• Black Diamond Memorial Day Sale

    Really good deals on headlamps here if you need to grab some. The Spot Lite 200 for a small compact light that has a red light is a favorite of mine. The Wiz is ideal for kids. The Storm models are great for those who need to make it through some rough weather conditions. And […]

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  • REI Anniversary Sale

    Some good deals on Black Diamond headlamps (big fan of those, though Black Diamond’s sale has slightly better pricing depending on shipping and taxes for you) and hiking shoes (I snagged some Salomon XA’s) — also a bunch of merino gear is on sale and that’s a good enough reason for me to grab another […]

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  • Tom Bihn Road Buddy Pre-Order!

    I love the Road Buddy series. My review is here. Know that I still use these bags to this day, and refuse to let people borrow them. They are excellent bags. Pre-order for 36 is here. Pre-order for 60 is here. Get some!

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  • GORUCK GR1 Field Pockets in Multicam Tropic

    GORUCK just dropped some GR1 Field Pocket in Multicam Tropic — a favorite of mine — and they are not USA made which means the price is nicely set at $50. (They also released Multicam Black and Black at the same price.) I think this is the best size of these GORUCK makes, and I have […]

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  • Smart Alec Return

    The Smart Alec was the first bag I reviewed on this site, at least as far as I can remember. Way back in December of 2011, I wrote about it in what became a three part series for reasons lost to time. And I had a small update later about some design changes. Over time […]

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  • Mystery Ranch ASAP SB — Out Now

    Limited edition SB (Special Blend) model of the ASAP is out now. Two differences: Laptop Sleeve! Special Colorways They seem to have a couple hundred left at writing, go get it. The biggest downside of the ASAP was the missing laptop sleeve, and this has it. Oh my. Buy here.

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  • New Rucker Day

    GORUCK released ‘reservations’ for the new Rucker 4.0, and Rucker Long Range. The Rucker 4.0 appears to have a few changes: extra padding on the top of the plate, velcro closures on the internal flap pockets, extra d-rings inside the bag, and no slant pocket on the front. This is all done to make for […]

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  • Beyond Clothing VIP Sale

    For readers here, use code BEYOND25VIP for 25% most items. I grabbed the Sherpa fleece, looks great. I love the Todra t-shirts for working out, btw.

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  • Filson Winter Clearance Sale

    A good sale is a good sale.

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  • Morgrie RKB68, Back In Stock

    This is my favorite keyboard available (my review). Excellent feeling and bluetooth! Go get it while you can. Buy here.

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  • Better Blogging With Ulysses

    I love the new publishing features in Ulysses, if for nothing else than being able to know that I published something, amazing. But being able to update a post after publishing: aces. Not noted is that you can open the published posts on the web by clicking on the published card for the post — which […]

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  • GORUCK GR2 Pre-Orders

    Mostly mentioning this because they are making it in Multicam Tropic and 500D. Oh my. Must resist. Also like 26L GR2 I guess.

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  • You Really Need to Quit Twitter

    Caitlin Flanagan on the parasite that is Twitter: Twitter is a parasite that burrows deep into your brain, training you to respond to the constant social feedback of likes and retweets. That takes only a week or two. Human psychology is pathetically simple to manipulate. Once you’re hooked, the parasite becomes your master, and it […]

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  • GORUCK X-Mas in July

    Some interesting, and somewhat random feeling, deals for this year.

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  • Switching Newsletters

    This evening the current newsletter system is being turned off, and I am moving to the native WordPress email notifications. I am *not* migrating your account, so please go here to sign up for email notifications of new blog posts: [Sign Up](https://brooksreview.net/newsletters/).

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  • GORUCK Simple Shorts

    Really quick: I’ve had a pair of Simple Shorts in Coyote for a while now, but rarely wore them. This summer I’ve been wearing them a lot more, especially since they are one of the few shorts that fit me well (lost some way, yay?). Anyways, they are deceptively good. I won’t say they look […]

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  • Yeoman Duffel from TOM BIHN Back In Stock For Limited Time

    Tom Bihn just released a batch of Yeoman Duffels in many sizes and colors (including Beaver Camo). They aren’t committing fully to when/if the next run will be. Be sure to snag one if you want one. I love them. Note, from Tom Bihn’s product page at the very bottom: The Yeoman is built entirely […]

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  • A Couple Items for Sale

    I am trying to slim down over here, so I have two items to sell today: Drop ALT Halo Clear Switches: comes with the keycaps you see on it, and one USB-C cable, just tell me if you want USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB-A. $85 shipped US Only Sold. EDC Starter Kit: OneTigris […]

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  • GR2 Now in 500D

    GORUCK dropped new Made in the USA GR2s today (including the coveted 26L size which sold out in like 15min or something crazy). There are two big changes: These are made out of 500D instead of 1000D. The practical difference here is that they will feel much better on day one, and will thus be […]

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  • Multicam and Multicam Black Rucker 3.0s Released

    Generally not a fan of Multicam Black, but it does look good on the Rucker. The Multicam was the one I had been waiting for, but I think the Coyote Brown actually looks better. As much as I like Multicam itself, the coyote back panel is a reason it bothers me, as is the potential […]

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