The Osprey’s straight jacket compression

Osprey packs's compression system is way ahead of its competitors
Osprey Eclipse 26+5  packs’s straight jacket compression system is way ahead of its competitors in its time

The straight jacket compression system on this Osprey Eclipse 26+5 pack is really awesome. After a continuous use for over two weeks, I realized the pack’s compression system isn’t like any other pack I have ever used. Here’s a closer look.

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Osprey Eclipse 26+5

An older model by Osprey which is still in very good condition
An older model by Osprey which is still in very good condition

I got this incomplete, used but in almost new condition Osprey Eclipse 26+5 pack as a hand me down from a friend. Osprey packs have always fascinated me with their design and functionality. I used to own several Osprey packs in the past and this Eclipse model is certainly one of the older generation models.  The material, build and design of the pack certainly brings back memory.

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Mountainsmith World Cup…what a classic pack this is

A classic made in the USA Mountainsmith pack which I am finding hard to part with
A classic,  made in the USA Mountainsmith pack which I am finding hard to part with

This is a classic, made in the USA Mountainsmith World Cup pack I bought some years back. I believe this is one of the few packs that were made by Mountainsmith when Patrick Smith was still the owner. I love the shape of the pack and there are some areas on the pack that I think is note worthy. I have carried this pack for some time in the past but have of course moved on to others.

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Kapak Gransfors Bruk dari Sweden

Kapak Hand Hatchet oh Gransfors Bruk Sweden
Kapak Hand Hatchet oh Gransfors Bruk Sweden

Ini dia kapak Gransfors Bruk dari Sweden. Sudah lama Wak ingin melihat dan menilai sendiri kapak pembuatan jenama terkemuka ini dan akhirnya tercapai juga hasrat ini. Kapak Hand Hatchet ini milik saudara Mystrm dan Wak berkesempatan membeleknya baru-baru ini.  Walaupun ianya satu kapak kecil, keperincian dan kualiti pembuatan kapak ini terselah dengan jelas.

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Custom made bike panniers for Kawasaki KLX250

A set of custom made Kawasaki KLX250 panniers by Garrison Packs
A set of custom made bike panniers for Kawasaki KLX250 by Garrison Packs

My friend shared with me pictures of his custom made bike panniers for his Kawasaki KLX250.  This is the sort of product and services that I think is severely lacking in Malaysia. To have someone who can custom make goods that meets a user’s needs and expectations. Just like custom made knives, Garrison Packs specializes in nylon based products.

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Dompet Kydex berwajah Punisher oleh 362Custom Kydex

Dompet kydex 362 Custom Kydex praktikal, kukuh dan sesuai untuk kegunaan harian
Dompet kydex 362 Custom Kydex praktikal, kukuh dan sesuai untuk kegunaan harian

 

Baru-baru ni Wak berkenan sungguh dengan dompet Kydex hasil kerja 362 Custom Kydex. Tengah duk imbas muka-buku, Wak memang kagum dengan kreativiti dan hasil tangan saudara Peter dari 362 Custom Kydex. Dompet Kydex ini nampak memang simple tapi aplikasinya sungguh praktikal. Mari kita lihat.

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The compact manual Snow Peak Gigapower

 

A well known, almost legendary brand and lightweight backpacing stove
A well known, almost legendary brand and lightweight backpacing stove

 

My latest portable camping stove is the Snow Peak GigaPower (manual version). It is referred to as the ‘manual’ version because this model does not come with the automatic igniter. Truth is, I never did go out looking for a stove. This one just popped up on an online auction site at a really good price. Snow Peak GigaPower is an iconic stove for backpackers, especially among the ultralightists (is there such a word even?). With the company’s history originating from Japan, I am expecting some quality stuff from this brand name

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A Glock 17 holster by 362 Custom Kydex

A kydex molded holster for a Glock 17
A kydex molded holster for a Glock 17

A friend of a friend who is with a Malaysian law enforcement agency recently asked me where he can get a Glock 17 holster (kydex) made. Well, if anyone in Malaysia that owns and carries a firearm legally wants a custom made holster, I would simply recommend them to Peter of 362 Custom Kydex. I called Peter a few days ago and he agreed to show me the works of a  Glock 17 IWB holster he is making for a customer.

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Outdoor gear repair in New Zealand

Some of the repair components available at TwinNeedle
Some of the repair components available at TwinNeedle

 

If you ever need to do outdoor gear repair in New Zealand, you can do so by contacting the folks at TwinNeedle . A buckle on my Kifaru Marauder broke after I accidentally stepped on it. The only place to get some quality buckles to replace it would have to be TwinNeedle. A few weeks ago, I dropped by at their store on Tuam street and was pleasantly surprised by the many updates Matt and Chris has put on their store.

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