What, this old thing?

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

  1. captain paranoia

    captain paranoia Summit Camper

    Long, wet grass.

    Could have done with some lined shoes chasing after DofE groups the other day; shoes and socks got soaked due to the rain-soaked long grass I was having to wade through on neglected paths.

    Or maybe gaiters, as trouser leg bottoms got soaked the same way. But I'd look a bit of a dick wearing gaiters to run around Purbeck...
  2. Robert P

    Robert P Trekker

    I agree that lined shoes might not be the best idea, but I have found a way to use them successfully, even on some slightly boggy terrain. Not to everyone's taste, but some gaiters can work with approach shoes, they just need to go low and seal well. OR Crocodiles are good for this, but not exactly ultralight!
  3. JKM

    JKM Section Hiker

    A pair of these pool shoes as an experiment in camp shoes. 70g for a pair in xxxl uk11


    Sole appears to be halfway between a medium density rubber and a hard faced neoprene type material, circa 2mm (a bit squidgy underfoot) with the stretchy upper made from a .75mm (ish) fabric.

    As I don't tend to answer the call of nature in the night so the main use for them will be when visiting organised sites like Gt langdale where my boots normally end up in the drying room overnight but most of the footpaths around the facilities blocks have gravel paths that are painful underfoot.




    On my sized 10.5 uk feet these ones sit a bit large so probably slightly bigger than the quoted sizing. It would be easy to put a pleat either side of the heel to take up the slack.

    I will try them on the lawn next time it rains.

    The other option I had been considering are these tyvek overshoes that seem more boot shaped than others:


    Which I had considered either lining with ccf or even a sandwich of 3mm ccf / thin hard plastic / 3mm ccf but I was not sure what to bond it all together with or if I could be bothered with creating a stick mess anyway.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker


    Tyvek overshoes don't last....and it is best to avoid inclines....especially snowy one's; don't ask how I know this...
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  5. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Ultralighter

    Helle Hansen Pile booties from Military Mart:

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  6. Arne L.

    Arne L. Ultralighter

    After smashing a Ruta Locura stake at Loch Treich... @craige 's Eastons suddenly looked very appealing...

  7. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    So the steel wire one I found didn't cut it then :inlove:
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  8. Arne L.

    Arne L. Ultralighter

    It went on with another backpacker I met in Aviemore who had lost a stake.

    One fine day it will get back to you, don't worry... :shamefullyembarrased:
  9. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I hope not... it felt heavy :bla:
  10. slovhike

    slovhike Ultralighter

    Cant wait to get the beast down here @Scotty Von Porkchop ;)
  11. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Been a while...........


    New skid lid for the MTB and Lone Peaks arrived today :D
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Looking forward to seeing some photos of those Lone Peaks getting Greek soil on them.
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  13. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Spent the last hour walking round the house with em on, like em enough to remove the labels
    Fit is fantastic for my feet, my Hoka's feel tight now in comparison.

    Only downside is, they seem extremely unstable at the sides.

    My Hoka ATR's are 1.5cm to 2 cm wider on the sole :eek:
  14. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Picked up a second berghaus hypertherm smock off e-bay (i really rate them and have the feeling they wont be around forever) and a klymit x-lite to try out, seems to fit my 5'10 so far.
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  15. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Any one want to help me carry 36lb Cuben rucksack around the Fannich hills for 4 days :bla: To be fair its near to what I have in mind for Sweden with 9 days food on board. ..
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  16. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Uncle Sam's Sestrals pants (apologies to As Tucas): M65 liner, cold weather trousers, men's.

    M65 liner 1.jpg
    Wide cut doesn't even begin to describe it! My tailor will finally get to do some tailoring... Short/regular length stops above the ankle as these are supposed to be worn with combat boots.

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    Current weight in the zip lock it came in is 293 gr but I'm expecting it to be closer to 200 by the time the trimming is done. Can be had for as little as 4 bucks in the USA but with killer shipping. This one came from Germany for a little over a tenner.
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  17. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Opinel n.12 folding saw (with Opinel n.8 for size). 118 gr out of the box but the handle will be getting my usual handle treatment.

    Opinel 12 saw.jpg
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  18. JKM

    JKM Section Hiker

    Asta mid courtesy of @el manana which arrived yesterday.

    This is the second time I have had one of these, first one was never pitched, I basically decided based on the thread on here that it was too small and I did not have the skills it patience to mod it so it went as part of my big clear out to fund an SS1




    I am almost a little surprised how easily it gave a nice tight pitch.
    Those cat cut curves do rob it of space though and it is every bit as snug as I expected. There is no way I could sleep in there with the pole vertical and when offset it let the back sag a little. Obviously some more practice is needed and possibly an a-frame set up.

    Tent play was then interrupted when my 'international kitten rescue' pager went off.
    My wife had discovered a nest of kittens hiding in a tiny scraped out shelter beneath her office. I never thought of cats as burrowing creatures.
    She thought they were probably enjoying living under there but I was concerned that the mother may be dehydrated on a day like this so we went to tescos for kitten food then went round with some water.

    All we saw was the occasional flash of whiskers or a tiny paw but the food was definitely being hungrily devoured.

    I think she should call the local cat charity but the nest is in such a tight spot that it may be extremely difficult to coax them out.


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  19. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Now that seller's remorse has kicked in, all you have to do is find a second-hand Trailstar, a Knot copy, a BLF torch... and some Costco blankets. ;)
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  20. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Okay Paul you've got me convinced....(but maybe not my wife...she laughed in my face when i said that...)


    Brand new - But got it for a ton less than ...;)
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  21. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Is that the one that was on ebay?
  22. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Lovely shelter, if you can handle the weight...:rolleyes:
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  23. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Err... Didn't you say you didn't like mids like... last week? ;)
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Are you sure that is el's Asta?
  25. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Naah, el's didn't come with a flamingo... ;)
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