Whats New? - A discussion thread for new gear

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by el manana, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    A climbing pack - not made for carrying weight on the hips, by the look of how high it rides (short back).

    Shoulder straps look awful thin?

    alpkit strap.JPG
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  2. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    personally i am just pleased to see these fabrics becoming more mainstream and for manufacturers to finally accept that we don't want a 2kg pack just to carry 30-40L.
    i dont think i will be buying one but it does bode well for the future.

    any company embracing a lightweight ethos is good in my book.

    but then i had high hopes when montane did their hyper tour (or whatever they called their cuben pack) but haven't noticed anything else in cuben from them since
  3. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Review of the Rab Alpha Flash Jacket here

    Be interested to see what comes of this new Polartec Powerfill insulation. CLO values are supposably comparable with the rest of the market, compete with Apex?...
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  4. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    Did you have a chance to take yours out yet? :angelic:
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    No I have an imminent big birthday and decided to keep it for then rather than get a shed load of things I didn't ask for.

    To be honest, you'll get more value from that review than any half hearted tried once in the garden review I can provide.:oops:
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  6. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Ooh, now they are beautiful, burnt orange, my favorite.
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  8. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Perhaps hot pink for the roller disco,
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  9. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Oh... :wideyed::wacky:
  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Holy Mother :D
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

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  12. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

  13. Clare

    Clare Ultralighter

    Wow. My bum might look big in that!
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  14. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    I´d prefer As Tucas Sestral pants...:whistling:
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  15. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    You must be a patient one... ;)
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  16. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Mine arrived after 10 days...Wasn´t custom.:thumbsup:
  17. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Ooh! Some forum members will be jealous. ;)
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  18. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Yes, I know.But Marco´s really reliable if it´s not about custom projects.
  19. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

  20. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

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  21. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    ^^^ Blurb ….. "boils 1L in 3.5mins" - but pot volume quoted as 0.75L ??? :wacky:
    - Do they balance the extra 0.25L somewhere above the pot using sky hooks ?? :whistling:.

    …. or is it just that if you use a different pot the stove will boil …..etc.etc. Poor presentation of Info.
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  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Not to shabby if you like that sort of thing
  24. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  25. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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