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London Bridge Trading – Evolution Line

LBT offers great quality equipment that is used in the harshest most demanding parts of the world, by perhaps the toughest guys out there. They come at a price though, and for those guys out there that don’t intend on using them like their lives depended upon the gear that price might be too high.

Enter the Evolution line of products. These products are Berry Non-Compliant, which I assume means that they are made in Asia, and developed by LBT in conjunction with ITOTA (International Tactical Officers Training Association) for Security and LE training purposes. The line offers loadout bags, duffels, messenger bags and range bags to name a few. And all are very affordable. The products comes in black and grey, great low-profile colors.

These would seem ideal not only for law enforcement but also competition shooters and private security.

Evolution @ LBT 

Lowa Zyclone GTX

I have say that I love my Lowa boots. I’ve worn Lowa since I bought my first pair of Renegade GTX almost ten years ago. I am now using Lowa close to daily – My Zephyr GTX are my EDC boots I use for walking around town as well as recreational walks in the snow and sleet, I wear my Renegade GTX at work and I wore my Zephyr Desert treading the halls of SHOT Show 2013. For those long hikes with heavy loads I swear to my Lowa Combat GTX. All in all – I spend more time in Lowa boots than in my own bed.
I intend on doing a more extensive review of my different Lowas, but this news needs to be put out there.

Lowa are introducing the Lowa Zyclone GTX which is based on the Zephyr Hi. The end users, whom in this case would be military operators, would use the Zephyr boots in other ways then Lowa intended, and I do understand why – they are comfy as hell.
By request from these demanding customers Lowa developed the Zyclone GTX as a more stable boot with better support for carrying heavy loads and in rough terrain, all in all a sturdier product.
The boot is intended to offer the same level of comfort while offering better support compared to the Zephyr. The sole pattern is deeper and has a new profile adapted to rough terrain, the leather is also thicker than the Zephyr’s to protect the wearer. The sole is also higher on the inside of the boot, protecting from wear and tear from fast roping, rappelling and similar military activities. The boot comes in tan suede or black nubuck. Both colors have Gore-Tex lining and are all in all a tougher, sturdier boot intended for the most demanding of military operations.

MSRP are set at 325 – 345 USD

Zephyr on steroids, I can’t wait to try them out!