What have you bought?

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

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Measures are approx for mine @Tartanferret I'd say you've found a good 'un :thumbsup:
    18 x16 flat
    12 x 11 seat
    12 "Height from floor.
    Now to um & ah over wether to buy one and cut the bottom tubes at the bends so I can sink it in if needed :whistling:
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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Trousers?
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Stool
  4. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    Montane minimus trousers and a montane plume down mountain cap

    Hopefully the plume is as good as the featherlite mountain cap I've been using the last few years, look a right tube wearing it, but it's been great for sleeping headwear, just fancied down this time to supplement a hoodless down jacket
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  5. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    [​IMG] Just found one of these in TK Maxx for £25. Columbia Sweet As II Softshell Hoodie. 380g in XL. "Omni shield". Anyone got any experience of this stuff? I can always take it back if it's rubbish. I'm always a bit worried when sales blurb says things like "articulated elbows". I'm so glad I didn't buy a jacket which didn't permit me to bend my arms....
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  6. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    This one is 12” high too so might be somewhat similar. Think they do an ORANGE frame too ;);)..

    I reckon if you cut the bottoms off it would twist and snap the hinges, rendering it useless.
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  7. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I toyed with the idea of the minimus trousers many years ago but I think @gixer gave his more than honest review, so scrapped it
  8. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    I've actually had a pair for a few years, but never worn them... The wife discovered they were long legged and stole them, shes worn them ever since (they're also about 100g heavier than these ones:D) she raves about them and she wears waterproofs a lot more than, often as a layer in the cold rather than wet
  9. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    New stove, new pot and four extreme food freeze dry meals came this week.

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  10. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Brief alert from Skurka! All change now!

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  11. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    "Ball park pouch".
    Oh, the (marketing) humanity.
  12. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    OR Peak doesn't work with sunnies early or late in the day (walking straight into the sun) and after about 500kms I have given it up. I can only have the peak or the sunnies on-that is one or the other.
    Until...finally found the winner, a nice flat bill sits on the sunnies so I can wear both and block the sun from my eyes with double protection! Lightest mesh and highly breathable.
    Oh and @Arne L. the mesh at the back is very soft silky flat nylon, and it stops the Tropic Comfort Hoody from sticking to my head-perfect.
    Used last two days 35 degrees, smoke and ash filling the air and 85% humidity. Top of the hood remained dry. UPF can drop on very wet garments.
    Would work a charm under a rain coat. The hood will not stick to your head either.
    In Winter I will wear my merino beanie over it -what a ripper.
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  13. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    High level outdoor maps...

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  14. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Simond Alpi visor from Decathlon. This is very light and comfortable, with no buckles, Velcro or adjustment whatnots as you have to buy your size. There is an elastic band with very little strech (and thus no pressure) and the label is actually designed to be removed. The visor itself is a stiffish flexible material that will easily be stuffed in a pocket. At 6€, it's a little better value in France than in the UK.

    Although described as a summer item, I plan to pair it with a nice thick beanie in winter to have something a bit more modular than a goretex winter cap.

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  15. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    I have a similar one from Buff and it's my fave in hot weather. It's light, packable, blocks the sun a bit, keeps the sweat and hair off the face.

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  16. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I have a headsweats visor and really liked it. Only used it once though as my hairline was receding too much and I decided I needed a cap.
  17. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

  18. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I tried but I couldn't resist the Rab Alpha Flash jacket on Sport Pursuit.
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  19. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    I ended up with 8 new rab pieces from sport pursuit.
    2x Merino 120+ leggings
    2x Merino 120+ tee shirts
    1x Powerstretch pro pull-on
    1x Alpha Flash lite jacket
    1x Alpha Freak pull-on
    1x Pro thermal hoodie
    & that's just what I got from one shop :whistling:
    I did do 52 days straight before Crimbo consisting of 70hr weeks, so am not feeling too bad. :angelic:
  20. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Be careful. Rabbie Burns night is approaching. Don't go near any bonfires.
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  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    You can't take your cash with you, might as well enjoy it while you're here.
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  22. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Flights to Kiruna, Feb into March.

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  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    A pair of Naturehike Ultralight Gaiters. They're silnylon, so not breathable, but on our last trio the bottom of my trousers ended up soaking from the snow with WPB gaiters anyway so I figured it was worth a try with something lighter (100g per pair). I wanted to get 2 pairs but unfortunately I seem to have bought the last pair in Turkey and they don't make them anymore.
  24. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Summit Camper

    Oh PLEEEEEEAAAAASSSE tell me that there was some laundry going on in those 100 days - even merino can only do so much:eek::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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  25. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I think I have a pair knocking about. I’ll have a look in the morning.
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