I was always wondering when I’m watching MAN vs WILD, what Bear is wearing??? It must be some high quality brand, as he is a former SAS (The Special Air Service). And now I got the answer :) and here is the list :
Bear Grylls Knife
Bear Grylls new knife is the result of his collaboration with Gerber®, which marks the introduction of Gerber’s Bear Grylls Series®. This survival series combines Gerber’s 70 years of expert knife crafting with the survival skills and experience Bear Grylls gained from serving as a survival instructor and soldier for the British Special Forces. Bear chose Gerber® to co-design a knife that he could depend on in the most extreme situations.
Bear’s Ultimate Knife® is a one-of-a-kind, and it’s more than meets the eye. Most importantly, it has full tang blade construction and is made from high carbon stainless steel, which means its extremely tough and durable. Also, the ergonomic texture rubber grip means it’s comfortable and won’t slip out of your hand.
Now for the nifty features: On the base of the knife’s handle is a stainless steel pommel for hammering and on the end of the lanyard cord is an emergency whistle. There’s also a locked in flint fire starter in the sheath (the sheath is made of tough, lightweight military-grade nylon) as well as a diamond sharpener for on-the-go sharpening. Finally, the knife comes with land to air rescue instructions and a pocket guide containing Bear’s survival essentials.
Bear Grylls Clothing
Bear Grylls Jacket
The Survivor Jacket II ® is high-performance outerwear that has a GORE-TEX® Pro Shell, which is waterproof but also highly breathable. It has dual fabric construction, which makes for a tough, durable but lightweight jacket. It’s got a fixed, roll-away hood, single-handed cord pulls, and reinforced chest pockets (compatible with a climbing harness). It’s pricey, but dependable. A much cheaper alternative is the Bear Mountain Jacket II ®. This jacket is composed of AquaDry® fabric rather than GORE-TEX ® meaning it’s still waterproof and breathable, but not nearly as durable and lightweight. The choice between the two depends on your pocketbook as well as your requirements for quality.
Bear Grylls Fleece
The Base Camp Fleece® is a deep-pile fleece, which means it will provide warm insulation. It’s got single-handed cord pulls, which are convenient for tightening up on the go. The Base Camp Fleece is lightweight, fast drying, and stretchy — all the makings of a comfortable fleece.
Bear Grylls Pants (Nosquito Expedition Trousers®)
These survivor trousers are insect repellent, thanks to NosiLife® technologyDreammail vs Outlook Express. Read more ... ». ‘NosiLife® uses a world exclusive, textile impregnation treatment to give synthetic fabrics permanent insect-repellency. Proven 90% protection from insects and mosquitos, that lasts a lifetime of wear (hence the high price). They are made from SolarDry® UPF40+ fabric, which offers total coverage and complete sun-protection. The fabric is tough, reinforced supplex which stretches to allow you to move freely and comfortably but is extremely durable. These pants have a DryBag, which is a ‘watertight pocket system that protects your valuables from rain, snow and sweat.’ These pants are expensive, but are of real world-class quality.
Bear Grylls Shirt
Bear’s Expedition long sleeved button down shirt implements much of the same technology as his pants (NosiLife®, SolarDry®, and that tough, flexible, fast drying polyamide construction). The shirt also has a water-tight pocket and features moisture control, which is accomplished through fabric which is ‘designed to constantly move moisture away from the skin’ allowing it to evaporate naturally. Again–pricey, but world-class quality.
Miscellaneous Apparel: Bear Grylls T Shirt and Hooded Sweatshirt
Bear uses a Swedish Firesteel® Army Model Fire Starter.
The Swedish Firesteel® flint and striker is designed to start fires in any weather, at any altitude. Despite getting wet, the Firesteel will create a 5,500-degree F spark that will light relatively dry tinder. This is an advantage over relying on matches and lighters, as they will not function when wet. Fire is essential to survival, and this tool can be expected to remain reliable in severe conditions.
Bear wears Oakley® Straight Jacket® Glasses.
Oakley® Straight Jackets® are designed for athletes, so don’t count on them falling off your head. Their optimized lenses are have a permanent Hydrophobic coating that prevents smudging from skin oil and sunscreen and repels dust and dirt. These glasses are unbelievably clear thanks to High Definition Optics® technology. The lenses will withstand high impact and filter out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light. The fight is lightweight , durable and will actually increase grip as you sweat. The Three-Point Fit® holds the lenses in precise optical alignment and offers all-day comfort.
Bear wears Merrells®
In warmer climates, Bear has worn Merrell Chameleons® consistently since the debut of Man vs. Wild. Now, there are two types of Chameleons to choose from: Chameleon3 Stretch® GORE-TEX® and Chameleon3 Ventilator® GORE-TEX®
Merrell is the leading outdoor brand in performance outdoor footwear. They are owned by Wolverine World Wide®, a company which has been around for over a century. Wolverine is also the parent company of Bates Footwear® (another century old company), who produces quality footwear specifically for the military and law enforcement.
Bear does not have any sort of contract with Merrell®, meaning there are no strings attached to what he decides to wear on his feet during Man vs. Wild. Merrell’s are constructed with GORE-TEX® (the most effective material on the market as far as waterproofing and breathability) and Vibram® soles (unbreakable air pockets which absorb shock and grip slippery surfaces). They’re also super comfortable, keeping you blister free.
The Stretch is a bit lighter than the Ventilator and uses an elastic chord lacing system instead of the traditional lacing system that ties with the bunny ears (comparing pictures of the two will clear up any confusing concerning the lacing). Basically what this all comes down to is that the Stretches are geared towards swift, light movement through terrain, while the Ventilators provide more ankle support and stability. If you’re carrying a little weight on your back or if you having skinnier ankles, it’s recommended that you go with the Ventilators. Plus, they’re $10 cheaper. Since Bear carries minimal gear, he’s usually seen wearing the Chameleon Stretch, although the Ventilators are a bit more practical for most backcountry travelSingapore - The Three Towers. Read more ... ».
In colder climates, Bear goes with Merrell® Snowmotion 8′s. These things are insulated, waterproof, and more:
Finally, we have the Bear Grylls Survivor Shoes® –the only official Bear Grylls series shoes on the market. They’re for urban terrain and are actually pretty cool. The rubber toe bumper and low toe profile means they’re good for climbing, the anti-microbial footbed combats odor and they are high traction, shock absorbant, and fast drying –not to mention that they’re made of suede!
The Bottom Line: boots for warm weather, boots for cold weather, and urban shoes –Bear Grylls style.
Bear Grylls wears a Breitling Emergency® watch.
Breitling® makes quality, world-renowned watches. The Professional Emergency® watch is designed for aviators who might be stranded after a crash or a forced landing. It’s an ‘instrument watch’ with a built-in micro transmitter that broadcasts on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency. Rescuers are tuned into this frequency and the distress signal will be active for 48 hours and has a range of about 100 miles. The signal begins once the watches antenna is deployed.
Bear uses a NATO® Water Bottle and Mug®.
This is a very useful combination if that will satisfy the need to cook and hydrate on the go, without taking up much space. The canteen will hold a liter of water and the cup will hold half a liter. This productMini. Read more ... » is genuine NATO® military quality.