Running trekking adaptable gear

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Chiseller, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @slovhike I've been contemplating getting a hand/extra head torch like a zebralight H600w Mk IV 18650 XHP35 for long range trail finding. I could use it in my hand as well as a back up.
    My petzl reactik+ throws good light where I need it underfoot and in front.

    For tights , I'm getting on well with the skins A400 genesis tights. They seem to work well at regulating and compressing.
    I've got the OMM Kamleika shorts to test out over them for wind and rain.
    Otherwise I just throw some lightly meshed old Salomon...comfy and ORANGE lol
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I’ve heard a few folk say that a hand held torch helps highlight undulations, sticky up bits and trips hazards better that a head torch, shadows are better defined.

    Makes sense but I’ve not tested it, I don’t run or do a great deal of night walking.
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The dual throw fr9m the reactik does very well at highlighting the hazards and if ascending I want my hands on my poles if pushing hard. If not my hands would be on my thighs and my head looking only a few feet in front ;)
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  4. benp1

    benp1 Trail Blazer

    When I'm mountain biking at night or bikepacking the light on the bars is the one that gives you trail definition as it gives you shadows. The head light flattens the trail out but it helps you see round corners. Most of us use both
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Quote looking forward to explaining these to the missus.... And of course, putting them. To the test.
    New range from. Inov8.
    Here is the link to lead you forward. These will be an excellent crossover piece of kit.... Or should be....
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  6. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Ive never worn out a sole on the old inov8s. Body has let go long before the sole so jury still out for me.
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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The 275’s look nice

    Still got my almost dead 295’s to finish off, a half worn pair of Mutants and an unworn pair of Cascadia’s to go at yet :)
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  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I get a couple of holes in the upper, usually at creases, then when the midsole is past best I retire to everyday use until the sole is flat. My last pair of roclite 280s have just been retired. I'll try and remember a pic later.
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  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Finished Edale to Marsden in my Icebug Mist yesterday... Performed faultlessly again. My calves are tight this morning though.
    Its been the furthest I've worn them and forgot they are very low drop.
    It's a pleasure getting my feet wet in these, as I know it's not long before they dry if stretches of the trail permit it.
    Grip is outstanding on the wet rock, acceptable trade off in the big is that they are not the best on sloping wet peat, but it's a low price for the underfoot, toe, protection they provide on mostly stoney ground.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Relating to my above post... I wore the same pair of socks over the two days... Drymax.
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    I've covered hundreds of miles in these socks now.... Ran, hiked, worked...hot, cold, dry, wet weather... yet they're still going strong.
    I can't recommend trying them enough.
    I've used them with Gurney Goo on a 55mile ultra and without on lesser days. This is another good product and I can testify, my feet looked and felt alot better than other competitors on that day.
    They also work well with a Vagsil type cream that helps maintain foot health and keep trench foot at bay.
    Size and colours vary in availability as there are very few UK stockists and I bought mine from Hong Kong as it was free shipping with my combined purchases.
    Ultramarathonrunningstore (no affiliation) stock the widest range. *NOTE prices are +vat
    I'll be buying the hyperthin for this summer.
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  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Just got my Drymax... It says..
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    ... but you've found them OK doing that with the Goo?

    I guess 'gumming up' is what they are concerned with....
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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Not had a problem with gurney goo.
    It doesn't leave your feet clammed up. Especially if applied the day before or just a thin smear, well rubbed in before.
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  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    New OMM Kamlite smock 150g upwards.. Caution online retailers appear to be selling possibly sample models. The ones at ULOG & other sites seem to have a shorter zip .

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  14. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Looking at the Inov8 one for similar type use. What would be the advantages of this one C do you reckon? Thinking around breathabilty mainly. G
  15. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've not had a halo jacket, so I can't vouch for its attributes, I can vouch for the 37.5 material of the kamleika. I'm very happy with its waterproof qualities and as happy as I could expect in the breathability department.
    Where the kamleika really shine is the stretch and softness, yet very resiliant.
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  16. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I really like my Kamleika waterproof pants. Very quiet and very waterproof. They are even nice to wear over shorts because they are relatively soft and flexible. I think I've said before that water runs off them so well that they'll fill up your shoes if you don't take steps to avoid it, like wearing gaiters. Fine with boots if you wear them pulled down over the tops.
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I phoned ULOG, they have the correct one with the long zip and have adjusted the photos
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  18. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    These should be a good crossover bit of kit...
    DRYMAX Winter running socks. Packed with features and have great reviews.... Think I'll keep the claws just for running. Bought these to get used to them before I run the Cheviots in a couple of months....
    [​IMG]Drymax + mudclaw by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr
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  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Fastpacking last week, I wore my reactik on my chest... Worked a treat.
    I didn't feel the need to use a head torch. I will be experimenting further these coming nights.
    [​IMG]Night running by Bearded Bimbler, on Flickr
    Only disadvantage was when I was pushing off my thighs, cast shadows but it's a learning curve.
    Definitely an improvement on testy terrain.
    I'll try the zebra the same way and in vertical fastening aswell...
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  20. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I like my Olite Baton torch clipped to the shoulder strap so I can remove it quickly for tricky bits and spotting animals in the bush during the dark. The metal clip locks it well on. Also sometimes use a smaller hand torch with 1-2mm elastic through the eyelet attached to my wrist so when not in use it sits taut aginst my skin under my clothing.
    Also can I ask "What about some very light undies recommendations for fast moving/crossover? " Not a fan of boxers though. Something in the 'brief' style/line of things. I only seem to come up with boxers everywhere I look. Shorts wearer almost all of the year. Anything really working?
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  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Odlo briefs good and Craft used to make great mesh slips.
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  22. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @Lamont-Cranston I used to use arc'teryx phase sl brief.
    They're discontinued now and hard to find.
    I've moved on to saxx and salomon boxers now so not much use to you. Sorry
    I have a really old version of these... In all cotton without the windpouch.

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    Brynje
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  23. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ta to you both!
    https://t8.run/ something that might interest you-am really thinking about taking the plunge even tho' boxers or these
    https://www.aerodaks.com/
    The bloody price is just stopping me.

    On a crossover, but cycling, has anyone ever worn UVF50 sun leggings that sit under your shorts but not cover the groin? Would like to try some for summer under my Under Armour 5inch Launch shorts, but again a small fortune to try.
    p.s. Is that thing really called a windpouch?
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  24. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Windcover.... Windpouch was my spin on them lol.
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  25. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Surely it's back to front for a windcover? :)

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