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Overland Expo East 2017 – The Griffin Rescue Tool

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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Among the acres of high-end overlanding equipment and custom expedition vehicles during last weekend’s Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, this little gem of a tool stood out: The Griffin Rescue Tool. It’s specially designed for first responders with a glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, and oxygen bottle valve wrenches among its 14 functions. About 3 1/2 inches long, it’s also TSA compliant.

Price and availability TBA.

Griffin Pocket Tools

 

ITS Tactical Presents – Level Up Featuring Sensei James Williams

Monday, September 18th, 2017

‘Level Up’ is a series of articles by Immininent Threat Solutions which concentrates on Every Day Carry. The series features guests who discuss their EDC setups.

In this issue, that guest is James Williams. I met him at The Blade Show a few year ago. I had no idea who he was, but he was very pleasant and well respected by the others I was talking to. Turns out, James Williams is a Sensei. Adept at numerous martial arts, he has trained some of out nation’s most elite warriors. He is also a knife designer of some renown.

Be sure to read the article at www.itstactical.com/centcom/interviews/level-featuring-sensei-james-williams.

PocKit – Improving Your Preparedness Using One Tool for EDC

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Everyday, the average American phone user needs two charges for their phones. Yet only 4% of people carry a power bank. For the other 96%, the power bank is not worth the space it takes up.

Consider something else that is good to carry: the flashlight. Flashlights can be useful for providing illumination if the lights go out, alerting oncoming traffic during nighttime, and as a striking surface for breaking car windows in an emergency. Yet, most people only keep one in the drawer at home.

The folks at Matricon Innovations have built a tool combining the two. At roughly the size of 2 smartphones stacked together, the PocKit offers a power bank as well as a flashlight. It also includes a proximity tracker to protect both your belongings and your smartphone. Place the PocKit in you bag, and carry the smartphone on your person. Both will sound an alarm if they get separated.

These functions combine to make the PocKit a useful and versatile tool for everyday carry. They will be launching a Kickstarter campaign on August the 17th. Until then, you can check out their site and sign up for the pre-Kickstarter bonus.

Trayvax Offers Limited Edition Metal Wallet In FDE Color Pattern

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Trayvax is pleased to announce limited availability of the Axis bi-fold metal wallet in an FDE color pattern. Trayvax only produced 100 units of this limited edition color run.

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Bellingham, WA (June 15, 2017) — Trayvax®, a US-based manufacturer of slim metal wallets and outdoor gear, is pleased to announce the limited release of the Axis bi-fold wallet in a Flat Dark Earth color pattern. FDE is a popular earth tone, similar to the US Army’s “sand” color. It matches the tan, sandy-colors of modern U.S. military camo patterns.

“Our customers are constantly asking for specific color patterns,” said Gerald Craft, marketing and communications manager. “We’ve been tallying the votes and FDE came in with the most requests. We only made 100, and when they’re out, they’re out, so get ‘em while they’re hot.”

Trayvax will introduce special-edition, limited-production runs every three months based on customer feedback. The company will only produce 100 units of these specialized colors and there’s no guarantee they will be offered again. The Axis in FDE is now available while supplies last: www.trayvax.com/collections/axis/products/trayvax-axis-fdc-cerakote-limited-release. Stay tuned for a new offering in October.

About Trayvax
Trayvax is a US-based manufacturer of slim metal wallets and outdoor gear. All products are hand-crafted and serve as a reminder to get outdoors and Earn Your Story™. It’s this greater love of the outdoors and to humankind that inspires every Trayvax design. The company’s skilled teams of artisans and craftsmen continuously improve and refine designs to ensure enduring products that last a lifetime. Completely sourced and Made in the USA, Trayvax wallets and accessories are built to be passed down to future generations, not landfills. That’s the Trayvax guarantee.

SKD Tactical – PIG Notebook Cover Wallet

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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SKD Tactical’s PIG Notebook Cover Wallet consists of a notebook cover which conceals a Rite in Rain 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ notebook, which is also able to comfortably store various wallet items (cash, cards, pictures, etc.), along with a Fisher Space Pen.

Specifications:

  • Holds Rite in the Rain “Mini Stapled Notebook” (includes 3 pack), 2 Credit Card Pockets that comfortably hold a dozen credit cards each with room to spare.
  • 2 Stash Pockets that comfortably hold cash, pictures, receipts or full sheets of 8.5″x11.5″ paper folded up.
  • Elastic keeper for retention/security.
  • Elastic Pen Garage holds a Fisher or Rite in Rain Bullet Space Pen
  • 2.5″ x 3.5″ Loop field for Flag/Morale patches
  • Approximate Dimensions (loaded): 3.5″ x 4.65″
  • Made from 500 Denier Cordura
  • Made in USA
  • www.skdtac.com/PIG-NCW-Notebook-Cover-Wallet-p/pig.226

    Trayvax Introduces Two New Quick Release Lanyards for Everyday Carry

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

    Bellingham, WA (February 21, 2017) — Trayvaxu, a US-based manufacturer of slim wallets and outdoor accessories, is pleased to introduce the Link Lanyard and Link Stretch Lanyard. Completely sourced and handmade in the United States the Link and Link Stretch Lanyards come backed with Trayvax’s lifetime warranty.

    “When you purchase a Trayvax product, you’re making an investment in quality and US-jobs,” said Mark King, company founder. “All products are built to last and backed by our lifetime warranty. That means 65 years from now, you’ll be handing your Link Lanyards down to future generations.”

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    The Link Lanyard consists of a quick release swivel secured to a custom stainless-steel Trayvax carabiner with a length of climb-spec nylon. This highly durable lanyard is double-stitched with industrial-strength stitching.

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    The Link Stretch Lanyard consists of a quick release swivel secured to a custom stainless-steel Trayvax carabiner with a length of elastic shock cord and climb-spec nylon. The Link Stretch extends over 2 feet and includes two extension pieces, one with paracord attached and the other with a split ring.

    Both lanyards are ideal for attaching keys, wallets, knives or other everyday carry items to ensure they stay safe and secure. The Link Lanyard and Link Stretch Lanyard are now available for purchase via the Trayvax website. For more information visit Trayvax.com.

    Best Tech Tool – Leatherman Tread Adapter

    Monday, November 28th, 2016

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    The Leatherman Tread is a 25-piece bracelet-style multitool. In addition to a stand-alone model, Leatherman also released a version called the Tread QM1, which features a Swiss timepiece. Best Tech Tool decided to expand upon this concept by releasing the BTT Adapter, which allows users to connect virtually any timepiece to the Leatherman Tread. Best Tech Tool created an adapter for standard timepieces, along with one for G-Shock watches, and one for the Apple Watch.

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    Covert Operations Gear – Low-Profile EDC Bag

    Friday, November 25th, 2016

    Covert Operations Gear (COG) Low-Profile EDC Bag is an ambidextrous modular carry system that includes two swappable velcro hook-backed EDC platforms/panels that can be mounted to the bag’s main body. The sling can be worn slung over either shoulder. Bartacked color-matching PALS webbing runs the length of the sling’s shoulder, allowing users to weave in comms wires, battery pack cables, etc. The sling also includes a double-flap pocket made from stitch-weave twill fabric that will accommodate most smart phones and tourniquets.

    The bag’s main body has a flap with a hidden exterior zippered compartment. One cool feature of the the Low-Profile EDC bag are the two magnetic Fidlock buckles on the main body’s flap which snap together as soon as the two halves are in close proximity.

    • The EDC Pocket Platform has several open-top compartments in various widths to accommodate small items such as pens, knives, flashlights, notepads, multi-tools, and medical/IFAK items. This pocket platform also has two (2) zippered compartments, the smaller of which includes an HK style sling snap hook for attaching keys and/or electronic key FOBs. The larger zipper compartment is lined with soft foam material and is designed to accommodate many popular tablets. An iPad mini will fit in the pocket and can be zipped closed; a full-size iPad will fit, however the zipper must remain open.

    • The EDC Weapon Platform is velcro loop lined and is sized to accommodate a variety of handguns, from sub-compacts to full-sized handguns, with or without a weapon light. The EDC Weapon Platform is ambidextrous, with left and right-hand-zippered openings, allowing compartment access from either side, and is lined with velcro loop for the user to mount an appropriate velcro hook-backed holster. Proven Leather and Kydex holsters are generally compatible. The user may install a strip of adhesive backed velcro hook (not included) onto one side of the holster and affix the holster inside the weapon compartment. The Weapon Platform also features its own exterior-zippered pocket and a row of MOLLE to attach miscellaneous gear or a tourniquet.

    Available in Covert Grey or MultiCam. made in USA by Grey Ghost Gear for COG.

    The Low-Profile EDC Bag will be available at retailers this December. To get on a preorder list, send an email to:
    sales@cog-usa.com