy Becoming an ARRSE Kit Reviewer?

#1
Hopefully most people are now aware that we've started a Reviews section which currently has sections for Books, Computer Games and Technology which seem to be going quite well. The general idea is that a company who wants something reviewed lets us know and we then get them to send the item to someone who uses the site. Once they've used it for a bit they write a review and we post it on here. Predictably this is quite popular with PR companies and I'm pleased to report that one lucky ARRSEr has currently got an advance copy of Guitar Hero: Warrior of Rock headed his way well before it is in the shops!

Anyway, our friends at RVOPs spotted that this was going on and have offered us some of their stock to review. At the moment we have a load of Haglofs Clothing but they've told us to expect OTB Boots and some Molle stuff in the not too distant future.

As you can imagine our concern is that we only send stuff to people who we know can produce decent reviews! ...... So if you'd like to be considered then can I ask you to send an example review on a piece of military clothing/kit that you particularly rate to admin@olivenet.co.uk
 
#2
Being a self proclaimed kit tart I'd jump at the chance, however being TA I wouldn't really be able to give any kit a serious trial....bugger!
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#3
I am a confirmed kit tart, as a certain MOD on here will attest to. Yes please, put me down for kit reviewing. Ta. I'm out stalking and hunting a fair bit too, so can test stuff 'in the field' as it were, albeit a wet, muddy field.
 

Ravers

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#4
Here is a review I wrote about some Magnums I once owned.

''This latest offering from Hi-tec offers all the durability, comfort and practicality that is synonymous across the Magnum range, i.e. none. Within two weeks of wearing them, a split had developed along one of the soles and the supposedly waterproof Sympatex lining had failed allowing soggy mess to seep in. Once again Hi-tec has produced a boot that is completely useless when worn anywhere other than normal pavements or indoors. No doubt these boots will find proud homes among many PCSOs, Air Cadets and Security Guards due to their hi visibility branding and attractive price tag, but for anything more strenuous than a gentle walk around town, your money would be better spent elsewhere.''
 
#5
I wouldn't necessarily let that put you off. A lot of the stuff is likely to be civvy-ish outdoors wear so all that Haglofs kit definitely fits in that bracket. Just to whet you appetite we have:

* A Lim Ultimate Jacket


* Tropo Jacket


* A load more!
 
#6
So if you'd like to be considered then can I ask you to send an example review on a piece of military clothing/kit that you particularly rate to admin@olivenet.co.uk
Forgot to mention that 5-600 words is the minimum we can really use!
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#7
I'm a kit tart too. I'm doing the Inca trial in October so if some one wants to give me some relevant walking kit to review I'm up for it. I've also got an X-box 360.
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
#8
Now when you get round to offering porn for review I will offer my experience and recommendations.
 
#9
Haglofs, hey? Good kit, sample review on its way from hairy old fell-running type.
 
#10
Here is a review I wrote about some Magnums I once owned.

''This latest offering from Hi-tec offers all the durability, comfort and practicality that is synonymous across the Magnum range, i.e. none. Within two weeks of wearing them, a split had developed along one of the soles and the supposedly waterproof Sympatex lining had failed allowing soggy mess to seep in. Once again Hi-tec has produced a boot that is completely useless when worn anywhere other than normal pavements or indoors. No doubt these boots will find proud homes among many PCSOs, Air Cadets and Security Guards due to their hi visibility branding and attractive price tag, but for anything more strenuous than a gentle walk around town, your money would be better spent elsewhere.''
My Magnums are shite as well. They are like big clown boots. I might have to do "special favours" to the chaps in the Altberg shop.

BCO, any stuff you want to send my way will get tested, but not one of them hoodie jacket things, that's just far too gay.
 
#11
I'll gladly test out their cold weather baselayers and boots during my 1st winter working nights in Alberta.
 

mattyw

Old-Salt
Kit Reviewer
#12
I would happily test out some of those water prof clothing as I am going out in the ‘field’ a lot and it would be tested a lot and getting wet and muddy. I am gear geek and I would happily have some input and don’t let ‘going to college’ cloud your judgment I will test the hell out of it and write a informative review.

I am going on roit trainning and other things, so the things will get a good beasting and a trial.

You also have an email with my review.

Thanks

Matt
 
#13
I wouldn't necessarily let that put you off. A lot of the stuff is likely to be civvy-ish outdoors wear so all that Haglofs kit definitely fits in that bracket.....
True enough am planning on 'doing' the West Highland Way at the end of October
 
#16
God yes - gimme a go.

But I can only offer words of wisdom for tropical climate kit if there's anything that suits.

Oh yes, and when I'm on leave I'm on the Med, so I can do the Goretex Speedos review as well.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
My Magnums are shite as well. They are like big clown boots. I might have to do "special favours" to the chaps in the Altberg shop.
to be fair sluggy, you have got size 14 feet after all. ;)
 
#18
My Magnums are shite as well. They are like big clown boots. I might have to do "special favours" to the chaps in the Altberg shop.
Altberg boots are very good. The PRI gave me a pair in '96 for a race and they're still going strong. Is the shop still down by Camp Centre?
 

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