Heat lasts 10 minutes, then the item turns into a brick. You then need to boil the item until it liquefies again, which takes about 30 minutes. Useless Item... VERY disappointing. I bought mine at a trade show and was surprised by the effort needed to get the item back to its original state after use. I was also disappointed in the fact that it only remains hot for 15-20 minutes instead of the 3 hours I was told it is supposed to remain hot. Finally, and most disappointing, is that the website offers… Full review
The Allett Ultra Slim Original wallet is so thin that you can hardly feel it in your pocket. Has all the slots and folds one needs for cash or credit cards. Recommended for all outdoor activities due to its light weight and slim nature, but be careful not to have cards fall out. I received this Allett Ultra Slim Original wallet as a trial for test and review from the manufacturer. It is minimally stylish but considering its use during outdoor activities that is not an issue for me. It has four slots… Full review
The hood is a total POS. It doesn't stay attached to the coat. When it does, it doesn't close properly. If the hood was any good, I might give it 4 stars. However, "Zero Exposure" only applies to headless people. Full review
An emergency pick-up turns out to be useful. These are light Polartec fleece fingerless gloves that convert into mittens—a piece of fleece folds over to cover your fingers. The mitten part sits out of the way via a small piece of hook/loop on the back. I find myself using these more than I expected, love the versatility. When you're heading to a cold weather football game and forgot gloves....you buy what you can. I found these at a college campus outdoors store in Evanston. What do these offer… Full review
So what is different about the GPM Kit Belt? Well, for one, no buckle. And at first glance, no real way to anchor it aside from some hook and look fastener which appears to be in the wrong places. As I said, appears...There are two different models depending on your needs (or wants). The Outdoor Applications Belt is a narrower version that will work well with most belt loop sizes. The Combat Applications Belt is designed for the more “tactical” crowd, whether that need is professional, or amateur,… Full review
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