Triple Aught Design (TAD) is a small, employee-owned, American company that takes great pride in producing quality-made gear and apparel in the USA. Everything they make is assembled in the USA from 97% USA-sourced materials. While only being manned by roughly 50 full-time employees, the company is responsible for another 100-200 American jobs through contract
Author: Patrik Orcutt
Hong Kong based outfit Able Carry made their Daybreaker ‘for the fun days.’ Patrik takes it for a spin.
The Direct Action Halifax is a medium-sized military backpack, designed to be configurable to any mission. On the case is Patrik Orcutt
The Basecamp Duffel is an icon of hard-use luggage, seen hauling gear around the world. Patrik tests another modern classic.
Patrik tests the KATARA 16, a compact convertible EDC pack from Vanquest
Patrik tests out a packable summit pack from Mystery Ranch’s line of alpine daypacks
Patrik tests the venerable 3DAP, seeing how the classic holds up for hiking and in his military career.
Patrik hauls his photo gear in the LBX Titan
F-stop Gear is a camera bag company that has been around since 2005. Initially, the company’s goal was to combine camera bags and performance backpacks into one, creating a bag to fill this void in the market at the time. Fast-forward 15 years and in the photography community they are a brand synonymous with quality