Tread Lite Gear - New Products thread

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

  1. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    This!

    Good work Paul :biggrin:
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  2. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  3. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Looks like the extra width did the trick mate. Glad it all fits :D thanks for the write up too, much appreciated.
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  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Finally got time to start playing with my new foam padding. Very clever stuff and does the job nicely. Around 3mm padding each side. Fully lined with a UL polyester. Just a prototype at this stage as im still waiting on some supplies for the strap mounted version and will convert to aquaguard zips in the final product. 24g which is a quarter of my current case.

    @edh ill still make you a quickdraw orteleib version in a fabric of your choice when you are back but it wont be going into production :D

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  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Paul, I'd really appreciate that. Many thanks.
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  7. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    TLG are proud to add Hagrid to our client base. Needed a peg bag for his 22 inch Eastons :D

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  8. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  9. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Very impre:)ssed
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  10. Alex

    Alex Backpacker

    Lovely kit, very happy with my purchases so far.
  11. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    That camera bag would be very interesting if you could make it into a shoulder pack version. I used Zpacks shoulder pack during my latest trip and it was perfect to have the camera closeby all the time. If it had padding and a waterproof zipper it would have been more or less perfect :)
  12. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    funny you should say that :)

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    Still a prototype and needs to be field tested. Size will probably change too
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  13. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Nice! For a shoulder pack i think it would need to be slimmer. I like that the straps are wide. The ones on my bag cut in to the shoulder strap way to much. A mesh on the front to store your sunglasses wouldn't be wrong either ;)
  14. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yes ive been considering sunglasses a lot. difficult thing to stash and i dont like to carry the hard case for my oakleys as its too much weight. will look to incorporate in mk II
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  15. jinch

    jinch Ultralighter

    +1 for a sunglasses holder.
  16. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    My first aid pouch has now launched. White cuben hybrid with aquaguard zip. Sewn and taped seams, all for 10g. Its 15.5cm wide x 11cm tall. Happy to do custom sizes if required.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271945123764

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  17. jinch

    jinch Ultralighter

    Paul - bit late for me as I've just ordered one but have you thought about knocking out a lightweight waterbottle holder that could go on a shoulder strap?

    Below is the type I use (mainly as it comes with the bottle type I like rather than that I like the holder!):
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    I'm sure a lightweight multipurpose cylindrical attachment would work well for those of us that like things to hand on our front?
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  18. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Its on the list mate and will get done at some point :)
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  19. jinch

    jinch Ultralighter

    Just to save you the bother, these dimensions might be useful:
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  20. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Paul, I've been musing over an MYOG inflatable cuben pillow.

    Most inflatable pillows are not that lightweight, and only do the one job. I do think it should be possible to make a cuben fiber dry sack that would 'hold air' and stay inflated overnight => SB stuff sack and pillow in one :). These - http://hyaliteequipment.com/dry-bags/view/ltw-pneumo hold air sufficiently, but are too heavy and the Co. making them don't seem to be operational anymore. I have a 15l one - it's too big for what I have in mind.
    I'd use the inflatable as the core of the pillow with clothing etc wrapped around it.

    I'd be interested to hear your thoughts and share ideas. :D
  21. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Its all in the closure Cathy. Ive done cuben dry bags that will support the weight of a singer 201 without leaking or popping when i hold the roll top in place. But a standard roll top closure will just unroll when you put your head on the pillow to the point that it leaks. Im guessing only a screw valve ala neo air or similar will give sufficient resistance to head weight but then you are talking ultra sonic welding to achieve a seal. dont think it would be doable with tape.
  22. jinch

    jinch Ultralighter

    Despite numerous attempts I've never found an inflatable pillow or the like that works for me. They always seem too bouncy or too squidgy.

    These days I pull my spare base layer over the head end of my mat and stuff it with jackets etc. Works great for me and I'm carrying the components anyway.
  23. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    im the same. Got the exped one but its too small and ends up somewhere in the shelter by morning :D got a heavier one thats ok but short of taking the one off my bed i dont think ill ever find the right solution. I need a hammock that works in the mountains as i never need a pillow when im hanging :)
  24. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Paul, I've got a cuben inner to make first :), but then I'm going to copy the Hyalite Pneumo in cuben.
    I can make a cuben sack that doesn't leak water, so as you say the closure end is the crux. A couple of strips of rubberised (silicon sealant?) across the opening pressed together is how the Hyalite works. I want to try replicating that.
    Will post feed back as and when (-weeks probably?? :confused::oops:)
  25. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    I like that:)
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