Ebay - Outdoor Gear worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Anabatic and katabatic? I'm a bit rusty since my ML training though
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Had 180 deg about turn of the wind overnight at Easter twice - beach camping. Common occurance.

    Hille Nallo so no problems :D:angelic:
  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Ahh, that makes sense

    Got myself a very fetching pair of orange trews
  7. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    I've had a complete weather change at sundown on a couple of occasions above 2000m - balmy weather, high couds and the moment the sun dissappears, wind picks up, clouds hit the deck, rain starting ...

    That said, the non-zip Notch is a plus for me - zips are the weakest link and my greatest worry high up in stormy conditions was always a zip failure. A potential for a bit extra breeze inside temporarily seems quite a benign alternative - to me anyway ... The notch is always a little breezy anyway but the half solid inner mitigates that pretty well.
    Btw - the 1st generation TTs was zipless. There's a vid online of a zippless TT rainbow in a big storm with the whole shelter flattening out but self-rightening. What didn't happen was the door opening up and wind catching the inside...

    @Clare - I had only 1 night so far on my Pyrenees trip last month owing to conditions (opted for hut winter room the following night) but pitching was as straightforward. I'll do a proper review with more experience - which may not happen here in the Sierra Nevada unless my back recovers quickly ...
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  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Indeed, I don't object to zipless doors* but as with Mole, I don't see the logic of having them overlapping in opposite directions as on the Notch, guaranteeing that one of them is always going to be overlapping in the wrong direction.

    * By chance timing** I was involved in commenting on the four prototypes of Duplex and I was one of those who opined for a zipless version (sorry @gixer :().

    ** I'd asked him if he might make a true two-person version of the Hexamid Long. I was envisioning something which would have been a cross between a TT Saddle and the HMG Dirigo, neither of which existed at the time. He said he was working on something, and that was the first prototype of the Duplex.
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  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Is there an option to overlap the doors in the same directions?

    My Pioulou is designed to overlap with the left door over the right but I can easily swap that over, it creates a small bit if flap near the top but nothing major.

    I've only had to change the door overlap once so far with the Pioulou as the overlap is approx 8-10 inch at the bottom and around 6 inches at the top. If you pull the lineloc nice and tight there is hardly any flap or opening up.
  10. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    @Dave V - designed to overlap one way but will try out next time I pitch. The 2 velco tabs don't convince me anyway - I rather rely on tight guys...
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  11. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Just back from a camp in a glen. Was thinking about those zipless doors.
    As we set up camp in the evening the wind was blowing down the valley but not strong.
    In the night it came on strong around midnight, with rain, for an hour or so (-had to re-tighten the guys).
    In the morning it was blowing up the glen.

    The current zipplerless Notch would have been a liability - "blown up like a balloon".

    ……. fortunately we were holed up in Hille and very grateful. :angelic:
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  12. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Older scarp 1 version w solid inner - item number 283473372455
  13. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Palante pack v2 - pretty expensive through... item no 153437649253
  14. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  16. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Gutted I missed the end of this whilst I was cooking supper.... :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
    Someone grabbed a bargain :thumbsup:

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