Tag Archive | EverydayCarry

Triple Aught Design | Axiom X25 Pack

Adaptable, expandable and discreet, the Axiom X25 has been engineered as a flexible carry system for both daily and extended adventures on the grid.

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Clean design and a subdued aesthetic conceal the adaptability and voluminous capacity of the Axiom X25. Multiple secure pockets around the perimeter of the bag allow convenient access without opening the main body of the pack. Internally, built-in organization and strategically placed Helix anchor points allow you to tailor the bag to your requirements.
Expandable to nearly twice its regular size, the X25 is adaptable to a  diverse range of loadouts. Advanced materials keep the platform lightweight and resilient.
A formidable ally, the Axiom X25 balances capability with refined style.

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Accessible

Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (17)Protected from the main compartment’s contents and padded for comfort against your back, an ambidextrous zippered pocket on the back panel protects flat equipment such as tablets or laptops up to 13”.

A generous front admin pocket offers multiple storage options, including an integrated admin panel, keeping everyday carry items organized and accessible.

Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (3)An external zippered pocket opening from the bottom of the pack bellows upward into the body of the pack, providing segregated storage for dirty items, such as gym attire or shoes, or quick access items like bike locks and medical supplies.

Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (7)Concealed pockets on either side of the padded hood support ready access for small tools such as knives and flashlights, or a protected location for your phone or wallet. Included anchor points allow items to be dummy-corded in place.

Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (15)A zippered accessory pocket on the top of the pack provides convenient access to frequently used items, such as sunglasses or snacks.

Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (12)A flat, centered welt pocket conceals 3 rows of single-column 1” webbing, compatible with small accessories such as Pharos Markers, bike lights, or even our S1 and S2 sheaths.

Organized

Inspired by the intermodal container system, the Helix (HX) attachment system provides a lightweight, modular solution for configuring storage platforms. Helix supports standardized, interconnecting modules which can be configured as fixed or railed storage, a multitude of compression and attachment options, and paneled storage configurations.

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Helix Attachment Points

The main compartment includes two rows of Helix attachment points along the back panel and one row on the front for use with a wide range of organizing accessories, including Transport Cubes, Control Panels, and Transport Sleeves.
3 rows of 2 column PALS webbing on both sides of the padded hood’s interior provides convenient, indexable access to critical gear.

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Helix Attachment Points

The expansion compartment includes 2 Helix attachment points at the top, while the front admin compartment includes 2 Helix attachment points.
Internal webbing anchor points at the bottom allow for the attachment of compression straps to secure items against the back panel.

Expandable

A zipper along the periphery allows the Axiom X25 to expand to nearly twice its normal size.
When expanded, the load lifters can be reconfigured to ensure the same comfort and stability as in the compressed mode. Compression straps on either side of the expanded panel assist in controlling the load.
When expanded, an internal divider panel may be unzipped to create one cavernous compartment. Leaving the panel in place keeps the main compartment and the expanded compartment segregated. In this configuration, the expansion compartment is accessed through a zipper running along the top of the pack.

Resilient

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Triple Aught Design TAD Axiom X25 Pack Urban Survivor Blog (23)The Axiom X25 utilizes advanced materials to create a lightweight but resilient carry system. Originally developed as a high-performance sailcloth, the shell is a durable, weather-resistant rip-stop nylon hydro-statically laminated with a structurally reinforcing scrim.

For more information on the Triple Aught Design Axiom X25 Pack please visit: tripleaughtdesign.com/Axiom-X25-Pack

Arc’teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

What you carry on your person everyday (or at least accessible close to you) may dictate the success or the failure of a difficult situation.

Whether it is a medical, practical or defensive scenario carrying basic or advance equipment is really important.

If you live in an urban environment and you are not always close to your vehicle it’s suggested to build an EDC kit in a backpack or a sling-bag.

In our opinion your self defense tools and equipment should be at all times on your person. We only use our backpack to store extra mags, but not our primary firearm. If the situation does not allow us to reach for our EDC backpack we sill have a concealed-carry handgun with mounted light and extra mag, a folding blade, a smartphone, a wallet, a tactical flashlight and a tourniquet. Keeping our EDC defensive tool in the same location will also provide efficiency and accuracy to the situation.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

We like to divide by priority and importance our daily-carry equipment into different levels.

Level 1: the EDC items carried on your belt and pant’s pockets.

Level 2: items in your bag directly accessible from the outside.

Level 3: items organized in pouches and dividers inside the bag.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

About the backpack:

One of the key features that we really like of the Blade’s design is its side-access. This allows us to open and extract the content without dropping the bag or revealing what’s inside. Arc’teryx has padded this bag like a tank, it is comfortable, light and extremely protective towards electronics or fragile items.

The Blade has many pockets, some visible and some hidden. On the top, next to the handle, there are two pockets: one specifically designed for eye wear and one for GP items. On the side there are three pockets: the admin pocket (with stitched organizers for admin tools), the main compartment and the laptop (or even ballistic plates) compartment. All the internal parts of the bag are made of hi-viz nylon for better efficiency. The hidden pocket is located on the lower back close to the body, and it is intended for documents, extra cash, copy of conceal carry permit or passport.

Even on the road this backpack is really handy, in case of an accident (especially at night) you can grab it, exit the vehicle and move towards a safe location without keeping any valuables in the car. In the admin pocket we have placed two S&S Precision V-Lites and a Manta strobe to mark our presence to other drivers or the authorities until we have access to roadside flares.

This backpack is efficient and feature-rich without screaming “tactical”. We like the adaptability of PALs webbing and we like Camo but in most urban environments it just stands out too much. The clean design of the Blade 24 allows to be “undetected”  or just not to stand out too much.

rc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Bag, Pouches and Cases:

Arc’teryx Blade 24

Maxpedition Fatty Organizer

Maxpedition Mini Organizer

Salewa Med Pouch (With personal kit)

6×6 Pals Multicam Pouch

Thule 13″ Laptop Case

Items directly accessible: 

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Outdoor Research Halberd Sensor Tactical Gloves

Princeton Tec Remix MPLS Headlamp in Multicam

AKG Headphones

Boker VAT tool

Princeton Tec Switch light

S&S Precision V-lite Green

S&S Precision V-lite Blue

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Space Pen

Oakley SI Ballistic DetCord in Cerakote

Surefire E2D Defender Ultra

Pick Lock Kit with Tecnora and Kevlar Strings

Vapur 0.7 Water bottle

Items stored in pouches:

Pelican 1010 Case

Samsung 250gb T1 SDD

Storacell 123 Battery holder

Gerber MP1 Multiplier

550 Paracord

Gerber Shard Multitool

Surefire EP-1 C Ear Pro

Bic Lighter

Steiner T824 Compact Binoculars

Altoids Tin with basic Survival kit

Inforce 6vx backup Flashlight

Rite in the Rain notepad

Cyalume 6″ green

Samsung 13000mAh Battery Bank

Sharpie

Chargers for electronics

Med Kit:

1 x QuikClot Combat Gauze

2 x Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x Elastic Bandage

1 x Tourniquet

3 x Pharmaderm Antibiotic wipes

3 x BurnFree Gel

10 x Normal Band Aids

8 x Special Shape Band Aids

3 x 3M Steri-Strips

1 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (8″x 8″)

2 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x 3M Micropore Tape

1 x Surgical Tape

2 x Sterilized Gloves Nitrile

2 x Ketoprofen

10 x Ioperamide

2 x Paracetamole

2 x Amoxilline (antibiotics)

4 x Aspirin

4 x Iburofen

1 x Fine-Point Metal Tweezers

1 x Space Blaket

Inside Altoids Tin:

3 x 3M Steristrips

2 x Bandaids

2 x Iboprufen

4 x Antihistamine

4 x Water tabs

1 x 3M Ear Pro Backup

1 x Pencil w/ 1ft of tape and 20 ft of floss

4 x Stormproof matches

1 x Exotac firestarter

1 x Clip Compass

2 x BurnFree gel

1 x Alchool wipes

 

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

SureFire is the leader in military-grade illumination tools. One of their most versatile products is the E2D Defender Ultra flashlight. This light is made in the United States and is designed to meet the standards of the military professionals.

The E2D Defender Ultra is a 500 Lumen compact multipurpose light designed both for everyday carry and tactical operations.

Like most other SureFire lights it also feature a lockout tail cap, which prevents accidental activation during storage or transport.

 SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

With a maximum output of 500 Lumens, the virtually indestructible high-performance LED and the Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens provide a level of light than can be effectively utilized to overwhelm an aggressor or identify a threat. In an outdoor environment this light can be effective for hundreds of yards. The TIR Lenses are designed to with versatility in mind. The 500 lumens LED combined with the lenses allow this flashlight to be effective both during tactical operations (for example entering a dark room) and for long-range urban/rural tasks or engagements. The light has both a very good throw and spill; the central hot beam has a very good range while still maintaining an optimal peripheral vision. 500 Lumens seem also a very good compromise between close quarters and long range engagements. You really don’t want to have more than that for CQB operations while still maintaining a punch for the great outdoors.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Light beam at 90 yards

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Light beam at 25 yards

The flashlight has two output levels: 500 lumens high for maximum light and 5 lumens low for extended runtime and for admin tasks. This allows the E2D Ultra to be effective even in everyday outdoor applications. The low output setting is just enough to be able to see in the close proximity without interfering with our night vision.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

The light is built with heavy duty in mind. The E2D is made of aircraft grade anodized aluminium which feels solid and tough as soon as you grab it. Because of its aggressive design, the bezel can be used as a striking tool or even to brake glass, in case things go very south. The light is also provided with a built in two-way clip, for easier carry when a sheath is not available.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

For the pure tactical application (CQB, even weapon mounted) we prefer to have a momentary only switch. But this product still does a very good job for personal defense scenarios. In all these months that we have been using this product (and we didn’t treat is very well) we have never experienced a failure of any kind. We have accidentally dropped this light for quite some distance and everything was fine, and even underwater it worked magnificently.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

We recommend this light for its adaptability, and as soon as the sun goes down this light is in our pockets. The E2D Defender Ultra’s adaptability and versatility make it a tool you must have. The fact that you can utilize this light for personal defense, search and rescue and general outdoor/tactical applications definitely make this flashlight probably the best we have ever owned.

SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

We really think that if you are a professional or an enthusiast of the defense/tactical industry you must own at least one SureFire, and we think this could be the one. In the past years we have owned many SureFire flashlights; they are just the toughest! But even if they break don’t worry they are covered by a lifetime warranty.

This flashlight is made in the USA, MSRP $265. This is probably the best multiple-purpose illumination tool you can find on the market, but if you don’t want to pay this amount for a flashlight Surefire also makes some really interesting less expensive simpler models . 

For more information please visit the SureFire website: surefire.com/

Gear Review | Gerber MP1

The multi-tool is the most versatile and useful piece of equipment that can be carried, whether you’re in a urban area or out in the country you should never leave the house without one. The multiplier is the updated and more complex version of this tool and it’s usually equipped with a set of wire cutters and needle nose pliers.

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Smith Optics Outlier and Inforce 6vx: gear review

Being able to see properly is one of the most important skills, it can increase your survivability in almost every dangerous scenario. Since most of the time the two biggest obstacles to our “gift of sight” are darkness (at night) and being blinded by the Sun (during day) we’ve decided to focus on a Flashlight and a pair of sunglasses.

Since most of the time we end up being in an urban environment we wanted to find two practical, durable pieces of gear. We also didn’t want to draw a lot of the attention looking all tacticool but fit a bit more in the environment.

We ended up with two products with a very good price/quality ratio: the Outlier by Smith Optics and the 6vx by Inforce. Read More…