Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  2. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    The new sawyer micro I got is notable faster than the last 2 models I recon
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  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's the one
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  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah I'd heard it was more like the Squeeze for flow rate

    The Hydroblu flows like a tap, almost as though there's nothing actually inside it, Chis seemed to think it was a lot faster than his Micro
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  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Sounds great
  6. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Ordered one. I like the caps at both ends. If it’s faster than the Sawyer, it will be good.
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  7. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    The bladder that come with my Befree filter just sprang a leak. So I just ordered one of these for £14.43 (with free postage)
    HydraPak Seeker 2L
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    https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/H...ir_Collapsible_Water_Carrier_2L_Grey-(203787)

    www.absolute-snow.co.uk do price matching plus 20%. And as LD Mountain Centre are offering it for £14.43 (with the discount code WINTER5 applied), they matched that and will send a voucher for an extra 20% off my next order.

    https://www.ldmountaincentre.com/wa...ottles-bladders-c12/hydrapak-seeker-2l-p28874
  8. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

  9. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

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  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Hi Gadget. Does the BeFree filter fit in that mouth? It looks narrow in the pic. I'm worried about the BeFree bladder, feels quite vulnerable and am organising a safe space for it away from potential prickling things, but ...
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cnoc do a BeFree compatible bladder ;)
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  12. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    When it arrives could you say whether it feels tougher than the Katadyn bladder please.
  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I have a Hydrapak Seeker 2l. Mine does fit the BeFree but the opening on the one that Gadget links to looks smaller to me.
    It feels pretty tough but I don't use it much because the dark colour means the water heats up too much and too fast. Last week I swear we could have brewed tea with it.
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  14. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    But could you have heated a dried meal with it? Stove free hikers,

    Edit: I checked gadgets link and of course it does say that it fits the filter or he wouldn’t have bought it, duh, just looks a bit small in the pic.
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  15. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    My impression is that the opening covers about 50% of the top of the 2l Hydrapak but I'm away from home and can't check. A Google image search however only seems to show 2l Hydrapaks with the same opening as Gadgets, so it should fit since ours does.
  16. Michael_x

    Michael_x Summit Camper

    Thanks. Just ordered one.
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  17. Michael_x

    Michael_x Summit Camper

    Just being pedantic but re earlier comments. At Hathersage there is "Outside" not Go Outside. There is a Go Outdoors across the road opposite however.

    Very dangerous place Outside. I went there early June to grab lunch and a drybag, I left with a drybag true, but also a Rab Neutrino Pro jacket for those chilly July evenings (a mere £145 in the sale) and a hot blonde. Admittedly I took the blonde there with ne ;)
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  18. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I've had it for about 18 months, take it strapped to my shoulder strap. Not been babied. Just got two tiny pin holes in the bottom corners, where the material folds. Still works ok, just weeps a bit.
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  19. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

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  20. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

    Cheers, ordered.
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  21. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  22. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Sent a message to Hydrapak and got a replacement under their unconditional guarantee... which is nice.
    The leak (when squeezed hard),
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  23. jj1

    jj1 Summit Camper

    Might be worth a look at the Trespass gear sale - I bought a hooded Romano down jacket with a 700 fill for £34.
    It had been on sale for £160.00.
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  24. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    LOLZ
  25. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

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