Mountain Hardware Bags Announced

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Quixoticgeek, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I don't recall you being a kaleidoscope of vibrancy Cathy....

    ....perhaps it was my Cat 4s....
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    About 3 o'clock 'ish I think, a good three hours before the sun started going down. It was a good job we stopped though, most of the next day was bog hell until we reached Inchnadamph, camping options weren't great along the route.
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    "speaks" Mr. Grey o_O
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I never embraced the rainbow... that was you :)
  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And truly unobservant.
  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Blue as I recall, hardly luminescent.

    Unlike your company.
  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    + Purple, + Red, +Turquoise :rolleyes:
  8. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    I like black & subdued colours. Red & Blue's ok too, above the waist! I have a yellow tent I like too but wouldn't chose to wear yellow - 'cept for my TNF slippers!
    As I get older I care even less than before what folk think of how I dress - including bemused Africans. I'm not African.

    Isn't outdoor gear getting more colourful & transgender? For example
  9. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    I too usually prefer darker colours/shades in clothes but have recently started buying the odd colourful top/jacket/hat. I still wouldn't buy/use a bright coloured shelter though unless you count grey but that is more neutral.
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I have one red tent (a very good deal ;)) - It's reserved for the kids use - so they can be found again :D. The rest are green/grey. I love colour, but I prefer to be discrete where my camping activities are concerned.
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  11. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    The inconsiderate sun was casting very bright colours on tonight's run/hike

    Phone didn't pick up the colours too well, but the bright spots were a gorgeous shade of yellow that really bought out the blue of the sea.
    Disgusting that nature can spoil the view with such unearthy tones


    We sometimes get some nice reds as well

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  12. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    And just to cheer you up even more Julia here are my subtle hiking shoes


    And me in red



    Ohhhh and my compass is in the pouch next to my phone :p:p:p:p:p

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  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Starting to giggle at the thought of any piece of Berghaus gear wanting to have a sex change or even just crossdress. :D

    I like bright clothes, least the rescuers have more chance of spotting where I collapsed. :)
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  14. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Ultralighter

    Awww, sometimes you say the nicest things...

    In the words of my GP yesterday "You're interesting"...

    If it wasn't for idiots asking "why not?" we would still be in caves.


    Dress in Bright orange to walk down the middle of your local high street, sure, not an issue. To an extent even wearing an orange jacket in the wilderness is better than pitching a tent, at least if I wait 5 mins you may have moved out of shot. Or I could take several shots over a few minutes, and stitch them to get a photo without the person. With a bright orange tent. You can't do that.

    When Ray Mears suggested Caravans for room 101, I entirely agreed. Stand on top of a cliff in Devon and look along the coast, and they stick out, ruining the view.

    In the right place, they can be stunningly beautiful. The Netherlands, Nedersachsen, Denmark, even the Thames estuary, You can sit and watch these giant sentinels standing tall and proud.. I love to watch them turn.

    If they littered the cape wrath trail, I would be upset.

    I really am one who would rather have a wind turbine in my back yard, than in the wilderness...

    Directors of ftse 100? Number of women in the cabinet, in parliament (both houses).

    I rocked up at a customer today with a van full of kegs of beer, weighing between 35kg and 51kg.

    "You shouldn't be lifting thinks like that?"

    As a feminist it puts me in a mixed position, help is good, saves my back. But are they only offering cos I am a girl? I'm not one of these feminists that thinks that men shouldn't hold doors open for women, I'm one that thinks they should hold them open for men and women...

    Oh, and if you want any further examples of men telling women what to do, have you heard of Catholicism? Just to pick on of many religions that oppress women...

    So am I. I'm also surrounded by strong women who have been sacked from jobs for being bisexual, strong women over looked for promotion because they are women. Oh, and I am paid less than my male colleagues...

    Styled by the Network rail H&S guide by chance ?

    Depends what you are trying to photograph. I travel to remote places to see the wilderness. and Photograph it.

    The highstreet, and the urban area, sure, brighten it up. It's Man's territory anyway. You're not ruining my photos there.

    Colour is a nice thing, in the right place, I do like my rainbow ear rings.

    I'm not entirely sure that word means what you think it means. Do you mean more unisex?

    I could rant for hours about women's outdoor clothing. How it's only sized for tiny pixies with no boobs, or that it only comes in pink... or only 1 style, here the men get 20? Just look at how many women's bags there are in the Mountain Hardware Lamina range, compared to mens.

    Yay. thank you.

    That's a weird shade of mud :p Also they do ruin the shot, would be a nice view without your feet...

    I appreciate that I am unusal, I appreciate that not everyone agrees with my view, and I do not expect to convert anyone. I also don't think there is any thing wrong with mentioning my oppinion either.

  15. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Unisex would do but it's more than that. I'm seeing gear that probably ticks all the boxes for being stereotypically girlie but it's actually for men. Seeing blokes wear gear like that is as incongruous to me as seeing a bloke in a Laura Ashley dress or tutu. They're braver than me. I couldn't wear it even if I knew it was fit for purpose & best in class.
  16. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    What item you referring to bud?
  17. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    & plenty of other stuff I see I don't know the names off - some Rab stuff. I don't want to offend anyone who uses & likes this kind of thing as I realise it's as much about my petty prejudices as owt else.
  18. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    What is it that you don't like about them or think looks girly? It being down, colour, cut, material, baffles?
  19. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Not down, mostly not the material - but everything else, yes. Am I turning into a redneck? ;)
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  20. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Nah, just getting old :p
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  21. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker


    As i say i don't mind weird (your GP comment made me laugh though) i'd say a fair few percentage of my mates are weird, and we've all got some weird about us.
    Poll up to a football match and tell someone standing on the terrace that you'll be spending the night up a mountain and most would think it weird.
    So as i say the weird comment was me speaking my opinion but it wasn't a slight at you.

    If you accept exhibit A as evidence
    On one hand you say hikers in bright clothes are akin to littering (or was that bright tents)
    On the other you say wind turbines can be "stunningly beautiful"

    Even you must admit, they are 2 very odd opinions that really go against each other.

    On the sexism thing.
    The ONLY way that more women will be on the board of directors at the largest companies is if women like you stop complaining about it and actually do something.

    Again i find the "weird" thing as on one hand your telling us you deliver beer, on the other you're complaining there are not enough successful business women.
    No one is going to see you deliver beer and say "please accept a job on the board or directors at my company" you need to have the intelligence to formulate a good strategy, that may involve gaining certain qualifications or experience, then have the determination (and a little luck) to see the plan though.

    If you are not on the board of directors at a top 100 company it's not our fault as men, it's simply because you haven't applied yourself.

    I could complain that there are not enough disabled people on these board of directors or in the government, as it's true.
    I'm sure if i looked hard enough i could find someone to blame.
    Fact is though i don't care a jot about politics and i'd sooner muck out pigs than sit all day in a office.

    So i haven't applied myself to that task.
    It's a bit rich if i start bleating about it though ;)
  22. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Ultralighter

    It has to be in the right place. There are a few places in the Netherlands, where you can sit on top of a dyke, and look down into the distance at the wind turbines. And they look Beautiful. They fit into the place, and the landscape. Same that I can sit on the slopes at Tankerton and look out to the Kentish Flats wind farm, and think they look beautiful, they fit in the landscape.

    An Orange tent doesn't fit into the landscape in the Scotish Wilderness, any more than a wind turbine would fit into the Scottish wilderness.

    There is a place for everything. Why would we do anything to ruin the beauty of our Wilderness? I appreciate that just walking there creates a path. But as long as we aren't idiots, that is at least sustainable...

    There is a reason that my username is Quixotic geek. Google the meaning of quixotic...

    Actually, after being a company director of an IT company for 10 years, and having worked in IT for over 16 years, I decided to change careers. The dream job is of course to be a brewer, making the beer I want in a brewery I run. But for now, I work in the industry. I was brewer for a brewery for 6 months before the owner decided to outsource production. So now, while I hunt for a new job as a brewer, I am delivering beer. It's low stress work, I enjoy it, and I spent my days driving round the rather pretty British Countryside.

    At least when you buy a beer people don't think "oh, I won't drink that one, it's made by a woman".

    When not working, I attend College on a Monday Evening, as well as Ambulance crew Training on a Thursday evening. I started a masters with the OU, but have had to put it on hold as I can't afford the new increased tuition fees.

    Anyway, if anyone has 150K to invest, I do have a business plan for a brewery ready to go. Just let me know.

    You are right, the upper echelons of our society are generally characterised as pale, stale and male. How many of the cabinet went to a private school? Ditto top company directors etc...

    How many people with disabilities are there on the boards of FTSE 100 companies? Not many is my guess. Ditto non whites, and non straights...

    However given that the male directors of these companies are the ones that hold the keys to letting in more female directors, it is probably fair to that yes, it is the Men stopping it. Women aren't the ones who put the glass ceiling in place.

  23. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker think YOU are old...God help me then...
  24. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    He was referring to me - bless him.
  25. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    OOPS, must read threads more slowly.

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