Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    @slovhike, I just checked; Sportpursuit has the Ether Driclime for £50 in a choice of colours and sizes. The also have the Alpha 60 for £60.
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  2. Cali

    Cali Trekker

    @slovhike Yes, last week. First thing I thought when looking at the Driclime lining is I've seen this before. It's actually in the lower forearms of my Alpha 60. Bicomponent wicking was the key reason I got and seems to work as well as the Alpha in keeping dry while active. Noticeably more wind resistant than the Alpha 60. Not surprising as Quantum Air is higher CFM. The mesh venting helps with breathability. Had light rain past couple of days, sheds pretty easily, but have not tried for extended outing or heavy rain. It's a smoother more glossy face compared to Quantum Air on Alpha. If you like the Driclime you will probably also like the Alpha 60.

    BTW, just ordered a Capilene Air crew 50% off in the Patagonia sale.
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  4. PhilHo

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  5. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

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  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Yeti Ace H Box Jackets down from £440 to £264 on Sportshoes, before Trek-lite members discount. Still a lot of money but one of the lightest box wall jackets.
  8. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

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  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Bad choice of colour sleeping bags for the picture. A proper designer wouldn't do that.
  10. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    ME Kinesis trousers arrived. Wow, they’re fantastic. Ideal cold weather trews. Leg vents too. 225g for a Medium. Unfortunately they’ve only got Large ones left.
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  11. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I'm still looking for something like Ronhill Tracksters but with hand pockets.
  12. edh

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  13. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I’ve got a pair of Amblers and a pair of Troggings. Both are excellent. The Kinesis are for cold weather. They have an Alpha type lining. They are really nice.
  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll call in at the Rohan shop next time I'm in Harrogate and take a look.
  15. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    @Robin what is the difference between them please?
  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    The fabric in the Troggins is thicker. Smooth outer surface and "fluffy" inner - but not pile - like soft shell but softer and with better drape.
    Amblers much the same just thinnner.
    Daughter had 2 pairs Troggins for school trousers - she wore them every day for 3 years and they barely look like they've been worn :thumbsup:.
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  17. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Yep. Troggings are slightly more water repellent too.
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  18. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Amblers are more 'Ron' weight but don't have the 'ankle sag' nearly as much when soaked.
  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    :thumbsup:
    I remember my daughter coming home and relating how smug she could be when all the other girls got wet legs in the rain and she didn't :D

    PS I bought her Troggins 2nd hand on ebay …. I'm not that wealthy :eek:
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  20. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I’ve put some kamsnaps on the ankles so I can cinch them down :D
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  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    They sound exactly what I'm looking for.

    I have several pairs of Ronhills and find the really comfortable. I wear then quite a bit of the time. I have a pair of Large which are close fitting and I find my legs are much colder than in the XLs. Its almost as though the air gap between my legs and the troos is acting as an insulator. My one reservation about the Rohans suggested is whether they will be as adaptable. I use Ronhills for sleeping in on occasion as well as more vertical activities.
  22. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I find the Amblers a bit clingy on my thighs (which are not massive) and so size up; I prefer baggyish personally.
    They would be fine to sleep in.
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  23. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    The Amblers are quite soft and thin, so they’d be comfortable to sleep in. They are much more windproof than Ronhills, plus they look nicer and they have a zip fly.
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  24. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    There is a store in Long Preston near settle also if you are 3 peaks area bound...
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  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm sure one pair of my Ronnie's have pockets :rolleyes:

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