I can't decide between the Ute or the Umlindi pack as a pack for SAR. Is the Ute giant compared to the Umlindi?
I have not used a Umlindi yet, my UTE has been good for SAR tho, I don’t feel its to big they compress really well. I hope to get an Umlindi in the new year.
I think it depends what you carry for SAR we carry quite a lot.
Personally I think both would be great but I’d go for the Ute for SAR.
Hope this helps buddy.
A picture from last winter….
I may be big smiles in this picture and it just goes to show that good friends and high spirits can carry you threw anything.
We had just endured the full force of winter all night 50mph winds and -20oC in the wind. All in that was a tough night with what we had. You learn a lot about yourself in times like that.
Out on the West Pennine moors today…..
TAD Force 10 AC Trousers
Mountain Hardwear monkey fur fleece
Hill People Gear Ute
This is my version of an APALS Brite Strike holder .
I made up the original prototype of this about 8 months ago and have had it mounted on the chest strap of my Kifaru E&E pack since . This one will soon be on its way for testing and will then evaluate as to its worth doing a production run in different colors.
Constructed of Mil -spec issued elastic it will fit onto a Malice clip for MOLLE use on packs or vest’s or slide onto any 1 inch webbing and this new version was made up for me by Nick at Highland Hardware .
Designed for easy replacement of different colored APALS and to reduce the possibility of sun glint on the shiny metal face of the APALS it can also be fitted onto small neck knife sheaths for personal marking or onto standard para-cord type survival bracelets for emergency beacon use .
Custom knives ,sheaths and gear from firstname.lastname@example.org