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Entries in 20$bandit (4)

Friday
Jun122015

CORE Nano Adventure Wallet

Do you remember that pocket organizer I reviewed last year from 20$Bandit?  I had a chance to interview Eric for his last campaign and I've kept in touch with him since then.  He is a good dude, and his products are rock solid.  I use the Micro Kit (check out my post on that here) on a daily basis to hold my Field Notes and  few pens

Eric has a new product that he put on Kickstarter called the CORE Nano Wallet.  It is made of high quality material, offers good organization, and even has a sweet little hidden pocket.  Check out the video:

This is a great piece of kit, and if you are thinking about getting one, I wouldn't wait too long.  Eric crushed his last kickstarter campaign and I know this one will go quick too.  Visit the campaign page for more info and Triple7Gear to see the rest of the product line up.

Monday
Oct272014

The Micro Kit By 20$ Bandit

Perhaps you remember the Mini Kit and video that was featured here a few months ago.  20$ Bandit started out with an incredibly successful kickstarter campaign to launch his line of pocket organizers and has now upped his game with a new product.

Dubbed the Micro Kit, this piece of gear is small enough to fit into those non-tactical pants your wife made you buy.  You'll stil be able to fill it with cool gear, beef jerky, chapstick, and an extra mag.  Here are some more specs from the site:

The Micro Kit, a scale model of the Mini Kit MK-7 pouch, was created to carry the bare minimum EDC items when cargo or BDU pants are not an option. The Micro Kit is sized to fit a standard "Blue Jean" back pocket and has ample space for quite a bit of gear and kit. The Micro Kit is constructed of 1000D Balystic Nylon and has a 3" x 4" loop field panel to show off your favorite morale patch. The quick access clam shell opening Micro Kit pouch will fit either a Samsung Galaxy 5 or an iPhone 4, 5 or 6 in the clear pocket side and allows for manipulation of the phone while it is protected within the pouch.

I really like this kit and the fact that it has room display some epic morale patches.  Best of all, it is made in the USA.  Right now the micro kit is in preorder and will ship in a few weeks.  If you order in advance you can save a buck, but either way $20 is a very good price.  Visit 20 Dollar Bandit to sign up and reserve yours and be sure to check out his other gear including the medical insert for the micro kit.  Lastly, check out this video showcasing the Micro Kit:

Thursday
Feb202014

Exclusive Interview: 20$Bandit & The Mini Kit

Remember that Kickstarter campaign I mentioned recently showcasing the pocket organizer called the Mini Kit?  The founder, Eric Bauer (20$Bandit), happens to live close by in Southern California, and I setup an interview.  Eric is a super nice guy who is into the same kind of tactical things that are seen on this blog.  I got to check out several of Eric's Mini Kits, and they are all absolutely top notch. The craftsmanship is great, the made are made in the USA, and it fit perfectly in my cargo pocket.  I'm not all surprised that his product has been such a huge success, as there is a big hole in the market for any simple organizer like this.

The Mini Kit is a very well thought pocket organizer than expands to meet your level of gear hoarding.  It is great for a few simple EDC items, or can carry a good amount of first aid items.  Eric's campaign is almost done on Kickstarter but there are still a few spots available to get in on the deal.  If you'd like to learn more be sure to visit Eric's site 20dollarbandit.com.  Check out our interview with more information:

Friday
Feb072014

Round Up: Miculek Proves de Leon Wrong, Stopping Bullet Wounds, Archery Trick Shot & Mini Kit

Miculek Proves Senator de Leon Wrong

Remember that media screw up Senator de Leon had a few weeks ago?  Well, Jerry Miculek decided it was time to respond.  He attempted to create the mythical magazine the Senator described as well as match the rates of fire the Senator presented as fact.  The results are utter proof the de Leon is full of crap.

Stopping Bullet Wounds With XStat

A new technology to help patch up bullet wounds recently went viral on the interwebs.  The trick to keeping folks alive who have been shot is to stop the bleeding, which can be tough if an artery is hit.  A new invention would inject a bunch of small coated sponges into the wound and stop/slow the bleeding.  This device is pocket size and has the potential to save a lot of lives.  Check out the article over at PopSci for more info.

 

Archery Trick Shot

I'm not really into archery because I have a gun, and men wearing tights fell out of fashion in the 80's.  I suppose I do appreciate a good trick shot, and this dude hit a floating ping pong ball at 20 yards.  I think it will take all of about 5 minutes before Kirsten Weiss will try the same thing with an .17 HMR.

 

Mini Kit

I love new tactical gear and if it has a space for a morale patch it has a special place in my heart.  A fella out of of California is working on a pretty cool Kick Starter campaign to create a small expandable kit that is perfect for holding those small items that get lost in your ruck.  The Mini Kit will be 5x5, made out of nylon, and can fit in a cargo pocket (provided you to stuff it full of peanut M&Ms).  This looks like a pretty sweet product and there are still handful of funding options available.  Check out Eric Bauer's Kickstarter page for more info.