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Mike HaytackFeatured Contributor

Mike Haytack has spent the last 20 years working as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller. With 7 combat deployments in both Special Operational Forces and Conventional Forces he has mastered multiple skill sets surrounding the outdoor and tactical environments with a focus on small arms and advanced technology. Mike has culminated these specialized skill sets to develop an intensive and rigorous product review program, a service he offers as EAGLElement, LLC.

Templar Tactical Firearms

Curtis Proske’s story of precision and performance. Read more

Helikon-Tex® Cougar Jacket Review

The Cougar Jacket incorporates a Helikon-Tex proprietary wind blocker membrane known as Shark Skin and is coated with DuPont™ Teflon® Read more

Tactical Tailor Phantom Trekker SBR Bag

Mike Haytack and special guest Jim Erwin evaluate the Tactical Tailor Phantom Trekker SBR Bag in episode 7 of Gear & Tactics. Read more

The IO Cover

In this “Quick Looks” episode of Gear & Tactics, Mike Haytack introduces the IO Cover, One-handed, Built-in Lens Caps for Micro Optics. Read more

Applications for the AR Folding Stock Adapter from Law Tactical

Today’s non-permissive environment requires creative employment methods and creative technology. Introducing the Gen 2 AR Folding Stock Adapter. Read more

Tallboy Trauma Kit Pouch from ITS Tactical

Bryan Black of ITS Tactical, Travis Haley of Haley Strategic, and Joel Zaruba of Zulu Nylon Gear team up on development of Tallboy Trauma Pouch. Read more


Both enthusiasts and professionals find great utility and success with this application. Read more

Lifting Innovation with MATBOCK

Mike Haytack reviews the LIFT and Combat Carbon Poles by MATBOCK Read more

Battle Systems MPIL

EAGLElement reviews the Battle Systems MPIL, an extremely lightweight (1oz) and truly a multifaceted friendly marking device. Read more

Innovation Doesn’t Suck

EAGLElement’s Mike Haytack takes a close look at the GIEGERRIG Guardian Pack and hydration engine solution. Read more

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