Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
Technically, 9.6 gr of seaweed. The rest is additives. But seaweed is nice.
If you leave a ribeye long enough.... It will give you a similar green lol...
A lux hexpeak V4a outer only
A lux 163 pole for outer
A Ali express 3f ul T zip solo inner
Ooh feels like christmass...
Return flights to Norway..... For
Trolltunga and the Migardsblot
Game Of Thrones reunion by any chance : )
Got isn't our bag ... Never managed more than one episode.
Alpkit Definition jacket, red. The DWR on my ancient Jack Wolfskin 2.5 jacket died some while back and attempts to revive it a little with Nikwax products produced only half hearted results. Still it was a decent jacket for light drizzle in its prime. The definition seems a good compromise between what I'd like in a perfect world and what I can afford in the real world. Plus Alpkit have a shop local to me.
I've been watching MWIS and it looks like I'll be doing a short walk in Wales this Monday so that should give me a chance to see how it performs.
Also an Apkit titanium mug. Well, it was reduced in their sale.
Together they've brought my base weight for the walk down by almost 100g. Still far from qualifying as a light weight backpacker though.
Salomon x ultra gtx boots; my old boots were older than I care to admit and have been retired.
I got the green ones
Simond mountaineering light jacket- £69.99
And managed to wangle the desert colour
If you buy outer only green is all you can choose...
Did you go for the solid or mesh inner @Diddi?
I take it you're not a trekking pole user, hence the (rather heavy at 295g and only adjustable in increments?) Luxe pole. I'd still go for a suitable trekking pole, because apart from the obvious dual use advantages, and the lighter weight, if things go a bit slack in the night all it takes is a quick tweak (f'nar f'nar) of the trekking pole's flicklock from inside the tent to get everything nicely taut again.
Either way, welcome to the Hexpeak Club!
Went for one of these
And i will have to catchup on all the mods and tweaks for the Hexpeak.
Can't see me ever going down the trekking pole route but how heavy are a good pair?
seekoutside cimarron ultralight
my tipi addiction has been fulfilled once more. although my old helsport lavvu light 4 is back up for sale
That's the solid inner. I have the same one, plus the all mesh (apart from the bottom!) version. Both fine, but not being made specifically for the Hexpeak you're not getting maximum use of the (half) internal space, and if 3F UL can be persuaded to do a run of optimally-sized inners it would be perfect. However, the 240g weight saving over the Luxe inner still makes it a worthwhile tradeoff imo.
I go heavy-duty on my trekking poles, as I've learnt to my cost that I'm better avoiding the flimsier/lighter/carbon versions. My Leki Sherpa XL Antishocks come in at a thumping 272g per pole. I also carry one of Bob Carwright's 'Missing Link' pole connectors (another 47g), and use it to join the aforementioned poles into what may well be the most unnecessarily sturdy small mid support in use in the UK today! But I like that...
I think the pole is a good weight considering two poles weight as i cant ever see me using them, and probably a lot cheaper .
And if needed i could always drill some extra pole notches in if nessecery to tighten fly, if it wont weaken it....
Outer should be here tomorrow but the inner won't be here until around 5th to 20th April ...fingers crossed for sooner.
Uh, oh! I seem to have acquired a 1946-vintage Elna Grasshopper in need of care. I knew this whole sewing machine thing would get me in trouble but £5 and a 30 minute bus ride was too hard to pass up...
@Diddi I bought the hexpeak outer and the ali inner but hated the inner (still got it somewhere).
I found it very claustrophobic, so bought the hexpeak inner.
I liked that one better for the space you get (enough space for the dog too) but found I prefer the door on the other side (like on the ali inner - j zip).
Sold the tent last year, still miss it occasionally, you'll like it.
I have wanted one for a long time but having been out of the loop for a few years couldn't justify one till now. Am hoping to get a 2p inner too but see how i get on with it first.
Thats a pretty yellow
Mountainsmith slingback chair...
Six weeks and two days after ordering it, my DCF Exodus has arrived. Lead times when I ordered were 6-8 weeks so I am pretty happy with that.
First impressions are very good. All seam taped and the construction is spot on. Weight wise, with the sternum strap it weighs 482g, this will change a little once I have added belt pockets and removed anything I don't want.
2017/18 DXG Prophet vs 2019 DCF Exodus
Size wise, the internals are the same. The Exodus is 5" taller as per what Ron states the MLD site and on his recent videos. The Prophet looks a little less wide as I have shock cord attached pulling it in
With the Exodus being stiffer, it packs well and keeps the form slightly nicer than the Prophet.
The straps on both are the same size but the Exodus foam feels thicker. The Exodus hip belt is also 1.5" longer.
I went out for a quick walk around town with circa 9-10 KG loaded up and found is very comfy as I expected with very little movement, the DCF seems to have a similar, slightly grippy texture to the DXG so it does not ride up or move
Petzl bindi - can't have too many headtorches!
Fenix HM50R - getting a bit more serious about my headtorch!
Coconut Milk Powder
Freeze-Dried Banana Powder
Smooth Peanut Butter
Coconut Palm Sugar
Remorgaged the house...
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