Your Top Ten

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Shewie, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Thank you Paul. I love the fact that the lists are quite different. What works for one person may be all wrong for another and vice versa.

    I am lucky enough to have 3 Nunatak quilts. The arc Edge and arc Ghost as well as a double quilt. They are superb. Again they might not suit everyone eg i am very slim and side sleeping in the Edge would not work for someone 'bigger'!
  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    well that rules me out then lol. I need to get a winter TQ but will probably go hammock gear as the width suits my frame :)
  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    1. Pack = Talon 33
    2. Shelter = TT Notch
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Western Mountaineering
    4. Mat = Multimat Superlite Air
    5. Stove = Starlyte
    6. Cookset = Tri-Ti 600ml
    7. Clothing Shell = NF Triumph
    8. Clothing Insulation = MB Ex-light
    9. Footwear = La Sportiva Wildcats
    10. Gizmo = Smartphone
  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Some very nice lists on here. :)

    What's the width like on the Sportivas Ed? What's the grip like on wet rock? They look a nice shoe.
  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    They are wide - pretty roomy.

    Death on a stick when new - OK after a bit of wear.

    I wore a pair for the CT last year - surprisingly (for me) they still have a bit of life left in them...

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  6. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Thanks Ed. I'll try a pair on when I see some, need wide shoes.

    Grip on wet rock is hard to find it seems.
  7. Wurz

    Wurz Summit Camper

    1. Pack =Exos 46
    2. Shelter =SL3
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = MH Phantom 32
    4. Mat =Neoair or Exped downmat
    5. Stove = Snowpeak ti Gigapower or home made calder clone with a Vargo Triad.
    6. Cookset = Snowpeak 700
    7. Clothing Shell = Montane Event dunno name
    8. Clothing Insulation = PHD ultra vest or a Rab synthetic jacket.
    9. Footwear =presently Roclites but preferred my deceased Highlanders.
    10. Gizmo = A wind speed and thermometer gadget.
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  8. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Depending on season.

    1. Pack = Lowe Alpine Fitzroy (1986 model) or OMM Villain
    2. Shelter = MSR Hubba HP or Macpac Minaret Mk1
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Marmot Hydrogen or Lithium
    4. Mat = Multimat CCF or Exped Downmat UL7 short
    5. Stove = Speedster meths burner with pot or lightweight 1930's meths storm-cooker
    6. Cookset = as above
    7. Clothing Shell = various Paramo options or Montane event jacket
    8. Clothing Insulation = PHD down vest, 70's ME Lightline or Rab Kinder smock or Montane Prism
    9. Footwear = Altbergs or Miendl fabric - models unknown
    10. Gizmo = Lenser usb chargeable headtorch
  9. JAG009

    JAG009 Summit Camper

    1. osprey exos 58L If I am between 10.5kg to 12.5kg that's a trip with 7 days of food and 1l of water all in weight for winter trip
    1a. MLD exodus if am between 6kg to 7kg that's a trip with 7 days of food and 1l of water all in weight for summer
    2. MLD Duomid in cuben fibre for longer trips and winter stuff
    2a. MLD solomid in cuben fibre for summer trips and weekend walks
    3. Rab ascent 900 winter
    3a. cumulus quantum 200 summer
    4. Thermarest neoair xlite winter
    4a. multimat superlite summer
    5 Evernew ti stove and ti cross stand
    6. lets just say Evernew profits have risen considerable over the last few years
    7. lots
    8. Crux halo ,,goes with me summer and winter , its warm and light
    9. To many to list ,I have been experimenting with lots of different stuff lately
    10. If anything it would be an ipod
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  10. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    1. Osprey Exos 58 (1185g)
    2. Tarptent Stratosphire 2 (1329g)
    3. PHD Minimus sleeping bag (549g)
    4. Exped Synmat UL 7 (501g)
    5. Kovea Spider (195g)
    6. Evernew 900ml non-stick pan (135g)
    7. Montane Further Faster Jacket (455g)
    8. PHD Ultradown pullover (276g)
    9. Salomon XA3D Ultra2 (729g)
    10. Samsung Galaxy S4 (133g)

    #1. Looking at possibly changing to a Arc Blast
    #5. Weekend or trips that aren't too remote i'll take the Fire-Maple burner (45g)
    #7. Thinking about buying the "Montane Aero eVent pullover" at 278g it's tempting
    #9. The speedcross 3's are more comfotable are great in muddy conditions, bit lethal on wet rock though, so mainly wear the XA3D's, bought some Salomon XT Tarus (593g) earlier in the week, am eager to try them out
    #10. was going to put my GPS, but it's been crap so the phone gets it
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  11. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    1. GoLite Peak 35L~ (also have a zpacks frameless pack which I'm yet to pass judgement on)
    2. ZPacks Solplex
    3. Down quilt - 250g down fill, 500g final weight
    4. Nemo Zor short
    5. Hedley's mini stove ~25g?
    6. Evernew mug with ti foil lid
    7. Haglofs Gram Comp Pull
    8. PHD Minimus vest
    9. Inov8 Terroc 330
    10. iPhone 5 with lifeproof case and 100g battery pack (enough for 2 full charges).
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
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  12. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    1. Pack = MLD Exodus (58l) tricked out with add on pouches, 777g
    2. Shelter = Luxe Sil Hex Peak with inner, 1175g
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = MLD Spirit Quilt 28, 605g
    4. Mat = Exped Downlite 5S. 605g
    5. Stove = (Don't go there!)- Headley stove or Firemaple Hornet (same as Kraku), 45g
    6. Cookset = MSR Titan 128g (usually) or Toaks 900ml pan, 105g
    7. Clothing Shell = Craghoppers Paclite, 368g
    8. Clothing Insulation = Karrimor Elite Down Jacket, 468g
    9. Footwear = El cheap Karrimor something trail runners
    10. Gizmo = OnePlus One phone (Mahoosive 5.5" screen 2-3 day battery), 168g

    Food carried at 600g per day, 1-1.5l of water carried.
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  13. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    How do you find the MLD quilt? A genuine -2? I've got an As Tucas quilt and really like it, tempted to get another for cooler temps
  14. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    I sleep a bit warm (not hot) and find it okay below 0, I don't know exactly how far it will go as I pre-emptively wear a warm layer as well when the forecast is low and as standard I use a silk liner all year around to keep things clean . The only issue I find with it is that mine is a medium and whilst it does cover me even when side sleeping it's "juster" but bear in mind I have a 47-48" chest. Ron has already agreed to make me an extra wide one, I've just got to fund it!
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  15. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks Widu, good to hear from somebody who's given one some use :)
  16. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I thought I'd bump this from the depths....some newcomers might want to share, I bet some have completely changed their lists by now...
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  17. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Depending on season

    1. Pack = Lowe Alpine Fitzroy (1986 model) (semi-retired) - OMM Villain or ULA Ohm 2.0
    2. Shelter = MSR Hubba HP (sold) Macpac Minaret Mk1 (for 2) or Trekkertent Edge 1 (solo)
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Marmot Hydrogen or Lithium (possibly redundant)
    4. Mat = Multimat CCF or Exped Downmat UL7 short
    5. Stove = Speedster meths burner with pot or lightweight 1930's meths storm-cooker
    6. Cookset = as above
    7. Clothing Shell = various Paramo options or Montane event jacket
    8. Clothing Insulation = PHD down vest, smock, trousers, socks 70's ME Lightline or Rab Kinder smock (sold) or Montane Prism
    9. Footwear = Altbergs or Miendl fabric - models unknown
    10. Gizmo = Lenser usb chargeable headtorch
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2015
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  18. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    mines changed

    no2 is for sale
    no5 is the same but a myog clone
    no10 is sold

    so new list

    1. Pack = Granite Gear Virga 2
    2. Shelter = Bugaboo bivy with micro tarp
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Hammock Gear Burrow 40
    4. Mat = NeoAir x lite
    5. Stove = Caldera cone F-keg clone with Hedley stove
    6. Cookset = Snowpeak 900
    7. Clothing Shell = Rab Volt
    8. Clothing Insulation = Devold expedition hoody
    9. Footwear = INOV8 Rocklites
    10. Gizmo = phone
  19. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    1. Pack = Exos 58 (1119g without lid)
    2. Shelter = Tarptent Stratosphere 2 (1334g)
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = PHD Minimus (549g)
    4. Mat = Exped UL7 (467g without bag)
    5. Stove = Kovea Spider (170g)
    6. Cookset = Evernew 900ml non stock pot (135g)
    7. Clothing Shell = Montane Further faster jacket, Neoshell (455g)
    8. Clothing Insulation = PHD Ultradown pullover (259g)
    9. Footwear = Salomon XA3D Ultra2 (729g)
    10. Gizmo = Samsung Galaxy S4 (133g)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  20. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    All the same apart from microtarp has been swapped for one 60cm longer.
  21. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker


    Love my Roclites, They're also my day to day street shoes as well :)
  22. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    i stopped wearing my roclites for round town as the sole rubber on mine is like F1 stuff. wears very quickly. my only gripe with them is a lack of rubber protection on the outside of the foot where the toes bend from. I tore both of mine open on Glyder Fach / Fawr as the rock was so jagged. I notice they have started to do this on subsequent models but id buy again in a flash. They revolutionised my walking.
  23. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Not noticed any wear/tear on mine bud. I have the GTX 312 model so not sure if they're any different on soles etc.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  24. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    My F-Lite 195's had a hole around the same place after about 500 miles but I still take them on holiday to trash around in - they're just so comfy.

    Another hole in the same place on a pair of Mudroc 290's after only about 150 miles but as I only wore them when the conditions required them they were past warranty. I was still using them until I picked up a pair of half price trailroc 150's.

    I guess it depends what you're using them for - running will mean a lot more flex on that "toe joint" of the shoe and the wear will be worse. It definitely depends on how many miles you put on them too!
  25. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Holes in Inov8's around sides where boots bend - I had this problem with my fabric Roclites too. The leather ones don't have this problem.

    I've applied seam sealer along the sides of the boots to 'create a rand'. This has covered the holes and extended the lifespan by at least double. I have had to repair the seam sealant - but it works and I'll do it on any new boots I get with no rand around the sides. :)

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