What have you bought?

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

  1. SteG

    SteG Section Hiker

    Yes good family indeed. They've all chipped in for my big 50...
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  2. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Hmm, Notch Li has arrived and HMRC doesn't seem to want me to pay any dues for that either which is very kind of them.
    despite it being clearly labeled on the customs declaration.

    I can only presume someone up there is smiling on me today :inlove:

    Unless there is a new system of retrospective charging that I'm not aware of, and based on the Buying from the EU thread, I assume that there is not.
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  3. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    However as an honest citizen, I feel compelled to make HMRC aware of their omission.

    So in the spirit of the letter they recently sent me demanding I immediately pay £10.44 in underpaid NIC for the 3 days I was out if work in 2013.
    I shall wait 7 years just to make sure an invoice does not turn up first, then I shall write to them informing them that some tax may be due on something, somewhere, sometime ago and hope that it jogs their memories.

    I have added a date to my diary for 2028.
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  4. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Section Hiker

    Untrakt long sleeve merino base and Supernatural merino tights from Sportpursuit - some very good discounts on base layers at the moment
  5. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    But what do you think of your notch?
  6. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    :D haven't even looked, forgot I had it, lol.

    Still getting over the trauma after weighing it to discover it's 604g. A whole 1g over the stated weight:cry:

    Followed by the euphoria of finding a 5g instructions leaflet in the bag.:p

    My only comment so far is I'm surprised how bulky it is. At least the very very seethrough material is not a surprise.

    I will pitch it at the weekend. I don't have enough grass area in my garden or enough daylight to pop to the park.
  7. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Well we’re not going anywhere soon.. B462A029-3858-42EB-8FAF-30687597B202.png
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  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Sproingy running shoes... upload_2021-1-13_8-15-28.png
  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Killing my ankles and knees just looking at that picture :(
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  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    We can't all be real flat-footed men :D
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  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Make em' black and you are the Batman.
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  12. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Kinda happy man today
    20210114_123415.jpg 20210114_123650.jpg [​IMG]
    20210114_125559.jpg Didn't get any straps as it's wide enough (56") as a side sleeper to tuck under & wrap round, but also comes as standard (with all their quilts now) their edge tension control. Which uses 2 shock cords to gather the outer edge of the quilt,
    making a neck baffle with one & gathering the 2 sides in under you with the other (this worked nicely with the UL summer as a side sleeper).
    I say kinda cause I was going to go for a camp within my 5km when it came but have just learned the gaurds can now give on the spot fines if you're in breach of restrictions & I don't think we are allowed out without valid reason, will testing new gear be valid enough? :angelic:
    On a happier note, apparently with brexit our postpeople don't collect in cash what vat, duty etc.. is due at the door anymore & this is all handled in advance of me getting the goods, first am hearing of it. :D
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  13. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Just doing your job as a freelance gear reviewer. A man has to be able to earn his living. ;)
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  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    42g... yes Opinels are lighter and cheaper..but not orange...
  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker


    Don't get caught on Eurostar.

    That looks awesome. Amazing weight for the fill too.
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  16. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    A bit heavier
    But has some orange in it. :D:angelic:
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  17. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Mine is, or should I say was until the lovely people at Geneva airport confiscated it

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  18. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Is it nice? Not too much blade wobble?

    I had an email the other day saying it had come back into stock after a long wait.

    I tend to put a slight bevel on the flat side of the serrated blades and also thin down the serrated side, helps it slice straight down without wandering on hard veg etc. *I may be being a bit obsessive here :oops:

    Looks superb for baguette making
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  19. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Well you did chop for a living I believe...but yes, obsessive :D

    It locks and is wobble free.

    It's for Dr Deliciosa really :) I barely use a knife....which is why I have several...
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  20. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I'm always looking for a better quality picnic experience @edh :)

    Marginal gains and all that.

    Just for those lightweight ultra-glamping deluxe moments when a beachfront risotto is called for.

    Or more likely, whenever I visit my mother and get roped into cooking only to find I have to club the veg apart using her blunt knife collection.
    For those visits I tend to take a 'Boker magnum cuisine iii' folding santouku but the victorinox is much lighter.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
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  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  22. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

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  23. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    You should see the bread knife version :eek:
    Jokes aside, I have even used to Boker to cater for a 100 head function before now. It's a very handy tool and you never know what you will be roped into when passing the village hall.
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  24. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    Closet Bush Crafters.............
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  25. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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