Made good use of the GORUCK Simple Windbreaker battling the winds on sand dunes. (Photo from: Erin)

Kid Ruck looks like an older Echo design (though dimensions are slightly different) without the MOLLE and Laptop compartment. Meets all my specs for a kid backpack. Expensive though likely worth it.

I’m on a family road trip, so I am not thinking clearly. So here’s 11.5% off (for life) a membership to my site. Use code: Benonvacation limited amount of redemptions available. https://brooksreview.net/join/

Big news for this week: I’ve moved to CARROT Weather and it may stick. Don’t care for the style, but data display is pretty nice in it.

When a bag review site starts selling their own collab bags, they’ve lost all objectivity.

I wasn’t going to write about my camping trip, then a friend said “can’t wait to read about it”. Ugh. So I did write about it.

For those into Reddit, @scientifics and I started an Everyday Wear sub to talk about awesome clothes.

From yesterday, for members, thoughts on Office apps, and a recommendation for the Surface Pro. Wait, kinda.

Received my new GORUCK Bullet Ruck yesterday. It’s the best one yet. Great upgrade. I’ll also note it removes the hydration hose loops on the straps too.

I think the one thing Amazon understands far better than most retailers is the importance of expedient and accurate delivery. Typically I will pay more for items fulfilled by Amazon, because I trust that it will actually get here.

New Bullet Ruck seems like a really nice upgrade. Top handle is a big improvement, as is the d-ring instead of the Velcro (more versatile). But removal of the bottom grommet is going to make many very happy.

This knife is really good. I have the 2nd run version, bought one of these too. Review soon, for now get one.

I was able to bust out that Blockbuster membership card again for another review of a wallet.

In addition to my Dunkin Donuts review, I talk about why the Things update is so important.

This screen time calc is fucking unnerving. Apparently I average picking up my iPhone every 6 minutes over the past few days. And every 4 minutes today. It’s 5, FIVE, for my iPad Pros. God help me.

No joke, I just saw another kid at my daughter’s school with a GORUCK Echo. So at least I am not completely alone.

Found my first iOS 12 iPhone casualty: Zoho Expenses. Trying to open camera, crashes the app. FYI. (Still a great app)

Member post for this week: a redux on Standing Desks, and some thoughts on my favorite EDC/Backpack focused sites.

Because I’ve heard some people can’t pack for a week in a 20L bag, and want more options. New post on travel bag options.