What have you bought?

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

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's good, I'm intending to fell run in them, mountain trek, fastpack in them.... Allegedly..
  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    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.
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers Phil, something to bear in mind. Mine are the older model?
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  4. bazpoint

    bazpoint Backpacker

    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.
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  5. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    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.
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    From ebay...
    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. :(
  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Some people :banghead: Why aren't they honest and avoid all of the hassle?
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  8. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    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 :)
  9. Gordon

    Gordon Summit Camper

    Marmot Alpha 60.

    Long sleeved Brynje Super Thermo (with inlay) - so impressed with the short sleeved version.
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  10. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Ultralighter

    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
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Long necked one?
  12. Gordon

    Gordon Summit Camper

    Just the ordinary neck. Fit is perfect: don't look too outlandish worn alone ( solo backpacking ) :jawdrop:
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  13. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Reckon I might get a tee one... Looked daft with the arms pushed up today at work lol
  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    What have I bought? ...... Some earache.... For sure. Cheers @paul :whistling::D
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  15. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
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  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    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.
  17. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Trail Blazer

    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.
  18. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    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 ……….. :).
  19. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    Will you have a porter carry the microwave oven?:cigar::chicken:
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
  20. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    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. :biggrin:
  21. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    No worries at all!
    Carried my eldest around Europe when she was a nipper so the microwave will be a doddle.
    Volts for everyone!:woot:
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  22. RobH

    RobH Summit Camper

    Pair of Rob Muztag GTX pants, 30% off at Outside Hathersage. Seems their winter sale has started early.
  23. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    63302AE9-2BC2-4B9E-8957-228FB814CD51.jpeg Replacement screen protect
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  24. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Travel organiser
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  25. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I didn't do the buying but it's my birthday, so I have a couple of new bits of kit to report.
    Petzl e-lite
    Osprey pack liner

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