Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.
That's good, I'm intending to fell run in them, mountain trek, fastpack in them.... Allegedly..
I have some Lone Peak 3.5s. The sole wore at an alarming rate. Most of our training circuits are 50% road 50% trail and the road really did for them I think they have changed the rubber compound on newer shoes. I also don't really get on with zero drop but I know that won't be a problem for you.
Cheers Phil, something to bear in mind. Mine are the older model?
Bear in mind the King MTs have Vibram soles, while the LP 3.5s most definitely don't, so they're likely to have quite different wear characteristics. I do agree though, my 3.5s went off pretty quickly with a bit of road use. Though interestingly a pair of LP 3 mids that I got later on a whim on sale (really like them) have seemed to be much better lasting.
I only mention because it is best to reserve LP 3.5s for mainly off road stuff. I don't know about the other models.
My Brooks Cascadia 12 tops broke up long before the sole wore on the same circuits. I used them about 10 times as much as the Altras.
Norrona Falketind dri1 waterproof pant... Very nice and a comfy 177g in medium.
Sadly going back as the seller didn't mention the crotch had an extensive split that has been botch sewn and not taped..
No partial refund offered so they're going back.
Some people Why aren't they honest and avoid all of the hassle?
Some DCF circular adhesive patches from Paul and a DCF stuff sack. I can now store the Tramplite and Inner seperatly and also add the rear and corner storm lines to the fly
Marmot Alpha 60.
Long sleeved Brynje Super Thermo (with inlay) - so impressed with the short sleeved version.
got these a day or two back, its the 1st time i've ever bought 1/2 size up (because they didn't have my exact size), more often than not i have to go 1/2 a size down
glad i sized up, perfect fit, actually wonder if my size would have been a bit too tight width wise
Long necked one?
Just the ordinary neck. Fit is perfect: don't look too outlandish worn alone ( solo backpacking )
Reckon I might get a tee one... Looked daft with the arms pushed up today at work lol
What have I bought? ...... Some earache.... For sure. Cheers @paul
One mug to rule them all. Sistema medium (!) size soup mug from the local supermarket, something like 3.something euros. It is big (656 ml) and heavy as (109 gr <gasp>, 61 gr mug, 48 gr lid). I won't carry it very often, basically only when I expect to have my dinners in my sleeping bag/under my quilt and want something that is easy to close securely.
Next to a large Wildo folding cup.
Lidl were selling these ~3 weeks ago - £3.95 IIRC. And a bowl version too.
I got one with a view to just using the cup.
For the volume the weight is OK.
But I'm not sure it will replace my Wildo.
I have an earlier and lower version. That I use for lunch at work sometimes. Never considered using it hiking - it seems heavy and I'm not sure I trust the seal completely.
I didn't anticipate using the lid camping - it's the heaviest bit of the assemblage.
The cup will find best usage 'glamping' or berry picking or ……….. .
Will you have a porter carry the microwave oven?
Well, I'd be a mug to carry this on it's own so I'll just wait for you to come and visit the Alps so I can sneak the microwave into your backpack.
No worries at all!
Carried my eldest around Europe when she was a nipper so the microwave will be a doddle.
Volts for everyone!
Pair of Rob Muztag GTX pants, 30% off at Outside Hathersage. Seems their winter sale has started early.
Replacement screen protect
I didn't do the buying but it's my birthday, so I have a couple of new bits of kit to report.
Osprey pack liner
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