Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

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

  1. sherpa

    sherpa Backpacker

    i’ve discovered my local holland & barratt is clearing out protein bars/cookies which i use as a boost when on walking trips. in reality they are often not especially healthy but give a significant protein addition and go really well with a coffee (as they are frequently very sweet).

    top brand stuff being heavily discounted despite long sellby dates, silly prices - some bars were reduced from £2.50 to 37p!!!

    over the last 2 days i have taken advantage and stocked up - i’ve bought around £250 worth for less than £40....:eek:

    so, it may be an idea to check your local store :D

    edit - forgot to explain that the shelf ticket prices were sometimes incorrect - e.g. some bars were marked as 49p but came up on the till as 37p. it was a slightly surreal experience - the staff were very friendly & helpful yet i got the feeling that if the till showed the bar cost just 1p they didnt care if it was an error and would have let me fill by boots....!!!!
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  2. sherpa

    sherpa Backpacker

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  3. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Sadly not at my local shop :frown:
  4. sherpa

    sherpa Backpacker

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  5. sherpa

    sherpa Backpacker

  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

  7. Scottk

    Scottk Summit Camper

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  8. Clare

    Clare Section Hiker

    Thanks for the link. I tried to buy the small blast but was just too late. I persuaded myself, probably unrealistically that the straps on the Blast would be narrower than the Haul. They’re probably exactly the same, except the haul I returned had 3” straps but the website describes them as 2.5”.

    Hey all you ARc Blast owners, how wide are your straps?
  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Three Arc Blasts here. Two date from the pre-adjustable back length and the days when they came in three sizes: the largest (same as current Arc Haul in volume) widens to 2.74 inches near the top and tapers to 2" near the bottom, the other (same volume as the current Arc Blast) widens to 2.5 inches near the top and tapers to 2" near the bottom. The newest (current back system but bought in 2015) widens to 3" near the top and tapers to 2.5" near the bottom. They tend to stay close the their widest measurement for about half of their length.
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  10. Clare

    Clare Section Hiker

    @WilliamC Thanks for that. Very useful. It shows that I should only consider buying a quite old second hand ArcBlast or possibly a Scout, which I am going to try, it has narrower straps but may be too short for me and they are sending it as 'exchange' so hopefully will not have to pay duty.
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  11. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    I have an old arc blast that I might sell, the straps are 6cm at the top, 6.5cm in the middle and 4.5cm at the bottom if that’s any use for you? Not sure if that’s what you are looking for?
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  12. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Think it’s only this flavour that applies ,but not certain

    C2F395CC-CCFE-4FE6-98F9-A1B4186FEDE4.png ? I’ve had a few of this one and I really like it.
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  13. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Never tried Bla Bland - £5.74 with discount...worth it?
  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Yes. Good stuff.

    I'd post some promotional pictures if I had any :angelic:
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  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Very tasty, I've enjoyed each flavour I've tried so far
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  16. null

    null Trekker

    Had one of those wilderness stews last week, very tasty!
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  17. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    ULOG - 20% discount on Basement items and Sale items - code - SALE20

    That Haglofs insulated vest at 214g in size Large looks decent
  18. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  19. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Ultralighter

    yep, that's the one I saw that made me order from them, been very pleased with everything I've bought so far.
  20. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    All down to personal taste I guess.

    There's a food (of this type) thread somewhere...
  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  22. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  23. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    B&M store

    Pack of 7 lighters £1
    Smartwater 49p
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  24. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

  25. snow

    snow Summit Camper

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