MM Edition OD Maritime Assaults

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Footwear on November 18th, 2017 by M M

As the Altama OTB Maritime Assaults became my favourite everyday shoes to wear, I thought that they’d look really good in an OD Green upper/Black sole version, inspired by the classic Vietnam Jungle boots colour scheme. I brought up the suggestion to Dan Ellis, and he agreed that it would definitely be cool, and said that he’d see what he could do about requesting some samples made.

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Olight M2R Warrior Flashlight

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on October 29th, 2017 by M M

The M2R Warrior is Olight’s new rechargeable dual switch tactical LED flashlight. It is powered by a high discharge rate rechargeable 18650 lithium battery covering an output range of 1-1500 lumens. It ulitizes a Cree XHP35 HD LED with textured aluminum reflector to deliver an artifact-free, focused beam. The metal tail cap is quiet and functions as both a momentary or on/off switch. A single press of the tail switch allows the user to access the turbo or strobe modes instantly. The M2R has six brightness levels and a strobe mode.

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Altama OTB Maritime Assault

Posted in Footwear on September 23rd, 2017 by M M

Launched at SHOT Show 2017, the OTB Maritime Assault from Altama is available in low and mid heights. With its fin-friendly fit, the OTB Maritime Assault was designed foremost for military water operations; but is really a very versatile piece of footwear that is quickly becoming my favourite for every day wear. If you like sneakers or Converse Chuck Taylors, you’ll want to get a few pairs of these.

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Olight X7R Marauder

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on September 3rd, 2017 by M M

The X7R Marauder from Olight is their most powerful light at the time of this writing. It’s a mid-sized search light that boasts a claimed 12000 lumens; 33% brighter than the original X7. It ulitizes three Cree XHP70 LEDs and orange peel reflectors to deliver an even, artifact-free beam with minimal hotspot. The X7R has six brightness levels and a strobe mode, covering an output range of 10 to 12000 lumens.

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Olight S Mini Ti

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on July 17th, 2017 by M M

The S Mini Ti (S1R) is the smallest CR123A battery compatible flashlight from Olight. It’s a very compact EDC flashlight, powered by a single CR123A lithium battery (included), with a maximum output of 550 lumens.

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Olight H2R Nova Headlamp

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on June 24th, 2017 by M M

The Olight H2R Nova headlamp is a 18650 rechargeable battery powered, uni-body aluminum alloy LED headlamp that is capable of a max output of 2300 ANSI rated lumens. The CREE XHP50 LED along with Olight’s TIR bead lens delivers a broad, balanced, even beam. It’s removable from its headmount and can be used as a stand-alone hand-held light.

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MSM Head Gear

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Headwear on April 23rd, 2017 by M M

Featured here are a few ‘head gear’ items from MSM (Mil-Spec Monkey); the CG-Hat Mesh Raw, MSM Watch Cap, and MSM Multi-wrap.

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Olight H1R Nova Headlamp

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on February 25th, 2017 by M M

Just after you bought the Olight H1 Nova headlamp, or thought that things couldn’t get any better; Olight introduces their brighter and rechargeable version: the H1R Nova.

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Forward Controls Design ABC/R-AA Bolt Catch

Posted in EQUIPMENT on January 22nd, 2017 by M M

The ABC/R-AA (Augmented Bolt Catch/Release – All Angles) is a variant of the ABC/R with dimples on the control surfaces instead of horizontal serrations.

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Olight S30R Baton III Flashlight

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Illumination on December 9th, 2016 by M M

The S30R Baton III (S30R) is the third generation of Olight’s flagship S30R flashlight series, and is a rechargeable EDC flashlight powered by a single 18650 rechargeable lithium battery covering an output range of 0.5-1050 lumens.

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