3F UL Rain Kilt Review

Discussion in 'Reviews & Previews' started by boogiepanda, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    You might be right there. Mine does seem to have been sent this time.
  2. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    That seems to be the case. I wonder if some Aliexpress sellers operate with such limited inventory that they are effectively internationally-shipping brokers.
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  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Some of them are definitely one-man-in-his-closet operations that will simply mail order items as they are sold. From trawling the Chinese hiking forums, one "shop" looked like it was run by a hiker from his mum's lounge.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Aegismax official store....
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    That's where I got mine from. Luck of the draw I suppose.
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    They may have psychometrically tested us and decided you were worthy, and me, not so much!
  7. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Can I forsee an advert ;)
  9. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Well it has turned up on the 2nd attempt, not sure if I'm going to like it yet.
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Even my down balaclava turned up, same shipment perhaps
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  11. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Mine arrived today, can see it getting some use in the Pyrenees in the summer..............not Scottish winter.
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  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Might wear mine to the pub. Worn worse!
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  13. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    So did mine! Not exactly looking forwards to wearing it, but it may prove interesting. Looks like it'll perform double use as a vestibule groundsheet as well.
  14. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter

    Anyone tried to use this a ground sheet protection to double it's use? At 177 cm it should be long enough to cover most parts where you would put pressure.
  15. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    Great for setting up your yard sale next to the tent.
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  16. boogiepanda

    boogiepanda Summit Camper

    I don't use it as a groundsheet but I do use it as vestibule groundsheet to put my gear on top of. Seems to be holding up so far but not sure how it'll hold up if I started to rub on it from tossing and turning during the night
  17. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    I was intrigued by the 3F UL design but sadly its not as effective as the MLD design in blustery conditions - the 3F UL billows up frequently whereas I hiked in worse rain and wind with the MLD without getting my legs wet. The 3F UL is definitely not for UK weather. MLD use more fabric which seems to account for the differencein behaviour . But walking around central London in a rain skirt is quite entertaining ( I can recommend that :happy:) and I'll keep the 3F UL for city and non-hike travel use...:smile:
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  18. JonB

    JonB Ultralighter

    Seems like tyvek versions are available. Should be abrasion resistant enough to use as a ground sheet under my shelter.
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  19. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    The 3F Rain Kilt has come out very well in tests by Richard Nisely on BPL. It's very encouraging for the 3F tents if they're using the same silnylon.

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