Lite Fast-Packing, Running, X-over gear

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by Chiseller, Nov 14, 2018.


Areas we can talk about

  1. Planned & Post fastpack trips

    1 vote(s)
  2. Planned & Post mid/long distance trail runs

    0 vote(s)
  3. Where to buy running bargains but keep trekking bargains on the main ba

    1 vote(s)
  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Starting a thread where we can talk cross over gear that is relevant to trekking the lite way and trekking gear that fastpackers & trail runners may benefit from.
    Poll beneath to see if it is a good idea and if we should talk fast packing and trail running if that's okay by the SuperCheif @Shewie and @Dave Vaughan ? As it's extra work ?
    To keep trekking specific bargains to the main existing thread.
  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Cockerald the poll up ;(
  3. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    All of the above!
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  4. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah just start a thread in the clothing forum?

    I’m not too bothered about separate fast packing trips, trips are trips

    There’s so much crossover between trial running and lightweight backpacking I’m not sure there needs to be any distinction between the two areas?
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I was thinking kit in general? Including, clothing, packs, brights etc? Where to buy and what to use all in one thread?
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  6. Pipe Cleaner

    Pipe Cleaner Summit Camper

    Kit talk and application is something I'm interested in. I used to go as lightweight as I could but not running. I preferred not to dawdle though which might be considered fast packing. I just saw myself as a backpacker though. I don't really run but my walking used to overtake fell runners on the Fairfield horseshoe race. Plus my downhill speed was closer to running pace I think. Benefits of being tall with long legs I guess.

    For me going light really means leaving stuff out. Not really kit related. Of course whatever this thread becomes I'll be reading it. A lot of knowledgeable people and you can always learn from others.
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Agree with @Shewie - too many 'delineations' are pointless.
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  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Make an interesting read. Just keep it open for now and see what avenues are naturally created.
    I’ve been focusing on mountaineering and mountain walking performance cloathing
    for hiking and it has a lot of advantages.
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'd like to do more mountain stuff, it's tricky with commitments so fast light stuff is easier to fit in. But I am starting to hord mountaineering kit.... Just got some 1000d cordura :eek:
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  10. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    I seem to cycle/hike/run and canoe with the same kit (with obvious specialised bits as required) so interested to see where this goes.
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  11. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    “trial running and lightweight backpacking”

    Mental image of suited attorneys with tiny packs...
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  12. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  13. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Same here

    For cycling i wear padded cycling shorts
    For trail running i use a running pack, as my day pack bounces about too much

    But other than that, the clothes, shoes and kit is the exact same stuff i use for hiking
  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018

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