Hands On Review: Osprey 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag

Here’s a hands on look at Osprey’s 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag (via Amazon) by Osprey

The Transporter, at least the 40 Liter size is packable.  It comes packed just like this.  It was a bit tough to unpack, so I wouldn’t consider it easily packable.  It’s nice to have the ability, but I probably will not pack it much if ever.

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A Look At: Spyderco Stainless Steel ClipiTool Multi Tool

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ClipiTool Multi Tool By Spyderco

I had the pleasure of visiting Spyderco’s facility located in Golden, Colorado while on a family vacation.  I was extremely impressed by the quality of the gear they make and have since purchased several of their products.  Here’s a look at their ClipiTool Multi Tool.

The ClipiTool features stainless steel construction and three functions.  A knife blade, a flat screw driver and a bottle opener along with a clip and lanyard hole.

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Hands On Review: Roto Molded Igloo 55 Quart Sportsman Cooler

Here’s a look at Igloo Products 00044921 Sportsman Cooler.  I purchased the white, 55 quart size.  It’s also available in tan and in other capacities.  According to the description it is “Virtually indestructible rotational molded construction”.  Features a heavy-duty “3-point grab” handle with comfort grip with durable, rubberized T-Grip lid latches and anti skid feet.  It also includes an oversized insulated and tethered drain plug.

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Hands on Review: Reebow Gear Tactical Molle EDC Utility Pouch

Reebow Gear Tactical Molle EDC Utility Pouch Gadget Belt Waist Bag with Cell Phone Holster Holder

  • 1000D Cordura nylon
  • MOLLE system attachment straps,it’s suitable for tactical belt, tactical molle vest or molle tactical backpack, molle width can be adjustable for different width belt as belt pouches and molle utility pouch
  • Designed as a tactical molle bag that can be used as a small EDC pouch,tactical pouch, tactical bag,military pouch, army pouch,waist bag,molle pouches, gadget pouch or utility belt pouch

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Hands on Review: Kershaw 1987 RJ Tactical Knife via Tactical Reviews

Kershaw 1987 RJ Tactical Knife with SpeedSafe, 3.0-Inch by Kershaw

  • SpeedSafe open, built in Flipper
  • Reversible pocket clip, (left/right)
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish; Handle: Glass-filled nylon
  • Blade length: 3 Inch (7.6 cm); Closed length: 4 Inch (10.2 cm); Overall length: 6.9 Inch (17.5 m)
  • Weight: 2.8 Ounce (82 g)

We partnered with Dan from Tactical Reviews to review this knife.  Take a look at the video above.

Kershaw 1987 RJ Tactical Knife with SpeedSafe, 3.0-Inch – via Amazon

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Hands on Review: Kershaw 1987 RJ Tactical Knife via Tactical Reviews

Kershaw 1987 RJ Tactical Knife with SpeedSafe, 3.0-Inch by Kershaw

  • SpeedSafe open, built in Flipper
  • Reversible pocket clip, (left/right)
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish; Handle: Glass-filled nylon
  • Blade length: 3 Inch (7.6 cm); Closed length: 4 Inch (10.2 cm); Overall length: 6.9 Inch (17.5 m)
  • Weight: 2.8 Ounce (82 g)

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A Look At: Spyderco Byrd Robin 2 – Plain Edge, G10 Handle

Spyderco Byrd Robin2 Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife

Specs via Amazon Product Page:

  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested for quality and durability
  • The most trusted name in you cutlery needs
  • Folding knife with full flat-ground blade made of high-carbon 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, with comet-shaped hole for fast and easy one-handed opening
  • Cross-hatched jimping along spine creates nonslip grip where your thumb rests, for tactile resistance that ensures safe, accurate cutting
  • Handle is made of G-10, an epoxy-filled laminate with weave-texture similar to cloth, which provides secure and steady grip when cutting, and resists chemicals, oil and temperature extremes
  • 5.7-inch open length and 3.3-inch closed length; 2.4-inch 8Cr13MoV steel blade with 1.875-inch cutting edge, 0.4-inch hole, and 0.09-inch thickness; 2.4-ounce weight; G-10 handle material
  • Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase

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A Look At: Lodge’s 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Here’s a look at Lodge’s 5 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven Model L8DO3.

Front of the Box Reads: Lodge Cast Iron, American Made Since 1896.  5 Quart/4.7 Liter.  Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Bail Handle.

Side of the Box Reads: Brutally tough for decades of cooking.  Seasoned for natural, easy-release finish that improves with use.  Easy: Hand wash, dry, rub with cooking oil

Made is the USA

The Dutch Oven

Underside of the lid

Lid on

Underside

We’ve used this in both our oven and our our smoker.  It fits really nicely on my 22 1/2″ Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.  One Smoke gave the handle a nice hue.

I’ve owned this since October of 2013.  As of this most recent update in August of 2017, it continue to function.  In my opinion, Lodge makes extremely well built items.  The box reads “Brutally tough for decades of cooking”.  I don’t think that’s an overstatement.  This is a great Dutch oven that has served us well for years.  I fully expect it to serve us well for decades.

Lodge L8DO3 Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Pre-Seasoned, 5-Quart – via Amazon

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Hands on Review: Pelican Elite Cooler

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Pelican Elite Coolers by Pelican.  30 quart capacity.  Extreme ice retention: 2 inch of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket that delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days.  Features: molded handles and tie-down slots, 3 inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, leakproof drain plug, 4 self draining cup holders, integrated measuring board on lid in centimeters and inches, non-skid rubber feet.

Made in the USA: includes pelican’s legendary lifetime guarantee – you break it, they will replace it…Forever.

A top down look at the cooler.  The label reads Pelican – 30 – Made in the USA.  You can see the fish scale on the top both in inches and centimeters.  The top also has four cup holders that are designed to let condensation runoff the side, instead of pooling.

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