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Scramble Floating Pocket (Map Bag) - Final Release

Scramble Floating Pocket (Map Bag) - Final Release

Scramble's Floating Pocket (Ultralight Map Bag) Preface At Scramble we've been long time users of Granite Gear's excellent Air Pocket primarily as a free-floating map pocket worn around the neck (see [...] Read more

Scramble Tower 11L Pack Extender Side Pod - Final Release

Scramble Tower 11L Pack Extender Side Pod - Final Release

Scramble's Tower 11L Pack Extender The Tower is a full-zip, detachable, large capacity side pod / side pocket / side pouch designed to hold all the gear the long distance trekker may need to quickly [...] Read more

Best Backpack Side Pocket (Rucksack Side Pouch, Cell, Pod)

Best Backpack Side Pocket (Rucksack Side Pouch, Cell, Pod)

Scramble's Tower 11L Full Zip Pack Extender Preface To understand why we made the Towers read our post "The Problem with Pouches, Pockets and Dry Bags". In addition we've outlined the reasoning [...] Read more

Extending Pack Capacity (On The Side): Part 2: The Solution

Extending Pack Capacity (On The Side): Part 2: The Solution

Accentuate The Positives, Eliminate The Negatives Preface We were a little downbeat and negative in Part 1, so in Part 2 we'll try and provide a little positivity and hope, as we investigate a [...] Read more

Extending Pack Capacity (On The Side): Part 1: The Problem

Extending Pack Capacity (On The Side): Part 1: The Problem

The Problem with Pouches, Pockets and Dry Bags Preface So, you really like your pack but you want to carry extra stuff? Easy ... go out and buy a new, larger pack - the outdoor industry can't wait to [...] Read more

Best Water Bottle & Carry Pouch (MOLLE, Belt System)

Best Water Bottle & Carry Pouch (MOLLE, Belt System)

US GI 1 Quart Canteen & Bulldog Tactical Gear's Laser MOLLE Medium Upright Utility Pouch Preface This review will be most relevant to those who prefer climbing or military "patrol" packs that [...] Read more

Best Modular 30 Litre to 60 Litre Trekking Pack

Best Modular 30 Litre to 60 Litre Trekking Pack

Karrimor SF's Predator 30 MOLLE Pack Preface: "Karrimor SF" is NOT "Karrimor" As always, we're looking at the Karrimor SF Predator 30 from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough [...] Read more

Best ~4 Litre Belt Bag (MOLLE Pouch)

Best ~4 Litre Belt Bag (MOLLE Pouch)

Templar Assault Systems' MOLLE Belt Bag Preface As always, we're looking at the TAS MOLLE Belt Bag from the point of view of long distance trekking over tough terrain. Test subject: Chest 42", Waist [...] Read more

Best ~20 Litre Pack

Best ~20 Litre Pack

Blue Ice's Dragonfly 18L Packable Backpack Preface: Dragonfly 18L v.2 A newer version of the Dragonfly was released in 2017. There are definite improvements. Overall, it's a tidier package; there's [...] Read more


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