CLASSIC Gear Review: Leatherman TREAD


Another in the Classic Review series, this one is from February 2016 – The idea for the TREAD came about following Leatherman’s CEO Ben Rivera being stopped by Disneyland’s security for carrying a Skeletool. This started the design process which resulted in the first usable wearable multi-tool which should also be ‘security friendly’. When he […]

Gear Review: Nordic Heat Handwarmer and USB Powerbank 10,000mAh


After just popping by for a chat with the nice folks of Nordic Heat at IWA, I found myself leaving with their Large Handwarmer / USB Powerbank. In this review of the Nordic Heat 10,000mAh Handwarmer and USB Powerbank, as well as getting a good feel for it, I have carried out some detailed measurements […]

Gear (Gun) Review: Chiappa Little Badger Pt.2 – Fully Loaded!


‘Fully Loaded’ – This is the second part of the Chiappa Firearms Little Badger Folding Survival Rifle Review, and follows on from Part 1 which introduced this handy little gun. In Part 2 I’ll be covering more details of the Little Badger accessories, how they fit and perform, and a nice modification that, for me, […]


Knife Review: Spyderco Subvert


Spyderco’s Subvert is a knife I was drawn to straight away, but I did not expect it to make such an impression on me. Ok, it’s bright orange, so is going to get my attention; orange being one of my favoured colours for keeping track of things. But there is so much more – the […]

Knife Review: Extrema Ratio Fulcrum II D Desert Warfare


Extrema Ratio have built a reputation for making super strong knives; in this review of the Fulcrum II D ‘Heavy Folder’, we are taking that detailed ‘Tactical Reviews look’ at this re-launched folding knife. ‘Overbuilt’ is often used to describe knives with heavy construction, but is not how I would describe Extrema Ratio’s Fulcrum II. […]

Light Review: Rovyvon A5, A8 and Angel Eyes E300S


Quite literally a ‘highlight’ from IWA 2019 are these lights from Rovyvon, so I was excited to get these on test and see what they could really do. In this review I’ll be comparing the Rovyvon A5 keychain light with two of the same size A8 variants, plus the E300S ‘Angel Eyes’, a larger but […]


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Products featured in the Tactical Reviews homepage image are:
Cold Steel Espada XL G-10
FLIR Scout TK Thermal Camera
Nextorch GLO-TOOB Lithium
Nite-ize S-Biner
Surefire Wristlight 2211 Signature
Olight H1 Nova
Wedgek Angle Guides
Streamlight Vantage 180
Extrema Ratio Task J (including sheath)
Cold Steel 1911 Rubber Training Pistol (Cocked and Locked)
NITECORE NCP30 Holster
Extrema Ratio RAOII (including sheath)
Streamlight Dualie Laser and 2AA
Zero Tolerance 0804CF Rexford