October’s Best GovX Reviews

October’s Best GovX Reviews

Every review helps a fellow GovX visitor find the right product for them. And now, it’s easier than ever to review your past purchases. Click right here to see your purchase history and rate your gear. Maybe your review will be featured in next month’s blog!

Greg H. – Police


These shirts are very comfortable, light and free moving. They won't irritate you or your skin like the Under Armour Loose Fit. They seem to resist stains very well also. I have three, in different colors and they are my favorite for workouts or anything less than formal. I recommend these for sure.

Want it? Get it here: HYLETE - Stacked Sleeve Dual-Blend Crew Tee

Bobby H. – Air Force

Best Pants ever!

I have a pair of Under Armor that are made of this same exact material and these were 40% less in cost and.... Are made better. Love the fit and the material! Great for going out or hitting the trails.

Want it? Get it here: prAna - Stretch Zion Pant

Andrew Z. – Federal - Bureau of Prisons

Turtle shell… Louder than a turtle

This thing is great! Sound quality is great, volume is great, and build quality is great! Ran it pretty hard battery wise, still haven't drained it. Dropped it once too. Still going. Buy it.

Want it? Get it here: Outdoor Tech - Turtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker

Spencer D. – Army

Good Item

Comfortable, well designed, and good size. The price is about the same as any you will find on the net, but I think that it is a little high for what it is. Other than that it is a great, and well-made product.

Want it? Get it here: Specter Gear - Viper Sling

John P. – EMS

The Bag That Eats Other Bags for Breakfast

I love the Travel Trunk. I'm volunteer EMT and split time a multiple stations. This bag fits anything and everything. Looking forward to using it away from duty as well. Canvas could be a little thicker, but the construction is top notch. Strong zippers, handles and support straps. Also, pick up the straps to use as a backpack. Mountainsmith knows how to design a lasting bag.

Want it? Get it here: Mountainsmith - Travel Trunk Duffle Bag

Andrew L. – Marines

Best messenger bag available

Just large enough to hold everything you need but not too large. Zipper option to access main compartment instead of clumsily traditional flap on 99% of other messenger bags should be the standard. Everything on this bag is made with attention to detail to fit the person carrying it. I would give it a higher score than 5 stars if possible.

Want it? Get it here: Vertx - EDC Courier Messenger Bag

Matthew S. – Police

As good as pricier brands

These binos are as good, or better, than brands costing 10x's as much. Super sharp and clear, ridiculously good in low light. And you can't beat Vortex's lifetime warranty or customer service.

Want it? Get it here: Vortex Optics - Talon HD 8x42 Binocular

Eugene P. – Navy

Great bag

Great as a range bag or car go-bag for my sidearm. It sits comfortably around my chest and swings easily out of the way when needed.

Want it? Get it here: 5.11 Tactical - 4 Banger Bag

Ashley M. – Sheriff


Comfortable and light. Fabric has shown no signs of wear and tear. Previously bought same pants form different supplier and have lasted a year and a half so far. Gotta give Gov-X an A++ rating on pricing, shipping and efficiency.

Want it? Get it here: 5.11 Tactical - Women's Taclite Pro Pants

Greg J. – Police


Fits my 90lb German Shepherd and me perfectly with extra room! Extremely stable and I weigh 180lbs. Worth it!

Want it? Get it here: SUP ATX - Adventure XL Stand Up Paddle Board - 12'

Kenneth P. – Fire

Great pack for bow hunting

This pack is the first one I have used that actually secures the bow for hiking short to long distance without the bow bouncing around or having to remove the quiver. It has great support and the adjustments are abundant to fit any shape or size.

Want it? Get it here: Alps OutdoorZ - Pathfinder Backpack - Improved Design

Robert R. – Army

A tough inexpensive survival knife

I had real apprehension on this new knife at the beginning. I took it out on my first outing of the fall. I started putting it through the tests like chopping down branches. It stood up well to all the tests. I think they should have put a knife sharpener instead of a strap cutter in the sheath. The sharping stone on the back tends to rub against your pants. I end up putting tape over mine. All in all a great outdoor survival knife, at a really descent price.

Want it? Get it here: Stat Gear - Surviv-All

Carlos L. – Police

Great boots!

Great boot overall construction is solid. Hiked 8 miles in one day which isn't much but the terrain was the brutal hills of Pennsylvania. We climbed 41 floors in that 8 mile hike and these boots held up great.

Want it? Get it here: 5.11 Tactical - XPRT 2.0 Tactical Desert Urban Boot

Wesley H. – Fire


The Juice Pack Air does get you out of a pinch when a charger is not available. If you activate the Juice Pack when your phone is at 20%, you can expect to be back in the 90% range when it runs out of juice but I have never seen it get my phone all the way back to 100%.

Want it? Get it here: mophie - Juice Pack Air - iPhone 5/5s

Franklin W. – Navy

LifeProof Lasts!

Thanks to Lifeproof for making stuff that is bomb proof. Well built, durable, and rugged. This case runs with me at home and the fire station - never waivers and always waterproof. I love it.

Want it? Get it here: LifeProof - iPad Air Nuud Case

Chris G. – Emergency Response

Amazing Boots

Love these boots! Just was not a huge fan of the laces so I ended up getting Rhino Laces and this combo is great. Feet don't get sore walking the Beat all night. Been in a few foot-chases with these and they have done an amazing job. Also been in some mud and water and they have kept my feet dry. 5.11 makes top quality stuff, can’t go wrong here!

Want it? Get it here: 5.11 Tactical - Recon Urban Boot

Bernardo A. – Sheriff

Great vest!

I've used it once so far on a 60 miles dual sport ride that included some very technical single track trails. I love all the pocket space. It held everything I normally carry in my camelback.

Want it? Get it here: Troy Lee - Transfer Vest

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Eugene K.

10/27/2015 10:55 AM

I bought the BioLite combo set. Hooked it up as soon as I received. READ all the instructions. Took out a steak to celebrate. Two hours in to it I gave up, it was raw. Switched to A HAMBURGE. STARTED AT 2:19 AT 3:29 I PUT IT INTO THE MICO WAVE TO FINISH COOKING IT. That thing is the biggest piece of SH*T. I can't say enough bad about it. Worst $200.00 I ever spent. Cut all the wood in 1 inch pieces, when placed in the hopper the black smoke covered the food. Trying to clean the grill IS a nightmare. Sent a text to the company, its been two weeks NO REPLY from them..... Well let you know IF THEY EVER DO.