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Kitanica – Vespid 30L

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Kitanica expands their pack line with the Vespid 30L. Made from 500D Cordura and 210D nylon, it has the following features:

• 4 zipper main compartment opening
–Top, front, and full loading modes
• Fully adjustable “split tongue” harness
• Magnetic lid closure to guide zippers
• 3 MOLLE panels
• Padded computer sleeve
• 2 interior and 2 exterior “water bottle” pockets
• 4 zippered interior mesh pockets
• Exterior lid pocket
• Interior loop panel loop attachment platform
• Removable waist belt
• Triple layer carry handle
• Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 8 ½” 30L

Offered in Black, Ranger Green and Wolf Grey.


Premier Body Armor Announces Multicam Black Backpack Inserts

Monday, October 4th, 2021

GASTONIA, N.C. – September 30, 2021– Premier Body Armor, a leader in body armor systems to defend against handgun, shotgun, and high-powered rifle threats, is proud to announce the availability of select Level IIIA Backpack Inserts in Multicam Black™.

“Premier Body Armor’s backpack inserts are custom made for an exacting fit in many backpack designs and offer easy-to-use protection and portable convenience that allows armor to go with you everywhere—no excuses—even onto planes,” said Jason Mammano, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Premier Body Armor. “The ultimate accessory for your MCB Vertx bag is now available from Premier Body Armor in MCB to match and complete the package.”

These armor inserts are ideal for EDC. The Level IIIA inserts are tested against common handgun rounds such as 9mm, .40, .45, and .44 magnum and Special Threat Tested against 12 Gauge buckshot and slugs, Liberty Civil Defense 9mm, and FN 5.7×28. Inserts are also stab and slash resistant.

Premier Body Armor inserts are specifically designed for functionality and dependability. The .22”, lightweight and soft panel will provide years of service and safety. They are tested to meet the NIJ ballistic standards for Level IIIA and are constructed of USA made Kevlar® and feature a 500 Denier CORDURA® outer shell. Color options for most inserts include Black, FDE, Multicam™, and now Multicam Black.

Learn more about Premier Body Armor and their complete line of armor at premierbodyarmor.com.  

Fjällräven Announces Iconic Personalize-able Kånken Me

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Starting tomorrow, Kånken, the iconic and timeless Swedish bag, will be available for personalization at every level with the launch of Kånken Me. While the bag’s timeless design has never fallen out of fashion, the launch of Kånken Me means the bag is now available in more colors, sizes and models than ever.

With Kånken Me, Fjällräven is launching a new platform to offer Kånken fans the opportunity to be creative and personalize their very own Kånken even more, to reflect their colorful personality, match it with their favorite jacket, or just improvise. With 14 color choices and 15 customizable parts the online configurator offers over 100 billion of possible combinations making it almost impossible to meet someone else with the same Kånken. Creativity is personal and Kånken Me will be as unique as its new owner. With a shareable link Kånken Me can even be co-created with friends.


Sneak Peek – Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey in DPM

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Disruptive Pattern Material is to the British what Woodland camouflage is to Americans. What’s old is new and what was once tired is now hip.

Mystery Ranch hit a home run with their upcoming DPM version of the Hip Monkey, a waist pack big enough to take on a six pack of your favorite beverage.

Coming November, 2021. It’s also available in a whole slew of other colors, if you don’t want to wait.


Matador Upgrades Packable Adventure with Latest Additions to Advanced Series

Monday, September 6th, 2021

BOULDER, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2021) – Matador Travel Equipment, the award-winning producer of high-performance travel equipment, today introduced five new products to its Advanced Series, a collection of the brand’s most ultralight, compact, weatherproof travel bags. The launch includes significant updates to several of Matador’s award-winning products, as well as brand-new product releases. The Matador Advanced Series features cutting-edge materials, proprietary coatings, and efficient designs for an ideal balance of performance, packability and durability.

“Travel is finally coming back and we have the products you need for your first foray back out there,” said Chris Clearman, Founder and CEO of Matador. “We’ve updated the Advanced Series with the latest industry-leading materials and technology, offering packable products that perform at an elite level.”

The new Advanced Series products feature high-wear panels reinforced with UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene), which delivers an exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio. Because of its molecular makeup, UHMWPE-reinforced fibers have a strength-to-weight ratio that is seven times stronger than structural steel and three-to-four times stronger than traditional nylon fibers, offering a nearly infallible ripstop effect. The fabric has additionally been treated with a UTS coating for added weatherproofing and durability.

The new Advanced Series lineup includes:

Freerain28 Waterproof Packable Backpack – A fully waterproof, 28-liter pack, with alpine-ready features such as hydration compatibility, gear loops, shockcord captures for tools, a pocketed hip belt, a sternum strap, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. A roll-top closure yields a fully waterproof main compartment, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freerain22 Waterproof Packable Backpack – A fully waterproof, 22-liter pack, with alpine-ready features such as oversized water bottle pockets, gear loops, shockcord captures for tools, a sternum strap, a removeable hip belt, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. A roll-top closure yields a fully waterproof main compartment, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freefly16 Packable Backpack (updated) – A weatherproof daypack that compresses for travel, with alpine-ready features such as gear loops, a shockcord capture for tools, buckle compression straps, a sternum strap, and weight-distributing shoulder straps. Sealed seams and sealing zippers yield a weatherproof design, and the pack can be stowed in the included mesh compression sack for compact travel.

Freefly Packable Duffle – A weatherproof, 30-liter duffle bag with features such as an extra-long main compartment zipper, front and back pockets for added organization options, an adjustable shoulder strap, multiple grab handles, and buckle-closure compression straps that can be configured into a backpack carry or secured to cargo racks. The bag can be stowed in an inverted front pocket or compressed further into the included mesh compression sack.

Freerain Waterproof Packable Hip Pack – A fully waterproof, hands-free place to keep valuables close by and protected from the elements. The Hip Pack features an adjustable belt for carrying on-waist or cross-body as a sling. The main compartment features an integrated zipper for fast access, along with a roll-top closure for full waterproofing. The pack can be stowed in an inverted front pocket or compressed into the included mesh compression sack.

“The use cases for the Advanced Series are endless – summit bags for expeditions, daypacks for adventure travel, or even just housing souvenirs if you bring home more than you arrived with,” continued Clearman. “Not matter what adventures you have planned, you can trust that the Advanced Series will handle the most rugged of elements.”

The Matador Freerain28 (MSRP: $124.99), Freerain22 (MSRP: $99.99), Freefly16 (MSRP: $79.99), Freefly Duffle (MSRP: $84.99), and Freerain Hip Pack (MSRP: $59.99) are available now at select retailers and online at www.matadorup.com.

Deckers X Lab Introduces A Performance Carry Pack For All Day Flow

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

The NVRSTP Redefines Adventure Packs For The Everyday Consumer

GOLETA, Calif. – Deckers X Lab, the innovation department of Deckers Brands – owner of HOKA ONE ONE®, UGG®, Teva®, and Sanuk® – today announces the launch of the NVRSTP pack, the ultimate action pack for any adventure.

Whether competing in your next Ultramarathon, speed hiking, or just playing outside with the family or pets, the NVRSTP was designed to keep you out on the trail or micro adventure longer with total comfort and pocket accessibility. The NVRSTP is primed to set the standard that a pack should mirror the perception that a body in motion should stay in motion (no matter what the activity) with easy access to everything you need.

Weight distribution to enhance balance is at the forefront of design with 19 easy to reach pockets to house all your essentials. The NVRSTP has a 25L capacity and can extend to 40L with a unique roll top closure, hydration bladder compatibility, and the addition of a detachable organizer that can be synced tightly against the bag to secure your jacket or extra equipment. The NVRSTP is secured to the body with 3 adjustable side release buckles on the front.

Continuing to break barriers in innovation and design, but also in application, the NVRSTP will be your best performance carry option to optimize your everyday crosstown flow, all day trail stoke, or just effortlessly playing outdoors.

NVRSTP Features:
-25L Capacity (40L with roll top)
-19 Pockets (9 on front)
-Pockets within pockets
-Trekking Pole Holders
-Carabiner Assist
-Water Bladder Compatible
-Wet Bag
-Advanced tech and materials for functionality, breathability and durability

ORSM 21 – Squatch Survival Gear

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Specializing in packs, Squatch Survival Gear was founded by an Army Veteran.

This is their Yowie Ruck Sack. It features an astonishing 10 external pockets along with a large main compartment with smaller interior storage.

The Army Yowie sits atop the DownEast 1606 Paratrooper Frame and their own closed cell foam straps.

Uncharted Supply Co. Unveils Three New Products for the Everyday Adventurer

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

The Wolf Pack, Park Pack and First Aid Plus bring reliable protection to daily activities

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 10, 2021) – Uncharted Supply Co., the leader in personal preparedness, is launching three new products specifically designed to bring peace of mind to every adventure:

• Wolf Pack, a dog collar that doubles as a lightweight, durable first aid kit

• Park Pack, a modular hip pack with integrated first aid, gear repair tools and room for storage

• First Aid Plus, a waterproof and highly durable first aid kit packed with essential tools for any emergency 

Building upon Uncharted Supply Co.’s revolutionary line of emergency preparedness products, this new gear will be available for purchase online via Uncharted’s website and on-shelves at official Uncharted Supply Co. retail partners across the country starting this fall. The Park Pack ($159), Wolf Pack ($89) and First Aid Plus ($124) offer a durable, yet lightweight build and give outdoor explorers (along with their canine friends) the essentials needed to safely go about daily activities.

“Since 2016, our team at Uncharted has been committed to empowering people to be the hero of their own story during emergency situations. These new additions to our line up present a more accessible and diverse way to ensure you’re prepared for the unexpected moments in daily life,” said Christian Schauf, founder and CEO of Uncharted Supply Co. “The Wolf Pack, Park Pack and First Aid Plus were built for adventurers and their dogs. Whether hiking, fishing, biking, hunting or simply exploring, these expert-designed products provide ample coverage for emergencies while enhancing (not restricting) the experience of the adventure.”

The Wolf Pack was designed specifically for furry sidekick adventurers. Created following a real-life scare that almost took the life of Uncharted’s beloved mascot, Barron, the lightweight and durable pack doubles as a dog collar and is easy for pets to wear on daily outings. It comes complete with a veterinarian-approved first aid kit to protect against cuts, bites, stings and more.

The Park Pack is a comfortable hip pack that provides protection, convenience and customization for adventures of any kind. Its welded 600D Tarpaulin shell makes it extremely durable and water-resistant, and a separate cell phone pocket sits atop the pack for easy access and protection. The pack was meticulously designed to eliminate the ‘flop’ common with many hip packs, and its EVA-molded back panel wraps away from the user’s back¾effectively eliminating uncomfortable seams. The pack comes with the Uncharted Triage Kit for first aid and gear repair, two water bottle holders and detachable water bottles positioned to stay out of the way when running or hiking. A selection of attachments for the Park Pack, soon-to-be-released by Uncharted, will transform it into the perfect kit for fishing, hunting and any other activity where lightweight transport is needed.

The First Aid Plus is an extension of Uncharted’s first aid family of products and is an essential piece of gear when heading off the beaten path. It features a waterproof, air-tight shell and the same first aid components as Uncharted’s popular First Aid Pro with the addition of a collection of tools, which include the new multi-tool, flashlight, duct tape, chem lights and more. With a Velcro tear-away Molle backer, First Aid Plus was designed to easily strap on to adventure vehicles of all kinds—taking peace of mind to the trails.

For more information on Uncharted Supply Co.’s complete line of emergency preparedness and safety gear, visit www.unchartedsupplyco.com. Visit booth #41039UL at Outdoor Retailer in Denver August 10 – 12 for a first look at the new gear.