Whats New? - A discussion thread for new gear

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by el manana, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    New Pacerpole short pogies:)

    I’ve mentioned previously that in winter I love the Pacerpole Overmitts, toasty warm at -5C & a howling wind with no liner gloves. Well Heather has come up with a 3 Season version the ‘Short Overmitts’ & was kind enough to send me a free pair to try out.

    PP short mitts 1 (Large).jpeg

    Made from stretchy soft-shell like material they’re pretty light at around 50g (the winter overmitts are around 150g). They’re not as all encompassing as the neoprene ones but after using them on a few trips I’ve found them quite adequate for keeping the fingers warm in the chilly spring & autumn months without gloves. While probably easy to remove & replace I’ve taken to just leaving them attached & securing them with a bit of shock cord just to tidy them up.

    PP mitts short 3 (Large).jpeg

    Heather stated that they were meant to appear on the website soon but I don't know the price.
  2. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Ta for sharing..I keep meaning to buy the others but never have,I will get some of these to try...ta paul
  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    For full on winter conditions I'd still go with the long (& heavier) neoprene ones, got a couple of fingers that suffered a crush injury that are pretty susceptible to the cold but I didn't wear gloves once last winter (outwith the tent).
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Cool, or warm idea.
  5. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    YAMA Mountain Gear have come up with something similar that isn’t just designed for a particular pole
    but not available till Winter https://www.yamamountaingear.com/yamalabs-insulated-pogies
  6. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

  7. Gneiss Boots

    Gneiss Boots Trekker

    Well I got to see one in the flesh myself the other day. I was happy with the fabric and with the hood (which seems a bit marmite to some), however the overall cut and size put me off. It seemed a bit lean if to layer and not have gaps between jacket and trousers. I prefer my waterproof jackets to be a bit more 'relaxed' and generous.
  8. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I think Rabs sizing has got smaller, a bit like what happened with Montane a few years ago. Rab used to have quite a relaxed fit on me but my most recent purchases: Rab Interval ziptop and Alpha Flash jacket are a much more athletic fit. And I'm 20lb lighter so its not down to the cake...
  9. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Moderator Staff Member

    They look just the job, will keep an eye out on the website :)
  10. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Hiking in Finland reporting on the New Neoair Uberlite R-value 2.0 and weighs 250g at the Outdoor Show

    IMG_20180617_091842.jpg
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  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I wonder how much it will cost? It could be a good summer mat and although the angle is a little unclear, judging by this photo it rolls up very small.
    Thermarest is also coming out with a 425g 0C and 539g -6C quilt, if you can believe their figures (seems a bit too good to be true).
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  12. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Mmm...-6C i would expect 400g of down, probably 450g for me, doesnt
    leave much for the fabric.
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  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    R-2 means mostly summer for me but it does look interesting.
  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Let's see see the price, that's game changingly lite, even more so having R >1
    On my list as its 30g more than my small xlite for a long by the looks of it.
  15. Piiber Teravhammas

    Piiber Teravhammas Summit Camper

    I bought Xlite for summer few months ago...
    Anyway, I hope the Uberlite isnt made of 5d or smth like.
  16. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Its going to be 20d or less I'd guess?
    My multimat superlight is 20d and 300g and that has zero insulation
  17. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Hope the mat is 60cm Wide ;)
  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  19. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Oh nooo only just bought my new Klymit mats late last year!
    That’s a whacking 217grams saving :arghh: ok what’s the R value
  20. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Only 2
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  21. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    My Klymit insulated static v lite are -4 and weigh in at 567g so that’s made me very happy
  22. Charles42

    Charles42 Trail Blazer

    Apparently not available till spring 2019 . Time to save up then . If you can manage with
    a short mat , weight quoted is only 170g . As an old timer mostly confined to 3 season
    wild camping , and looking to save weight as always , it might suite me well.
  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    At the other end of the mat warmth scale, the ME Aerostat Down 7.0 mat at 530g for a short but with a R value of 8.8 (more than I hope I'll ever need!).
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

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  25. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Last trip out we used the filter from a Sawyer Select bottle. Weightwise, it falls somewhere between the Squeeze and the Mini but it has the the advantage over the mini of the same thread attachments as the Squeeze. It felt to me as if it flowed about the same as the Squeeze. It went fine for a week filtering mainly snow melt and snow-fed spring and lake water without back-flushing.
    Sawyer is to start selling the Sawyer Micro filter, which according to this thread is the same filter.
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