What have you bought?

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

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Because im a weak minded fool like everyone else.... :oops:

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  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I couldn't resist either. :)
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  3. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Saved a tenner on AE sale event and 76g halving my pot weight for solo trips.

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  4. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Ex library books £3 each delivered.

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  5. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    I got the exact same pot @Lempo !

    pleased with it so far!
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  6. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    where did you find those Phil?
  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Ebay a seller called BetterWorldBooks.

    I just searched for scottish hill tracks on Ebay and there are others on there around the same price. In fact I think I paid £2 for exploring and £4 ish for the rights of way society one.
  8. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    My TUP came today. It's very compact and holy cow its powerful. 1000 lumen turbo mode is a beast. Clever circuit with LED display. Shows battery level, lumens and run time remaining in each mode. I've not charged it but it's showing 8.5 hours at 65 lumens. Very impressive for such a dinky thing.

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  9. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    It will be my really cold weather over-laying jacket so shouldn't really get wet (much). Impressed with the comfort of it already. There were two on sale on eb@y, different sizes, cheap, so got both. You don't see these often. Will keep the one that fits best (that's the plan...but at that price...my daughter could wear the smaller one...)
    Now I just need the trousers.

    Tent's been cleaned (pure liquid soap hand wash) and reproofed once. The groundsheet leaked a bit, the fly seemed okay before proofing, just a few little drips, probably through the vents when I put the hose on it. The only thing "wrong" is the tape that runs under the pole sleeve which is disintegrating, not a big concern, can always seam seal it.
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  10. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter


    Thats my winter tent of choice. Pitching taught does get better with practice. I've added some guy points, but the internal vango guy system is pretty good for helping it keep shape in wind. If you can find a footprint online or make one its a palace without the inner.

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  11. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Was only looking at one of these the other day. Do you have a link for purchase? There seems to be huge sways in price from different vendors, over £50 to less than £30.

    K:)
  12. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I ordered one from Fenix Store on Aliexpress for $38 a few days ago...…….same store today $60.
    Still some available ~$40 from other vendors.
  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  14. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    AE 3in1 USB - USB micro, USB C, iPhone Lightning £2, weight 20g

    Multiuse item?

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  15. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Can see a few on AE but none on the fennix store...but then again it's a bit difficult to actually find a store on AE...Plus all the shipping says new year delivery....which in real money to Ireland is Easter!!!
  16. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Not any use but Nitecore TUP on Fenix store, now $60.95 was $38
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Are the AE ones and other Nitecore products genuine?
  18. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    A meter of DCF from EXTEX....bloody expensive...must be daft
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  19. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I bought a 'tube' light, packaging looked very Nitecore but the name was not mentioned. The listing was the same, basically a Nightcore Tube listing that doesn't say Nightcore. Looking at the listings, the ones that actually say Nightcore are a bit more expensive, they should be legit.
  20. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    The tube lights I bought came in the Nitecore packaging...…….looked very legit to me.
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  21. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I came across your review about it :)

    How does the cross-piece hold out in wind?
    (I pitched it without and just guyed it instead to see how it looked, seems possible if necessary.)

    Another Q: which way is best in windy conditions, back-end in the wind (like a macpac) or side-ways?

    Those plastic hooks seem a bit of a faff, might replace them with something better.
  22. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    And euro 19 for shipping?:cautious:
  23. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    No foolish purchase there :thumbsup:
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  24. paul

    paul Thru Hiker


    Only a mobile link as I'm not at home.

    £31.13 39%OFF | NITECORE TUP USB Rechargeable MINI Flashlight CREE XP-L HD V6 max 1000 LM beam distance 180M Revolutionary Intelligent EDC Torch
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/8D6xpI9mb
  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Some green spinnaker tape.... Jacket fixed :whistling:
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