What have you bought?

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

  1. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    a small tent
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And what is it ?? "hands on hips smilie"

    - too much trying to be mysterious and just being annoying instead - probably deliberate :rolleyes:
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    ..if it works for 'The Octagon' :angelic:
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  5. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    Suunto Traverse Graphite (which hubby sez I'm not allowed to play with until Xmas, spoilsport :frown: )and a Discovery Trekking extreme ultralight towel
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  6. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    The cross piece is fine in wind. surprisingly solid. Clips no problem (sturdy)

    I pitch side on preferable. I have had the wind blowing against the back and it pushes in a bit if you've not been able to pitch it taught due to tussocks etc. But to be fair my preference is to camp out of the wind in groughs and hollows if I can when I'm up in the mountains (I like peace and quiet and hiding!), so I'm probably not an expert in testing it in full on wild conditions.

    I replaced all the guy lines with lighter stuff and on the rear I attached a long guy line to the rear grommet loop for the cross piece, and then to the rear mid guy point to peg out in one in a V, to secure the tent down more. (If I'm explaining that clearly!). I have long extra lines* in my pack with alpkit mini crabs on the end so I can clip into the front grommet loops of the cross piece should I want extra support. But as mentioned previously - the inner tension system (TBS) holds it in shape pretty well.

    The only issue I have had is the plastic clips clipping the inner to the fly on the corners at the base. Mine already came with a mini alpkit one where the original had snapped.

    * use reflective line so you don't get oot the tent and go A over E when you trip over them ; )

    Oh and to keep the thread on track - the answer today is nothing.
  7. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Come on then... what is it? How small?
  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    @HillBelly Cheers for taking the time to respond :thumbsup:

    I already bought 15m of guy-line to play with and usually carry spares with me (long lengths). I also have 4 gramexpert guy-line clip-ons to attach more guy-line tie-outs if needed.
    Might give the tent another coating today so hopefully I can try it out soon.

    After all the faffing with/reading about pitching relatively expensive tents, I realise my (fairly cheap) Ali one-man tent is definitely the easiest to pitch and least fussy :D though obviously I'm no expert (but getting there slowly).

    Back on thread: looking at xmas jumpers... :sorry: ...for work you understand.
  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

  10. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    And this really is the last hikey thing I'm going to buy this year (hubby sez he'll cut up my card if I don't stop Black Friday-ing - he's just jealous coz' they didn't have his size:p)

    Dynafit Mezzalama 2 Polartec Alpha Jacket, snip at 125€ including delivery from ekosport.fr
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  11. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    If you do a word search in this forum you’ll find that is the most frequently repeated sentence.
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  12. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    You're doing it wrong...you're just buying xmas gifts...click and collect is handy...nobody needs to know...not yet anyway


  13. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    classic @Taz38. Taz goes directly from the click and collect to the hill. Her dog told me.
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  14. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker





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  15. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    New quilt arrived the other day

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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Dude, dial back the kiss n tell
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  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty sure I know what it is ;-)
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  18. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Nice 'theoctagon'-pillow cases too?
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  19. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Now I can start putting windows on my X-mid.

  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Bridgedale Storm socks £25.60 from Wiggle.
    I find it really important that my socks are windproof :biggrin:
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  21. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Do they carry pants that are windproof as well?

    I'll get me coat...
  22. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I'm still trying to figure out why they think I have 2 left feet ... both socks are labelled L, or is that for something else?
  23. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

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  24. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Fortunately both of my feet are large so that's OK. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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  25. Daniel

    Daniel Ultralighter

    another tent :cool: mountain hardwear hoopla 4 oh and a gopro 6black

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