Gear Reviews

The reviews on LoomisAdventures.com represent the testing conclusions and thoughts of the author on a multitude of outdoor gear. Gear is field tested overtime and reviews may be updated reflecting any new information. Please feel free to leave comments about your own experiences with the gear. If you have questions or want to see a review on a specific item, please contact us.


 

01
Mar
2019
jloomis

Mountain Armor Snowmobile Bumper Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Mountain Armor bumper on 2018 Polaris 800 Pro RMK snowmobile

Features:

From Mountain Armor, "Replace your stock bumper with an all aluminum Mountain Armor bumper. Fits Polaris Axys Pro RMK/Assault snowmobiles with a 155" track. The Mountain Armor bumper helps strengthen the tunnel as well as give you more hand room for when you get stuck in the deep powder. Includes mounting hardware. Some drilling of tunnel required to add additional mounting holes." Available in seven colors (bare aluminum, black, green, orange, red, blue, or white).

Specifications:

Size: Polaris Axys 155
Material: Aluminum
Weight: 5 lbs

15
Feb
2019
jloomis

HMK Summit V16 Pack Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of HMK Summit V16 Backpack

Features:

The Summit V16 is the largest pack in HMK's line of snowmobile-oriented backpacks. It's big on features and even bigger on durability. The Summit V16 sports individual compartments for a shovel, probe, and hydration bladder. It features a fully adjustable sternum strap and waist belt for added support and comfort, padded shoulder straps, padded shoulder blade and lumbar area, load compression straps, and a rugged scuff and moisture-resistant bottom. Organizing any snowmobile adventure is easy with the HMK Summit V16 pack, with its multitude of internal pickets, soft poly-lined goggle pocket, and dual zippered hip pockets.

29
Dec
2017
jloomis

Survival Hax Fire Starter Flint Review

Product Rating: 
4
Picture of Survival Hax Fire Starter Flint

Features:

From Survival Hax, "The 6 inch Fire Starter Rod by Survival Hax is a heavy duty Ferrocerium Firesteel capable of producing a shower of hot sparks, no matter what the conditions."

It includes a tinder holder with a piece of cotton for wet conditions along with 5 feet of paracord and a whistle. The multi-function scraper tool includes both a smooth and serrated scraper, ruler, and hex wrench/bottle opener.

07
Mar
2017
jloomis

Survival Hax Water Filter Straw - 50% off for 6 days only!

Product Rating: 
4

My friends at Survival Hax wanted me to pass on this deal to my readers. For the next 6 days, get 50% off the Survival Hax Water Filter Straw on Amazon.com. Normally these cost $19.99, but are only $9.99 with coupon code O37RCHPH for a limited time. These are great to add to your disaster kit or toss in your car for an emergency.

26
Dec
2016
jloomis

Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen

Features:

From Survival Hax, "The Tactical LED Pen by Survival Hax is more than just a ballpoint pen. The exterior is made from military grade aviation aluminum alloy with a tungsten cone tip. Inside you’ll find a blade made from 3CR13 steel, an LED light, and a refillable pen cartridge."

Specifications:

Length: 6"
Thickness: 0.5"
Body Material: Aluminum
Blade Material: 3CR13 steel
Batteries: LR927 x3
Weight: 0.1 lbs

11
Oct
2016
tylerwalts

Coleman Rio Inflatable Kayak Review

Product Rating: 
5

I first became interested in getting an inflatable kayak after hearing about someone taking one out regularly on the coast, which until then I had not thought would be a good idea. I did some research and found that inflatable boats can be quite robust! I decided to buy the Coleman Sevylor Rio because it seemed like the best one available on Amazon (plus free Prime shipping), and I've always had good luck with Coleman brand items in the past.

15
May
2016
jloomis

Stansport 700 Lumen Cree LED Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
3
Picture of Stansport 700 Lumen Cree LED Lantern

Features:

From Stansport, "The Stansport Cree LED Lantern gives off an amazing 700 lumens, making it one of the brightest battery lanterns on the market! This powerhouse is capable of lighting up the campsite, the inside of the largest tents, and even rooms at home during a power outage. The rubber coated housing makes the Cree LED 700 lantern ideal for the rugged outdoors."

The Stansport 700 lumen Cree LED lantern is water resistant, features a carry handle, and has three lighting modes (high, low, and strobe).

03
Feb
2016
jloomis

UST 10-Day Classic LED Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
1
Picture of UST 10-Day Classic LED Lantern

***** BUYER BEWARE *****
Stay away from Ultimate Survival Technologies.
Cheap circuitry, false advertising, and potentially dangerous LED products.

Features:

From UST, "The 10-Day Classic LED Lantern combines state-of-the-art functionality and a classic look to provide up to 10 days of emergency lighting."

17
Jan
2016
jloomis

Suboos Gen 2 Ultimate LED Tent Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
4
Picture of Suboos Gen 2 LED Tent Lantern

Features:

The Suboos Gen 2 Ultimate LED Tent Lantern features 3 light modes: 280 lumens on high, 100 lumens on medium, and red light on low. It will run off one or two 18650 Li-ion rechargeable batteries (2 included) and can charge them via USB. The Suboos Gen 2 Ultimate LED tent lantern can also be used to charge mobile devices.

16
Jan
2016
jloomis

Eskimo FatFish 6120i Pop-Up Shelter Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Eskimo FatFish 6120i Pop-Up Shelter

Features:

The Eskimo FatFish 6120i features up to 23% more fishable area than shelters with similar capacity and size. The FatFish 6120i is built with fully insulated 300 denier IceTight™ fabric which features a 59% higher thread count than similar shelter skins. The portability, durable design and materials, ample storage pockets, removable windows, and two doors make the Eskimo FatFish 6120i pop-up shelter a great winter tent.

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