Bargain Alert - outdoor gear deals worth a look

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by el manana, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    At £140 I recon this pack provides the best bang for buck out there, at £95 for the 2019 model it is just amazing value. I've never had an issue with the lumbar pad or the shoulder straps with up to 13kgs. With my current base weight I can't see me ever carrying over 10kgs and at these weights I don't think it will be an issue. They rate it max load limit 20kgs and at that weight I reckon any pack would make you miserable after 15 miles.

    Looks like they have sold out at £95.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2020
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  2. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    12kg would be the most I would want to carry. I find the straps start to dig in around that weight. 10kg and below is best for me.
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  3. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Rab microlight alpine hooded jacket down at £136 in ‘Go’.

    Variety of colours and sizes.

    Not a bad price for 143g of 750fp hydrophobic goose down. Tempted to get a replacement/spare for the cupboard. Been pleased with my older version during summer nights.
  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sportpursuit has the Rab Microlight Summit (pre baffled seamless build Pertex Quantum Infinity Weave rather than stitched baffles) in orange ("Dark Horizon) size S, Xl and XXL for £115.
  5. Jmws

    Jmws Ultralighter

    Nice price that. However, whilst the summit uses an ‘Infinity Weave outer fabric’ (no stitching holding the baffles together), it is a little longer and slimmer than the standard Microlight Alpine, meaning my slightly ‘fuller’ figure would have a little more trouble in it! :)
  6. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  8. SteG

    SteG Ultralighter

    Size up (for me)
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
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  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Just about as expected. I'm XL 44" chest and XL fits fine. Arms are a good length and I like the simple cuffs. It isn't hydrophobic down though.

    There are two that seem to have exactly the same spec. One is headlined the Trek 100 and the other the Trek 500. But here they have the same product code. Available in various colours including orange :)

    This video compares them to EE Ghost whisperer.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cheers folks :thumbsup:
  11. Heltrekker

    Heltrekker Ultralighter

    Up to 70% off down jackets on Sport Pursuit
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  12. Amit

    Amit Hiker

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  13. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Nice. They can’t be topped for warmth:weight. But Even at 60kh and 5’10”ish (ie narrow), I do find it a bit narrow, I think due to aggressive taper and the shape of the baffles - other sleeping pads have baffles that kind of keep you on, by orientation, shape, or having higher outside baffles - compared to other 20” wide pads it feels narrower. The ankle length is fine, and a good way to save weight (but I don’t usually have a pillow on the pad, putting it on top of my pack at the head to maximize shoulder room at the widest part). I have used a regular neoair and the problem was the same, so it’s not particular to the smaller dimensions of the “womens” version
  14. Amit

    Amit Hiker

    I've currently got a Xtherm Small so this will be luxury! The Small really is small (not just a 3/4 mat).
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'd jump at one if I could justify it. Not the comfiest by general agreement, but durability v's weight v's warmth can't be beat as far as I can see.
    I only have a short.
    ....and 2 X xtherm and an uberlite and...
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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I find it commodious but then I'm only 5' 7" and a side sleeper
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  17. Helen E

    Helen E Trail Blazer

    At 5ft 6 and a side sleeper I find it narrow compared to my lovely ancient Prolite 4 – maybe there's a knack to it I haven't quite got yet – but definitely warm and great for packability and weight.
  18. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    It took some getting used to for me, not so much the width, the length. Now i set it so my empty rucksack is at the bottom and my feet hang off the end onto it. Not sure whether the weight saving over my Neo Regular (old square) is worth it.
  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I had some pretty good night's sleep on my short. It's now a long for my 7yo daughter.
  20. Darren

    Darren Summit Camper

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  21. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  22. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    I bought one a few days ago, very pleased very warm.
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  23. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  24. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm all Alphad up for the foreseeable future... Every time I dig my lightweight pile shirt out... I don't take it off for weeks... Reminds me where they got the idea from...

    I do fancy a black one though :whistling:
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  25. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    black one looked good. shame it was only in S

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