What have you bought?

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

  1. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    I've tried a few and this is the best small gas stove by far.

    I have no idea why people rave over Pocket Rockets because when used outside (as opposed to inside where quite a few YouTube stove comparisons are done) the Windmaster boils water much quicker and so with less gas. In most conditions you can save weight too by not needing to bring a windshield along.

    Update: Just realised I got this wrong. I used to use a Windmaster but found the pot stand arms too fiddly and its actually a Soto Amicus with Stealth Igniter that I use now. It has the same windproof burner though.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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  2. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    Just a long established brand I reckon. People fearful of change perhaps? Everyone I know that changed to Soto (Amicus user here as well) is not going back-same for Evernew Ti stuff for me-once tried....
  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I'm never buying another canister top stove. :whistling:
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  4. Micksjoiner

    Micksjoiner Summit Camper

    Are yo using quilt for ground sleeping.
  5. mathijs

    mathijs Backpacker

    that's the plan!
  6. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    What is it?
  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    .people...annoyingly coy :rolleyes:
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  8. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Some new Heavy duty Overshoes to try out, £0.99 from eBay, 20g. Uppers are a Tyvek type material while the soles are a moulded plastic, a bit big for my size 40 feet in just sock but are good fit over the WM down socks in the bothy or for a quick step outside the bothy/ tent (saves the messing about putting boots back on).
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  9. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Trail Blazer

    Ideal for crime scenes to "leave no trace" :cautious::D

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  10. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Got the full Tyvek suit for that :devilish:
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  11. Michael_x

    Michael_x Trail Blazer

    Hi, where did you buy it from, and how how long was delivery time?
    Thanks.
  12. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I got mine from AliExpress @~$28 (~£23), they've since increased in price a couple of $'s; took about 3 weeks.
  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I bought mine from AliExpress but got stung for VAT and Royal mail handling charge. Worked out at about £27.50 each. Ordered them on November 12th, paid duty on 29th.

    They are about £35 in UK. Without import duties mine would have been £22. I think that if you order one you might get lucky and not have to pay anything at this end but it is not guaranteed.
  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    That's Christmas sorted then. :wacky:
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  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I’m afraid that lot got scoffed a long time ago Phil, man that stuff is tasty
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  16. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    i got mine from this shop when it was £22.86 inc PP, took 12 days, no customs charges.

    I've never been charged customs on Ali gear.
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    When I get charged seems to be random. You are supposed to be charged VAT if the value of the goods and delivery exceeds £15. I think that some Ali vendors are wise to this and put $10 value on the paperwork. I've not been charged when things have a higher value though sometimes. The real killer is the £8 charge made by Royal Mail when the charge is only small.
  18. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    My NeoAir XTherm Regular just arrived (thanks again to @Autumn Flower for spotting it at £117).
    It says 430g on the box.
    It says 430g on the Thermarest website.
    It weighs 450g on my scale.
    Is this usual?
  19. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Yes 100% of the time.
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  20. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    My Toaks pot was over £23 but got through without duties.
  21. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    Got back from London, gawd, I hate the tube... had this pile waiting for me.

    Out of date sugar free protein bars, 4 boxes for £28, making it .60p/bar
    Cam Honan's book, £10 from Ebay
    Seal Seaming tape, guy line from Ebay
    Canister stand from AE
    Lighters and backup water tabs from Amazon

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  22. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    perhaps it’s a small tent.
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  23. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  24. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Something in DCF.
  25. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Looks like your on the run : )
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