Here at Journeywind Junk, we like to give credit where credit is due. And, since joining our Everyday Carry more than a month ago, no piece of gear has gotten more use than our pocket-sized Ti3 flashlight from ThruNite. It’s been a solid performer on every front, and we felt it deserved an updated evaluation. Here are a few quick notes we’ve taken over the course of its stay.
Journeywind Junk owes a lot to Field Notes. This website was conceived in one of their notebooks, a mass of ideas and details scribbled down on a cross country flight. Since then, every gear review we’ve posted has begun as lines jotted in our trusty Kraft. It’s been an indispensable part of our Everyday Carry, and we’re excited to share our review.
Ever since its arrival, the Opinel No. 6 has been a mainstay of our Everyday Carry. We’ve opened it, closed it, and turned it over in our palms far more times than were necessary. Through nights on the town and hikes in the wilderness, it’s displayed a trait so seldom seen that it’s often forgotten – friendliness. But beyond its winning attitude, this little knife packs some serious credentials. Here’s how it stacked up in our four categories.
Perusing lists of the best bargain pens, we couldn’t help but notice the recurring appearance of the Parker Jotter. It’s been featured on such popular sites as EveryDayCarry.com, and its Amazon reviews are generally glowing. So when we stumbled across one in our local Staples, we decided to give the medium point marvel a shot. The results, as you’ll read below, have left us somewhat conflicted. Here’s our rundown on the base model of the popular Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen.
Right out of the box, the ThruNite Ti3 is an impressive tool. The sharp finish and knurled texture of its aircraft-grade aluminum hull feels as good as it looks, showing a surprising level of quality for such a small light.
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