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Rampart Range Day 21 – SOCP Deployable Insert from Vertx

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Sized 9.5″ x 14″ this panel maintains its shape yet is flexible enough to insert into bags. It is PALS compatible and accepts bungees in order to set up your gear for easy access, whether in a bag or mounted on the back of a vehicle seat or on a wall.

Vertx products are available for unit and agency orders within Canada from Rampart International.


Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

UltiClip have been used for IWB holsters for quite awhile, but at the recent Blade Show in Atalanta, UltiClip showed how their device can be used to secure knives and other items in place for the draw from an inside waistband carry.

It’s a simple, low-profile device that can be attached via bolts to many sheaths and holsters, and is adjustable for height. The bail snaps into place, clamping either pant or belt.

Black Triangle x TD DTS Midnight Creeper MK1 Mod2

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Black Triangle has teamed up with Tactical Distributors to release a limited edition Desert Tiger Stripe version of their Midnight Creeper.

The MK1 Mod 2 is the next-generation of Black Triangle’s non-metallic letter opening tools. Crafted form G1o the over all length is 7″.

For carry, it comes with a Kydex sheath in DTS pattern.

Mountainsmith x The Real Hiking Viking – 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

I purchased the Zerk 40 when it was first introduced a few years ago on Indiegogo. Co-designed with The Real Hiking Viking, a renowned thru-hiker with thousands of hiking miles under his belt, it offers 40 L of lightweight load carriage.

Overall, the 2021 version is functionally the same. The biggest change from that first model is new materials. They’ve switched to 210D Extrema nylon and 100D nylon x span 840D stretch mesh.

It features a roll-top closure with SR buckles for security with a single strap over the top to help control the load. That strap is also long enough to stow a bear canister. Inside, a removable laser cut frame sheet (EVA Atilon) allows for rigidity and airflow.

The outside features five mesh pockets, dual pockets on either side for water bottles or snacks, and a large rear pocket. Bag size adjustments can be made at either side via a diagonal strapping system as well as via the bungee cord at the rear.

The harness is very comfortable with wide padded straps which almost form a vest front. There are two mesh pockets on either strap as well as a sternum strap with integrated whistle. The removable waist strap is just that, a strap, rather than a full hip belt normally found in packs, but the pack is intended for lightweight through hiking.

You can see the full features here:

I have configured the Zerk 40 as my “get home” bag and it accompanied me on every road trip. The colors are subdued enough to not stick out but also not look like a walking surplus store.

Vertx Expands Its Offering with 2021 Bag & Pack Line

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry bag and packs, announces the release of 11 of its most popular bags in an array of 10 new colors and 15 modern color combinations for everyday carry. New colors are now available for purchase at and through distributors. Customers can find their nearest dealer using the Vertx® store locator at New colors are limited edition and only available while stock lasts. Full color offering is listed below. 

VTX5085 Tourist Sling: Colonial Blue/Tumbleweed, Canopy Green, Mojave Sun/Cinderblock

VTX5031 Essential 2.0 Sling: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, OD Green/Reef

VTX5008 Dead Letter Sling: Colonial Blue/Tumbleweed, Heather OD, Heather Tarmac/Galaxy Black

VTX5041 Transit 2.0 Sling: Canopy Green, Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, Ranger Green/Shock Cord, Tumbleweed/Smoke Grey

VTX5011 Commuter 2.0 Sling: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, Heather OD/Smoke Grey, Heather Reef/Mojave Sun, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5076 Commuter XL 2.0 Sling: Reef/Mojave Sun

VTX5080 Last Call Pack: Heather Tarmac/Galaxy Black, Reef/Colonial Blue, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5036 Ready Pack 2.0: Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, OD Green/Smoke Grey, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5016 Gamut 2.0: Canopy Green, Heather Reef/Colonial Blue, Heather Tarmac/Mustard Grass, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

VTX5018 Gamut Checkpoint: Heather OD/Galaxy Black, Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, OD Green/Smoke Grey, Reef/Colonial Blue

VTX5022 Gamut Overland: Mojave Sun/Cinderblock, Toy Soldier/Tumbleweed

“Building on our expansion into outdoor colorways in 2020, this year our goal was bring more color and texture into the line,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx. “Adding variety in both color and fabrics gives our end users even more options for blending in in the field.”

Vertx packs and bags answer the call with current, globally inspired stealthy styling and multiple color and silhouette options. Ingrained in the Vertx® D.N.A., customers can expect lightweight durability, concealed carry ready features and low-profile styling in every pack in the Vertx® line. From Rapid Access pull tabs for lightning-quick deployment of critical tools to smooth mesh pockets that give you a snag-free view of your kit, every aspect of these designs has been requested, vetted and proven by real-world end users. Quiet zipper pulls eliminate annoying jangling while tenacious VELCRO® Brand loop panels ensure your gear will be exactly where you expect it. Adjustable padded shoulder straps conform to your size and changing clothing layers and semi-rigid load stabilizers and impact-absorbent closed cell foam panels provide support and print-proof protection from prying eyes. With loads of pockets to accommodate everything from admin tools to IFAKs, water and other gear, you’ll find a place for everything needed for a successful excursion, and a few surprises you’re sure to appreciate.

Sneak Peek – Black Triangle Denim

Sunday, March 21st, 2021


Available 3/24. A year in the making. Black Triangle denim. Made in Los Angeles by PRISUM.US // 5 standard pockets // 5 non standard pockets // Full details on

Grayman Kato Tablet Mini-Messenger by H4 Civilian Lab

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Meet the Grayman Kato tablet mini-messenger from H4 civilian lab series.

– large removable velcro cover on the front
– secure and handy large, locking front-buckle
– fast-grab padded/quilted tablet pocket on back
– modular MOLLE web field can double capacity

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Grey Ghost Gear – 40% Off Messenger Bags – Today Only

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Grey Ghost Gear Wanderer Messenger Bag on sale today only!

One of Grey Ghost Gear’s most iconic EDC bags are on sale until midnight tonight. The Wanderer Messenger Bag is a waxed canvas laptop bag that is a real solid concealed carry bag for those who choose the carry off the body. There is a hidden zipper pocket on the back for holstered pistols. It can accomodate laptops up to 17 inches. The rest of the bag is exactly what you’d want in a commuting bag in the messenger style, with plenty of easily accessible pockets for your mags, pens, lights, and other essentials.

Grey Ghost Gear Wanderer Messenger Bags

During Grey Ghost Gear’s Twisted Tuesday sale the Wanderer Messenger Bag with an MSRP of $134.99 drops to $80.99 with the addition of free shipping. Check them out at