Gear We Love — January 2017

1» PLATYPUS META BOTTLE AND MICROFILTER

Perfect for disaster preparedness and outdoor activities, this pump-free unit only requires the user to fill and then drink from the bottle. The internal filter removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria and 99.9 percent of protozoa, including giardia, cryptosporidium, E. coli, salmonella and cholera, making it an ideal addition to anyone’s emergency gear. Head to cascadedesigns.com for information on where to buy.

MSRP: $49.95

2» HEXMAG

These affordably priced AR magazines combine customization and reliability to create a magazine system unlike any other. The anti-tilt followers and easy-to-disassemble floorplates can be color-coded through the “HEXID” system, and available grip tape enhances personalization and handling for competition, recreational and tactical applications. Learn more at hexmag.com.

MSRP: $14.99

3» SQUARED AWAY CUSTOMS OSCAR

This OWB holster can be made to fit any handgun and can be made to secure with belt loops or MOLLE straps. Versatility and comfort in a compact and discreet package — head to squaredawaycustoms.com to select color, model and configuration.

MSRP: $59

4» KC BABY APPENDIX IWB

Kinetic Concealment’s KC Baby combines Kinetic’s patent-pending neoprene-backed leather design with comfortable, convenient appendix carry for the Glock 42, Glock 43 and other small-frame handguns. Visit kineticconcealment.com for sizing and ordering information.

MSRP: $52.95

5» BARRELBLOK

These safety and training aides allow you to visually demonstrate that your firearm is cleared and also allow you to see whether others’ firearms in your area are cleared as well. They’re available for handguns and longarms of varying calibers at bloksafety.com.

MSRP: $12.99-$16.99

6» WILDERNESS TACTICAL ZIGZAG FOURTEENER

This ammo carrier is made from rugged XHD elastic and totes 14 rounds of .22 LR or Magnum in a flat, easy-to-carry format. It is perfect for hunters and those who elect to carry defensive revolvers chambered in .22. American-made and ready to roll at thewilderness.com.

MSRP: $16.95

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