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It's not often that good things comes and a make difference. This is the case of Evergoods.
The GORUCK co-founder and Head of Product, and the former member of Patagonia’s advanced R&D team known as The Forge joined forces to create a line of CROSSOVER equipment: the technical refinement of outdoor goods with the ease and appeal of everyday wear.
100% designed and developed in Bozeman, MT, Jack and Kevin believe in the process of doing the work themselves. The result is two initial products that are designed right, will last and can cross over between the mountains and the city.
“We aren't pro athletes. We are normal guys who have been working in the outdoor and lifestyle industries for a combined 20 years. We have designed backpacks tough enough for the harshest environments known to man. We love to get outdoors and get after but we are husbands and fathers leading busy lives. When we do get outdoors we want durable product that works, that has the same attention to fit and detail as outdoor specific goods and apparel but have an aesthetic that looks and performs just as well around town. So we created EVERGOODS. Your backpack should be as flexible and versatile as you are: same day, same bag.”
Civic Panel Loader 24L
A city focused backpack with an attention to fit, function, durability, and detail that make it thrive as an active day bag in any environment.
Mountain Panel Loader 30L
An outdoor focused backpack with an attention to fit, function, durability, and detail that make it thrive as an active day bag in any environment.
Go check them out!
A good friend of the blog is selling 2 of his rucks. Check it out. If you are interested, please use the Contact page.
GORUCK GR1 Blue, used lightly. SOLD. Shipping is extra.
Prometheus Design Werx SHADO. Used maybe 6 times. Comes with Gear Trap and ToF belt. $300. Shipping is extra.
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Because we own the urban env...
When I climb, I light to go light and fast. While I pack the kit based on the climb and conditions, usually my kit looks something like this.
- 2 ice axes
- 1 short piolet
- Light, minimal backpack
- Belay device on locking binner
- Emergency ascender on locking binner
- 2 light binners
- Set of small nuts
- Cordelette and sling
Not in the picture (yup, forgot to add them when I took the picture...):
- 2 Ice Screws
- 40m rope
I used a similar kit a while back when I went for the O'dells Gully on Mount Washington, or Mont Blanc on Chamonix.
We've talked about packing light already. But paking light is one of those things we take seriously. It allows you to move fast and be fluid.
One of the things you need in order to travel light is proper clothing.
Over the years I realized that spending money in good quality things makes a difference. Good kit and good clothing works.
When I travel light I usually bring clothing that is stylish and also easy to care. Clothing that can serve a multi-purpose: business casual, urban style and movement. I don't want my movement to be in anyway impeded by clothing.
Here you can see an example of this. a 7 day long trip that had some business casual meetings, with some site recon and presentations. I took with me a simple "kit":
- GORUCK GR2 (could have taken a GR1 for this clothing, but the electronic gear I needed was a factor)
- Bluffworks Chinos. Simply put style meets utility. Great travel pants. 2 pairs.
- Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoodie. Light, warm and compressible. Perfect.
- Olivers Apparel briefs (2 pairs), all over shorts and Convoy Tshirt. Olivers make the best shorts. PT, swim and do everyrthing. Their underwear is the best, dry fast and moves freely.
- 2 pairs of Smartwool socks
- Arc'teryx A2B shirt. Stylish, easy to clean and tough as hell.
- Triple Aught Design Sector Polo. Fly under the radar, stylish and warm polo.
- Arc'teryx Captive Polo LS. Again, stylish, easy to care for and tough.
For shoes I had on me a pair of shoes tha can be dressed up or down.
Simple, light and fast.
EDIT: here's a good video with a straight example of how to choose your clothing for packing light.
Often we work on urban environments while trying to learn about the people or companies we are Red Teaming. Often we need to blend in either on the corporation offices or business casual bars.
Having clothing that performs (read technical fabrics) and look the part is a tricky thing. Add to that the ability to hide your kit and have it handy when you needed, and well... The options aren't many,
We recently found one company that provides us wtth all the things we mentioned above. We tried their Chinos and that's pretty much what we wear now. So, when they contacted to us to try their new Blazer, we jumped right in.
So yes, in our lact trip to the Far East, we had the chance to test, stress test and trash one of the Bluffworks Blazers.
It looks like a normal blazer, but the fabric is 100% polyester with mechanical stretch. This not only gives you durability and easy care, but also makes theblazer ready for abuse. The blazer looks the part. Its trim fitting shape is comfortable and easy to wear. Mobility is great.
But what set this blazer apart, for us, is the ability to hide things.
Yes, there are some hidden pockets, zippered pockets and plenty of room to conceal and keep your travel items and kit.
We carried a Glock 43. It fit perfectly on the side pocket or on the hidden lower back pocket.
Magazines can go into the side zippered pocket. The lower back is also a good place to carry your entry kit, just take it out of the pouch and place it there.
Of course other pieces of kit can go into the blazer, like a trauma kit.
So, how did the blazer performed?
First of all when we unpacked it from a ruck, it came out wrinkle-free. We were able to get to the hotel, quickly switch to a business casual attire for a night in town (AKA gather some intelligence), During the second night, a light rain caught us half way throught the SDR, making the blazer a bit wet. By the time we were back in the hotel, the blazer was already dried. A bit of shaking and it was back in shape.
Next came the folding. We had to change clothing at the location, and the fact that the blazer is synthetic helped with folding it small. It's not light-weight, but it can be folded quite small. It fit without a problem inside a GORUCK Bullet 15. And, again, when we pulled it out, it was ready to go again. No wrinkles.
The final test was the washing. We placed it on the hotel washing machine, and while some of the threads in the lower seams were visible, overall the jacket to a lot of punishment on that machine. Clean and ready to go!
Overall, highly recommended.
Bluffworks have them on pre-order. And even though they are expensive, they are high-quality and serve many purposes. Something we believe in!
Go get one.
A lot of people keep on asking about loadouts. Well, let's do some. Let's starts with whats on me most of the time.
- Glock 43: compact, concealable and light
- Magpul DAKA Essential Wallet: light and durable. Thought I will go back to my Saddleback Leather Simple wallet
- Last Resort Urban Distress Kit
- Benchmade Mini Stryker
- Keybar: A titanium Keybar. I like quiet keys
Also on me, not in the picture:
- RESCO Patriot Custome watch
- Oakley sunglasses
Next: Urban Loadout