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September 1, 2018

The Best Travel Wallet of 2018

Ask any seasoned traveler and they’d tell you the worst possible thing to do when traveling especially out of the country is keep all your money in your high end Italian leather Burberry wallet. In countries where your wallet could be worth months of someone’s salary, this could potentially lead pick pocketing or even worse, armed robbery. To prevent this, it’s recommended to buy either one, or in higher crime areas, two wallets just for travel purposes with both wallets carrying half your cash and cards just in case the wallet is lost or worse, stolen.

Here are what we think are the best travel wallets available today.


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August 20, 2018

The Best Minimalist Wallet of 2019

If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve realized that your wallet is too big, too bulky, too heavy, and you’re carrying way too much stuff in it. I get it. This was a problem I had years ago before switching to a slim minimalist wallet, which ultimately made me re-evaluate exactly what was necessary in my wallet and what was just extra junk I was carrying for no reason and believe me when I say I was carrying a lot of junk.

So, if some of you are preparing to make the jump to a minimalist wallet, today we’ll be presenting you with what we think are the best minimalist wallets the market has to offer.


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August 20, 2018

The Best MOLLE Attachments of 2018

When you think of a singular thing that differentiates your typical everyday casual or hiking pack with a tactical pack, it’s probably MOLLE. MOLLE, or Modular Lighweight Load Carrying Equipment, is a system first introduced to the world in 1997 and has caught on with literally every single piece of US military equipment.

MOLLE compatible equipment can be easily identified by the PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) webbing installed on the equipment. PALS webbing is generally made of high strength nylon or laser cut into a piece of material which allows attachments such as additional pouches or equipment to be attached. This allows packs or other equipment to be [...]

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August 19, 2018

Water-Resistant vs Waterproof and Your Backpack

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Here at Gear Primer, we’re pretty crazy about our gear. Whether it’s that brand new AI powered drone or the backpack we’ve chosen to put it in, we buy the best stuff possible, so the thought of moisture potentially penetrating our packs and into our expensive gear is a bit gut wrenching.

As such, we’re pretty sympathetic when we get questions from people asking “Is nylon waterproof?”. So, today we’ve decided to answer the question once and for all, talk about waterproof vs water-resistant, and finally close it off with some tips to make your backpack a bit more impervious to [...]

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