Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
That Dyneema mesh is seriously nice stuff. The pack looks great!
. I did a quick check on Geograph. Should have gone to Walkhighlands …..
Been trying to follow your route, is this what your talking about?, It was one of my favourite glens, very good path on the south side (my route track) but none from the bealach to Coirie beithe, but its pretty easy going.
Plus on the screen shot at the bottom you can see where I left the path (daydreaming) and was on the path to bearneas bothy by mistake until I cut back onto the right path
Yes, the mesh looks very good. I didn't order it specifically, so think it must now be standard. It is different from the mesh used in the stretch shoulder pockets.
@Charlie83 Yeah, that's pretty much the same route I went. I never crossed the Abhainn Bearnais but there was no hint of a path up there anyway. Basically just stayed under the cliffs until very close to the top. I stayed a little lower the first time and it was harder going. Can't say it was easy going either way but definitely easier staying higher 'til near the top.
We must have crossed the path on our way (out and back) between the bothy and "cheesecake" but I don't remember seeing a path. Shrugs.
If I'm going that way again I'll bear that route in mind .
Some belting spots high in the glen for pitching up, the bit where i stopped for lunch at the Coirie beithe burn was outstanding, (helped by the fact the weather was roasting), if i was to do that route again i think i would cut across the top of the loch to Bearneas bothy and then go up and over one of the two high paths towards Craig (i think what your were thinking about doing)
Yeah, you must have it does fade in and out and as usual, when it's raining it just looks like a burn where it is more distinct but it is there.
Yeah there is, next time. It was getting late coming from Shiel Bridge to Bendrinaig already though so that was enough before the trudge up the glen. Next time
Yeah, I want to do the ridge on the north side of the glen, always worth looking at alternates if you're going again. The left fork avoids the road walk from Craig to Achnashellach if you're doing the Beinn Eighe alternate, which I'd highly recommend. It was probably my favourite section, although very tough going and pathless after the high point on the trail around the massif.
Yes; the Beinn Eighe alternate was my favourite day on the CWT, next to the stage passed Inchnadamph.
A luxe Hexpeak V4a original 1p inner after getting rid of my chinese T zip 1p inner...
Thanks too @RobH
Is that a complete circuit of Hexpeak inners completed? I'm waiting for my Chinese one.
No I never had the Hexpeak original 1p inner and went straight for the chinese 1p T zip inner.
Too small for my liking and droopy.
I now have the original 1p & 2p inners and I'm sticking with them.
Just received a new rucksack which remplaces my Deuter Act Lite, a Lightwave Ultrahike. I hope it will work well
Also received a Trekology pillow, I don't bring one usually but I'm not against a bit more comfort
Lightwave looks like interesting gear.
The same company as https://www.crux.uk.com/
It's not the lightest rucksack at all at 1250g but it feels so light compared to my Deuter Hope it's solid
Fired the wee beastie up, leaked from the banjo type fuel hose fitting, luckily it comes with service/spares kit so replaced two o rings and it was fine. Rough test boiled ~500ml in 2.5 mins in my crux he pot. Sounds like a Saturn 5 but it's cheap, and I believe<250g for stove and pump.
I have the ultra hike pack, very very comfy, not the lightest and can't have hip belt pockets but for my use where I'm reducing pack size and weight but not really down to the 40l ultralite group yet, it's ideal. When I do get down there, it'll probably still be the ideal winter pack.
- a Women's Xlite (I'm a Hobbit sized fellow and I'm sure we all know the benefits of the Women's over the Mens)
- a BRS-3000T - yeah super light and possibly super disposable
- a Light my Fire Flint and steel - super reliable way to light the above
- a Victorinox Classic SD - tiny at 21g but has knife, scissors, tweezers, nail file, tooth pick and screwdriver
These will have a combined saving of 350g over the kit they're replacing. We'll they will if I manage to sell my Snow Leopard stove and TOAKS pot
Those victorinox are hard to beat for the weight.
350 is good
Received today a Patagonia Houdini I got on sale. I don't bring a windshirt usually but I'd like to improve my clothing system...
A windshirt is negligible weight, considering the benefits of having one, to a lightweight layering system. I take mine on every trip even if I think I may not need it and it is one of the most used items of kit in my pack.
That's what I keep reading so I decide to give it a try I just need to find the good waterproof jacket to go with it (I actually own a Rab Momentum)
Not quite bought but I was sent a replacement for my second faulty Neoair. Can’t fault Therarest warranty because for the price of postage to Ireland a new mat was sent out a week later by DPD.
This time around I asked for a Prolite Apex regular. It’s a weighty beast at 630g but I’m done with sleeping on a squeaky, slippery and saggy Neoair. This mat is 5cm thick and has the reassuring firmness and feel of the classic. The extra 300g will be compensated by taking 300ml less water!
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