@warrior.bard takes the Falcon-II Backpack on an adventure to Alberta, Canada ~ “So I got this backpack last April at the NRA convention. And I can say that I’ve put it through some works now. It’s been used as a hiking pack, an EDC, and a travel pack. I’ve been super happy with its versatility in being able to collapse into a low profile pack for essential EDC, but also able to fit all my needs for a day hike or for travel. I’ve been able to fit all my small electronics, iPad, packable jackets, food, hydration (bottle or hydration bladder) and all sorts of extra gear. I also love the MOLLE that helps me attach more pouches for extra space. The materials are rugged and durable, construction is top notch. I have many packs and this is easily one of the most comfortable packs to shoulder. Definitely check out the Falcon II or anything else from Maxpedition.”
I’m super excited to have my new Anorak from @borealmountainanoraks ! I added a coyote hide that I picked up at an antique market to the collar for a personal touch. Excited from the winter trips ahead! ❄️
Here is a recent review from a happy customer in New Jersey! Check out Squareamps.com for all available amps!
I have become a bit of a tube amp junkie having since sold the famous namesake amps in favor of:
Vintage 47 (Valco sound)
Vintage Sound Amps ( black face fame)
Orange Tiny Terror (hardwired of the true English variety)
TopHat Supreme 16 (that Vox sound ya know)
And Now.... drumroll please
SQUARE AMPS....how is it this little amp with a 6 inch ceramic speaker not only has made its way into the line up but is top of the batting order.... Simple... it sounds great with lush cleans or with the down and dirties...yes it looks just as good! It’s a joy to lift and bring to any room in the house and it’s a great price too, a bargain if you would! I will def buy another, heck they may even become gifts 🎁 if I don’t decide to keep them for myself!
They’re simple to use... think 2 knobs ... surely you can handle that, so go buy one or two now.
Photo of my “Matinee” attached..
Pedal Board Series - Post #2 |What can I say, this pedal is incredible! I have been diving into the tone prints available for this unit and currently have one dialed in that is perfect for anything from subtle to wet and washy depending on where I place the level. I realized a sweet trick while setting up a clean patch a few weeks ago - when I place it at the front of my chain (the ES 8 allows for changing loop / pedal order), I get a great amp-like reverb coming through the dry amp signal before hitting it with an overdrive...like plugging straight into a great twin reverb! To top it off, the HOF mini barely takes up any pedalboard real estate. #techthursday
These were sent to me for review.
Another great offering from Klarus, the Mi1c is a compact powerhouse. It comes in different finishes, black anodized aluminum, titanium and copper. The black anodized aluminum model has a convex lens were the Ti and Cu models have a standard lens and orange peel reflector. The pocket clip provides for lens up only carry and is attached between the head and body making it very solid. The whole light is very compact, think Olight SMINI size. A single side switch operates the light and it comes with a Klarus 16340 cell that has built in USB charging. All three models have magnets in the tail cap, reverse polarity protection and electronic lock out. It offers the standard high, medium, low, moonlight, strobe and beacon modes.
I have to say I am not a fan of the convex lens. I guess I can understand the employment of this feature but it just doesn’t work for me. It creates a very wide, very floody beam with almost no throw to speak of, see pictures. It would be good for lighting a room or a tent but for my EDC tasks it is not useful. The Ti and Cu version with the standard lens and reflector offer a smooth beam with a good combination of throw and flood, great for EDC tasks. They have stuck to a theme of body machining that is reminiscent of other offerings (Mi7, Mini One) and the pattern offers a fair amount of grip. Overall the fit and finish are great and while I would skip the AL version with the convex lens the standard lens and reflector combination are great. #gearreview#edcreview#flashlightreview#knifecommunity#flashlightcommunity#flashlight#gearcommunity#edccommunity#klarus
The Refugio Lopez cat approves of Pomoca’s New Climb ProSGlide TIPON skin & so does CCBC!
We tried out the New Pomoca, glueless, waterproof, 15% lighter, washable, skin all last season & have great reviews!
It is snowing outside and the snow, the winter season makes me have hiking fever. That's because winter hikes have some of the most magical views but to enjoy them, you're going to need to dress warm and wear a base layer. I've had different ones throughout the years -- ones dating back to when they were called "long underwear" and "long johns" to the now super trendy "base layer." However, I can say with confidence, my all-time favorite is Smartwool's Merino 250 Base Layer shirt and bottom.
🔸Most important: Super warm. I just got back from a hike where the frost was at least a good inch-thick on everything but I stayed toasty. I wore this base layer then leggings on the bottom and a wool sweater under a down vest on top. I'm always cold so for me to not be wearing my thickest winter coat outside and trusting my base layer -- that says something.
🔸All are 100% merino wool so it is soft, allows your skin to breathe, wicks away moisture, dries quickly, and prevents you feeling massive temperature changes. It's also anti-microbial (read: no odor in armpits during strenuous hikes).
🔸They are extremely soft, light, and comfortable. Small details were not overlooked -- The bottom, for instance, fits snugly against me and doesn’t bunch; the waistband is sturdy and wide compared to others with flimsy, thin elastic.
🔸Smartwool has a two-year warranty.
▪️ Price: These are definitely an investment. Depending on if you want a fancy pattern, you're looking at $100 for each top then bottom. Solids aren't the much cheaper either at $95.
▪️ They do not offer different lengths, which is a problem if you're tall.
Rating: 🏔🏔🏔🏔 out of Five Vistas
Seek and find more on my base layer and what to look for when getting your own by clicking the link in my bio!
How many of you hike with a base layer and do you find it more helpful?
This has to be one of my most used @giantloopmoto products is the diablo tank bag. I basically put it on my 690 the day I bought it, the mounting set up is very simple you mount the harness and then zip the bag into place. It feature a clear map pocket on top, inside is just a open compartment will a adjustable divider held in by Velcro. The bags not waterproof but it’s very water resistant that being said it does come with a dry bag that Velcro’s into place inside. One of the issues I have found with it is the zippers, they tend to jam up with dirt and have issues but you compare it to a new Wolfman bag the GL bag is way better the difference is day and night. Also one of the zippers holding bag to the harness started the pull apart but this was completely my fault. On a 690 enduro when it’s stock dosnt have a fuel tank up front so when you mount a bag designed for a hump to wrap over it tightened down nicely but there was a gap between the bag and the harness. So thinking were can I efficiently store things I tucked a extra tube there and that was great bag was solid and I always had a extra tube, the issue was when I squeezed a deflated air hawk in there also, after a day of riding I found the zipper pulling out of the bag. Again this was all my fault I was making it fit. So I stopped into giantloops shop in bend on my way home asked what they recommend me to do, they gave me new set of zippers and sent me to @ruggedthread and I can’t recommend her enough 40-50 bucks later you can’t even tell the bag was damaged. .