Thursday, 23 May 2013

Ribz review

Recently I was offered the chance to try out Ribz.

After trying Ribz I can say they are great!
The Ribz system can be used as a day kit alone or used for essential items on an overnight camp so when you arrive at camp you can drop your pack and wander off and still have all the essentials to hand which I found excellent.
The Ribz system is really well designed and what I really liked is the accessibility to everything as you are on the move even if you are carrying a rucksack with the system. 
Also on a day hike I was virtually wearing all my kit so the weight was very well distributed making very comfortable walking throughout the day.

Pathfinder bottle and cup with stove ring carried easily in the pouch.

First aid kit is always close to hand using the Ribz.

Here are the Ribz being used with a rucksack, can still wear the hip belt with ease.

Tools and fire lighting kit in the other pouch. Great items to have to hand. Having your tools to hand is great and with the Ribz you do not have to have them on display.

I used Ribz on day hikes to carry all my kit which included:
Bahco laplander saw
Firesteel and tinder kit
Water bottle and metal mug with stove ring
Snacks/Trail mix
First aid kit

Another great thing about the Ribz is having your first aid kit to hand which I think is essential when in the outdoors and especially when using sharp tools.

I also used the Ribz system when fishing which I found great as I had everything on hand for a change so was not stuck looking through my pack for scissors or something else that I can never normally find.

I have very kindly been given a promotional code for the Ribz which will give a 50% discount to my readers which will reduce the Ribz to just $29.95, shipping to Europe I believe is usually $25 so using the code will not only gain you free shipping but also save a few pounds. 
The promo code is 'ribzilla' and can be used up until June 10th 2013

I would really appreciate if you could give Ribz Facebook page a like in the following link -

Found Ribz a great company to deal with and the customer service is excellent.

Thank you for reading.


  1. I've got several versions. I enjoy them for kayaking and fishing most.

  2. Good review Ben, looks like civilian webbing, but there is nothing wrong with that. Anything that promotes better weight distribution on longer hikes is not to be sniffed at. And, like you say, it is handy to have bulky essentials such as a map, food, a FAK etc. easily accessible on your front, avoiding having to stop and take your pack off your back.


    (Kernowek Scouser on various forums)