What this old thing? - Wish List

Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by suggdozer, May 3, 2015.

  1. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    It's pretty new to the market. It was announced last februari at IPSO, if I'm not mistaken. Been eyeing the thing as well! But the price, sigh.
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  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    At that price the PHD Ultra Pullover looks like a good competitor; best down piece of clothing I own.

    I am not a PHD fanboy either, their bags are way too snug and mysterious...
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  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    If I were going to spend the amount of money for a PHD Ultra, I'd like to know the fill weight - or at least get a good feel of one in the flesh.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Even if I was wearing it :oops: ? Oh my.
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  5. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've got one too (PHD Ultra that is :dude:) - I agree with Ed - it's max warmth /gram of any down garment I've seen.
  6. bumbly

    bumbly Section Hiker

    I've worn down garments "while on the move" probably 5 days in 20 years. What I do always test for in case I have to wear them in such situations is range of movement. When I tried this jacket on it rose up by a very large amount when simulating going from being crusifxed(cruicformed?, there should be a word for this dammit!) to overhead planting of a tool. This left the waistbamd stuck at midrift level. It also wasn't going to move down again of its own accord.

    Conversely all the phd stuff I have, though they don't extol the technical nature of the cut so much is actually cut in such a way it would work for me if I needed it to. It fits where it needs to and they don't seem to be fussed about being a "bit blousson" to allow you to move even if it looks a bit ####.

    edit: forgot to say, it totally didn't fit me across the back either. I would have had to have gone up a size or two, resulting in waist void.
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Mine fits me just fine :).
  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I think @bumbly meant the RAB didn't fit across the back.
  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    It would help if Bumbly had said so - as I'm a poor mind reader, especially over the internet :wink:.
    Poor confused me. :D
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  12. WilliamC

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    I just came across this post. Sportsshoes has it for £60, in case you didn't know.
    Editted to add: Looking round the internet, it seems to be available only through Sportsshoes, so I guess you did know the price. Is Higherstate a Sportsshoes own brand thing?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
  13. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Great jacket though William , just got back from the Himalayas with Mark from ULOG and Rab had kindly given him one to test I tried it and weight to warmth ratio was fantastic but yes pricey !
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  14. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    :eek:
  15. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Welcome back Geoff......:D
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  16. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Hi Annie
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  17. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    the New MSR one hand squeeze pump water filter (which unfortunately has now gone back to MSR)
    has to be on my wish list until it hits the market ,
    picture taken just before the platy failure mentioned earlier .
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  18. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    More.....?
  19. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Loaned to Mr ULOG (mark) for our three weeks in India to test , the filter proved itself to be a great bit of kit , it was unveiled at the Friedrichshafen trade show earlier this year .
  20. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Got any more pics of it bud or weight etc?
  21. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Think it's called an MSR Trailshot Filter - quite a few pics and stats on Google
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  22. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    142g - what a porker :eek:
  23. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    used it for three weeks and didn't know it was called the trailshot el !
  24. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    as el said ADz
  25. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    I'm liking the look of it. Looks like a good compromise between minimalist filter and hand pump. I was considering going back to the standard squeeze because I'm not fond of the flow rate on the mini. Mine does seem slower than other mini's though, even after a backwash. The new MSR one looks much quicker and more versatile with not much of a weight penalty.

    It's now added to the list :)
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