Tread Lite Gear - New Products thread

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by paul, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    go for it. Living outside the Rat race is healthy for us (though not particularly financially well off we are OK and not in debt) . 20years now. we are probably unemployable now in any conventional sense!

    re: camera case and semi rigidity. I made mine from thin cheap 5mm ccf and spinnaker tape. 6years old still going strong. 12g. without attachments as I carry it in my hipbelt pocket or jacket. but apart from the big hole at the top, it's waterproof.
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  2. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I think thinnish CCF is the ideal material for the liner. It's pretty stiff, shock absorbing, waterproof, insulating to help with condensation and light. I really like my Lowe-Pro case-it's a top loader with a zip and a little velcro pouch for spare batteries, memory cards and a sachet of silica. My issues with it are the zip isn't waterproof (It has a little pack cover to stop most water ingress). It still gets wet though and takes an age to dry out with its batting when its does get wet.
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  3. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    i do have an exped 3mm evote mat that i tore which might make a good donor. lesson learned - never put you mat down whilst wearing snowshoes :D
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  4. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Vunerablility - eg. Put your pack down on uneven surface pack rolls/falls -> camera gets knocked or 'squashed'. Put pack down outside shop etc. another hiker dumps their pack on top of yours :o o:. etc.

    Also a matter of convenience - take pack off at break/camp, wander off, I've got my camera with me, yours is back there on your pack = missed photo. I sometimes carry a small pair of binoculars along with the camera - the wild life doesn't wait while you go hunting for your equipment. I use a nylon webbing trouser belt for the 'bandolier' which gets used for other stuff - collecting wood, holding up my sons trousers (skinny boy :rolleyeses:), etc.
  5. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    You make a good point about the portabilty Cathy. It ideally would mount to the straps but also function equally well carried on it's own in the Baldrick style. Their are merits to both ways.

    I carry mine around my neck usually, I like to tuck it down under layers to keep the batteries warm. My existing case will attach all ways quite efficently-belt/straps/lanyad/Baldrick/straps. I do find with a heaveir pack, the case snags when putting it on mounted on the straps.

    I'm obviously not talking SLR size but a compact.
  6. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    SLR I'd bandolier. Compact goes on hip belt or shoulder strap. Side trips it get's detached or usually put in a pocket. Camera Care Systems pouches deal with any abuse that gets dished out with a plastic bag liner for mega-wet weather back-up. I found Lowepro compact cases not so good for weather or bash protection. Their bigger stuff is better.
  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Cheers Paul. I'll have a chat with you in September if that is OK.

    As to camera portability... always on a mini-krab lanyard - so no issue there.
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  8. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  9. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Shucks... go on then ;)
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  10. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Paul. Dunno what's up, but using your link above it shows £2.75 postage. using the eBay app it shows as free postage.
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  11. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    is your location properly set Mole? Comes up as free when i click it after logging out of my account
  12. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Free postage for me too.
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  13. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Sussed. It's cos I use Opera mini when on mobile data (saves masses of data).dunno how to get location on that. On Chrome it's free postage.
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  14. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Oops, accidently ordered one of then too...
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  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Paul,

    Going back to the camera case and 'padding' - I had a thought (-I know dangerous at my time of life ;)) - have you considered using Neoprene - better protection and easier to construct/sew than batting. Built NY used to do small camera and mobile phone pouches - they seem not to anymore - maybe a bit niche. I have one - can do photos if you are interested.

    Edit - found one on Ebay - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Built-NY-...178?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item43b96d4242

    -in fact more variety of their products on ebay than on their website.
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  16. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    like those Cathy. Ive considered neoprene and think it has good attributes for the job with excellent rigidity and padding but i want to try and do it from my existing fabric range as i think it will look really cool. Ive been chatting with a supplier today who thinks they have just the product to give the structure needed without adding weight. from what i understand it is like a light ccf that will fuse to technical fabrics so fingers crossed the sample will work. could be a good niche product. I dont carry a camera but im sure plenty of folks do.
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  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  18. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    done and works fine....facebook likeeee button
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  19. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Cheers Peter, good to know. The jumbo is on the cutting table today ;)
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  20. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  21. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Paul...please stop it ! :arghh:
    You are putting out too much great gear!
    Seriously though. Another winner I'll wager :thumbsup:
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  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Would make a nice first aid pouch :).
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  23. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I have that on my radar too Cathy. Watch this space :)
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  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I take it a passport will fit the cuben hybrid?

    If so my GG pouch can be retired.... and the colour is great!
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  25. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yes Ed, it takes a passport no problem
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