Discussion in 'Gear Chat' started by el manana, Sep 30, 2017.
Up to £45 for a pair of socks? My mum will knit me some for nothing
Garmin launch the mini inreach
i thought it would please you
I think I need this for my Jotunheimen traverse.
I wish you had not posted that....
....looks at creative budget accounting
you will have to get a fenix too now it links to it
....sadly I've spent my budget.
Hey, who's complaining
i'll have one in a week or two
Its up on garmins site now as well.
Physical dimensions5.17 x 9.9 x 2.61 cm
Display typeSunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size23 x 23 mm
Display resolution128 x 128 pixels
Battery lifeUp to 50 hours at 10-minute tracking with 5-minute logging (default); up to 30 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 20 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 1 year when powered off
I'm not sure I need this for the sdw, but still odldy tempting!
Thanks @Shewie .
I'm fed up with the extortionate annual fee Spot charge me for not a lot of use. This might just be a better option - need to think on it a bit.
……. and I've a "big" birthday coming up .
Subscription is much more expensive than the Spot...unless you dip in and out.
It's the dip in and out that attracts ….. need to work out how many months is 'break evens'.
Last annual Spot bill was ~ £178 and I don't even use the tracking facility !!
Assuming $1.3 = £1. My current annual spending on Spot would buy :-
Annual Safety - 2.3 years
Annual Recreation - 9 months
Freedom Safety - 15 months
Freedom Recreation - 6.6 months.
No-brainer really (-assuming I've got my sums right) ……. off to do more thinking
im assuming the £25 activation fee is a once only thing i.e. you can dip in and out later without stumping it again?
From the Garmin site :-
"All plans are billed monthly. Subscription plans listed above are for individual consumers only. Plans include applicable VAT. Additional charges apply to text messages, tracking points and location pings exceeding selected plan limits. For Service Plans that include unlimited texting or tracking, message transmission speeds may be reduced following a period of heavy use. SOS message transmission speed will not be impacted. All annual plans are subject to £20.99 activation fee. No charge applies to changing to a more inclusive annual plan; a £25.49 fee applies to changing to a less inclusive annual plan.
Enrolment in Freedom plans is subject to a £25.49 annual fee. Freedom plans’ minimum term is 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Freedom plans. No charge applies to changing a Freedom plan. Service can be suspended a month at a time at no charge. User retains access to inReach data stored on Explore portal while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Explore portal."
Rab Kinetic Plus softshell/waterproof https://rab.equipment/uk/kinetic-plus
Maybe I’m a sucker but I got a marketing email for this. I did a little searching for reviews and they look pretty positive so I’ve ordered one. If it lives up to the hype, it could replace my preference for Paramo as a general walking jacket. It might even work as a softshell/windproof/waterproof replacement. I’m not sure whether I’m brave enough to use it untested instead of Paramo for my upcoming Scotland trip.
...sounds a bit like a neoshell-type; be interested to see how it fares.
Me too. I have loved my Rab Neoshell for some years now for summer and European trips and was intrigued by Kinetic Plus which looks so unlike a hard shell.
I’ll take a view when I see it on whether to take it to Scotland next week instead of a Paramo jacket. If I do, I’ll take a lightweight hard shell too.
Well the Louise Tully review suggests similar on the Rab website. I was more convinced by this one than the other from Australia. It does look a bit too lean and small for me which makes me wonder about its performance even if the fabric is waterproof.
By the looks of it, it has a pu membrane between two dwr woven layers. Sounds conventional, it'll be interesting to hear a first hand report. Any innovation in wp has to be good!
watching with interest, could be a nice setup with a cuben rainskirt under. looks a little afletik in the cut though.
I feel under pressure to take the Rab Kinetic Plus to Scotland now
Would be a good test as forecast is a bit mixed. I’ll take a view when it arrives
My recent NHS health (snooping) test revealed a BMI of 23.5, so hopefully it will fit
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