Friday, July 1, 2016

Tactical Gear Review for First-Time Buyers

At times, it is really hard to know what gear to buy and what not to. One does not know what to consider in order to purchase that backpack, belt, or tactical vest. Do you just look at the price and see if it meets your expectations and assumes that the higher the price the more the features? What if these features never meet your expectations, or they are a little too much?



The following is a review on some tactical gear, focused on the features mostly looked at when deciding on whether to purchase it or not.

1. Tactix backpack
After hitting the stores at the end of last year, this backpack did not only earn itself the title First Tactical's best seller, it was also the highest rated tactical backpack in the market at the time.

First Tactical’s revolutionary Tactix One Day, Plus Backpack greatly increases its organization options and space through itsLynx Laser Cut Platform, which is compatible with Hook and Hang through compartment (allows specific items to slide through and hang securely in place without the need to utilize the other pockets of the backpack) for oversized or specialized gear, and MOLLE/PALS.

In addition to the Lynx Laser Cut Platform providing twice the mounting options in the backpack, it tests 20% stronger that all the other competitors. The backpack also comes with customizable straps that can be removed.

Finally, the Tactix Backpack has a posture conforming backboard that can be used as shovel, paddle or splint in emergency situations.


2. Tactix Pants
Gone are the days where women had to look for a smaller version of men's tactical pants. First Tactical released Tactix pants, which not only park a number of features for themselves, they are comfortable and professional looking. 
Men's Tactix series tactical pants are fitted with tough nylon lining that is meant to protect the utilitarian pockets from wear and tear. They also have their fabrics coated with Teflon® to keep away dirt, moisture, and stains.
For women, their Tactix Series are the first of First Tactical. They are the perfect combination of fit and function as they are contoured to fit a woman's body by addressing all the specific needs.
The features of the pants are;
• Rivet reinforced belt loops
• External kneepad
• Running gusset for free movement
• Hidden Flex Action waistband
• Streamlined side cargo pockets
• Laminated pocket flaps
• Lanyard web loops
• Hidden hemline buttonholes
For only $64.99, you can get your pants either in black, khaki, or midnight navy.

3. Tactix Penlights
Finding your way in the dark is what it has always been about, but that was until the come up of the First Tactic's Tactix Penlights.

The Tactix penlight has a simple build that allows easy clipping and unclipping in a pocket. For the ultimate versatility, the Tactix penlight's clips allow forward and backward mounting options.

They have two types of Tactix Penlights; the small, and the medium. The small has a 2.5 hour run time and is 3.9 inches long. It is sold at $17.99. The medium has a 3.25 hour run time and is 5.3 inches long. It is sold at $24.99.

Both run on one AAA battery and feature a 130m high beam, a 31m low beam, a 70 inch flood area, and a 14 inch hotspot.


Quick Find Comparison Table for Tactical Gear
PictureNamePrice $$$

First Tactical Specialist Half-Day Backpack, OD Green

71

5.11 Tactical Men's Taclite Pro EDC Pants

54

Propper Men's Canvas Tactical Pant

34

Streamlight 88039 ProTac 2AAA Battery Powered Tactical Penlight

20

Tactical LED Flashlight Pen - Bright CREE Penlight

9

Tactical Pen, Compact LED Penlight

16

First Tactical Recoil Range Bag

90

Champion Mini Gorilla Range Bag (Pre-Filled)

60

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. Settlement Backpack - Limoges Crosshatch

83

First Tactical Crosshatch Sling Pack, Black

90

Uncle Mike's Reinforced Instructor's Belt

30

Voodoo Tactical 01-4277001097 Men's Nylon BDU Belt

8


4. Recoil Range Bag
Its cool name is not the only thing that is cool about this bag.
Presenting itself at just 4.5 lbs, this First Tactical's Recoil Range Bag is the way to go if you want to carry your pistols and ammunition safely. Tough 600D polyester was used in its design, together with closed foam padding to keep it organized. For all your needs, 6 external pockets and 13 internal pockets are enough.

Padded dividers are also there to help with organization. This recoil bag also has pocket designed for storage of all cleaning tools, which has an oil resistant lining to keep your firearms clean. For department stickers, the Range Bag has hook and loop areas.
For just $89.99, you can get your black or coyote Recoil Range Bag.

5. Crosshatch Sling Pack
The right pack is very important. Quality, functionality, and reasonable price are all very essential in choosing the right sling pack for your adventure. That is exactly what First Tactical had in mind when they created the Crosshatch Sling Pack.

Fashioned with 1000D nylon, customizable compression straps, and hook and loop organization, this sling pack was designed to be extremely comfortable for both right and left cross-body carrying while giving the user enough space for his or her items. The repositionable straps allow the pack to be fully customizable to every person's needs.
Available in OD Green, Black, and Coyote, this bag retails for $89.99.

6. Range and BDU belts 
The flexibility and correct thickness of a belt are what to consider while purchasing a belt. A belt that is comfortable around your waist and can hold a holster in place without sagging is what to look for in a belt.

First Tactical's Range and BDU belts are usually curved for a comfortable fit and have two layers of reinforced nylon to ensure durability. Every belt has a metal-free double buckle designed to have the least bulkiness in the history of tactical belts.

It features an additional small inner pocket, ideal for a key, money or any other compact item. It also has a twill weave edge, which enables a smooth feeding through the belt loops and five rows of stitching, which makes it as strong as can be.

The Range belts are sold for $19.99 and the BDU belts sell for $14.99. They come in Black, Coyotes and OD Green, with a width of 1.5" or 1.75", both ranging from small to 4XL.

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