Your Top Ten

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

  1. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    'rand' thats the word, yea ive used some shoe goo to seal mine over and they are still going strong
  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I never got on with Innovs and destroyed a couple of pairs very quickly - but the guy I walked a lot of the CT with wore 295s and they held up well; he thought they were a bit 'thin' underfoot.
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Yes, they are a bit thin underfoot I boost the 'insulation' with gel insoles.
  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yea agree on the footbed thickness. I can really feel the balls of my feet after a long day but then im a porker lol. They do different sole compounds depending on the shoe. Ive got the harder compound on my most recent ones and it looks like it will really last. The trade off is grip though. The soft compound stick like **** to anything :D
  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Yes super grippy. I destroyed one pair in five days on Mallorca :(
  6. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    who'd have thought footware could be a consumable on the same level as meths lol
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  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I've had 5 pairs of Inov8s - 4 Terroc 330 and 1 Flyroc 310. All showed obvious sole wear on the forefoot after 250-300miles, most had at least one hole in the top fabric. Like any trainer, after about 600 miles they aren't much good for long days as the midsole is compressed. I tend to get longer by using sorbothane insoles, but the difference between each pair is quite marked depending on their mileage. Having said that, I'd still buy Terrocs like a shot if they were still available. Roclites etc. lasts are too narrow around the forefoot for me. Wouldn't mind the new Ultra shoe, if it fits ( it is alleged to have the wider last), but not at full price - £120 for a trainer which doesn't last!

    My current hill footwear is Mizuno Wave Harrier 3s (with MVP socks if wet and cold) or occasionally Berghaus Explorer Treks (for shorter walks - wouldn't fancy more than 15 miles in them)
  8. MrHare

    MrHare Summit Camper

    The old style roclites with the fabric webbing for eyelets were a pain - the eyelets wore through too quickly. I trashed 2 pairs in 9 months that way. The new ones are a lot better. After a few years in vivobarefoots I find them too narrow and the soles too thick though. They come out at this time of year for the extra mud grip (the vivos clog up too quickly on steep, sticky mud), then go back in the loft in the spring. Same with the wave harrier 3s (which are a bit narrower still). I hated the 319GTXs with a passion, but the damn things just wouldn't die - they lasted about 1500km.

    I disposed of a whole load of stuff on ebay last year and spent the cash on new gear, so my top 10 will probably be changing quite a bit :) In particular insulation & rain shell.

    Edit: WRT Inov8 - credit where credit's due, they replaced my roclites with the broken eyelets without any argument (via Pete Bland Sport, where I bought them). It took 8 months to get hold of the replacements though - size 47 was difficult to obtain.
  9. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Same as you Mole, Terrocs are the only Inov8 shoe I've found that fits ( I'm EE) , all others seem to have narrower forefoot. I thought the sole stiffness was about perfect with reasonable cushioning. Nice and grippy too.

    It's a struggle to find much that fits my wide feet well but New Balance and Walsh are filling the Terroc gap so far.
  10. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Hi Teepee

    which Walshe and NB models would you suggest?

    I was recommended the Mizunos by 2 different folk with wide forefeet. They are great underfoot so far, though hideous to look at, and on my smaller foot, the outside seam where the decal is, pushes into edge of my foot quite hard when contouring with that side downhill.
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    The Wildcats I'm using at the moment are wide in the forefoot.. I prefer a baggy shoe, wear mine reasonably loose - tighten them up for descents.
  12. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    I like a wide forefoot and tight heel cup
  13. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Walsh Spirit Peaks did the CWT with me this summer. They appear quite narrow at the toes but after a few days, moulded very well to my foot and turned into slipper like comfort. Equal grip on wet rock to the Terrocs, ample IMHO. Sorbothane cushion insoles eliminated the thin fell racer feeling to them. Walsh PB Ultra and Ultra Extreme have the same last as my Spirits.

    I'm still getting to grips with NB Off Road, been using them for road and trail running for a few years though, nothing has fitted as well out of the box. Their Minimus shoes are very wide and comfy too and will be purchased when my existing stash wear out. The Leadville ultra marathon have been very impressive but the higher heel can give stabilty problems on rock and they are best suited to flattish trails. 610v3 look very very good to me but grip on wet rock is unknown. There is a width filter on the NB site but I find that even D width are much wider than makes.

    Mizuno do fit me but just feel wrong when I've tried them, right width but wrong shape out the box

    Wildcats need trying, as do 1000 mile trainers. My Adidas are wide and comfy too but like skis on anything remotely damp.
  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    My top ten has changed a lot... PCT influence..might post it up again after putting all my gear into that gear list thingy ADZ posted.
  15. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

    I miss my first generation Brooks Beasts. Can it be 20yrs :(
  16. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Ditto, New Balance, Minimus (Zero drop). Wearing Winter with sealskinz and merino socks. Wide and comfy. Inov's too narrow, sadly.
  17. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    I love my trailroc 150's! Quit the hating :p
  18. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Been a year and time for an update..

    1. Pack = Gossamer Gear Gorilla (2015) | Considering a Zpacks Arc Blast
    2. Shelter = Warbonnet Superfly/Blackbird (Woodland) MLD Trailstar (non-woodland) | Got a Bearpaw Cuben Lair and Scarp 1 but not been out in them yet
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Cumulus Panyam 600
    4. Mat = Thermarest NeoAir Xlite
    5. Stove = Zelph Starlyte
    6. Cookset = Evernew 600/900 + Ti-Tri Sidewinder
    7. Clothing Shell = Montane Direct Ascent
    8. Clothing Insulation = Mountain Prism Jacket or Rab Microlight Alpine Down jacket
    9. Footwear = Inov8 Roclite 312 GTX / Hi-Tec Altitude Pro RGS
    10. Gizmo = Samsung Galaxy S5 (Media/GPS/OS Mapping/etc)
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  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I realise I'm reply to a post from January so you might have spotted them ready but the race ultras are half price on sports pursuit at the mo
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  20. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    1. Pack = Zimmerbuilt Erskine, it's way too big now though, my diy pack came out to short :eggonface:
    2. Shelter = DIY tarp with or without doors and diy hammock and bug net.
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = Hammock Gear burrow.
    4. Mat = Hammock Gear phoenix/Neoair Xlite
    5. Stove = Alcohol stove that took 5 mins to make.
    6. Cookset = Batchstovez 10cm pot, diy ti windscreen, and fbc made with insulbright.
    7. Clothing Shell = Rab Atmos
    8. Clothing Insulation = Cheap craghoppers fleece, if I'm expecting temps below freezing I'll also take a costco down jacket for camp.
    9. Footwear = I haven't replaced my Saucony Xodus 5.0s yet, but they are :poop:
    10. Gizmo = Galaxy Note 4.
  21. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Did you get round to making that list? :)
  22. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    1. pack= Framed Golite Jam
    2. Shelter= MSR Hubba HP
    3. Sleeping bag= Cumulus
    4.Mat= Mulimat extreme
    5. Stove= Vango ultralight
    6. Cookset=Optimus solo
    7. Shell= Rab
    8. Insulation= PHD
    9. Footwear= Montrail
    10. Gizmo= Smartphone
  23. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Does it count if you haven't actually used kit yet??? :whistling:

    1. Zpacks ArcHaul (800g with pouches, pockets)
    2. Zpacks Duplex 1oz CF (728g)
    3. PHD Minimus sleeping bag (549g)
    4. Exped Synmat UL 7 (501g)
    5. Kovea Spider (195g)
    6. Evernew 900ml non-stick pan (135g)
    7. Zpacks Challenger rain jacket, extra long (220g)
    8. PHD Ultradown pullover (276g)
    9. Hoka One one Mafate speed (613g)
    10. Samsung Galaxy S5 (145g)


  24. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter

    1. Pack = Arc Haul in Cuben Fiber
    2. Shelter = HMG Ultamid
    3. Sleeping Bag or Quilt = RAB Neutrino 200
    4. Mat = Therm-a-rest X-Lite - Considering a more comfortable one
    5. Stove = Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti Tri - All in one
    6. Cookset = Evernew Ti .9L Pot
    7. Clothing Shell = Montbell Ex Light Wind Parka
    8. Clothing Insulation = Montbell Plasma 1000
    9. Footwear = Salomon Fellraiser
    10. Gizmo = None, I hike to get away from stuff like this :)
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  25. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    What's your thoughts on the Ultramid please Jon?

    You using a inner or just as a tarp?

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