What have you bought?

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    U could do with something like that for Italy, Norway, Sweden and Latvia...but hey ..it's an adventure and I've winged it through life this far lol
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  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Very good. Even the mint..... Not the almond though definitely not the almond.
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  3. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    @Arne L. : Jotunheimen┬┤s great...well,it┬┤s been 25 years ago but iirc ...yes,it was great...:D
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  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    injiningjiini sock or whatever TF they are called. Lets see what the fuss is about :)
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  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Just give yourself ten minutes a foot to get them on ;)
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  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm an injinji convert, I switched to them on my failed SUW last year and have used them ever since. For somebody who can't cope with things between my toes (I can't wear flip flops) I actually find them really comfy.
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    For me they are great given a spacious toebox,
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  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Section Hiker

    MSR plate, not titanium but the correct dimensions, not too heavy and not expensive. Hopefully does the job.

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  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    OMM contour hoody, hmm...
    Not sure if I realised it had a hood when I ordered it. XL size (biggest OMM do this in) could act as a good motivator to loose some weight (not from my pack) as it's as snug as a Spandex gimp suit at the moment!


    Ordered today for delivery tomorrow: helinox chair zero... Decided I would give one a try and it may make the various meets this year more comfortable.
    Anyone tried one of these? @gixer is your a "zero" or a "one "
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  10. Max

    Max Ultralighter

    I have one. It's comfortable enough. Never taken it out, another one of my white Elephants.
  11. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I had one, never got used. if weather is good enough to be sitting out i just recline on my kip mat
  12. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Aye mine is the Zero

    As you saw last year i thought it was surprisingly comfortable.
    Wouldn't want to move around much when seated, but it holds my just under 90kg comfortably.

    Mine comes in at 511g total or 493g without the stuff sack

    For me i miss some back support once i've set up camp

    The Big Agnes Cyclone SL Chair Kit looks good at 160g, have been tempted a few times with those types of chair kits.
    My worry is, that with my luck i'll puncture my sleep mat, or get it covered in sloppy sheep poo that'll stink my tent out for the rest of the trip.

    T'other thing is, i'd need to get my sleep mat out for midday stops, which knackers up my packing routine.
    With the chair, i just roll it up and stick it in a side pocket.

    Not sure if i'll take the chair the first 2 days cause there is a fair bit of ascent, if i'm not completely knackered by day 3 i'll take it to the meet though
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  13. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    That big Agnes looks interesting, certainly light for that type.
    I am still a bit dubious of using my sleep mat though, I am sure I will over inflate it and burst a seam or something.

    When I have time I will knock up a tyvek, carbon & ccf myog chair I have been thinking of. It should come in around the 200g but will only offer back support and no elevation.
  14. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    The chairs are tempting, and illustrate that slightly ironic conundrum we seem to be faced with in this era of falling base weights. You strip down the weight of your 'big three' etc, only to pile it back on again with ever-more-attractive-and-ingenious non-essentials. A bit like giving up the sandwiches so you can have more beer. Or like my kitchen, where I clear a bit of much needed space only to find that 'somebody' thinks that means they can dump more of their detritus there. Perhaps it's time to apply a bit of feng shui to our packs...

    Electricals appear to be the primary offender. Don't we have a thread running currently (no pun) where someone wants to take a whole wind farm on their back?
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'm as interested in simplicity as low weight. Less 'things' the better and if those things aren't fiddly all the better.
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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Montane Terra stretch....if I like them I am going to cut them down to my preference of 'Capri' pants :p
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  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Room here....in my defence I am bivvying for two nights beforehand :angelic:

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  18. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    They have a pretty good burger. :D
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  19. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I tried a s/h Rohan Ecuador short sleeve last yr for warm weather and it works a treat for me so I picked up this long sleeve version at wknd to help keep sun off

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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I tried a craghoppers nosilife shirt last weekend. Odd sizing but worked out OK. Apparently permanent mozi repellant and spf50. Nice not looking like a mamil!
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  21. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    I've been thinking about shirts for a few years now, as for a sweaty git like me they would be a great option in warmer weather. Its the potential loss of buttons that keeps putting me off though, may just check one out this summer all the same
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  22. null

    null Trekker

    Hyberg Atilla X turned up the other day! Will be taking it on the west highland way this weekend.
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  23. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    The Rohan Aura shirt is stated as 110g, short sleeve though.
  24. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    In large SS one is 145 this new LS version is 188g
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  25. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    some gooood fats and proteins here.... 20180523_090949.jpg
    should last for a while:angelic:

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