The truth be told, I (we) had grand plans and visions for this little celebration. Our little site gets its 1,000th registered Outdoor Blogger on the directory and we would have a party… HHOOOORAY!! WHOOPIE!!!
Then, work got in the way.
So, a bit belatedly, we kick off the 2012 Gear Review Opportunity season with a special offering commemerating our 1,000th Outdoor blogger sign-up. Of course, we now have 1,103 blogs on board, but 1,000 seems like more of a milestone to celebrate. For your consideration today are 2 great products from 2 great companies. First up to the plate…
A pair of Magnum Spider 8.1 HPi boots from Magnum – Essential Equipment.
The boots, which took more than a year in development with the aid of American, British and Southern Hemisphere Special Forces personnel, are also the first solid MultiCam® boots to be wear-tested in Afghanistan by actual military personnel. Magnum is now ready to release these boots to the market, where they were officially launched at SHOT Show 2012.
Born with the mindset of speed, athleticism, and advanced technologies, the Spider Collection is built to perform at the highest levels – no matter what your call of duty may be. The Spider family of operators’ boots knows no boundaries, and delivers the very best in performance, comfort, and support.
Lace storage system on tongue
M-PACT comfortable contoured sockliner
Fast-rope system with SuperFabric®
Spider outsole with reinforced stabilizers with flexible toe fins to silently grip walls
ion-mask™ protection technology – repels liquids, resists bloodborne pathogens, stays breathable
Full-grain leather / 1650 denier ballistic nylon upper
Helcor Tec-Tuff leather toeguard resists snags and abrasions® leather toeguard resists snags and abrasions
Vent-Guard™ sandproof ventilator technology
TPU exoframe reinforcement for support
Spider Mesh lining for comfort and breathability
Certified to EN 20347:2004 safety standard
Weight: 21.4 oz.
Sizes: 7-12, 13, 14, 15; available in medium (D) widths only
WOW – that’s a lot of boot! One lucky OBN blogger will be crunching the dirt with a pair soon!
Our next offering comes to you from ECS Cases. They have graciously offered a lucky OBN Blogger one of their Loadmaster Footlocker cases.
The word “TOUGH” doesn’t even begin to describe these cases. As ECS tells the story:
Keep Gear Organized and Secure
Rugged footlocker with sturdy trays protect gear on the move. Whether for military transit or a weekend camping trip, the Loadmaster™ Footlocker from ECS Case delivers. Weather and rough roads are no match for rugged ECS Case designs proven in military deployments worldwide. Factory direct and proudly made in the USA with quality you can count on.
Standard features include:
- Sturdy, reinforced removable trays
- Large lower storage area
- Ergonomic polymer handles
- Watertight gasket
- Black field-replaceable hardware
- Padlock-ready security hasp
- Automatic pressure relief valve
- Modular interlocking stacking features allow any Loadmaster™ shipping case to be stacked on any other size Loadmaster™ shipping case
- rotationally molded linear low density polyethylene
The case being offered measures 25″ x 17″ x 16″. I really can’t imagine that there is ANY OBN Blogger who couldn’t put this case to good use!
How’s those two items look to you?
Time to get your comment in for a chance to win and review (and keep) one of these pieces. In your comment, please specify if you can use “BOTH” or mention the one item you’d like to be in for.
If you are new around these parts all you need to do is have an Outdoor Blog on the directory, submit a comment below and you’re qualified. We like the simple things in life.
Before you pull that comment trigger: Gear Review Opportunity is open to OBN Members with an Active Blog on the Outdoor Blogger Directory. By Commenting on this Entry you confirm you have read the Reviewer Guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions. Comments will be accepted until Sunday at 5 p.m. MST. Winning comment (s) will be selected by the Random Number Generator and announced this coming Monday on the OBN. Please check back to see if the RNG has shined upon you, we don’t track down winners…