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Aer Tech Folio 13”

When I started to settle on wanting to take the Mystery Ranch ASAP to the office everyday, I also started looking at laptop sleeves I could use to house my iPad Pros safely inside the bag. The Aer Tech Folio was one I kept looking at, but passing on because of the price and what I perceived as redundant nature of the storage didn’t seem like a good...

Yellow Birch Outiftters PocKit Modern Carry and PocKit PICO

When you start carrying more than just a knife on a daily basis, you find that you will need some method for organizing — so adding a pen and flashlight to my daily carry meant that things were becoming overloaded in my pocket. I need an organizer because this is Houston and there’s not many days of ‘jacket weather’ here where I can easily add pockets...

Member Journal — 10/18/21

This week: my ideal backpack wishlist; bags I am using; social media defaults; and a cool flashlight. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

DSPTCH Daypack

I thought I cracked it — finally a fantastic everyday bag for the office. Something that blended in, organized well, carried what I needed, didn’t feel too bulky on my body, and most importantly was comfortable to wear. These bars are not high, as I park in a parking garage and simply take two elevators up to my office, but as it turns out — the little...

Slimfold Micro Soft Shell Wallet

The Micro Soft Shell is the second smallest of the wallets Slimfold offers, with the Nano being the smallest. If this wallet sounds familiar, I reviewed the original Tyvek version here where I ended up switching away. Recently some members of the Discord got this wallet and it looked good in the soft shell material so I figured I’d give it a go. I’m...

Member Journal — 10/11/21

This week: who owns your customers; Haugen; Ninox; all that stuff you order; and some stuff I ordered. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

Mystery Ranch Forager Sling

Before getting this sling, I felt pretty confident that my sling setup was really comfortable and maybe even ‘set’. But this sling changed that, after what was an instant buy. The Forager line is not new for Mystery Ranch, but they previously were Asian-market-only, and you could find these slings on eBay and places like that for about $130 or so. Not...

Member Journal — 10/4/21

This week: commutes and offices; and some updating on my tech and tools for my iPad setup. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa

Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s Versa is one of those sling bags you don’t expect to be any good, and you question because it seems much cheaper than you would expect for a bag made of Dyneema. At $70, it always seemed like a head scratcher: must not be good type of pricing. I bought mine second hand for a heck of a deal and after using it for some time...

Mystery Ranch Pack Comparisons

I have now spent a lot of time testing out various models of Mystery Ranch backpacks (mostly the tri-zip models) and so I thought I would do a quick comparison of how you might think about which is right for you. Here you go, hope it helps someone: UA21, ASAP, 2 Day Assault, 3 Day Assault CL UA18 and UA21 Urban Assault 18 ($125 retail, as...

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