Whats New? - A discussion thread for new gear

Jim_Parkin

Trail Blazer
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drymax socks :thumbsup:


I've had them on a few wet walks/runs now with unlined shoes, and they do seem to work pretty well*. Certainly in the wet peat on the moorland around my house - I was a bit paranoid about the clay around Dad's (where I've been for the last 3 months)


*get wet but get fairly dry pretty quickly. Before that I was using Bridgedale coolmax thin socks - as I haven't found any thin polyproplylene ones recently (TBH, I haven't looked very hard)
 

EM-Chiseller

Thru Hiker
You'll find they manage sweat very well in warm conditions and the odd submersion seems a distant memory. That's what they're really designed for... Moisture management rather than full wet long term.
 

Jim_Parkin

Trail Blazer
You'll find they manage sweat very well in warm conditions and the odd submersion seems a distant memory. That's what they're really designed for... Moisture management rather than full wet long term.
Pretty much my intended use. Most of my walks etc start at my house (why bother driving, when there's fairly empty moorland starting 1km away?) or farmland going to Kinder about 3km away.
 

Balagan

Thru Hiker
It would be a jacuzzi in most conditions away from extreme :D
- Ultralight, check
- Multiple-use, check
- Bank account killer, check

More seriously, these are winter mountaineering tents for richly sponsored niche users. The company's founder is a real climber but all the text on the site, be it about the company or the products, just reeks of trite marketing copywriting.
 

el manana

Thru Hiker
When that pack first came out it used to mention an attachable hipbelt sold separately but nowhere had them in stock (you can see the velcro attachment panels along the bottom).

I dont think the hip belt ever materialised, can't recall ever seeing it. 🤷‍♂
 

lakeshore

Trail Blazer
Not used a rain kilt and it's been years since I've donned a frock, so I fear I spoke from ignorance!
When wet I use a ULA rain kilt from the US. Great piece of kit doubles up as small ground sheet in my tent vestibule to keep gear off the grass; before that did go with a modified bin liner skirt.
 

Norrland

Ultralighter
When that pack first came out it used to mention an attachable hipbelt sold separately but nowhere had them in stock (you can see the velcro attachment panels along the bottom).

I dont think the hip belt ever materialised, can't recall ever seeing it. 🤷‍♂

Not sure I'd even bother with a hipbelt for such a small minimal backpack anyway. I wouldn't be packing it too heavy. Still strange that it had the attachment points but no product to marry it with like you say haha
 
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