We love hammocks here at Going Gear.Â Â I use them, all of my employees use them, and I finally convinced my wife to use them on overnight trips.Â They are light, easy to set up, comfortable, and very versatile.Â I have received a few requests to make a video showing the setup of an ENO Double Nest hammock, so I made a quick video on a recent hike in the North Georgia Mountains featuring the hammock, some Slap Strap Pros, and my hairy beast of a mutt.
Jetboil makes my favorite cooking systems on the market. I am lazy, and a Jetboil FLASH is a lazy man’s dream. They are super simple to use, easy to setup, extremely fast, very efficient, and lightweight. The FLASH system is new this year, with an improved design over the original Personal Cooking System and a temperature sensitive gel on the side of the cup that shows you when the water has reached the optimal temperature. The FLASH is so efficient thanks to the insulation and Fluxring that it can boil 16 oz of water in right at two minutes, which means that you have your food faster and you save your fuel for more uses per canister.
They have larger systems as well, if you want to do more than just boil water. The Group Cooking System has a larger pot that you can use to cook meals for groups and the Helios has a remote canister setup that allows for cooking in a much wider temperature range compared to regular canister stoves. They even have a Coffee Press for making coffee in your FLASH and other accessories like hanging kits, extra pots, cups, and much more.
My EDC light is the SC30 from Zebralight, so I was very excited when Zebralight announced their first headlamp to use a real reflector, the H31/H31w, which was essentially the SC30 at a 90 degree angle. The interface on both the flashlight and headlamp is sublime with its instant access to all three modes from being off. Not having to cycle through bright modes to get to a super dim mode or vice versa is much more useful than I realized before having a light like this. The headlamp comes in two flavors, the H31 and H31w. The H31 is the cool white version, while the H31w is the warm white version, with a tint closer to what you would see with an incandescent light.
Both versions come with a headlamp strap and a pocket clip. I personally prefer the pocket clip, because having the light attached to your belt, pack strap, or anywhere else lower than your head creates much better shadows on the trail, giving you excellent depth perception compared to having a light on your head. Watch the video below for a better idea of what the headlamps can do.
Yeah, it’s another flashlight video. If you aren’t a big fan of flashlights, just ignore the site for a week or so. If you do like lights, then you might wet yourself from excitement with all the flashlight goodness I will be posting.
Next up is a video for the JETBeam E3S, probably the classiest looking light that we carry. The E3S is the updated version of the E3P, with a slimmer body, much brighter LED, and improved (in my not at all humble opinion) looks. I’ve been sending a lot of these to businessmen and other guys that do not ncessarily want a black tactical light with a strike bezel on it. Check out the video below for more info.
The JETBeam RRT-3 is the latest model in the Rapid Response line. Like the other models, the RRT-3 uses a rotating ring to switch between modes. The RRT-3 has eight different modes: seven brightnesses from 1 all the way to up 1200 lumens plus variable strobe. 1200 lumens is about 15 times the brightness of a 4D MagLite, or, in other words, a crazy amount of light. The RRT-3 has a range of several football fields, easily, making it powerful enough for just about any task. Add in JETBeam’s attention to detail, top end machining, and flat out good looking aesthetics and you have a heck of a light.
A carry handle, remote pressure switch, and picatinny rail mount are also available if you want to fully trick out your light. Watch the video below for a better idea of what the light can do.
NiteIze is one of those companies that makes products that are brilliant in their simplicity. One of their new items is the KnotBone Adjustable Bungee, which adds flexibility to, well, flexibility.
Two sizes are available, both giving you a wide range of lengths to which you can set the cord. Adjusting is quick and easy, and the cords hold securely once adjusted. Watch the video below for a better idea of what they can do.
When the Gearpods products were released last year, I was impressed with how well thought out the kits and components were compared to other premade kits and containers on the market.Â Imagine my delight when they decided to update the line this year, improving the quality and moving the production of the main components to the US.
The new pods use Nalgene style threads to achieve their watertight feature instead of a rubber gasket like the first version.Â They also added some new colors, bringing the available color total to four with orange, black, tan, and olive drab.Â I made a few videos showing the connect systems, custom kits, and stove kit: