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Grey Ghost Gear LightWeight Assault Pack Mod 1

Grey Ghost Gear made an already lightweight pack even lighter. Their new Lightweight Assault Pack Mod 1 uses a proprietary diamond pattern, ripstop, nylon to shed about 30% of the weight of the regular Lightweight Assault Pack. The Mod 1 is nearly identical to its heavier (though still lightweight) forerunner but it does away with the clips used to attach to other bags or plate carriers. It is available in black, gray, and Multicam.

Check out the LightWeight Assault Pack Mod 1 at Grey Ghost Gear before a light breeze blows them all away!

grey ghost gear LAP MOD1

Gearward Ceramic Escape Knives

Gearward’s new Ceramic Escape Knife (CEK) is designed to be a last ditch cutting tool that can be carried discreetly. The folding design packs a 1.25″ ceramic blade into a trim 1.75″ x .40″ package that weighs the same as a penny (2.5 grams)! The “handle” is plastic and features a cutout to make deploying the blade easier.

The CEK is so small it should be able to fit into any kit you have and be able to be concealed in just about any way you can imagine. Gearward has some great ideas for how to carry the CEK on their site.


20$Bandit Ultralight First Aid Kit Prototype

20$Bandit is always bouncing around ideas and prototypes. Every once in a while Eric, the man behind 20$Bandit, lets us in on what is on his work bench. This is one of those times. Feast your eyes on this 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 1/2″, 2.6 ounce first aid kit.

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The kit is designed to be an inexpensive, single use kit for the outdoorsman. It is small enough and light enough to be carried in a shirt pocket yet well stocked enough to treat an array of boo-boos. It will also fit in the Mini-Kit MK7.

This kit doesn’t have a name yet so feel free to make a suggestion in the comments below. It should be available soon from 20$Bandit.

20$Bandit Mini Kit MK-7 GEN2

The newest iteration of the Mini Kit MK-7 is upon us! The Mini Kit MK-7 GEN1 will be phased out in favor of the new GEN2 which is manufactured for 20$Bandit by HonorPoint USA.

20dollarbandit mini kit mk7 gen2 Kryptek

The most noticeable change that you will note is better fit and finish. My earlier Mini Kit MK-7 is still going strong but in the review I mentioned that it was a bit crooked. I have put hands on the new Honor Point produced GEN2 version and they are straight as an arrow with even stitching. They even lay a bit flatter when empty. The GEN1 wasn’t bad. The GEN2 is just improved.

The other change is less noticeable. The short slip pocket beneath the elastic organizer is now just a bit deeper to better retain the items in the organizer.

At this point, there are very few of the earlier Mini Kits left. Most of what is available are the GEN2 pouches. New colors and fabric options are being phased in with the new generation of pouches. These include all the colors of the tactical rainbow and even some ultra-light fabrics. If you are looking for a camo pattern, Kryptek is already available and Multicam will be available next week.

Best of all, the new GEN2 pouches cost less and they are still made in the USA! Check out the 20$Bandit’s site for more details.


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