What have you bought?

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

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Ultralighter

    I might try some Escalantes for every day shoes.

    If I'm doing a hike anything over about 8 miles in shoes I get pain in my inner ankles. I think I'm rolling my ankles with every step and eventually it gets so painful I can hardly take another step, especially downhill. It doesn't seem to matter if it is in, Brookes Cascadia, Altra Lone Peak 3.5s, or Salomon X Ultras. I've found the only workable solution for 20 mile days is to wear my Salomon Quest boots. I sound like a real wimp but I think all of this is due to old leg injuries and my body getting older than my brain thinks it is. :wacky:
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  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I can relate to that ;)
  3. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Pair of the old Terra XT pants 4822860C-DC68-48BE-9195-F06A1C24188D.jpeg
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  4. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    #### that was a bad time spent on FB.....just sold my home,where we’ve been for 20 yrs and now hunting for the next home..so under a pretty dam strict “ No spend” regime/order. ..:frown: so begged a spend to pick up some possible winter pants ..had too deploy the “ Friend with PayPal “ card. Now have a carbon pole and huge Cuben tub floor on the way ...plus my “ Stash of cash” is having to be raided to pay helpful PayPal friend ....The lengths we go too :angelic::angelic::confused:
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    1st run out in them today above Kettlewell.
    Grip on wet rock....Excellent, grip on wet limestone, encouraging, grip on wet grass uphill and downhill with emergency stop Outstanding .
    Grip in mud and clog of pattern from molehills etc, respectable for a rock biased sole.
    Overall comfort ...I'm happy but longer technical trails will be the judge.
    Yet to see how much trail debris they take on , as they went much on these trails to pick up.
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  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Zebralight H600Fd IV

    Went for the daylight option this time, replacing my ageing and underpowered 1200 warm white lumens with 1600 daylight Sheep blinders.
  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Innov8 Roclite 335 GTX Goretex Womens walking boots walking boots size UK 6
    Item price
    Item number183520220730
    Delivery serviceeBay delivery - Shutl 2-3 days

    Wooo Hoo !! ….. one very happy girlie here :happy::happy::happy:.
    I adore :inlove::inlove::inlove: these boots and thought the chances of buying another pair was very low. Discontinued long ago.
    I've had an awfull day so this purchase is a real mood boost :thumbsup:.
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member


    Bring it on
  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @cathyjc now they are a sexy looking boot ! Good catch :thumbsup:
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And when the GTX stops working a thorough application of Sno-seal makes them waterproof again :smug:.
    These above will be my 4th pair :thumbsup:.
    I just wish Inov8 would stop discontinuing their models so quickly :arghh:.
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  11. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Where from ?
  12. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I still need to step up to getting a Zeb for hikes and to have a fair defence against @paul when he forgets it's still on and your feet away lol.
    The reactik is mainly for night runs and future endurance racing....
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  14. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    Getting ready for winter.
    Speedster 50ml burner. ( already using the 30ml... great stoves)
    500ml Meths bottle.
    100 ml Meths bottle. ( to enable me to store Meths in a warm pocket whilst hiking in ) .

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  15. PhilHo

    PhilHo Ultralighter

    Those burners are that cheap it is hardly worth making your own. You planning to melt some snow?
  16. hillwalker66

    hillwalker66 Trail Blazer

    Yep, used a msr windpro 2 last winter- faster but bulkier/ heavy. Prefer Meths stoves as it’s easier to see how much fuel I have . I also find watching a Meths flame on cold dark nights very therapeutic. :)
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  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Winter before I go to sleep I normally set the cone up and place the simmer ring on the burner and let that burn through to warm the drafts.
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  18. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I've got another Duomid in the post, another stove too :O
  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Oh dear....not lite, not light, but definitely bomber for extended winter treks ...and a subtle flash of Orange lol.

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  20. Blah blah blah

    Blah blah blah Trail Blazer

    That's just reminded me. Got to get some braces, walking last week over trousers made me look like one of these yoofs they were pushed that far down by my rucksack.

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  21. Henry

    Henry Trail Blazer

    My first foray into lighter backpacks. That second life website is amazing! £45!!
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  22. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Manduka Pro Lite
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  23. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    1.8 kg??! :confused:
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I know.... but I can take it :shamefullyembarrased:
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  25. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    not particularly light but I got a nice little 20L pack from Fjallraven

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