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5 Favorite Products Picked by the Harry’s Staff

Harry’s has a ton of awesome products available online and in our store, but have you have wondered what our bestsellers are or which products the employees use? The answer is that our staff uses a variety of our products on a daily basis, but I have asked 5 of my fellow staff members to pick out their favorite product and to give us some insight as to why it is their favorite product.

1. Benchmade 15020-2 Bone Collector picked by Jordan

Benchmade Bone Collector

Jordan with the Benchmade Bone Collector

Here’s what Jordan had to say:

“I am a huge fan of the Benchmade Bone Collector 15020-2! It does a great job of combining modern functionality and old world charm. The cutting edge D2 blade steel offers an extremely durable yet razor sharp factory edge, and the AXIS locking mechanism gives some of the smoothest action I’ve seen in a folder. The walnut handle is simple, functional, and elegant. It looks great and fits comfortably in your hand. On top of all that you are getting a knife that is made in the USA, with a lifetime sharpening guarantee and a lifetime warranty on the knife through Benchmade. This knife is great for collectors and for people looking to put it to work. You really can’t go wrong with this knife and it comes at a great price of $132.99.”

Urban Go Pack

Andrew with the Urban Go Pack

2. Condor Urban Go Pack picked by Andrew

Andrew says,

“The Urban Go Pack has a simple, yet functional design. I like that the pack is made of a high quality nylon and has many practical features for everyday life including an independent pocket for a laptop. This pack has space for essential equipment like first aid kits. This bag can be used as a school bag or as a nice day pack for hiking.” 

3. Decorative Metal Signs picked by Carl T.

Historic Metal Signs

Carl T. with the some of his favorite signs.

Carl says,

“I like all the cool metal signs we have in the store. There’s so many cool vintage signs, everything from superheroes to classic military posters. We’ve also got some pin up girl signs! I love all the superhero signs and have more than a few hanging around my house. These signs are great for any man cave or collector of military memorabilia. And thanks to the never ending variety of signs, I never get bored with trying to figure out which one I’m going to buy next!”

Please note the selection we have online are just examples of what we have in store. We have over 50 different signs to choose from in our Dearborn location!

Bates Tactical Boot

Adam with the Bates GX-8.

4.Bates GX-8 Waterproof Side Zip Tactical Boot picked by Adam

Adam loves this boot because:

“This uniform boot is super comfortable and extra durable. At an affordable price you’re getting real leather, a GORE-TEX waterproofing system, and a slip resistant outsole. This is the perfect boot for people working in the first responder  field, like police or EMTs, or for anyone wanting a high quality black boot. The GX-8 is my kind of boot.”

5. Simmons 8 x 24 x 50 Zoom Binoculars picked by Carl Douglass (Available in store only)

Binoculars

Carl Douglass with his favorite binoculars.

Here’s what our most well known employee had to say about these binoculars:

“These Simmons Binoculars are my personal favorite! It has the capability of using them for sporting and casual events, they are also great for nature observation, like bird watching. The zoom offers you the opportunity to have multiple binoculars. They are durable and very easy to use.”

These are just five of the products adored by our staff. Stop by the store to check out everything we have to off and get more information on our favorite products. Our staff is highly trained and more than willingly to assist you in finding YOUR favorite product!

 

5 Things You Never Knew You Needed

If you are anything like me, small mishaps happen throughout the day that you saying “I wish I had_____” or “If I had _____ then I could do this.” Sometimes all you really need is a small product that can take care of this small happenings. Harry’s has plenty of items to help with emergency situations, but we also have small items to help with day to day occurrences. Here are a list of 5 products that you never knew you needed. These products are super helpful to have around and they really can save the day!

1. McNett Gear Aid Zipper Repair Kit

One thing that can absolutely ruin your day is a broken zipper. You either can’t zip youZipper Repair Kit coat, jacket, or dress up or if you are trying to get it off the zipper gets stuck and you’re trapped. Outdoor gear and public safety gear also contain a lot of zippers that could potentially break. Who want to be on a hiking trip and have the zipper on your backpack break? No one wants that. An easy solution to all of these problems would be to invest in a zipper repair kit. Harry’s offer the McNett Gear Aid Zipper Repair Kit. This kit is inexpensive and has everything you need to fix a zipper. This kit comes with an expert repair guide that gives easy to use instructions, multiple zipper slide coils, and a sewing kit with thread, a seam ripper, and a sewing needle. Having a kit like this may not have crossed your mind before, but trust me this kit could really help with a wardrobe catastrophe or a gear malfunction.

2. Solar Cell Phone Charger

Solar Phone ChargerThis may not strike a necessary item to have, but you spend time outdoors on a consistent basis a solar power cell phone charger is just what you need. On a camping trip last year, everyone ended up plugging their phones into car chargers. This meant turning the cars on and letting them run. This is highly annoying. A solar charger would have been way more convenient. This particular charger  is MOLLE compatible so if you are hiking, biking, or camping it can strap down to a backpack. This is also good for power outages or for anyone looking to go green and conserve energy. The best thing about this solar charger is that it only takes 1-2 hours to fully charge your phone when the charger is in full sunlight.

3. Paracord

There are so many uses for paracord, it’s insane! Paracord or 550 cord has long been Paracordused in the military and has now become more popular with everyday people. People are using it to make everything from paracord bracelets to paracord dog leashes. You can also use it to tie down tarps, hang a hammock, use it as a pull cord for a lawn mower, creating a snare, make a clothes line, and so much more. The uses are really endless. It comes in a huge assortment of colors and is inexpensive to purchase.

4. Multi-Tool

Leatherman Multi Tool

Leatherman Rebar

A lot or people own multi-tools, but really EVERYONE should have one. They aren’t just for guys! I used a Leatherman multi-tool to put together two book cases last year. They are really super handy, especially if you don’t have a full set of tools. There is a variety of different types of multi-tools with many different tools attached to suit your needs. You could probably do a whole DIY project with just one multi-tool which is awesome and it takes up less space then a whole tool box.

5. McNett Seam Grip Sealer

This is truly a great product! The McNett Seam Grip Sealer can seal the seams on Seam Sealertents, tarps, backpacks, and rainwear while also permanently patching up holes and repairs tears. It can also be used on a variety of surfaces including nylon, vinyl, polyester, cotton, leather, rubber, canvas, and wood. The one ounce tube is the perfect amount to seal all the major seams of a standard two person tent. You can basically use this on anything that you need to stay dry like a tent or your gear bag. WIth so many uses on some many different surfaces, I am sure you will find something to use this for.

These are just five items that we carry that are great to have on hand. You can check out more awesome products online or instore!

Reasons Why You Need a Tritium Military Compass

Proudly made in the USA, this military model tritium compass is rated as the best compass on the market! This compass was designed specifically to meet all of the needs of the United States fighting forces. This compass even comes with a carrying pouch, lanyard, and belt clip so that it is always protected and you can keep it close by at all times.

 

This compass would make a great gift for a soldier or could be used by campers and hikers while they are exploring the great outdoors. If you want to take a look at some more military novelty products, take some time to look through Harry’s and find the perfect gift!

 

Product Review: Condor Rip Away EMT Tactical Pouch

Condor’s Rip Away EMT Pouch can be used by paramedics or even just civilians who want to be ultra prepared for any situation they may find themselves in! Even though this pouch was designed to be small and lightweight so as not to weigh you down, this rip away pouch still holds all of the essential first aid items that a medic would need on a run.

As you can surmise from the name of this pouch, Condor designed this EMT pouch with the ability to be accessed quickly by ripping it off at a moment’s notice. As all paramedics know, time is always of the essence with any run, so this pouch gives you a one up on another medic who may be still grabbing for their pouch when you’ve already ripped yours off.

If you need even more room for more supplies, this EMT pouch was designed to be MOLLE compatible with velcro on the front. Even without additional attachments, this pouch has plenty of storage room and tons of pouches that allow you to give all of your tools their own personal spot so you can see it and grab it quickly and easily.

 

This pouch is available in either black or red and is currently listed at $21.49 at Harry’s. Take a look at our entire section on Public Safety and Tactical Gear. 

 

 

 

Knife Product Reviews : The Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife

Here at Harry’s knives are some of our favorite items. One of the most popular brands we carry is Kershaw with the Leek being one our best sellers.

Designed by world-renowned knife designer, Ken Onion, the Kershaw Leek is your ultimate sleek and slim, everyday carry knife that is super sharp! The Leek has the ability to cut through a variety of materials without any issues. Wires, tape, paper, and cardboard are just a few of the things we’ve used the Leek for and it’s held up very well.Kershaw Leek

The comfortable handle designed for the Leek fits most people’s hands fairly well and provides enough grip when using. There is also a pocket clip that Kershaw has added to the Leek that allows you to carry it either tip up or tip down. Although, if you mount it tip up, a small portion of the handle sticks out, it is still comfortable to carry and stays concealed.

One of the greatest features on the Leek is the Kershaw Speed Safe system. Extremely fast, almost as soon as your thumb applies pressure to the thumbstuds, the blade will shoot out and be ready to use.  It was designed to be a one-handed knife so you are able to open the blade with only one hand.

The locking mechanism that Kershaw has used for the Leek is extremely durable and will keep the knife from opening accidentally which is an awesome safety feature.

Lastly, as the Leek is proudly made in the USA, we’re proud to recommend a durable, inexpensive, everyday carry knife that anyone can afford!

Blackhawk Serpa Level 3 Tactical Holster Product Review

Have you been looking for a new tactical holster? Check out Carl’s product review of the Blackhawk Level 3 Holster. He walks you through all the features and benefits that this Blackhawk holster offers. Great for law enforcement, this is definitely a high performance, high quality holster. Check out all of the holsters available from Harry’s and our Youtube Channel for more great videos!

Fox Tactical Excursionary Hydration Pack Review

Check out our review of the Fox Tactical Excursionary Hydration Pack! This hydration pack not only has room for a bladder, but has several other compartments for the other gear you need. Another great feature is the MOLLE compatible webbing, allowing you to attach a variety of pouches to the pack. Hydration packs are extremely convenient and great to have. Check out all of our gear at Harry’s and for more great product reviews, check out our Youtube channel .

 

Get the Best Tactical Pants for You

Tactical pants are cargo pants all grown up. More than just pockets, tactical pants are designed with functionality and durability in mind. Whether you are military, law enforcement, or a paramedic, you have probably had your eye on a pair of these amazing pants. What sets these pants apart from regular cargo pants? What features should you look for? Harry’s Army Surplus is here to give you the information you need!24/7 Cotton Tactical Pants

The first thing most people notice are all the wonderful pockets. Tactical pants are designed with use in mind, so there are many different pockets in all sorts of configurations. There are places for your cell phone, wallet, knives, flashlights, tools, pretty much anything you need there is a pocket for it.

Tactical pants are constructed to take a beating. Reinforced stitching and bar tack stitches help ensure the pants don’t rip easily. Bar tack stitches are used to strengthen stress points, preventing tears and rips in pockets or seams. Gussets are triangular shaped pieces of material sewn into places like the crotch to improve fit and movement. Areas of heavy wear such as knees and seat are usually double reinforced to reduce wear and tear. A few pants come treated with Teflon™ to prevent staining from coffee, water, or even blood.

Harry’s Army Surplus has a wide selection of tactical pants from Propper, Tru-Spec by Atlanco, 5.11, Tact Squad and more. Stop in or check us out online!

 

5 Awesome Uses For Paracord

Paracord, 550 cord, whatever you want to call it is amazing! This survival cord is so versatile, you can use it for just about anything. You can use the cord whole, or pull the strands out of the sheath and use separately. There are dozens of uses for this military cord.  Here are a few of our favorites.Paracord

  • Gear lashing/tie down
  • Tent/shelter building
  • Boot laces
  • Fishing
  • Sewing/repairs

What are some of your favorite uses for paracord? Leave a comment and let us know! Harry’s Army Surplus has paracord in many different colors and patterns in both nylon and polyester. Come on in and check it out, or visit us online!

Carhartt: An American Classic

There is no wonder why Carhartt is beloved by so many people. From construction workers to kids on the street, people have been wearing Carhartt clothing for generations. Founded in 1889 to supply railroad workers, Carhartt focuses on quality and durability.

This classic coat is wonderful. Carhartt Men's Duck Traditional Coat Arctic Quilt-LinedMade of 12-ounce, 100% ring-spun cotton duck, the coat is equipped with two chest pockets, two large lower front pockets, and two inside pockets. The corduroy collar offers under-collar snaps to accommodate an optional hood. The main seams are triple stitched, and the split back plus pleated elbows work to ensure easy movement.

Carhartt’s founder, Hamilton Carhartt, grew up here in Southern Michigan. Located just a few miles from the Carhartt headquarters in Dearborn, MI is Harry’s Army Surplus, your one-stop shop in-store or online for all things Carhartt! Visit today and get your Carhartt on!

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