Overall, I am impressed with the GearPod idea. The cases at first might seem bulky to the ultra-light crowd. But on a scale you can see that they are affordably light. When empty, the larger polycarbonate case tube weighed 3.5 ounces on my scale.
The Wilderness kit has more than I would bring for a backpacking trip. There are a few items I would consider extras in the case. But they are minuscule things that weigh mere grams and almost don’t warrant taking out.
As a concept, GearPods offers the convenience to buy one product — they start at less than $20 for the most basic kits — and have all or most of what you need for an activity.
They keep gear safe from moisture and rain in a watertight case. They are stout and protective, stowing all your small items away safe and ready until the day you need them in the field.
—Stephen Regenold writes about outdoors gear at www.gearjunkie.com.